September 7 - October 5, 2020
An online exhibition from Eileen Maxson. To view the upcoming artist talk stream, go here.
From the artist:
“I don’t know about you, but I find myself coming up short – answers-wise, amongst otherwise. ”Times are tough!” What an understatement. But what to do, with so much overdue?
For my part, on Labor Day, I began an experimental intervention into social media advertising, a collaboration with Aurora Picture Show. From now until October 5, my video Time is Money will invade Facebook and Instagram as sponsored content. In the video, I perform an insistent player trying to name the title phrase printed on a card attached to my forehead.
Each week during the project, I will be tinkering with the platform, altering and shaping the ad’s parameters based on analytics and in response to our unfolding, scrolling moment. This week (so far), the campaign has spent $39.01 to reach 2,881 “job hunting” or “art-going” users aged 16-65 who are physically present (or claiming to live) in Texas and interested in “working time” and “farce.”
October 2 at 5 pm CST via Zoom/Facebook Live, curator Mary Magsamen and I will talk about the project and explore what it means now to spend time on platforms that profit from our presence and attention.”
Artist talk: October 2, 2020 | 5–6 pm
With Eileen Maxson and Mary Magsamen. See event description for details.
2442 Bartlett Street
Houston, 77098 TX
713 868-2101Get directions