Video Eye For Basel

From lounges to guerrilla projection, it's all focused on the lens

For a unique multimedia experience, a consortium of local artists has assembled a show revolving around a single theme and a script by Rey Parla. "Erasing Memory" is a combination of still photographs, video works, and live performances involving the mythical Kryonetics Corp. and the characters Agent Intellect, Kokoff, and Persona Nongrata, all with the Borges-like idea of fluid memories in mind. The show is from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. December 5 at the Miami Beach Cinematheque, 512 Española Way.

But perhaps the most potent aspect of Art Basel is in the guerrilla video art that randomly appears wherever there's an art gathering, such as "Transmission," planned by four Florida-based artists. Renting a U-Haul truck, the group, which was put together by Miami artist Judith Robertson, will appear at some of the larger outdoor art events from December 3 through 6, and project images on a Mylar screen hanging from the truck's open back. "This is a response to the video lounge," says "Transmission" artist Dimitry Said Chamy. "Where you go there and wait forever."

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