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CHRISTINA McPHEE | Carrizo-Parkfield Diaries at American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC

Please join us at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington DC for the East Coast debut of Christina McPhee's Carrizo-Parkfield Diaries.

CHRISTINA McPHEE | Carrizo-Parkfield Diaries

June 5-July 29

Saturday, June 9, 5pm
Saturday, June 9, 6-9pm

CHRISTINA MCPHEE presents large-scale photoworks, video and high-definition video from her acclaimed Carrizo-Parkfield Diaries, a meditation on seismic memory and identity along the San Andreas Fault in California, exploring the synchronicity between natural disaster and human trauma.

This is the first time that the Diaries will be seen in their entirety on the East Coast. Portions appear in the public collections of Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Turbulence, New York; and Experimental Television Center, New York. Videos from the Diaries project have shown internationally, in InteractivA 07, biennial of new art, Mexico; the Cartes Centre for Art and Technology, Espoo (Helsinki), Finland with support from the American Scandinavian Foundation; Bildmuseet Umeå Sweden; RX Gallery San Francisco; Transport Gallery Los Angeles and elsewhere.

Christina McPhee's art explores the phenomenology of place in new media, photography, drawing, sound and the net. "La Conchita mon amour", on the mudslide-torn beach town of La Conchita, California, premiered at Sara Tecchia Roma New York in October-November 2006. 2007 installations include "La Conchita N=Amour", a 22 screen installation for the Thresholds Art Space, Horsecross, Perth, Scotland, October-December 2007; and "La Conchita Paradise" video and print installation for Break Festival 2.4, Ljubjana, Slovenia, November 2007. Screenings of recent Carrizo Diaries films showed for the centennial of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake in April 2006 at Pacific Film Archive/Berkeley Art Museum; for "noise: in language, culture, body and nature" at the Itaú Cultural Centers in Bela Horizonte and Belém, Brazil, April 2007; and in 2005 for "Groundworks: Environmental Collaboration in Contemporary Art," at Carnegie Mellon University Miller Gallery of Art. She recently created theatrical video for Wunderkabinet, in collaboration with Matt Brubeck and Pamela Z, a multimedia opera based on stories from the Museum of Jurassic Technology (Los Angeles) at the REDCAT Theatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall, October 2006. Festival screenings include Futuresonic/FutureVisions, Manchester (2007); FILE, Sao Paulo; Cybersonica New Media Centre at the ICA London; and prog:me, Rio de Janeiro. Online interactive installations have shown recently on Turbulence, Drunkenboat, the Whitney Museum of American Art/Artport, and Mark(s)zine. Her prints and drawings are in American collections including the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. Christina is a participating editor for the documenta 12 magazine project,, in collaboration with the -empyre- online listserv, Sydney. Her work is represented by Sara Tecchia Roma New York.


The Katzen Arts Center is located on Ward Circle at the intersection of Massachusetts and Nebraska Avenues in NW Washington, D.C. Please see Driving Directions at AU Maps.

Parking (metered until 5 pm) is available in the 550-space garage located beneath the Katzen Center at the Glover Gate entrance on Massachusetts Avenue.

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Exhibition organized by Sara Tecchia Roma New York contact Benjamin Tischer or
Curated by Jack Rasmussen, American University Museum

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