VisArts Presents Frame & Frequency VIII

By Editorial Team on June 6, 2022

Fri, 03 June 2022 - Sun, 07 August 2022

Courtesy of VisArts.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 10 from 7pm to 9pm

VisArts is pleased to present Frame & Frequency VIII, a survey of 18 national and international new media, film, and video artists. The installation will be on view in VisArts’ Kaplan Gallery from June 3-August 7. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 10 from 7-9 p.m.

The Wicked Witch of the West resurrected in a coal mine, an image lost and found in a hurricane of dots, Sisyphus on a turntable.

Frame & Frequency VIII presents a survey of 18 national and international new media, film, and video artists ruminating and grappling with an ever-changing world that is daunting and overwhelming, but also energizing due to a renewed urgency to issues that affect us all.

Many of the works included in this selection mine personal and cultural histories, siphon through online media archives, reference pop cultural icons through the lens of allegory, and illustrate mythical travels while critically confronting the history of colonialism.

Other works use new and emerging technologies to construct alternative, lush environments and landscapes that offer a respite from the doomscrolling of everyday media culture.

Frame & Frequency is an ongoing screening series that highlights artists whose new media, experimental film, and video works explore contemporary visual culture. Each iteration presents an intimate panorama of the variety and breadth of video art in artistic practice today.

Frame & Frequency features a diverse group of artists representing multigenerational and cultural backgrounds, nationalities, and personal histories, and demonstrates the artists’ impressive command of video and new media technologies.

Artists: Adán De La Garza, Alana Bartol, Alex Culshaw, Alexander Isaenko, Benson A’kuyie, Carlos Vázquez, Clem Routledge, Dina Kelberman, Eri Kassnel, Guido Devadder, Jacob Raeder, Johannes DeYoung, Masha Vlasova, Nate Dorr, Nelson Fernandes, Niya B & Bunny Cadag, Sebastian Mary Tay, Wheeler Winston Dixon

About VisArts

VisArts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a hub for the visual arts that engages nearly 30,000 visitors annually through contemporary art exhibitions, a studio artist program, art classes and camps, VisAbility Art Lab (a supported studio for artists with disabilities), community art programs, the annual Rockville Arts Festival, and event space. Founded in 1987, VisArts is committed to our mission of transforming individuals and communities through the visual arts.

VisArts is in Rockville Town Square, three blocks from the Rockville Metro station, at 155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, Md. Galleries are open Wednesday-Thursday/Saturday-Sunday, 12-4 p.m. and Friday, 12-8 p.m. Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Visit www.visartscenter.org or call 301.315.8200 for more information.