Darker Imposter

Erika Vogt

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Erika Vogt has described her commission for Frieze Film 2013 as working within the form of the commercial spot. Using images, including drawings and footage of friends collected throughout the preceding months, Vogt creates episodic video compositions that are broken up through editing. This extends Vogt’s previous interest in circumventing the video signal as seen in her works Stranger Debris Roll Roll Roll and Temple Drawn – OFF (both 2013).

Curated and produced in collaboration with Frieze Foundation curator Nicola Lees, Frieze Film is a series of new short-form moving image works by Petra Cortright, Peter Gidal, Patricia Lennox-Boyd, Oraib Toukan, and Erika Vogt produced for television. Petra Cortright, Patricia Lennox-Boyd, and Erika Vogt’s Frieze Films were all produced during artist residencies at EMPAC in fall 2013. The works are broadcast on Channel 4 (UK) as part of Random Acts.

The shorts will be screened individually prior to EMPAC screening series throughout Spring 2014.

Darker Imposter will be screened:

  • Thursday, March 6, 2014 preceding Orpheus
Victoria Brooks

Erika Vogt lives and works in Los Angeles. Vogt employs both 16mm film and video to explore the intersection of science and the supernatural. She has been included in major international shows including at the Whitney Museum, New York; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; SFMOMA; and a recent solo show at the New Museum, New York.

Darker Imposter
This short will be screened before The Future is Not What It Used to be
March 6, 2014, 7:30PM
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Co-commissioned by Frieze Foundation for Channel 4

EMPAC 2013-2014 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts (with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation, and the Boeing Company Charitable Trust), and the New York State Council for the Arts. Special thanks to the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts for support of artist commissions.

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
NEFA - New England Foundation for the Arts
State of the Arts - NYSCA