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Repeat Until. • work by Kate Barclay, Mauren Brodbeck, Kael Greco, Katie Herzog, Merve Kayan, Gretchen Mercedes, Ruben Ortiz-Torres and Michael Trigilio • compactspace, 2009

Repeat Until. takes its inspiration from Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ Maintenance Art Manifesto, the titular loop command found within Pascal computing language and simple acts of doing and doing again. The artists’ subject matter, ranging from storerooms and skulls to hole-ridden sweaters and stand-up comedy, comments tangentially on architectural structures, commercial products and/or repeated performances that participate in or evoke labor, time and thought-intensive reverberations. The cumulative product is a whimsical investigation of micro-economies that flourish and languish within vortexes of market demand and personal leisure.

Merve Kayan’s two-channel video “Work” serves as the nexus piece, investigating the poignant connections between a family-run sweater darning shop and an auto mechanic whose mannequin restoration business segued into The Chasers, a band of automatons that play anything from Barry White to Kenny Chesney. The Turkish filmmaker carefully montages images punctuated by synthetic and organic hands -- limbs that gesture out of either necessity or impulse, bodies that engage in rhythmic choreographies out of both economic need and leisurely fascination.

The Ends, a collection of six short videos by internationally exhibiting artist Micheal Trigilio, is a “meandering through understandings of conclusion, impermanence and unraveling.” Showing in the gallery’s backspace storeroom, Trigilio’s looped sound and image exist in dialog with circuitous performance, reflection, monotony and other secondary manifestations of invisible labor vs. manifest spectacle.

A new video by Ruben Ortiz-Torres lightly satirizes the unexpected juxtapositions existing among hierarchical labor, spectacle and the museum as storehouse and showcase. Australian artist Gretchen Mercedes investigates constructive regionalism with her photographs of work sites existing in very different global realities, while Swiss artist Mauren Brodbeck’s photo-based works present serial sub-realities left with just faint traces of site and memory.

In conjunction with Repeat Until., compactspace is proudly exhibiting the work of UCSD graduates Kate Barclay and Katie Herzog in our storespace and officespace.

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Repeat Until. • work by Kate Barclay, Mauren Brodbeck, Kael Greco, Katie Herzog, Merve Kayan, Gretchen Mercedes, Ruben Ortiz-Torres and Michael Trigilio • compactspace, 2009

Repeat Until. takes its inspiration from Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ Maintenance Art Manifesto, the titular loop command found within Pascal computing language and simple acts of doing and doing again. The artists’ subject matter, ranging from storerooms and skulls to hole-ridden sweaters and stand-up comedy, comments tangentially on architectural structures, commercial products and/or repeated performances that participate in or evoke labor, time and thought-intensive reverberations. The cumulative product is a whimsical investigation of micro-economies that flourish and languish within vortexes of market demand and personal leisure.

Merve Kayan’s two-channel video “Work” serves as the nexus piece, investigating the poignant connections between a family-run sweater darning shop and an auto mechanic whose mannequin restoration business segued into The Chasers, a band of automatons that play anything from Barry White to Kenny Chesney. The Turkish filmmaker carefully montages images punctuated by synthetic and organic hands -- limbs that gesture out of either necessity or impulse, bodies that engage in rhythmic choreographies out of both economic need and leisurely fascination.

The Ends, a collection of six short videos by internationally exhibiting artist Micheal Trigilio, is a “meandering through understandings of conclusion, impermanence and unraveling.” Showing in the gallery’s backspace storeroom, Trigilio’s looped sound and image exist in dialog with circuitous performance, reflection, monotony and other secondary manifestations of invisible labor vs. manifest spectacle.

A new video by Ruben Ortiz-Torres lightly satirizes the unexpected juxtapositions existing among hierarchical labor, spectacle and the museum as storehouse and showcase. Australian artist Gretchen Mercedes investigates constructive regionalism with her photographs of work sites existing in very different global realities, while Swiss artist Mauren Brodbeck’s photo-based works present serial sub-realities left with just faint traces of site and memory.

In conjunction with Repeat Until., compactspace is proudly exhibiting the work of UCSD graduates Kate Barclay and Katie Herzog in our storespace and officespace.

