Micaela Durand

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What Is My Work About?

My work is about representations we create and confront on screens: computers, iPhones, and apps, which have the potential to mutate endlessly and exist in the world. More than ever, the ability to create and share these “echoes” of expression on screens of all kinds seems limitless. I’m interested in exploring how we engage with these echoes from a frame of being observed and entertaining.

Artist Statement

Screens have always been gateways to both offensive and alluring worlds that we may not understand. But this does not deter us from imitating these worlds, and perhaps even inserting ourselves into them. With the production of new digital platforms and networks via the Internet, viewers can become users, or active participants in the world within the screen. I am interested in the consequences of these experiences where viewers remake or transform themselves in the very act of viewing.

The potential for screen images to influence who we are and what we want to be comes in part from how intimate they feel when we watch them. Images, memes, and viral videos privilege viewer experience in order to create an intimacy with us. My aspiration is to make feature films about the significance of these digital gateways that play host to the proliferation of images we desire to mimic in our daily lives. Images can now mutate endlessly and may be appropriated or reconfigured by a viewer of any age or in any location. In the end these images perform for us, they are the pulse, the bloodstream that keeps the Internet alive and dysfunctional.

 

CV

Born 1988 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Lives and works in New York
Associate Director, Badlands Unlimited publishing

EDUCATION

2010 BFA in Film and Television, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, New York, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
The Future is Whatever, Nitehawk Cinema, New York — US
CK2 Talks N°1: Matt Goerzen, Loreta Lamargese and BFFA3AE’s ‘Live [EXPLICIT]’, Montreal, Quebec
Looking Back / The 9th White Columns Annual, New York — US
Works On Paper, Greene Naftali, New York — US
“LIVE EXPLICIT” Film Screening, Halle Fur Kunst — Germany

2014
Tasterʼs Choice, MoMA PS1, New York, NY
REALITY FX, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, New York — US
*RIGHT ON!*, Duve Berlin, Berlin, Germany
DTR (BFFA3AE), 47 Canal, New York — US

2013
30 Going On 13, Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway
Neoteny, 247365, NY — US
AD BOOK: Express Visual Edition, Gloria Maria Gallery, Milan, Italy
TL;DR, LʼAtelier Kunst, Berlin, Germany

2012
Big Reality, 319 Scholes, New York — US
iSaw Him First, Back Yard Projects, New York — US
CKTV, 9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China
AD BOOK Networking Event, Goethe Institut New York — US

2011
This and that thought., commissioned by Turbulence.org, Internet
Like, Vogt Gallery, New York — US
Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Back Yard Projects, New York — US
the time now is, klausgallery.net, New York — US

2010
Moving Shapes and Colors curated by Brian Droitcour, 179 Canal, New York — US
postTV LIVE, Cabinet Magazine Space, New York — US
Sculpture Storage, La Mama Galleria, New York — US
Vacation, 179 Canal Online Exhibition Platform (www.179canal.com), Internet

2009
TXTual Healing, Chelsea Art Museum, New York — US
IRL, Capricious Space, New York — US

PRESS

2014
BFFA3AE, Flaunt Magazine, December
Taster’s Choice, Mousse, May
Critics Pick: DTR, Artforum.com, July
Visual Identity: Meet BFFA3AE, the Duo Exploring the Art of Communication in the YouTube Age, Fader, July
MoMA PS1 Spring Open House, ArtTribune, April
Featured Artists: BFFA3AE, SculptureCenterSculptureNotebook, March

2013
AD BOOK: An Interview with
BFFA3AE, Rhizome, March
BFFA3AE: 3 BFFS Are Making Some Rly Rad Meta Net Art, The Creators Project, March
Three steps to art, Art Fag City, 2013
“How To Download a Boyfriend”: The Art World’s First Group Show For The iPad, FastCo Design, 2012
How To Download a Boyfriend, Observer, 2012

BIBLIOGRAPHY

When all my friends are on at once, 2014
AD BOOK, Badlands Unlimited, 2013
How to Download a Boyfriend, Badlands Unlimited, 2012