Part III: San Francisco

The Lab, San Francisco, CA, February 8 – March 1, 2008
Organized by Jonn Herschend (US)

Opening Reception: Friday, February 8, 6:00-9:00 PM
Opening performances by Joe McKay (US), Matthew Hughes Boyko (US), and The Aggressive Mimes of Team Lexington (US).
Deadpan Shorts screening Wednesday, February 27, 7:00-9:00 PM

2948 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Image design by Ryan Thayer (US)

Featuring the work of the Danish Collective, Koh-i-noor:

Marie Kolding Lund (DK), Gudrun Hasle (DK), Jacob Borges (DK), Jesper Carlsen (DK), Jens Axel Beck (DK), Morten Kær (DK), and Heidi Hove (DK)

The work presented by the seven Copenhagen based artists of the Koh-i-noor collective is the third part in a series of international deadpan exchanges, which began last summer in Denmark and Berlin. In each of the shows, the artists were actively involved in a give-and-take of deadpan communication… a sort of classic comedy exchange. The work exhibited here at The Lab by the seven Danish artists is a reaction to the work of the Bay Area artists who initially exhibited in Copenhagen this past summer in Deadpan Exchange I.

While the Deadpan Exchange series serves as a means of exploring deadpan communication on an international scale, it also serves as a way to bring diverse groups of artists together from different places in the world and begin a dialog that might not otherwise take place outside of formal institutions.

A catalog of the entire exhibition series, with essays by David Robbins and Marie Kølbæk Iversen, will be available at The Lab.