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ANDY HOLTIN | Models, theories and stories we tell | February 26 – April 2, 2016.

English & German text +  artist CV below


The Resonable Expectation of Privacy (Holtin with J. Burton), wood. electrics, 2008

You made this happen (Holtin with E. Wey), 2-channel video installation,unsynchronized, 2016 II  VIDEO-LINK  >>

You made this happen (Holtin with E. Wey), 2-channel video installation, unsynchronized, 2016

You made this happen, drawing consisting of five sketches, 2016

Checkin' out you checkin' out me, surveillance cameras, 2014 II VIDEO-LINK >>

Exhibition view

GlanceUnsynchronized video installation, 2011/2014 II VIDEO-LINK >>

Exhibition view

The View (Holtin with G. Moncayo); cardboard, 3D printed figure, 2010

Exhibition view

Passage, 3-channel video installation, unsynchronized, 2011/2016 II VIDEO-LINK >>

Trying to remember only damages the memory, it's best to just leave it alone, installation with rocking chair and lights, 2015 II VIDEO-LINK >>


Ausstellungstext

Andy Holtins erste Einzelausstellung in Deutschland bei krupic kersting zeigt eine aktuelle Auswahl neuer Medienobjekte und Videoinstallationen.

Seine Arbeit nutzt technologische Systeme um performative Objekte und interaktive Installationen zu erstellen. Er integriert Materialien und Prozesse, um Mechanismen als Metapher für die menschliche Erfahrung und Wahrnehmung zu erforschen.

Die Werke in dieser Ausstellung fokussieren auf das Potenzial und die Grenzen des Verstehens der Welt durch repräsentative Modelle. Sie besetzen ein Leerzeichen zwischen präzise-wissentlich sowie vorsätzlich falsch.

„Checkin' out you checkin' out me“ ist solch eine interactive Installation wie oben beschrieben. Zwei Überwachungskameras begegnen einander. Während ein Soundtrack ihre Beziehung beschreibt, verlagern die an sich kalten Überwachungskameras den Blick auf menschliche Gefühle.

Seine kleine Arbeit „Trying to remember only damages the memory. It's best to just leave it alone“ ist ein poetischer Ruhepol. Mit seiner skulpturalen Installation (ein Schaukelstuhl beleuchtet mit einem ständig wechselnden künstlichen Tag- und Nachtlicht) schafft er das Modell eines kleinen in ungeregelte Zeit erweiterten Moments. Als ein Modell der Erfahrung oder des Gedächtnisses versucht es einerseits sehr genau zu sein, während es gleichsam losgelöst die Zeit verklärt.

Während Arbeiten wie „Checkin' out you checkin' out me“ oder „Trying to remember (...)" Anthropomorphismen und die Humanisierung von Objekten aufnehmen, ist die 3-Screen Video- Installation "Passage“, unter Holtins ersten Arbeiten die menschliche Formen und Performance mit einbeziehen.

In „Passage“ konstruieren die Darsteller Kelly Bond und Ben Wegman eine offene Erzählung von Bewegung, Stille während sie sich einfach durch den Raum bewegen.
Dieses Material wird dann in einzelne Abschnitte geschnitten. Mit jeder Filmsequenz, die durch je ein separates digitales Video-Gerät angezeigt wird, dürfen die Videos in eigenen, nicht- synchronisierten Abständen „loopen“. Diese Unabhängigkeit führt zu ungeplanten und spontanen Momenten der Interaktion zwischen den Video Themen – sowohl innerhalb als auch zwischen den einzelnen Geräten.

Dies führt zu Werken, die gleichzeitig Aufzeichnungen und Live-Performances sind. Da die Interaktionen zwischen den Videos sind vorhersehbar sind entsteht in der Tat sinnvolle Interaktion ausschließlich in der Wahrnehmung der Zuschauer. Die Ereignisse in „Passage“ werden als Choreographie wahrgenommen, wobei das Zusammenspiel zwischen Videobildern und dem Video als Objekt, folglich als Echtzeitverhalten empfunden wird.

Andy Holtin erhielt seinen MFA am Virginia Commonwealth University’s Sculpture and Extended Media program. Holtin ist Associate professor of sculpture an der American University in Washington, D.C. und leitet das Univerity’s graduate studio program in Berlin. 

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ANDY HOLTIN | Models, theories and stories we tell | 26. Februar – 2. April 2016


Andy Holtin’s first solo show in Germany - taking place at Krupic Kersting - will feature a very current range of new media objects and video installations. 

