LIZ WENDELBO – photography-film-music

  • Opening June 14 2012 – MUSIQUE PLASTIQUE – agnes b. galerie boutique – 50 Howard Street NY – A NY version of the exhibition MUSIQUE PLASTIQUE (produced for galerie du jour in Paris last year) will be presented from June 14 to August 25 at agnès b.’s galerie-boutique, 50 Howard Street.
    Works by artists Tobias Bernstrup, Hisham Baroosha & Ben Vida, Etienne Charry, Brian DeGraw, Daniel Johnston, Jonas Mekas, Thurston Moore, David Shrigley, Alan Vega, Liz Wendelbo
  • Opening reception: June 14, 6 pm-9 pm

Installation View, 'Lights IV' Polaroid, unique, 2006; 'Xeno & Oaklander Fan I', Silkscreen on nylon fan, ed. 4, 2012; 'Eau de Xeno', Perfume, Vintage bottle, unique, 2012; 'Sets III - Clean my boots you naughty boy', Inkjet on archival paper, ed. 3, 2011; Liz Wendelbo, 2012, Agnes b. NY

Installation View, 'Eau de Xeno', Perfume, Vintage bottle, unique; 'Sets III - Clean my boots you naughty boy', Inkjet on archival paper, 2011; Liz Wendelbo, 2012, Agnes b. NY

'Eau de Xeno', Perfume, Vintage bottle, unique, Liz Wendelbo, 2012, Agnes b. NY

'Eau de Xeno', Perfume, Spray bottle, 0.4oz, edition of 10, signed and numbered, Liz Wendelbo, 2012, Agnes b. NY

  • Opening MARCH 1st 2012A group art show inspired by Fad Gadget at Envoy Enterprises, NY – 6pm to 8 pm – 131 Christie Street (below Delancey st)

'Lady Shave I', Liz Wendelbo, 2012, Xerox on archival paper, edition of 5, 34 x 47.5 inches

  • September 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th 2011 The Galerie J – Geneva – 2pm to 5 pm – and until December 3rd by appointment +41 76 493 99 45


Sets & Lights III, Liz Wendelbo, Pigment Print, 12 x 16 “, ed.5 + 2 AP

The Galerie J is pleased to present you the 5th edition of its series ‘At Home’
Tatiana Rihs (Curtat-Tunnel, Lausanne) invites Desmond Morris (GB) and Cheeta (?)

Fabian Marti (FR) invites Liz Wendelbo (NO)

Aurélien Gamboni (GE) invites Fritz Eichenberg (DE), Norbert Elias (DE) and Vanessa Billy (GE)

We welcome you to our apartment for 4 Open house days on September 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th from 2pm to 5 pm as part of the MAC, Geneva.

To visit us, give us a call on +41 76 493 99 45

Martina-Sofie Wildberger & Raphaël Julliard
Team Galerie J

  • Friday August 19 2011, 8PM – [Mis]Adventures in Manipulation  part 1 + 2: GROUP SCREENING with Liz Wendelbo’s film ‘Sets & Lights’

Index Festival – Millenium Film Workshop 66 E 4th St (between Bowery and Second Ave), NY

7pm doors open. Videos/Performances start at 8pm sharp   $10. per night.

ESP  TV will be recording performances for broadcast on Time Warner channel 57

Curated by Victoria Keddie

An evening of videos/performances dedicated to artists who repurpose, hack or deconstruct tools to produce sound and/or light for time-based performances. The selected artists have built instrumentation using various and varied media formats. In a Frankenstonian spirit, these artists fashion composite instruments, for the purpose of engaging further into the intangible experience. Expanding out, these events will be broadcast both on radio and public television. Artists: Shelley Burgon, Future Archeology, Twistycat, Liz Wendelbo, Carrie Gates



  • Thursday May 19 2011, 8PM – SCREENING of Liz Wendelbo’s new 16mm film ‘Sets & Lights’- Marginal Utility Gallery – 319 North 11th Street, 2nd Floor – Philadelphia

LIZ WENDELBO AND RAHA RAISSNIA, with FOOD PYRAMID AND DEEP EARTH

Please join Marginal Utility on Thursday, May 19, for a night film and music
organized by Jonathan Thomas, featuring a selection of new films by Liz Wendelbo,
scored by Sean McBride; a projected image performance by Raha Raissnia,
accompanied by Food Pyramid; and a live set of music by the Chicago trio, Deep
Earth.

