Stranger Than Fiction
Synthetic Zero Art Space (now known as BronxArtSpace), Bronx, NY
April 4 – 23, 2009

Presentations and work by Yasmine Alwan, A. S. Bessa, Melissa A Calderón, Ethan Ham with Benjamin Rosenbaum, Jane Hsu, Spanic Attack with Edwin Torres and Urayoán Noel, and Angie Waller

The movie Stranger than Fiction is about an author who is literally writing a real person’s life as it happens. The event Stranger than Fiction featured interdisciplinary art and literary work that fictionalizes: it follows the lives of strangers, disorients while browsing the internet, uses social networks in ways not originally intended, refers to new schools of thought, and is cryptically dispensed and dispersed. The installation of Stranger than Fiction was artifacts and archives related to the event: a networked computer, video, photographs, signage, a manuscript, clothing, supplemental books, and a comfy couch.

This was a DIY installation space. All photography by Laura Napier.

 

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Installation view, with the work of Jane Hsu, Melissa Calderon, and Ethan Ham with Benjamin Rosenbaum

 

 

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Jane Hsu, It Swims in Blue Holes, video stills, 2008, and table with supplemental books

 

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Ethan Ham and Benjamin Rosenbaum, Tumbarumba, a conceptual artwork in the form of a Firefox extension, 2008. Commissioned by Turbulence.org.

 

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Spanic Attack, NORICUA: the living city, presentation and installation of archival materials

 

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Detail, Spanic Attack, NORICUA: the living city, presentation and installation of archival materials

 

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Detail, Spanic Attack, NORICUA: the living city, presentation and installation of archival materials

 

 

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A. S. Bessa, Untitled (Rockwell Hall, Emmet Till Road, Chicago, Illinois). Photographed by Mairead Case, 2008

 

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Opening reception, April 4, 2009

 

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Opening reception, April 4, 2009 with the work of Ethan Ham with and Benjamin Rosenbaum, and Angie Waller

 

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Opening reception with seating area and the work of Angie Waller and Jane Hsu

 

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Opening reception and presentation by Yasmine Alwan

 

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Opening reception, screening by Jane Hsu and the work of Spanic Attack

 

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Opening reception, presentation by Spanic Attack

 

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Opening reception, presentation by Spanic Attack and Urayoán Noel