The Light & Wire Gallery, “a web-based art space that explores the boundaries of viewing art outside of a conventional gallery format,” has a new exhibit featuring the work of BBL&L’s Analia Saban in a show called “Froing and Toing”:

Created by Saban in her undergraduate program in 2001, these videos are an early exploration of her interest in perception and the body that is largely significant to her current practice and process.

Influenced by the filmmaker Alberto Worcel with whom Saban had worked with in her youth, the art of video was her first practice. Within this format, the reproduction of the world through a viewfinder, through a live, electrical signal, was life changing for her; a three-dimensional world was transformed into two-dimensions and the possibilities for experimentation were limitless.

In Saban’s low-tech videos, technology serves to document itself, thereby nullifying its own purpose. In her exploration of sound and movement, the analog nature of the work creates a sometimes agitated or liminal state of sensory experience. This is the first time these important videos will be exhibited together since 2001, and includes a new work from 2010 after which the show is titled. We ask that you visit to see the show.

Analia Saban has exhibited internationally at Sprueth Magers Projekte, Munich; Praz-Dellavallade, Paris; and Josh Lilley, London. She has an upcoming exhibition at Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles in 2011. Analia Saban was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and lives in Los Angeles.

Derek Bridges lives in New Orleans, trading in words and pictures. A carpetbagger of long standing, he grew up in the top right corner of IL and later went to college in the middle cornfield part. He has also lived in MS and FL, for educational purposes only, and was diasporized for a time in TX.

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