The program will begin promptly at 8pm with Liz Wendelbo’s Sets and Lights,
a series of short films shot on 16mm and presented in three chapters: a group
of abstract films, Opticks XVIII, XIX, XX; footage featuring her band in a deserted
military compound by the sea; and a reworked industrial film from the 1950s. A
photographer and filmmaker, Wendelbo is also a member of the Minimal Wave duo
Xeno & Oaklander (Wierd Records, NY). When Sets and Lights premiered at the New
Museum in New York in October, 2010, curator Ethan Swan described X & O as “the
brightest duo in the contemporary minimal electronics world.” Band mate Sean
McBride (aka Martial Canterel) created an original composition for Sets and Lights,
designed to correspond with the analogue, “one take, gear fetishism” inherent to
Wendelbo’s practice of Cold Cinema. (Approximately 40 minutes)

After an intermission, artist Raha Raissnia will present a painterly performance
of expanded cinema involving hand manipulated 16mm film and 35mm slides: a
time-based compositing of materials and processes that sediments a set of tensions
between the still and moving image; painting and film; abstraction and figuration;
the gestural and the photographic. As an artist who probes the practices of painting,
drawing, and filmmaking, Raissnia articulates something along the lines of a
synesthesic energy-system, underscored here by the avant-garde electronics of
Minneapolis ensemble Food Pyramid.

The film program will be followed by a live music performance by Deep Earth, an
experimental kosmiche / kraut rock trio out of Chicago.

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Liz Wendelbo
Liz Wendelbo is a French/Norwegian artist, now living and working in Brooklyn,
NY. She is also a member of the analog electro-synth duo Xeno & Oaklander (2004-
present). Wendelbo works primarily with photography & film. Inspired by the early
light and color experiments by physicists Isaac Newton and J.C Maxwell, Wendelbo
describes her work as a stripped down fetishistic comment on film-making as
a process. In an effort to comprehend their complex color and light theories,
Wendelbo re-enacts and deconstructs Newton’s and Maxwell’s color experiments-
through practice, with the hand and through the body. She has exhibited at Artist’s
Space, Andrew Kreps Gallery, White Columns, Microscope Gallery, Elizabeth Dee
Gallery, New Museum, and Galerie du Jour (Agnès b., Paris).

Raha Raissnia
Raha Raissnia emigrated from Iran to the United States in 1983. She received her
B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1992 and her M.F.A. from
Pratt institute in 2002. From 1992 to 1995, between her two degrees, Raissnia
worked at Anthology Film Archives in New York. She has exhibited at Miguel Abreu
Gallery, The Kitchen, The Stone (all New York), Museum of Contemporary Art (St
Louis), Midway Contemporary Art (Minneapolis), Galeria Marta Cervera (Madrid),
and Thomas Dane Gallery (London). Raha Raissnia is represented by Miguel Abreu
Gallery in New York, and Galerie Xippas in Paris.

Food Pyramid
A collective of musicians and sound artists based in Minneapolis. Their music can be
found on the Moon Glyph record label.

Deep Earth
A trio from Chicago noted for their adept reworking of the traditions of kraut rock
and 1980s synth wave, Deep Earth’s music can be found on the Moon Glyph and
Mighty Shocks record labels.

Jonathan Thomas

Jonathan Thomas is a two-time alumnus of the Whitney Museum’s Independent
Study Program, has an MA in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society from the
University of Minnesota, and teaches at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
His writings have appeared in October, Art Journal, caa.reviews, and Contemporary
Literary Criticism. He has curated programs for Marginal Utility Gallery and Midway
Contemporary Art.

  • A PLACE TO WHICH WE CAN COME  – a group exhibition at the abandoned Convent of Saint Cecilia, Williamsburg, New York – Curated by Serra Sabuncuoglu – Saturday, May 14 thru Sunday, May 22, 2011 – Opening weekend: Saturday, May 14, 4:00 – 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 15, 1:00 – 6:00 PM

Installation View, Liz Wendelbo, 2011

'Christine Justice', Liz Wendelbo, Injet on archival paper, 11 x 17 inches, 2011

'Opticks - experiment', Liz Wendelbo, Polaroid, 4 x 5 inches, 2006

'La Limite', Liz Wendelbo, Injet on archival paper, 8 x 10 inches, 2011

'Eau de Xeno', Liz Wendelbo, Perfume, glass bottle, 2011

Viewing hours: Monday, May 17 thru Sunday, May 22, 12:00 – 6:00 PM and by appointment

Saint Cecilia’s Convent is located at 21 Monitor Street in Brooklyn, New York 11222.

