Bonnie Begusch

Bonnie Begush The ikono On Air Festival is showing Bonnie Begush's film "Means and Ends". "Typewritten marks intertwine through a shifting frame of view along the axis of a page. In this simple movement, contours dissolve as one point is dragged into another, forming crooked variations of line and brief glimpses of optical illusion. Slight imperfections become visible within the machinic regularity of the reading- a skew, paper grain and subtle stains of use." (Artist Statement) -> Channel Festival Curators Selection


Bonnie Begusch received her BA from the University of California, Los Angeles and her MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. Her work with time-based media draws from histories of abstraction, concrete poetry and structuralist film to reflect on the intertwined relationship between text, tools and perception. Her work has been presented at such venues as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Berkeley Art Museum, Oakland Art Museum, Performance Art Institute San Francisco, Tape Modern Berlin, Exile Berlin, Vox Populi Philadelphia, 92YTribeca New York, CoWorker Projects New York and the Courtisane Festival in Ghent, Belgium. Recent awards include the San Francisco Foundation's Murphy & Cadogan Fellowship in the Fine Arts, the Mildred Sherrod Bissinger Memorial Fellowship, UC Berkeley Arts Research Center Grant for Interdisciplinary Studies, a DAAD Fellowship to Berlin, Germany and residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Headlands Center for the Arts and Djerassi. -> Homepage of Bonnie Begush :

Curator's Special

Part of the curatorial selection by Channels Festival