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Xenomorphia & Wearing Masks: (Extra)terrestrial Calls Across The Glitch Universe

• 2016-09-19 MON • 21:00 • work presentation, Q&A • Gallery Siva

Whatever is not commonly seen is condemned as alien.
Iris Chang

In August of 2016, during multiple video conference calls, the Schwestern Sisters (Croatia) and Peter Christenson (USA) observed corrupted signals ostensibly compromising their machines’ connectivity, transmission, and controls. What initially appeared to be routine bandwidth glitches and signal latency issues soon developed into interferences that were deliberate and targeted, conscious and sentient, and something entirely different and unimaginable. What did they witness; a concealed dimension, interplanetary contact, a glitch in the time-space continuum?

For the first time, the artists present a collection of their findings as installations comprised of multichannel videos, recorded conference calls & audio, captured xenolinguistics, logs, and “written”/text exchanges between humans and unspecified extraterrestrial sources.

Title: Xenomorphia & Wearing Masks:(Extra)terrestrial Calls Across The Glitch Universe

Artists: Tea Strazicic (Croatia) Marta Strazicic (Croatia) Peter Christenson (USA)

Media: Installation & Multi-Channel Videos

Date: 2016

Contact Email: peter@leftofcentre.org

About the artists

Schwestern Sisters

Schwestern Sisters are an art collective.

Members Marta (1995.) and Tea (1990.) Stražičić practice various forms of digital art – primarily 3D illustration, VJing and video art. They publish their work daily, promoting it via Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram. As a collective they take part in the “MOVA” project, “New Digital Art Biennale – The Wrong”, as well as producing visual materials for the drag queen house “House of Flamingo” over the course of past two years. They graduated Animation and New media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.

thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/schwestern-sisters

facebook.com/schwesternsister/

Peter Christenson

Peter Christenson (USA) is a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and educator originally from metro Detroit. He is co-founder of Left of Centre, a guerrilla-marketing firm and artist collective, and he is publisher of Null Set Magazine. He holds a BA and MSW from the University of Michigan and an MFA in Intermedia from Arizona State University. His current practice is rooted in new media and video, collective campaigning and protest, performance, psychosocial and interventionist art, and site-specific installation, and his research is significantly informed by his past experiences working as a social worker and licensed psychotherapist. Christenson has lectured, exhibited, and screened his work across the United States and internationally including venues like Sydney Non Objective, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Museo Valenciano de la Ilustración y la Modernidad, the Armory Center for the Arts, the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, and at festivals including Edmonton International, Unnoticed Art, Detroit-Windsor International, and at Cinequest. He’s the recent recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award in Art & Design and currently works as an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Washington State University.

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