Andrew Norman Wilson: Sound Works (2016-2022)
Date: March 31, 2022
Location: 2220 Arts + Archives
Address: 2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Los Angeles premieres! Andrew Norman Wilson in person!
For his first ever solo show in Los Angeles, American artist-filmmaker Andrew Norman Wilson—named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine—will present a survey of recent video works, in which found and appropriated sounds and songs accompany narratives of uniquely verbose and humorous wordplay. Inspired by VH1 Storytellers, the evening will feature six films broken up by brief discussions about the way in which sound drives the production and perception of the work.
In the Air Tonight (2020, 11 min)
Z = |Z/Z•Z-1 mod 2|-1: Lavender Town Syndrome (2020, 14 min)
Z = |Z/Z•Z-1 mod 2|-1: The Old Victrola (2020, 14 min)
Ode to Seekers 2012 (2016, 8 min)
The Unthinkable Bygone (2016, 2 min)
Secret Film (2****, 18 min)
TRT: 67 min.
In person: Andrew Norman Wilson
Like a queered Michael Snow, [Wilson's films] somehow manage to be both hyper-formalist and viciously funny.
Robert Barry, Art of the Working Class
Wilson’s theatre of vision is so full of optical wonders and charged with tension and anxiety that it’s hard to resist the lures of its digital samsara.
Barbara Casavecchia, Art Review
An atmospheric standout of Sundance and NYFF, Andrew Norman Wilson’s In the Air Tonight unfurls a ghost story beneath the night skies of Michael Mann’s Los Angeles.
Chloe Lizotte, Le Cinéma Club
[Wilson's] videos and installations address a heady rush of images, technology, and bodies caught in the streams of circulation and representation that our era demands.
Paige K. Bradley, Artforum
With In the Air Tonight, [Wilson] catalyzes the entrancing affects of pop music and Hollywood thrillers, repurposing their ready-made power to highlight the emotional susceptibility of consumers who long to be transported.
Aily Nash, Flash Art