- May 20, 2012 12:00 pm
- May 20, 2012 3:30 pm
Art Scan Fair Meditation is a guided audio tour of the ArtPadSF art fair that combines the warmly authoritative narrative of museum audio tours with the language and sonic cues of guided meditation recordings. This participatory work will be available to fair attendees in the form of pre-recorded MP3 players and headphones that can be checked out during the final day of the fair. Unlike traditional audio tours, Art Scan Fair Meditation uses the juxtaposition of different linguistic systems to bring awareness back to the human body moving through the space of the fair and asks listeners to reconsider their presence in the context of art and capitalist enterprise.
About Bean Gilsdorf: Using strategies such as appropriation and recontextualization, Bean Gilsdorf’s art practice explores American images and cultural artifacts. From textile flags to videos to performance, Gilsdorf’s work makes use of parody and unexpected juxtapositions to examine systems of gender, language and representation. Gilsdorf received an M.F.A. from the California College of the Arts in 2011. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts and the American Textile History Museum, as well as exhibition spaces in Poland, England, Italy, China and South Africa. Gilsdorf is currently a 2011-2012 Graduate Fellowship Resident at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California.