FEBRUARY 2011 at the SALON



LENKA CLAYTON
Selected Works, 2002-2010
Lenka Clayton is an artist and documentary maker. Her work investigates the poetry of labour expended toward an epic, utopian, often impossible task. She recently relocated to Pittsburgh.
People in Order (Age) & People in Order (Love) (2 x 3 mins) with James Price
A series of four short films that populate scales of age, length of relationship, yearly income and stage of pregnancy with 467 strangers filmed on a 6-week camper van tour of Great Britain.

Conversation (12 mins) with James Price
A split screen video that reveals the hidden split-second judgements we form of other people, based on a single three-second glance. Filmed with the kind participation of 30 strangers over two days in East London, UK.

Qaeda, Quality, Question, Quickly, Quickly, Quiet (20 mins)
An alphabetical re-arrangement of President Bush's "Axis of Evil" speech.

Five Women, Five Men, One Child Audio & Slides (8 mins)
An audio record of every word uttered over the course of the normal days of eleven anonymous individuals across Pittsburgh on 1st April 2010, US Census Day. Words uttered at exactly the same moment by people usually separated by geography and circumstance collide to form an accidental documentary of the city. It happened, but no-one heard it.

Mysterious Letters News Report & Slides, (10 mins) with Michael Crowe
We intend to write a letter to everyone in the world, one village at a time. So far we have sent a personal, handwritten letter to each of the 467 households in the small Irish village of Cushendall, to all 620 homes in Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, USA, and to 582 residents St. Gallen, Switzerland. The art work consists solely of the discussion between the recipients about what on Earth these letters are, who sent them and why, etc.
Saturday, February 19
6:30p Food & Social
7:00p Screening
Admission is FREE

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