Preposterous Physics, Politics, and Plasmaticness in the Portable Hole
An overhead projector demonstration by The Post Brothers
Monday, April 2, 2012, 7PM
It's a cubist bit of dark, an aperture in any surface, and yet a thing, physically promiscuous, malleable and expandable, foldable and rollable, poured, printed, or painted. IT does what it PLEASES. It's behavior is as elastic as its form.
This lecture will examine the aesthetic, philosophical and socio-political possibilities of the portable hole. A principle object in cartoon physics, the portable hole can serve as a tool to account for an irrational world through its myriad precarious properties.
Post Brothers is a critical enterprise that includes Matthew Post, a curator and writer currently working from an elevator in Oakland, California. Recent curatorial projects include What Happened To The Other Dollar?, a group exhibition at Proyectos Monclova in Mexico City, What Follows Will Follow II, a series of interpretive exercises for Danish artist, Nina Beier's solo exhibition at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Post Brothers’ essays and articles have been published in Spike Art Quarterly, Fillip, Nero, Cura, Kaleidoscope, Mousse Contemporary Art, Pazmaker, ArtSlant, Curating Now, Woo Magazine, and Snowball.