Mirko Martin: NOIRPast
DEC 2, 2011 – JAN 21, 2012
German artist Mirko Martin’s video, Noir, documents a night during the artist’s half-year stay in Los Angeles in 2008. Monitoring gang activity, police helicopters circled the neighborhood on a regular basis. On a particularly noisy evening, Martin went out to capture some sound. Within minutes, he heard gunshots. Over a black screen, Noir captures these gunshots and conversations with several residents and passers-by who try to make sense of what they heard and didn’t hear, saw and didn’t see.
Martin is a Fulbright Scholar, and his video work has been exhibited around the world from the United States and United Kingdom to Japan, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and France.
Join us for a First Friday opening on December 2, 8:00 – 10:00 PM with DJ Mr. Jesse Walker.
Mirko Martin, Noir, 2008, installation view, HDV transferred to DVD, b/w, sound, TRT 8 minutes, 8 seconds. Screen reads “It’s a weird night buddy.”