Train: L to Graham, walk along Graham Avenue (toward the BQE), crossing Conselyea Street, Skillman Avenue, Jackson Street, Withers Street, Frost Street and Richardson Street.
Turn right on Richardson Street and left on Monitor Street. The Convent is mid-block, up a set of ten steps.

Car from Manhattan: Williamsburg Bridge to I-278E (becomes BQE), exit 33 for Humboldt Street toward McGuinness Boulevard, slight left at Humboldt Street, first right onto Meeker Avenue, second right onto Monitor Street.

  • Synoptique – Solo show in the Vitrine of France Fiction gallery Paris – 6b Rue de Forez – 75003 Paris, France – Saturday March 19th – Thursday March 31st, 2011 – Opening Saturday March 19th, 2011

Liz Wendelbo, France Fiction Gallery Paris, 2011

  • Musique Plastique – Group show at galerie du jour agnès b. Paris – See images here28th January – April 2nd, 2011 – Opening Friday January 28th – 6pm – 9pm

Installation View, Liz Wendelbo, Musique Plastique, galerie du jour agnes b., 2011

44 rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris

MUSIQUE PLASTIQUE
musiciens-plasticien _et inversement

Liz Wendelbo’s films/photos and works on paper are display at the galerie du jour agnès b.
opening Friday January 28th
6pm – 9pm

exposition collective à la galerie du jour agnès b.
vernissage le vendredi 28 janvier
18h – 21h

  • OPTICKS: Liz Wendelbo – Microscope Gallery – Opening Reception – Friday, November 19 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm – WORKS BY LIZ WENDELBO – November 19th – December 13th 2010

MICROSCOPE Gallery – Bushwick – 4 Charles Place (intersection of Myrtle & Willoughby)

Opening Reception Friday November 19th 6-9pm

SEE IMAGES here

Liz Wendelbo, Microscope Gallery NY, Installation View, 2010

Liz Wendelbo, Installation View, Microscope Gallery NY, 2010

Sets I – Cum Worship, Liz Wendelbo, Ink-jet on paper, ed.5

Sets I – Cum Worship, Liz Wendelbo, Ink-jet on paper, ed.5

Lights I-X, Liz Wendelbo, Color Polaroids, unique

Lights VII, Liz Wendelbo, Color Polaroid, unique

Bolex I, Color Contact Sheet, 11 x 14″, ed. 5

MICROSCOPE Gallery is pleased to present – as our 3rd exhibition – artist Liz Wendelbo in her first solo gallery show Opticks. The French/Norwegian is a Brooklyn-based artist working primarily with photography and film and is a member of the analog electronic duo “Xeno & Oaklander.”

Opticks features photographic prints, Polaroids, and works on paper related to Wendelbo’s new abstract 16mm film series ‘Opticks XVIII, XIX, XX – Sets & Lights’ – shown at the New Museum in October – which is also on display.

Inspired by the early light and color experiments by physicists Isaac Newton and J.C Maxwell, Wendelbo describes her work as a stripped down fetishistic comment on film-making as a process. In an effort to comprehend their complex color and light theories, Wendelbo re-enacts and deconstructs Newton’s and Maxwell’s color experiments- through practice, with the hand and through the body.

With a film camera registration test chart as the subject, the films are analog experiments in color and light. The works emphasize a direct ‘live’ approach to the filming process. Color and lighting effects are created in-camera, with superimposition. The works are shot with a 1955, 16mm H-16 Bolex camera. The technical limitations of the camera – 15 second takes, 3 minute film rolls, and unstable mechanical registration as well as the film itself become part of the work. We see the flash frames, the grain and the trembling of the film surface. Captivated by the fetishistic appeal of the gear – the camera, the film, the backdrop and the lights, Wendelbo creates an abstract work and proposes an opening, a door to a narrative, to fiction. Her photographs, works on paper and booklets are physical extensions of that universe. Publications by Liz Wendelbo and Nathan Antolik will also be on display.

Wendelbo’s work has previously exhibited at Artist’s Space, Andrew Kreps Gallery, White Columns, Elizabeth Dee Gallery and others.

Opticks runs from November 19th to December 13th.

SPECIAL EVENT – WED. 12/1, 9PM
Sean McBride & R. Sterling
performing live
accompanied by the films of Liz Wendelbo
Tickets $6, available at the door

MICROSCOPE Gallery
4 Charles Place
Bushwick, Brooklyn 11221
347.925.1433

Charles Place is at the intersection of Myrtle & Willoughby Aves. one block east of Bushwick Ave.

J/M/Z Myrtle/Willoughby

L – Morgan Ave or Jefferson Street