In the spirit of continuing my tradition of being involved with public porn whenever I move to a new place, be it the “feminist” SexPDX Festival in Porland OR or being filmed for Michael Oatman’s “soft porn” at Mass MoCA, I attended Allison Sweet’s opening last night at the Five15 Gallery in downtown Phoenix.
Really nice work! Allison makes wall mounted light boxes to hold a series of old 16mm film strips. The boxes are fascinating because you nearly have to have your nose touching the glass to see the individual frames, at which point you realize it’s shots from a soda commercial, electrician training video, or a porn movie. It was also nice to see so many different takes on the same idea, it made the show feel really fleshed out.
The show is up through 29 August 2009.