James Esber and Jane Fine have shared a life together since 1986, and in the last several months, their partnership has entered a new phase with the birth of a new entity by the name of J. Fiber. On the occasion of the first exhibition of their collaborative work, which will be on view at Pierogi/Brooklyn until April 14, the videomaker and writer Jim Supanick paid a visit to the artists studios.
Some men, when they laugh, sound like geese hissing, others like grumbling goslings; some recall the sigh of woodland pigeons, or doves in their widowhood; others the hoot-owl; one an Indian rooster, another a peacock; others give out a peep-peep, like chicks.
The Born For cycle has been described by film scholar P. Adams Sitney as one of the most important and original sequences in the American avant-garde.
MEDIUM BULK MATERIAL TRANSFERRED FROM ONE COUNTRY TO ANOTHER
By Jim Supanick
Lonnie Van Brummelen & Siebren De Haans Monument Of Sugar
At times, the uglier aspects of ascendant foodie culture appear as a desperate desire to plug up a vast emptiness. Reflected in the thrusting knives and grimacing one-upmanship of competitive cooking shows, or the self-righteous castigation of a local co-op member over anothers choice of cheese, culinary acumen can often seem more a weapon than a means of sustenance or simple enjoyment.
The Montreal-based filmmaker and media artist Caroline Martel belongs to a vital artistic and critical tradition within Canada that actively engages with the history of technology and communications, a lineage that includes Marshall McLuhan, Hugh Kenner, and Glenn Gould.