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Overshare

Guest curated by Jayna Swartzman-Brosky
Works by Jin Jung, Kristina Lee Podesva with Alan McConchie, Erica Scourti, Kate Rhoades, Merav Tzur, and Jess Wheelock
May 8 – June 12, 2015 Extended to June 26
Reception Friday, May 8, 7-9pm

ASC Projects, 2830 20th Street, Suite 105
San Francisco, CA 94110 (NEW LOCATION)

ASC Projects is pleased to present Overshare, a group exhibition guest curated by Jayna Swartzman-Brosky, with new media and multimedia works by Jin Jung, Kristina Lee Podesva with Alan McConchie, Erica Scourti, Kate Rhoades, Merav Tzur, Jess Wheelock. The exhibition opens on Friday, May 8 and continues through June 12, 2015 Extended to June 26. Public programming—including an opening reception on May 8, 7–9pm—will be held throughout. More information on events and schedules can be found at ascprojects.org and on the exhibition’s dedicated Tumblr at http://overshare-art.tumblr.com. 

Overshare also launches ASC’s new gallery space in the just-opened Pacific Felt Factory arts complex at 20th and York in San Francisco’s Mission District.

In the post-internet era—an era characterized by our ubiquitous networked sensibility and reflective of our omnipresent digital culture—Overshare asks: what does “self-help” look like if the “self” is something externalized—a multiple personality, multi-platform performance, partially maintained and reinforced by an anonymous or estranged online audience?

It is popular today to proclaim that selfies, YouTube tutorials, video diaries, and 140 character polemics liberate, empower, and re-unite the individual with the collective. The Internet and social media platforms offer an opportunity to unload one’s individual trials and tribulations on a public platform and share the weight of ones burdens with a community that can instantly comment and commiserate…[but] these emergent forms for expression can also reduce and commodify ones identity… anxieties, insecurities, aspirations, and affirmations are packaged and processed online, their value measured by clicks and reposts that can be readily monetized… — Swartzman-Brosky

The artists selected for inclusion in Overshare employ multi-media strategies including video, interactive media, performance and good-old fashioned objects to examine self-betterment and self-preservation in an increasingly virtual world.

In addition to the exhibition on view, this project will extend off gallery walls and into the infinite online experience through http://overshare-art.tumblr.com, a dedicated Tumblr page which will perform as a curatorial journal. Additionally, opportunities to engage with the show and works throughout the duration will be presented through various public programs presented by participating artists.

Events

  • Saturday, May 8, 6–9pm / Saturday June 6, 11am–2pm: Bliss Drips H20 Boutique. Artist Merav Tzur’s immersive performance and boutique installation of offering designer water concoctions to fulfill any need.
  • Thursday, May 14, 6–8pm: “The Plinth and The Platform: A Conversation with Kristina Lee Podesva, Kate Rhoades, and Jayna Swartzman-Brosky”. An informal dialogue open on the topic of art in the post-internet age and networked culture.
  • Saturday, June 6 (tentative date): “Take my Weight Off your Shoulders”. Facilitated workshop of Jin Jung’s interactive artwork that allows participants to abstract their emotional burdens into physical weight that they can then share with one-another while confessing their worries.

Kristina Lee Podesva, “Google Emotional Index”, web work, collaboration with Alan McConchie (2006)

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