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Video Art, Smartphone Apps, and Beer (Hooray!) at "Situation Range"

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Twenty-four frames per second. That is all it takes for the human eye to register fluid motion, and for one night only, LegalArt is hosting a retinal feast.

This Friday, an exhibition of video-based works by national and international artists will be on display on the second and fourth floors of the LegalArt building, as well as at the adjacent The Corner bar.

The exhibit, "Situation Range," organized by the curatorial collective Southernmost Situations, features video-based sculptures and installations, and a looped reel of short videos. According to the curators, "No two pieces in the exhibition deal with the same situation. It is a survey of modern topics."

"We

have artists from Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Germany. We have people

who have submitted work...who actually relate perfectly in this moment

and to what's going on worldwide, and that's something that the Internet

and online media and video are feeding," said Dominique Breard, program

coordinator for LegalArt.

French artist Alice Raymond's La nuit est un refuge

is a piece that dissects the cinematic elements of cinematography,

soundtrack, narrative, and dialogue in an intentionally obscure style.

TM

Sisters' video Lite Nite Shimmer explores the implication of equal

hierarchy between the "battle and celebration" of night and day through

stunning editing and effects.

Artist Dylan Römer will launch

Time Piles, his smartphone application that creates a juxtaposition of

images that are filmed in different times in order to explore issues of

displacement, memory, and altered states of consciousness. He will be

filming the video while simultaneously screening it as it occurs during

the exhibit.

At the Corner, Clifton Childree's We Want Beer is a

site-responsive installation that will be conveniently situated among

the bar's patrons. According to Southernmost Situations, "Its

characters yell, 'We want beer' from across The Corner's bar. There is

an undeniable relationship between art openings and alcohol, and

Clifton is responding to this in a theatrical situation."

Liz

Ferrer and Alan Gutierrez are the collaborative minds behind

Southernmost Situations, who proposed the show as part of their two

month visiting curator residency at LegalArt in February 2012.

"We

like one-night situations," said the duo of the unique exhibit. So it's

now or never to see this contemporary display on Memorial Day weekend.

Situation Range takes place at the MacLeod Warehouse and the Corner, 1035 N Miami Avenue, Miami, this Friday, May 25, from 8 to 11 p.m.

--Briana Saati

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