Pro Arts Project Space presents Sense Memories, Elisabeth Nicula’s exploration into image and experience. Nicula’s projects begin with repetitive mark-making. For the past few years she has been engaged with real and implied movement across several media—woodcuts, GIFs, videos, websites—and has been developing narrative within what is fundamentally a process-driven work. For Sense Memories, Nicula searched through her hard drive and phone for snapshots that she had forgotten, treating her digital cache as a source of found objects that are discrete moments from her life, remembered by machinery. Human memories are imperfect, exaggerated, or conflated, but exist in the fullness of an inner life, here she conveys an impression of these abstracted memories via the GIF animations.
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Opening Reception & Special Program
Friday, March 4, 2016 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Pro Arts Gallery
with special guest DJ Sarahellco
Saturday, March 12, 2016 | 6:00 – 9:00 pm | Pro Arts Gallery
Elisabeth Nicula will discuss her works from Sense Memories as part of the Hybrid Series #1.
This program is made possible in part with funds by the City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program, the Clorox Company Foundation, the W & F Hewlett Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.