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Opening Reception + Performance
Friday, July 7, 2017, 6-10 PM
HVW8 Gallery is pleased to present Real — Safe a multi-medium collection of installation works by Los Angeles based artist Kilo Kish. Through film, performance, and immersive soundscapes Kish aims to create the fabricated nature of our online interactions in real life. The exhibition explores the poles of reality, which she has deemed hyper-reality, perceived reality, and actuality. Her performance installation confronts our need for personal space in public and freedom online. Through strategic musical composition and timing, she tests comfortable and uncomfortable forms of attention in public.
In addition to the performance installation, various film-works created in collaboration with photographers Sam Massey and Emmanuel Olunkwa will be on view in the adjacent gallery. These films allude to similar subjects on her debut LP, “Reflections in Real Time”, including the relationship between technology and our emotional wellbeing. These films reflect mundane moments transformed to grandeur through social media and online interaction.
Real — Safe softly surveils the curatorial labor of the viewer in self-presentation, performativity, and self-importance, and reciprocates the exchange value of that virtualized selfhood back to the reader. An exploitative embrace that creates a loving singularity between past object, present subject, and future context, Real — Safe accelerates past the ninth circle of self-referential hell and triggers blissfully blasé consensual appropriation.
Kish Robinson has been making genre-bending, experimental music projects under the moniker Kilo Kish since 2012. Starting first as a student of design at Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, Kish has been heralded for her cross-medium approach to creating music. Her work has been reviewed by the New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Magazine, Vogue, W, Fader, and The Village Voice. Kish released her debut full length LP “Reflections in Real Time (RRT)” in 2016 through her own label, kisha soundscape + audio (ksa). She is currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA.
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