Dawn Roe, is an artist and educator. She divides her time between Asheville and Winter Park, Florida where she is an Associate Professor of Art at Rollins College. Her work...
REVIEW and CONVERSATION
Jeremy Moss @ Mechanical Eye Microcinema
Featuring guest blogger, Ursula Gullow - Artist and arts advocate extraordinaire
Jeremy Moss, That Dizzying Crest
This column began in the hopes of invigorating the Asheville arts community by focusing on the up and coming micro-neighborhood we’ve playfully dubbed, the B.A.D. (Broadway Arts District). Enlivening the conversation through promotion of challenging idea and concept based exhibitions and programming within the B.A.D. seemed a logical and manageable starting point. But there is plenty of room for outside participation in Dispatches from the B.A.D. from adjacent arts-related spaces/organizations, as well as contributors. This week, we are pleased to feature a review of a recent screening event co-sponsored by The Media Arts Project and Mechanical Eye Microcinema.
The advocacy work of the Media Arts Project was acknowledged in an earlier B.A.D. column, but I’d also like to take a moment to stress the importance of ad-hoc/experimental arts organizations such as Mechanical Eye. With no outside funding or a space to call home, co-founders Charlotte Taylor and Lisa Sousa travel their mobile Microcinema to unique locations each month. This month, touring artist Jeremy Moss was in attendance along with his work, generously hosted by Kairos West. Ursula Gullow’s thoughtful response to Moss’s 60-minute program offers a unique perspective that highlights her response to the varied works in relation to her own position as an artist, attending the event with preconceived notions of Moss’s oeuvre, as well as the (sometimes) problematic nature of the artist Q&A period.
Ursula and I engaged in conversation about her experience at the event and subsequent synopsis, and a brief bit of dialogue between the two of us is injected into her review, below.
Jeremy Moss, Cicatrix
“The very thing that makes a film possible can ruin it.” This narrated sentence was one of many poignant moments comprising Jeremy Moss’ tightly curated 60-minute program, encompassing seven of his short films, presented on Wed. Jan 7, at Kairos West. Collectively, the films conveyed a lush panorama of manipulated and layered images, droney soundscapes, glitchy abstractions, and exceptionally thoughtful edits.