Were the Eye Not Sunlike
ACRE TV
April 1 - May 31, 2015

Publication

DIGITAL
ACRE TV
acretv.org
April 1 - May 31, 2015

PHYSICAL
FERNWEY
916 N Damen Ave | Chicago, IL
April 3 - April 26, 2015

Inspired by the long dark winters of Chicago, this exhibition focuses on the Sun at a time when it is missed the most, moments before springtime. As an object that is both illuminating and unseeable, the experience of the Sun is dominated by metaphor and myth. Were the Eye Not Sunlike channels the mythologization of the Sun and our relationship to its immeasurable power. 

Beginning on April 1, a three-part video program will unfold on the artist-made livestreaming platform ACRE TV. The program begins with Sunrise and its thematic associations of stillness, repetition, ritual, crispness and intimacy. Reflecting the course of the earth-bound day, the following program, High Noon, tracks the warmth and optical energy of a bright, full sky. Sunset, the final chapter, evokes impending darkness, melancholy, loss and reflection. The ACRE TV program includes work by sixty-two artists from around the world and will run for two months. 

Prologue: April 1 - April 3 | Sunrise: April 3 - April 19 | High Noon: April 19 - May 10 | Sunset: May 10 - May 31

Meanwhile, from April 3 - April 26, Fernwey Gallery presents the physical iteration of Were the Eye Not Sunlike with work in photography, sculpture and installation. Featuring Lauren Edwards, Assaf Evron and Danny Giles, the exhibition proposes its own strain of the solar metaphor, imagining the Sun as the object of theater and a distant, all-controlling dictator in the sky. The exhibition will also be accompanied by a printed publication designed by Mia Nolting and with essay contributions by Third Object and Danny Floyd. 

ACRE TV
PROGRAM

PROLOGUE - April 1 to April 3
Penelope Umbrico, Sun Burn (Screensaver), 2009, looped

SUNRISE - April 3 to April 19
Dana CarterAurora, 2015, 00:34
Patrick Andrew Boivin, Stèphane Charpentier and Alyssa MoxleyPieces of Time We Taped on the Hills, 2014, 08:14
Eric WattsSunrise Chart, 2014, 00:23
Eric Watts, Yukon Radio, 2014, 01:01
Cassandra C. Jones, The Take-Off, 2012, 00:11
Eileen Rae WalshThe Sky, 2014, 00:55
Stephanie HoughInstant Calm, 2014, 06:08
Christopher Bailey and Charles WoodmanMegurs Ehd Ffleweh Bq Nsolst, 2013, 09:36
Laura BouzaEight Women, 2009, 29:00
Andrew PayneLight and Shadows 6, 2014, 01:00
Andrew RosinskiBeads II2012, 07:21
Karen Y. Chan, Myths, 2011, 01:00
Eric Watts, Studio Sunset, 2014, 30:34
Pablo Marín, Sin título (abril), 2011, 03:34
Ben Russell, Greetings to the Ancestors, 2015, 28:53
Kate Casanova, Rise and Fall (Beijing), 2012, 02:04
Blair Bogin, Galileo and Selfies, 2014, 02:01
Chris Rice, So This is What You Do With Your Time Off, 2014, 03:07
Silvana D’Mikos, Time Perception, 2014, 24:24
Patrick Tarrant, Brokenflo, 2013, 10:00
Robert Todd, Within, 2012, 05:56
Ilan Gutin, Íslenska, 2015, 42:51

HIGH NOON - April 19 to May 10
Dana Carter, Azimuth, 2015, 00:29
Rachael Starbuck, Transfer of Attention (1), 2014, 02:03
Ben Russell, Trypps #7 (Badlands), 2010, 09:58
Jean-Michel Rolland, Cicadas in the Sun, 2013, 06:02
Max Grey, Untitled (white), 2014, 02:15
Robert Todd, Short, 2013, 04:43
Meredith Lackey, Nature Gaping, 2015, 02:49
Rachael Starbuck, Transfer of Attention (2), 02:32
Patrick Tarrant, The Take-Up, 2014, 10:54
Pablo Marín, film, 2012, 03:24
Fern Silva, Passage Upon the Plume, 2011, 06:35
Rachael Starbuck, Transfer of Attention (3), 01:45
Tommy Becker, Pulling Down the Sky to Give You the Sun, 2005, 01:57
Rebecca Najdowski, Untitled (Sun), 2014, 02:33
Karen Y. Chan, Pilgrimage, 2009, 04:30
Karl Lind, A Brief Portrait of the Eternal Recurrence, 2014, 00:32
Amy Hicks, Luminiferous Aether, 2015, 05:50
Elina Malkin & Jónó Mí Ló, Untitled #11 (excerpt), 2014, 04:58
Rachael Starbuck, Transfer of Attention (4), 02:02
Sarah & Joseph Belknap, Joseph Lights Sarah’s Cigarette With the Sun, 2013, 00:40
Tony Balko, Emotional Sundiving, 2012, 15:26
Thomas Dexter, Optick I: Blinded, 2014, 10:57
Eden Mitsenmacher, A Poem For You, 2014, 01:57
John Szczepaniak, A Bao A Qu, 2015, 04:22
Aaron Oldenburg, The End Sands, 2013, 03:28
Jason Judd, Into the Sun, 2012, 03:27
Dana Carter, ZombieBling, 2014, 00:26

SUNSET - May 10 to May 31
Dana Carter, Arrhythmia, 2015, 00:33
Robert Todd, LoveSong, 2014, 05:57
Mike Gibisser, Day of Two Noons, 2012 70:01
Laura Bouza, Naomi and Irving, 2007, 04:00
Laura Mackin, Dean Sunsets, All of Them (1952-2006), 2011, 01:31
Eric Stewart, Wake, 07:51
Sara Condo, Sunset Over the Wonder Valley (For Barbara), 2015, 10:50
Takahiro Suzuki, That Which Moves the Sun and Stars, 2013, 08:32
Eeva Siivonen, Star, Light, Nothing, 2014, 01:42
Andrew Rosinski, A Beach, 2010, 02:17
Eileen Rae Walsh, Paradise, 2014, 02:01
Sarawut Chutiwongpeti, Untitled (Wishes, Lies and Dreams), 2014, 09:48
Jeremiah Jones, Gallows (High Noon), 2014, 11:28
Collin Bradford, Accelerating the Sunset (by riding a bicycle away from the sun as fast as I can), 38:13
Eric Watts, 9th Ave Sunset, 2014, 06:06
Christine Lucy Latimer, The Pool, 2011, 04:13
Max Grey, Untitled (together), 02:54
Sam Hoolihan, Sun Song, 2011, 05:01
Fern Silva, Windsor Roll, 2015, 03:03
Christine Lucy Latimer, nationtime, 2013, 01:40
Alexei Dmitriev, Hermeneutics, 2012, 03:15
Penelope Umbrico, Neverending Sunset (Second Life), 2011, 12:27
Ying Liu, Ham Over Rice, 2014, 03:39
Cassandra C. Jones, Eventide, 2004, 05:06
Matthew-Robin Nye and Marc Wieser, In a Flash, 13:24
Jae Pas, Sun of Venice, 04:59
Chris Rice, Tommy Sky, 2007, 02:09
Collin Bradford, Eclipsing the Sun, 14:00
Chris Little, Capt. Jack Sparrow and Ernest Miller Hemingway, 01:01
Robert Ladislas Derr, Sun Sunset Set, 2011, 20:19