His work uses technological systems to create performative objects and interactive installations, incorporating an exploratory range of materials and processes, pursuing projects that explore mechanisms as metaphor for human experience and perception. The works in this exhibition consider the potential and limitations of understanding the world through representative models, occupying a space between compellingly accurate and knowingly, willfully false.

„Checkin' out you checkin' out me“ is such an interactive installation as described above. Two surveillance cameras' movements address one another, while a soundtrack complicates their relationship, shifting the surveillance device’s cold suspicion to another range of human feeling.

A small piece "Trying to remember only damages the memory. It's best to just leave it alone" creates a model (a rocking chair illuminated by an ever changing artificial day and night light) of a small moment extended into unregulated time. As a model of experience or memory it attempts to be accurate while at the same time distorted.

While works like „Checkin' out you checkin' out me“ or „ Trying to remember (...)“ have incorporated anthropomorphism or humanizing of objects, the 3-screen video installation „Passage“ is among Holtin’s first to involve human forms and performance while still relying on mechanical or mediated interactions. In this piece, performers Kelly Bond and Ben Wegman construct an open- ended narrative of movement, stillness, avoidance, and encounter as they simply move through the space.

This footage is then cut into discrete sections; with each video being displayed by a separate digital video device, the videos are allowed to loop at their own unsynchronized intervals. This independence results in untimed and spontaneous moments of interaction between the video subjects – both within and between each device – moments that are constantly shifting as the video loops drift from one another.

This results in works that are at once recordings and live performances, in that the interactions between the videos are not scripted or predictable, and in fact any meaningful interaction exists exclusively in the viewers’ perception of the events unfolding before them. The events in Passage are perceived as volitional and choreographed, heightening the interplay between video imagery and video as object, as recorded material becomes real-time behavior.

Andy Holtin received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Sculpture and Exended Media program. Holtin is an associate professor of sculpture at American University in Washington, D.C. and also directs the univerity’s graduate studio program in Berlin.  


CV - ANDY HOLTIN


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016

True Mirror; Espace Commines; Paris, France 

Models, theories, and stories we tell; Solo exhibition, Kupric & Kersting; Cologne, Germany

2015

Inaugural, Pt 1; Hilbert Raum; Berlin, Germany

Andy Holtin & Galo Moncayo: Recent Works; University of Mary Washington; Fredericksburg, VA 

Technovisual: Art in the Age of Code, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Washington, DC 

Moving Target; Kupric Kersting Galerie; Cologne, Germany

PAPER/WORK; Rockelmann& Galerie; Berlin, Germany

2014

MASS Gallery; Austin, TX

2013

Synesthesia IV; Art Laboratory; Berlin, Germany

2011

A Theater of Objects; Flashpoint Gallery; Washington, DC 

The View: Sculpture and Video on the Modeled Landscape; Georgetown University Gallery; Washington, DC

 Old Fashioned New Media; Flashpoint Gallery; Washington, DC

Hypotheses; Solo exhibition; Gallery Four; Baltimore, MD 

Encore, Satellite exhibition, Transmediale.11; MMX Open Art Venue; Berlin, Germany

2010

Intimacy Issues; University of Cincinnati

Show V; MMX Open Art Venue; Berlin, Germany

Reach; Collaborative solo exhibition; Fowler Arts Center; Chautauqua, NY;

The world as we know it; Collaborative solo exhibition; American University Museum; Washington, DC

2009

Options 2009 BiennialWashington DC

InLight Richmond 2009; Richmond VA

We all need a creation myth, III; Raum D; Quartier21 in the Museums Quartier; Vienna, Austria

Worlds Apart, Collaborative solo exhibition; The Front Gallery; New Orleans, LA

Designing Intelligence?; Schmidt Center Gallery; Florida Atlantic University

Washington Project for the Arts 2009 Auction; Katzen Museum; Washington, DC

2008

The Reasonable Expectation of Privacy; Solo exhibition, Galerie 35; Berlin, Germany

Renew/React; Krasl Art Center Biennial Sculpture Invitational; St Joseph, Michigan

Untold Stories of Being Where You Are; Takt Kunstprojecktraum; Berlin, Germany

Dimensions Variable; Texas A&M University, Commerce, TX

2007

unt[at]make; UNT faculty and students exhibition; Maker Faire 2007; Austin, TX 

In Security; Conduit Gallery Project Room; Dallas, TX

SchattenreisenderIES project space; Berlin, Germany; Public installation

comercio, politica, familia…, Museo Antropológico y de Arte Contemporáneo; Collaborative solo exhibition; Guayaquil, Ecuador

