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Bonnie Begusch
Motion Pictures
September 2 - October 2, 2011

Bonnie Begusch’s works in Motion Pictures explore shifts in writing and imaging technologies, reflecting on the intertwined relationship between language, tools, and perception. Drawing from histories of abstraction, concrete poetry, and structuralist film, her works foreground the act of looking, underscoring moments of perceptual ambiguity within familiar frameworks and mundane materials. Through the introduction of time and movement, static structures become malleable, exceeding their discrete singularity to find brief instants of cohesion within a syntax of continual flux. Motion Pictures calls attention to these intermediary states: the drama of colliding forms, a sudden alteration of apparent depth, a switch in planes of focus, a criss-crossing of lines, dissonance.

Bonnie Begusch received her MFA from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010 and holds a BA in Media Arts and Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles. She lives and works between Berlin and California. Her work has been presented both nationally and internationally at such venues as the Berkeley Art Museum, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Oakland International Airport, Tape Modern Berlin, Exile Berlin, and most recently the Old Somerset County Jail in Skowhegan, Maine.