Jacolby Satterwhite’s Country Ball 1989-2012 • Super Squirrel performance

January 19, 2023, at MCASD’s Jacobs Hall
700 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037
5:00 - 7:00 pm, with performances at 5:30 & 6:30
FREE for MCASD’s Third Thursday

Space Time is very excited to begin a partnership with MCASD to produce a series of events that consider works on display while presenting rare artist videos and live performances. The first includes works that incorporate found material to critique pop culture and imagine better worlds, in conjunction with the exhibition Alexis Smith: The American Way.

Country Ball 1989-2012
Jacolby Satterwhite

(2012, 12:38 min, color, sound, HD video on loop)

In Country Ball, Satterwhite fuses drawing, live performance and digital technology to translate and document personal mythology. Here the artist's sources are a home video of a family cookout and his mother's drawings. Hand-tracing the drawings and importing them into a 3D animation program, Satterwhite builds a lush, computer-generated landscape. Performing in front of the camera and "green screen" 100 times, he inserts his dance performances into the virtual space to create what he terms "a Hieronymous Bosch 'Garden of Earthly Delights' inspired landscape."

Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York, NY.

Super Squirrel
Performances at 5:30 & 6:30 pm

Super Squirrel (Sarah Hankins) is a DJ, producer, ethnomusicologist, and electronic noisemaker. Working with samples, VSTs, and analog synths, she explores themes of psychopathology, the carnivalesque, horror, oddity, intimacy, and haunting. Super Squirrel is compelled by the duality of sound as both material force and sociocultural text; she enjoys playing at the intersections and disjunctures of these two dimensions. In live performance, she creates quasi-narratives by way of irrational pop/electronic/folk mashups, which are smeared with noise and paired with curious videos.