Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Untitled (JT Leroy Case Study) Window Installation | Jasmin Lim

Untitled (Persona Case Study), Window Installation at ATA
Discussion with Laura Albert and Jasmin Lim moderated by Chuck Mobley,
August 24th, 7pm, San Francisco

Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco’s artist-run,
experimental-media arts gallery, is presenting a window installation
by artist Jasmin Lim for the month of August.

Lim, who has shown her work at San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery,
Kearny Street Workshop, and Partisan Gallery, creates sculptural
photographs that explore the mechanics of perception and the ways the
mind distorts and obscures raw visual information to conceptualize the
world. Her work seeks to draw attention to this mediated experience.
This installation is a sample case study of the saga of JT LeRoy,
homeless youth turned author, who was eventually revealed to be a
persona created by writer Laura Albert. JT was an avatar with a dual
purpose: to articulate the traumas she could not directly express, and
to interface with the public, which she could not personally engage.
Since Laura's identity was revealed in 2006, she has been repeatedly
vilified in the media.

The installation questions the fixed meanings and rigid thinking that
limit our perception, comparing Laura’s artistic gesture to a variable
in a complex, unresolved algorithm. It combines texts with images
directly connected to Laura/JT, and positions them beside other social
commentaries on the construction of identity and the nature of truth.
In conjunction with this installation is a personal appearance by
Laura Albert, who will join Jasmin Lim for a discussion moderated by
SF Camerwork curator, Chuck Mobley, at ATA on Wednesday, August 24 at
7 PM.

For more information, contact ATA Artists Television Access, 992
Valencia Street; 415-824-3890;