Patricia Baga (USA)
30th March 2012
A performative screening of old and new work that attempts to give an emotional voice to the cultural history of technology.
“One day, Manny, Jinkee, Jimanuel, Princess Elizabeth, and Michael took a stroll to the seaside. Michael was brushing his hair and contemplating the sky when an object washed ashore and bumped his beautiful brand new pumps. It was a sealed glass bottle from the year 2012– an antique! Inside that glass bottle was a USB flash drive. Inside that flash drive was this.”
Patricia Baga’s performance work adopts an improvisational approach using video projection as set, prop and character as she takes the role of director, screenwriter, editor, actor and location scout. Baga has exhibited her work internationally, including exhibitions and performances at Vilma Gold, London; LAXART, Los Angeles; El Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain; and in New York at Evas Arche und der Feminist, Greene Naftali Gallery, the Greater New York 2010 Cinema Program at PS1, Art in General, Artists Space, and Anthology Film Archives. Baga lives and works in New York City.