Jenny Perlin

100 sinkholes
USA 2014

05.02. - 16.02. daily 11:00 – 21:00 Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg

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The increasing global phenomenon of sinkholes are taken as a point of departure; mining the sudden collapse of the earth’s surface as a metaphor for unexpected gaps, cognitive failures, and chance detours. One hundred individual sinkholes, sourced from online data are rendered in graphite on a 16mm loop, each insistently filling the emptiness of the void. As a sinkhole emerges, it quickly disappears into the unsteady rhythm of the animation, undermining its monumental scale, abstracted into geometric lines.

Jenny Perlin (b. 1970, Massachusetts) currently lives and works in New York. She received her BA from Brown University in Literature and Society, her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Film, and did postgraduate studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York. Her films have been shown at numerous venues including the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Mass MoCA, Massachusetts; MoMA, New York; Guangzhou Triennial, Canton; and at the Berlin and Rotterdam film festivals.

Contact: office@simonprestongallery.com
Courtesy: the artist and Simon Preston Gallery
Format: Single-channel 16mm film installation, Black/White, silent
Running time: 14 min
Language: Without dialogue

Inks
USA 2014

05.02. - 16.02. daily 11:00 – 21:00 Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg

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Inks is connected to Jenny Perlins installation 100 Sinkholes and goes even further: the film loop of drawings of sinkholes devours itself, destroying individual sinkholes by slowly using up the celluloid in high frequency repetition.

Jenny Perlin (b. 1970, Massachusetts) currently lives and works in New York. She received her BA from Brown University in Literature and Society, her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Film, and did postgraduate studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York. Her films have been shown at numerous venues including the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Mass MoCA, Massachusetts; MoMA, New York; Guangzhou Triennial, Canton; and at the Berlin and Rotterdam film festivals.

Contact: office@simonprestongallery.com
Courtesy: the artist and Simon Preston Gallery
Format: Single-channel 16mm film installation, Black/White, silent
Running time: 10 Seconds
Language: Without dialogue