Andy Holtin: Sculptures, Solo exhibition; Sarrat Gallery, Vanderbilt University; Nashville, TN

Very Close, Solo exhibition; Tilt Gallery and Project Space; Portland, OR

By Chance; DC Arts Center; Washington, DC

Insecurity; 500x Project Room Collaborations; Dallas, TX

Search, Pabellon el Universo, Planetario Alfa science and culture museum; Collaborative solo exhibition; Monterrey, Mexico

2006

Search; Galeria Distrito Catorce’s ECO Project Space; Monterrey, Mexico

Size Matters; Fe Gallery; Pittsburgh, PA

Action/Reaction; Haggerty Gallery, Univ. of Dallas; Irving, TX

Robotics and Emergent Systems, Exhibition and symposium;

 IU School of Fine Arts Gallery; Bloomington, IN 

Wish Auction; Dallas Center for Contemporary Art; Dallas, TX

2005

Attention Spans; Second Street Gallery; Solo exhibition; Charlottesville, VA

Out of Site; Site-specific installation invitational; Denton, TX

2004

Subtle Nothings; The Borowsky Gallery; Philadelphia, PA

Machines, Maps, and Memory; Maryland Art Place; Baltimore, MD

On the Line; District of Columbia Arts Center; Washington, DC

It’s About Time; Georgia Southern University Gallery; Statesboro, GA

2003

Reach; Target Gallery, Solo exhibition; Alexandria, VA

Between Things; Residency exhibition; Freed-Hardeman Univ.; Henderson, TN

Interventions Project; Fairfax, VA and Washington, DC

Fresh Meat, Kim Foster Gallery; New York, NY

2002

International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement in

Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Grounds for Sculpture; Hamilton, NJ

Reach/Touch; Solo installation Freed-Hardeman University Henderson, TN

MFA Thesis ExhibitionAnderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University; Richmond, 

Rising Visions; 1708 Gallery; Richmond, VA

 

CURATORIAL

To Berlin and Back Again: Alumni of the MFA Studio Berlin program; Goethe Institute; Washington, DC; 2016

The Accuracy of the Ordinary: Elizabeth McTernan and Isabel Manalo

Hilbert Raum; Berlin Germany; 2015

Strategic Acts of Seeing and Knowing; group exhibition, Hilbert Raum; Berlin, Germany; 2015

The Temporary Art Repair Shop: Tobias Sternberg; Transformer; Washington, DC; 2015

PAPER/WORK; group exhibition, Rockelmann& Galerie; Berlin, Germany; 2015

Untold Stories of Being Where You Are; Causality Labs with Jenene Nagy & Ryan Mandell; Takt Kunstprojecktraum; Berlin, Germany

UNT[at]Make; Maker Faire 2008; Austin, TX

Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Sole juror; Texas A&M Univ, Commerce, TX; 2007

Texelectronica, Internat’l symposium and exhibition, Asst. Director; Ft Worth, TX; 2006

Bytes and Pieces; UNT Fine Arts Gallery, Co-curator; Denton, TX; 2006

Graduate Exchange Juried Exhibition; University of North Texas; Denton, TX; 2006

Red Room Projects; Richmond, VA; 2004 

EDUCATION                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

M.F.A.  2002  Sculpture & Extended  Media, Virginia Commonwealth University                                                                                                       

B.A.      1998  Art, emphasis drawing (summa cum laude), Freed-Hardeman University               

ACADEMIC

Associate Professor of Sculpture American University, Washington, DC; 2008-present

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Assistant Professor and Area Coordinator of Sculpture, University of North Texas, Denton, TX; 2004-2008

Berlin Studio Study-Abroad Program Creator and Director Visiting Artist/Lecturer        

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA; 2015

Academy of the Arts, Bergen, Norway, 2013-14Boise State University, 2011

McDaniel College, 2011

CultureLab, New Castle University; New Castle, UK; 2010

Arduino & Interactive Systems Workshop;

MMX Open Art Venue; Berlin, Germany; 2010 

Visiting Artist; Maryland Institute College of Art; 2010

Visiting Artist; Louisiana State University; 2010 

Interactive systems workshop, lecture, Artist’s Talk; HacDC; Washington, DC; 2010 

Visiting Artist; Pennsylvania State University; 2010 

Visiting Artist & Panel Discussant, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL; 2009 

Artist’s Talk, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; 2008 

Artist’s Talk, Pecha Kucha Berlin, 2008

Artist in Residence; IES Berlin program; Summer 2007

Visiting Artist; Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; 2006 

Visiting Artist, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; 2005 

Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD; 200

Visiting Artist, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; 2002