tir talk (1): Epitaph for Family
A conversation between Johanna Breiding, Cary Cronenwett, Jennifer Moon, Tyler Matthew Oyer and others.
This event took place within the exhibition Epitaph for Family by Johanna Breiding at Human Resources Los Angeles.
July 7, 2015.
Johanna Breiding’s practice stems from photography, considering the medium’s history, its representational role and limits.Recent projects address a range of topics, including the death of analog photography via small town Keeler in Owens Valley, CA; the art historical canon of Land Art through portraiture and landscape photography; and the notion of hyperobjects and the (Post) Anthropocene. Breiding currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in New Genres at San Francisco Art Institute, and junior high art workshops through Urban Arts in South Central, LA. She is based in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and originally from Switzerland.
Cary Treadwell Cronenwett received the 2009 Bay Area Guardian Goldie Award for Local Discovery after the release of his film, Maggots and Men. His first short film, Phineas Slipped (2002) played extensively in the international LGBT film festival circuit. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Cronenwett has spent his adult life up and down the west coast and is currently based in Berlin, after earning a Film/Video MFA at CalArts. He has a BA from Evergreen State College.
Jennifer Moon is an artist living in Los Angeles. She was born in Lafayette, Indiana and completed her BFA at UCLA and MFA at Art Center College of Design. Her work focuses on self-empowerment through a movement she calls "The Revolution". Moon blends political theory, self-help, and fantasy, through the Revolution in performances video, writing, and sculpture to share her unconventional vision with the world. She is the recipient of a 2013 CCF Fellowship and the Moan public recognition award at the 2014 Made in LA exhibition at the Hammer Museum. Moon has exhibited at venues including Transmission Gallery Glasgow, China Art Objects Galleries, Hammer Museum, Cirrus Gallery, and Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces Melbourne.
Tyler Matthew Oyer founded tir journal in 2015. He is an artist, performer, writer and organizer based in Los Angeles. His work has been presented at MoMA PS1, REDCAT, dOCUMENTA (13), Hammer Museum, Kunstnernes Hus Oslo, Art Basel Miami Beach, Bergen Kunstall, Rogaland Kunstsenter, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, High Desert Test Sites, Highways Performance Space and the Orange County Museum of Art. He received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2012.