FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 6, 2008
FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact Jade Walker
Director, Creative Research Laboratory
EXHIBITION DATES: October 18 - November 8, 2008
RECEPTION: Saturday, October 18, 6 - 9 pm
LIVE PERFORMANCES: presented throughout reception
ARTIST TALK: Monday, October 27, 6 - 8 pm
GALLERY HOURS: 12-5 pm, Tues. - Sat.
For information about the Department of Art and Art History at the University
of Texas at Austin,
contact Carolyn Porter
phone: (512) 471-3379.
The Compression of Post-Pop Narratives into Non-Space and Pre-Time
An all-inclusive sensatory experience featuring the work of the eight members of Totally Wreck Institute art collective examining the nature of reality and time curated by CRL Director Jade Walker and Risa Puleo, Assistant Curator of American and Contemporary Art at the Blanton Museum
October 18 - November 8, 2008
Opening Saturday, October 18, the Creative Research Laboratory presents Future Prologues: The Compression of Post-Pop Narratives into Non-Space and Pre-Time. This unique collaborative exhibition features the multimedia work of the Totally Wreck Institute, an Austin artist collective including: Ben Aqua (UT Austin BFA Design, 2005), Juan Cisneros (UT Austin BFA Studio Art, 2006), Kyle Dixon (BFA Design from Texas State University, 2007), Mark P. Hensel a.k.a. Mizzzard (UT Austin BFA Studio Art and English, 2006), Mike Ruiz, David Salinas (UT Austin BA Radio-Television-Film and English), Malcolm Elijah Welbourne, and Lanneau White (UT Austin BFA Studio Art, 2007). Concerned with perceptions of reality and time, the artists aim to create a multimedia odyssey through culture, mythology, and technology. The group will do a series of live performances throughout the opening reception.
Future Prologues explores perceptions of reality and time through Totally Wreck's complex web of self-created mythology, spirituality, and technology. The recent UT alumni have created what they call a cosmic landscape, which fuses matter and anti-matter, transient culture and forgotten materials, findings from past lives and future anomalies, to take the audience on a multimedia odyssey.
Mixed media work by the Totally Wreck Institute artists has been exhibited in such group exhibitions as Totally Berlin at The Future Gallery (Berlin, Germany 2008), Live From Juvie Hall! at United States Art Authority (Austin, Texas 2008), Culnsweet at Trece Lunas (Monterey, Mexico 2008), the Fusebox Media Festival (Austin, Texas 2007), and the Austin Museum of Digital Art Showcase 39 (2006). Their recent television project, Everything in Heaven is TV, screened at Okay Mountain this October.
For more information on Totally Wreck Institute visit: www.totallywreck.org.
The Creative Research Laboratory (CRL) presents a year-round schedule of exhibitions, featuring work by students and faculty at The University of Texas at Austin. The CRL is located in East Austin at 2832 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, inside Flatbed World Headquarters. There is ample free parking and bus service available on Capitol Metro's Route 18. The activities of the Department of Art and Art History and the Creative Research Laboratory are free and open to the public.