Franck Heath was born in 1982 in St. Joseph, MO. He lives and works in New York. Solo exhibitions, and two-person shows include: Asymptomatic Carrier, (solo) Frieze Frame with Simone Subal Gallery, NY, NY (2013); Post Holes (solo), Simone Subal Gallery, NY, NY (2012); Bcc: (with Brendan Meara), Roots and Culture, Chicago, IL, USA (2011); and Econoline 1, (with JJ PEET) Videotage Gallery, Hong Kong, China (2007). Past and upcoming group shows and screenings include: The Built Environment: Lower Side in Istanbul, Mixer, Istanbul, Turkey (2014); It Narratives: The Movement of Objects as Information, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT, USA (2014); A Tale of Two Islands: Beatrice Gibson with Alex Waterman, and Frank Heath, High Line Art, NY, NY (2014); Two Hours Two Minutes, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (2014); Kool-Aid Wino, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT, USA (2013); Matter Out of Place, Kitchen, NY, NY (2012); Somebody has stolen our tent, Simon Preston Gallery, NY, NY (2012); The Way Things Go (Part 3), Frutta, Rome, Italy (2012); Single Channel, Soho House, Miami, FL, USA (2011); Forcemeat, Wallspace, NY, NY (2011), and Suddenly: Where We Live Now, Cooley Gallery – Reed College, Portland, OR and Pomona College Museum of Art (2008, 2009).
On the Beach
Video, color, sound
Courtesy of Simone Subal Gallery and the artist.
Questions of permanence of information, immateriality of technology, and extreme projections of the future provide the starting point for the video. The film focuses on an interview with two physicists from CERN, home to the Large Hadron Collider. The scenes in which the scientists discuss their desire to learn about the origins of matter as well as possible transmissions to the future are blended together with scenes of the film crew attempting to assemble material for a kind of time capsule or ark that will record for a post-human future aspect of our civilization. Loosely adaptated from the post-apocalyptic novel by Nevil Shute.
Time: 4:00 am, 5:00 am, 6:00 am
Location: Ukrainian Institute of America / Library Room