Curated by Tori Abernathy, The Synthesis Series is “an ongoing, cross-collaborative series of exhibitions that will inject a dialectical approach straight into the veins of the contemporary arts – from the level of production up to the display. In contrast to the didacticism that has historically run rampant in art practice, this formula seeks to incorporate methods gleaned from the Socratic/Hegelian dialectic. In this formulation, rather than one thesis or statement that aims to convince an audience of its (truth) value, there are multiple, reactionary perspectives that seek to develop a more complete, rounded perspective by moving beyond the limitations of the first ones. These ‘statements’ form a trajectory illustrated by Thesis –> Antithesis –> Synthesis.”
ROUND ONE: WITH ALLISON HALTER
ROUND THREE: WITH ABRAHAM INGLE
for the synthesis series part 3: synthesis, i was paired up with mr. abraham ingle (http://vimeo.com/hoodturkey). we collaborated on a "mash-up" of videos from our synthesis series part 1 projects. by re-cutting the interviews and conversations together, we created a "fake collaboration": a conversation between allison Halter, gabe flores, abe, and i that never happened in real life. there are multiple layers of artifice.