deluge contemporary art

June 24 to July 22, 2017

Unmade Spaces

Thomas Draschan
Dana Berman Duff
Zachary Epcar
Janis Crystal Lipzin
Klaus Pamminger

A media installation comprising five pieces that investigate concepts of environmental psychology and socio-architecture, Unmade Spaces uses a variety of media, techniques and scales to refute determinism and reclaim bodily experience in the built environment.

Thomas Draschan studied at the Academie of Fine Arts in Frankfurt and at Cooper Union in New York. He works with video, film and collage. The re-combination of existing images into a new, condensed and enriched form is one of his main concerns. Draschan has exhibited widely in Europe and USA since 1998, and has been the recipient of numerous awards for his films, which include documentaries on Viennese Actionist Herman Nitsch and music videos for New Order.

Dana Berman Duff lives and works in Los Angeles and Mexico. Her object works are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (NYC), the New Museum of Contemporary Art (NYC), the Phillips Collection (DC), Brooklyn Museum (NYC), the Carnegie Museum (Pittsburg) and numerous private collections. Her works in small-format film and video have been screened at Toronto International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement (Geneva), EXiS Experimental Film Festival (Seoul), South London Gallery, Northwest Film Forum, (Seattle) and other programs. Duff is a professor at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

Zachary Epcar is a film and video maker based in Oakland, California. His work has shown at the New York Film Festival – Projections, Ann Arbor Film Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque’s Crossroads, Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/ Berlin, Images Festival and Rotterdam, Edinburgh and San Francisco International Film Festivals. Epcar is co-organizer/co-programmer of Light Field.

Janis Crystal Lipzin studied painting and photography at Ohio and New York Universities and received her MFA in Film from the San Francisco Art Institute. She taught Film and Interdisciplinary studies at the San Francisco Art Institute from 1978 to 2009, where she served as Chair of the Film Department, and before that directed the Film/Photo Program at Antioch College. Lipzin's film and photo works have been featured in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum, Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Centre Pompidou, Berkeley Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Neuberger Museum of Art and Kunstmuseum Bern. She has been the receipient of three Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, purchase awards from the Carnegie Museum of Art, Rene di Rosa Foundation and Kramlich Collection.

Klaus Pamminger is an Austrian artist and film-colourist living in Vienna. His artistic practice includes photography, film and sculpture across different media which often converge in sculptural installations. A key theme of his work is the exploration of space as both architectural and social dimension — spatial and temporal reference levels merging into each other.

Top to bottom:
Wotruba, Thomas Draschan, 2014, 6:00
Catalogue Vol. 2, Dana Berman Duff, 2015, 8:44
Return to Forms, Zachary Epcar, 2016, 10:00
De Luce 2: Architectura, Janis Crystal Lipzin, 2013, 8:30
Notes on Mackey, Klaus Pamminger, 2015, 3:44
© Deluge Contemporary Art, 2017
Deluge Art Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada
Canadian Art, Art Gallery Greater Victoria