Nathan Halverson: Absolute Difference


On view: Nov 12- Dec 4, 2016
Opening Reception: Nov 12, 6-10pm
Daily hours: Tuesday -Friday 12-5

Nathan Halverson’s exhibit, Absolute Difference, presents works of found, remixed, and processed audio-visual material exploring the personal and cultural associations that shape our perceptions of media, and the assumptions about referentiality, artificiality, and authenticity we impose on them. The works draw viewers into uncanny audio-visual landscapes – alien yet familiar, from microscopic to oceanic. One central piece, How Very Much I Have Loved You, pairs captured video from the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico with found audio from single-source recordings made public by the F.B.I., bringing together systems of industry, belief, and communication in search of ghosts lurking in the decay and resurrection of audio-visual media.

Halverson was selected as the 2016 Antenna Louisiana Open Call selection (check out the next open call here!), and here is curator Erin Dziedzic’s juror statement about her experience with making the selection:
“The few times I have been to New Orleans have been exceedingly stimulating, and I see from the energy, expression, and range of works presented in the Antenna: Open Call that the artists who submitted also feel that special draw of the city’s exuberance. It was a pleasure to be part of this selection process where artists from NOLA demonstrated growth and opportunity in their artistic practice.

Of this group of local artists I’d like to distinguish the work of Nathan Halverson who was selected amongst a talented group of peers to receive an award and exhibition opportunity from Antenna. His video works create a non-narrative experiential force buttressed by unique sounds that transform our viewing experience of the collaged visual sequences. It is my pleasure to honor this artist with the Antenna: Open Call awards for 2016.”

Thanks to Prospect New Orleans for equipment support