i know you are, but what am i (De)Framing Identity and the Body On View Now through January 7, 2023

Mirko Martin: NOIR

Dec 2, 2011 – Jan 21, 2012


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DEC 2, 2011 – JAN 21, 2012

German artist Mirko Martin’s video, Noir, documents a night during the artist’s half-year stay in Los Angeles in 2008. Monitoring gang activity, police helicopters circled the neighborhood on a regular basis. On a particularly noisy evening, Martin went out to capture some sound. Within minutes, he heard gunshots. Over a black screen, Noir captures these gunshots and conversations with several residents and passers-by who try to make sense of what they heard and didn’t hear, saw and didn’t see.

Martin is a Fulbright Scholar, and his video work has been exhibited around the world from the United States and United Kingdom to Japan, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and France.

Join us for a First Friday opening on December 2, 8:00 – 10:00 PM with DJ Mr. Jesse Walker.

Mirko Martin, Noir, 2008, installation view, HDV transferred to DVD, b/w, sound, TRT 8 minutes, 8 seconds. Screen reads “It’s a weird night buddy.”