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    Leticia Bajuyo: Event Horizon

    Presented by at Women and Their Work

    June 30 - August 30, 2012


    Leticia Bajuyo: Event Horizon

    In the dustbin of technology, what happens to player piano rolls, cassette tapes, CDs, and so on when the companion machine is broken, missing or forgotten? Using thousands of CD's as her medium, Leticia Bajuyo transforms the gallery into an enveloping environment, a vortex of reflective Cds. She creates a giant cornicopia of digital debris, reflecting our discarded musical whims.

    Although the CD is still a functional medium for holding information, CDs are becoming increasingly passé. But when combined into a quilt of digital memory in the shape of a victrola horn, the texture and scale of the visual result offers an alternative experience of desire; an experience that thrives on the traces left by what once had been "the next best thing", creating new memories that fall outside technological economies of desire and acknowledging the overlooked complexity of, for example, buying next month's new cellphone.

    The evolution of technology and its machines produces an insatiable appetite for the next shinier, faster, easier mode of experience. Thus, the desire to acquire and to satisfy this appetite becomes a machine of desire that desires a machine. Each new generation in the history of automated devices for recording sound, communicating thoughts, or reproducing experience, was once the "next best thing" that everyone wanted, but societal desires have moved on to newer, shinier machines.

    Artist Bio

    Leticia Bajuyo creates, lives, and teaches in Southern Indiana where she is an Associate Professor of Art at Hanover College. After earning a BFA in 1998 from the University of Notre Dame and an MFA in 2001 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, she joined tge Hanover College Art and Art History Department.

    Growing up and living in the Midwest, specifically in areas that often feel in-between places of interest, Bajuyo’s aesthetic was influenced by the landscape and the pace of rural communities. Additionally, growing up in a biracial, bicultural, and bilingual household helped generate her interest in blending dissimilar materials. Bajuyo thrives on learning or inventing new ways to make. Her approach to technique has a do-it-yourself, problem-solving attitude that is guided by concept and yields combinations such as 6,000 donated CD’s and salvaged doors or player piano rolls and typewriters.

    Recent solo exhibitions include pre-fab(ulous) environments at Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, divertissement at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington, and forces of nature: hurricanes and slinkys at Vanderbilt University’s Space 204 in Nashville, Tennessee. Recent two and three-person exhibitions include Wow and Flutter at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New Values at The Cressman Center in Louisville, Kentucky and 3x3 at Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Leticia Bajuyo is a VAN Partner of the Visual Artists Network (VAN). This project is made possible in part through support from the Visual Artists Network Exhibition residency, which is a program of the National Performance Network. Major contributors are the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. For more information:

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    General Day and Time Info:

    Opening: Saturday, June 30, 7:00 PM-9:00PM
    Exhibit on view June 30- August 30, 2012
    Mon. – Fri. 10 – 6 & Sat. 12-5

    Phone: 512.477.1064

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