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June 18, 2007

Turbulence Artists' Studios


Boulevard by Peter Horvath

Turbulence Artists' Studios: Boulevard by Peter Horvath :: DSL / Cable access, Internet Explorer 5.0+ or Safari and the Flash 9 plugin are required for viewing.

In "Boulevard" we follow a striking woman, the passenger of a convertible car, driven by an unidentified driver through the city, passing its generic streets, billboards and motels, with an unknown destination.

"Horvath's videos have a sense of grand drama; frenetic, contemporary anxiety; and an interest in the collision of the beautiful with the grave. This drama of sexual angst has shades of David Lynch's Mulholland Drive and the edge-of-the-earth angst of contemporary California Gothics such as Magnolia and Crash. The central figure is a by-turns haughty and vulnerable beauty, one of Horvath's reoccurring angst-laden women passing through the glamorous and tawdry landscape of Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon." - Felicia Feaster


Peter Horvath works in video, sound, photo and new media. Camera in hand since age 6, he inhaled darkroom fumes until his late 20's, then began exploring time based art processes. He immersed himself in digital technologies at the birth of the Web, co-founded 6168.org, a site for net art, and adopted techniques of photomontage which he uses in his net and print based works. Exhibitions include the Whitney Museum Of American Art' s Artport, the 18th Stuttgarter Filmwinter (Stuttgart, Germany), FILE Electronic Language International Festival (Sâo Paulo, Brazil), Video Zone International Video Art Biennial (Tel Aviv, Israel), the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (Québec City, Canada), as well as venues in New York, Tokyo, London, and numerous net.art showings. He is the recipient of commissions from Rhizome.org at The New Museum, NYC (2005) and Turbulence.org/New Radio and Performing Arts, New York (2004). A founding member of the net.art collective Hell.com, he likes to consider a future when high bandwidth will be free.

Posted by jo at June 18, 2007 11:30 AM