What Happened: Luis Arnias | Simon Liu | Zhou Tao
February 4 - April 3, 2021
Th. - Sat. | Dusk – 11:00pm
Light Work UVP | Everson Museum Plaza
February 4–20: Luis Arnias, Terror Has No Shape
February 25–March 6: Simon Liu, Signal 8
March 11–27: Zhou Tao, Blue and Red
Live Stream Screening + Q&A
Thursday, March 4 | 6:30pm
Online at www.lightwork.org/uvp
Light Work’s Urban Video Project (UVP) program is pleased to present What Happened, a group show featuring the work of Luis Arnias, Simon Liu, and Zhou Tao that takes us on a tour of ambivalent landscapes in which it isn’t clear what already has or is about to happen, or even whether we find ourselves before, after, or during the event. Are we in a terrain of the mundane or the extraordinary? Autonomy or oppression? Recovery or impending disaster?
These works bear the trace of volatile forces shaping our current moment: protest, pandemic, racialized violence, and ecological disaster. Anxiety haunts these landscapes: a lost facemask in the gutter, a flash that may or may not be fireworks, people sleeping in the street, a fire in the distance. Did it already happen? Will it happen soon? Is it happening now?
The resulting show is a meditation on living through “interesting” times.
UVP will host a free live stream screening featuring two additional works and followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers on Thursday, March 4. Please go to www.lightwork.org/uvp for links and more information.
Image: Installation view of Luis Arnias’ Terror Has No Shape at Light Work UVP on the Everson Plaza
Urban Video Project (UVP) is a multimedia public art initiative of Light Work and Syracuse University in collaboration with the Everson Museum of Art.