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Ashby Lee Collinson: Tele-Morphology
Graduate Fine Arts Building
Advanced Photography Lab
Graduate Fine Arts Building (IFT)
3001 S. Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(Entrance on 30th St. between Flower St. and Figueroa St.)
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm
Ashby Lee Collinson: Tele-Morphology presents Princess Dies (2010-ongoing), a multimedia, collaborative project conceived of by Portland-native Ashby Lee Collinson for broadcast on community access television. Involving such collaborators as artist Midori Hirose, musician Pulse Emitter, virtual reality pioneer Jan Northoff, and comedian Fred Armisen, the four episodes chart Collinson’s ongoing examinations of identity and representation from within the controlled studio environment to the isolated dune environments of Wonder Valley, CA and Coos Bay, OR. Combining performative and documentary processes, Collinson develops a unique ecological system wherein the individual and culture, the virtual and the real, constantly meld.
Princess Dies assumes many forms, including, but not limited to, endurance-based performance, documentary video, sketch comedy, and active sculpture. The project has been exhibited in such various guises at Public Fiction, Los Angeles, PDX Contemporary Art, Time Based Arts Festival, Rocksbox Fine Art, Disjecta, and the IFC television series Portlandia.
This exhibition is curated by Corey Mansfield, MA' 14.