Anne Walsh (US)

ME, 2004, 60 sec. single channel video NTSC

ME presents us with a single shot: a seemingly mechanical yet suggestively organic monitor whose two red led lights tell us "MORE," intermittently, and "LESS," constantly. For 60 seconds a story of desire, calculation, wanting, receiving, and one-way communication is told. Though ME's solitary image has the appearance of a glossy 3D graphic simulation, it is, in fact, a camera-generated image. But perhaps all things will soon be designed to appear on camera, or to emulate a simulation of themselves.

Anne Walsh is a media artist and an Assistant Professor of Electronic Media in the department of Art Practice at UCB. She holds an MFA in photography from the California Institute of Arts. Her works include video, performance, audio, and print projects. With artist Chris Kubick, Walsh produced the spoken word audio series Art After Death, whose first three volumes include the compact discs "Conversations with the Countess of Castiglione," "Yves Klein Speaks!" and "Visits with Joseph Cornell." She has curated exhibitions for OR Gallery, Vancouver; Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; the Beall Center for Art and Culture at UC Irvine; the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies; New Langton Arts, San Francisco, and other venues. Walsh is a founding editor of X-Tra Journal of Art and Culture, and has contributed criticism, reviews, and interviews regularly to the magazine since 1997. Her videos, performances, and sound installations have been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art's Biennial; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the J. Paul Getty Museum; Laboratorium, Antwerp, Belgium; MUU gallery, Helsinki; Tredje Spooret, Stockholm; the Royal College of Art, London; Lothringer 13, Munich; Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, and numerous other galleries and festivals in Europe, Japan, and North America.