On April 5 and 6, 2008, the haudenschildGarage collaborated with the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) to present a two day Garage Talk, performance, panel, and film screening in conjunction with the OCMA exhibition Disorderly Conduct: Recent Art in Tumultuous Times (February 3 - June 1, 2008). The exhibition and its public programs were co-sponsored by the haudenschildGarage.
Disorderly Conduct: Recent Art in Tumultuous Times featured painting, video, and installation projects by local and international artists whose works reveals the political turbulence, cultural malaise and general instability of our tumultuous times. Including Pilar Albarracin, Karen Finley, Pearl C. Hsiung, Glenn Kaino, Mike Kelley, Martin Kersels, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Rodney McMillian, and Robin Rhode, these artists reference subjects such as war and terror, social and racial tension, urban and environmental disaster, psychological break-down, and criminal behavior in a range of mixed media and video installations. Using striking images and imposing structures, often imbued with surrealist absurdity and irony, they represent and perform this pervasive sense of global chaos and disorder. Disorderly Conduct was curated by Karen Moss, curator of collections.
Saturday, April 5th began at the haudenschildGarage with a video screening of Martin Kersels' opening performance at the Orange County Museum of Art. Following the video screening, Kersels performed Breath.
Glenn Kaino's Burning Boards installation at the Garage consisted of 16 chess games with candles in place of chess pieces were played simultaneously by artists, writers, and chess pros who included Daniel Chamberlin, John Doloszycki, Mari Eastman, Stephanie Hanor, Christian Haye, Pato Hebert, Pearl C. Hsiung, Martin Kersels, Larry List, Elliot Liu, Daniel J. Martinez, Aaron Sandnes, Jennifer Shahade, Afshin Shahidi, and Sage Vaugh.
On Sunday, April 6th videos by Pearl C. Hsiung, Rodney McMillian, and Robin Rhode were screened.
Following the video screening, Daniel J. Martinez was in conversation with cultural critic Mike Davis and Martin Kersels presented with Pearl C. Hsiung.
About the Participants
Karen Moss http://www.karensmoss.net/cvbiography/
Daniel J. Martinez https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Joseph_Martinez
Glenn Kaino https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Kaino
Martin Kersels http://art.yale.edu/MartinKersels
Pearl C. Hsiung http://www.pearlchsiung.com/