Artist’s Reception: Sunday, March 19th, 2017, 12-5pm
Exhibition on view March 10th - 31st 2017, by appointment only
Distant TransmissionsChristine ZuercherClamp Light Studios & Gallery is proud to host Ohio artist Christine Zuercher for Contemporary Art Month. A curious handmade space suit stands in the corner while short-wave radio pulses a suspected code transmission throughout the gallery. Christine Zuercher approaches a nostalgic “Space Race” through her alternative process photography, fabricated artifacts, sounds, and installation. “Distant Transmissions is presented under the guise of the “American Interterrestrial Society", a fictitious organization that comments on our role in history and how our history is informed and changed by technology.”Artist Statement:Shortwave radio and Space Race technology cultivate both individual and larger collective experiences that connect us through distance and encourage us to explore the unknown. Distant Transmissions dissects shortwave radio and space travel as landmarks of exploration and includes photographs, shortwave spy codes, and a handmade spacesuit.Photographs are portals to our subjective and objective memories, histories that are both true and fabricated. Distant Transmissions is presented under the guise of the “American Interterrestrial Society", a fictitious organization that comments on our role in history and how our history is informed and changed by technology. AIS believes that technology has greatly influenced our role as archetypal explorers in history and investigates what role technology plays in contemporary life. As our political and social environments become more complex, the American Interterrestrial Society is part of a planet-wide ecosystem of creative engagement that challenges the current trend in alternative history and alternative facts.