Carolyn Sortor: Transmembrane Pressure

Video projection

‘Transmembrane Pressure’ (2014) deploys 25 of the more than 369,525 videos uploaded to YouTube by the mysterious ‘Webdriver Torso’. The piece reflects Sortor’s continuing interests in dimensionality, sociality, and systems in general. For the background video, Sortor arranged selected embeds in a blog post, then screen-captured video of the resulting grid while VJ’ing it.

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Hall Arts Center Parking Garage

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Dallas Arts District
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Carolyn Sortor’s practice includes video, relational strategies, and curation. She has a B.F.A. purchased from Ben Britt and is working on an artificial M.F.A. Her work has been shown in New York, San Francisco, Dallas, Austin, and beyond, and in 2013 she received the Dallas Observer Mastermind Award.

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Recent projects have included Infrathin 29.401248x–98.485324 (2014–15), a solo show at the Epitome Institute, San Antonio, TX; curating the Dallas Medianale: Existential Virtuality (2015); Seismic Hive (2009–14), a solo show at The Reading Room, Dallas; organizing and directing the first Expanded Cinema (2012), a program of new video art created for the 999×193’ LED screen wrapping the Omni Dallas Hotel with audio simulcast on KXT 91.7 FM; and art as social wormhole (2013-ongoing), an ‘artificial MFA’ course/reading group.



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