John Sanborn
November 13 - December 3, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, November 13, 2015, 6 - 8 PM


Still image from  V+M ; Image courtesy of the artist.

Still image from V+M; Image courtesy of the artist.

SF Camerawork is pleased to present V+M, a multi-channel video and sound installation by renowned video artist John Sanborn with music composed by Theresa Wong. Organized by Joseph De Mario, V+M is the first San Francisco exhibition of the artist's work in 25 years. V+M will be on view at SF Camerawork from November 13 through December 3, 2015.

V+M retells the myth of Venus and Mars. Their story has fascinated poets and philosophers as a mythic example of the balance between opposing energies -- beauty and brutality, order and magic, grace and strength. V+M goes beyond the heteronormative code in order to get to the source material for the balance of power in relationships, the nature of myth making, and the origins of desire.

Still image from   V+M  ; Image courtesy of the artist.

Still image from V+M; Image courtesy of the artist.

John Sanborn is a world-renowned artist whose work has been shown at major museums across the world and broadcast on television networks worldwide. In the 1980s and early 1990s Sanborn was one of the first to experiment with interactive web-based content and performance-based videos. Currently, he creates media installations that tackle themes pertaining to identity, cultural truth, memory, and life's quotidian details.

Theresa Wong is a cellist, vocalist, composer, and improviser in the field of experimental music. Wong has performed throughout the United States and internationally with artists including Fred Frith, Joëlle Léandre, Rova Saxophone Quartet, Vinny Golia, Ellen Fullman, Carla Kihlstedt, Anna Halprin, and Luciano Chessa. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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