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Repeat Until. • work by Kate Barclay, Mauren Brodbeck, Kael Greco, Katie Herzog, Merve Kayan, Gretchen Mercedes, Ruben Ortiz-Torres and Michael Trigilio • compactspace, 2009

Repeat Until. takes its inspiration from Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ Maintenance Art Manifesto, the titular loop command found within Pascal computing language and simple acts of doing and doing again. The artists’ subject matter, ranging from storerooms and skulls to hole-ridden sweaters and stand-up comedy, comments tangentially on architectural structures, commercial products and/or repeated performances that participate in or evoke labor, time and thought-intensive reverberations. The cumulative product is a whimsical investigation of micro-economies that flourish and languish within vortexes of market demand and personal leisure.

Merve Kayan’s two-channel video “Work” serves as the nexus piece, investigating the poignant connections between a family-run sweater darning shop and an auto mechanic whose mannequin restoration business segued into The Chasers, a band of automatons that play anything from Barry White to Kenny Chesney. The Turkish filmmaker carefully montages images punctuated by synthetic and organic hands -- limbs that gesture out of either necessity or impulse, bodies that engage in rhythmic choreographies out of both economic need and leisurely fascination.

The Ends, a collection of six short videos by internationally exhibiting artist Micheal Trigilio, is a “meandering through understandings of conclusion, impermanence and unraveling.” Showing in the gallery’s backspace storeroom, Trigilio’s looped sound and image exist in dialog with circuitous performance, reflection, monotony and other secondary manifestations of invisible labor vs. manifest spectacle.

A new video by Ruben Ortiz-Torres lightly satirizes the unexpected juxtapositions existing among hierarchical labor, spectacle and the museum as storehouse and showcase. Australian artist Gretchen Mercedes investigates constructive regionalism with her photographs of work sites existing in very different global realities, while Swiss artist Mauren Brodbeck’s photo-based works present serial sub-realities left with just faint traces of site and memory.

In conjunction with Repeat Until., compactspace is proudly exhibiting the work of UCSD graduates Kate Barclay and Katie Herzog in our storespace and officespace.

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Repeat Until. • work by Kate Barclay, Mauren Brodbeck, Kael Greco, Katie Herzog, Merve Kayan, Gretchen Mercedes, Ruben Ortiz-Torres and Michael Trigilio • compactspace, 2009

Repeat Until. takes its inspiration from Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ Maintenance Art Manifesto, the titular loop command found within Pascal computing language and simple acts of doing and doing again. The artists’ subject matter, ranging from storerooms and skulls to hole-ridden sweaters and stand-up comedy, comments tangentially on architectural structures, commercial products and/or repeated performances that participate in or evoke labor, time and thought-intensive reverberations. The cumulative product is a whimsical investigation of micro-economies that flourish and languish within vortexes of market demand and personal leisure.

Merve Kayan’s two-channel video “Work” serves as the nexus piece, investigating the poignant connections between a family-run sweater darning shop and an auto mechanic whose mannequin restoration business segued into The Chasers, a band of automatons that play anything from Barry White to Kenny Chesney. The Turkish filmmaker carefully montages images punctuated by synthetic and organic hands -- limbs that gesture out of either necessity or impulse, bodies that engage in rhythmic choreographies out of both economic need and leisurely fascination.

The Ends, a collection of six short videos by internationally exhibiting artist Micheal Trigilio, is a “meandering through understandings of conclusion, impermanence and unraveling.” Showing in the gallery’s backspace storeroom, Trigilio’s looped sound and image exist in dialog with circuitous performance, reflection, monotony and other secondary manifestations of invisible labor vs. manifest spectacle.

A new video by Ruben Ortiz-Torres lightly satirizes the unexpected juxtapositions existing among hierarchical labor, spectacle and the museum as storehouse and showcase. Australian artist Gretchen Mercedes investigates constructive regionalism with her photographs of work sites existing in very different global realities, while Swiss artist Mauren Brodbeck’s photo-based works present serial sub-realities left with just faint traces of site and memory.

In conjunction with Repeat Until., compactspace is proudly exhibiting the work of UCSD graduates Kate Barclay and Katie Herzog in our storespace and officespace.

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Repeat Until. • work by Kate Barclay, Mauren Brodbeck, Kael Greco, Katie Herzog, Merve Kayan, Gretchen Mercedes, Ruben Ortiz-Torres and Michael Trigilio • compactspace, 2009

Repeat Until. takes its inspiration from Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ Maintenance Art Manifesto, the titular loop command found within Pascal computing language and simple acts of doing and doing again. The artists’ subject matter, ranging from storerooms and skulls to hole-ridden sweaters and stand-up comedy, comments tangentially on architectural structures, commercial products and/or repeated performances that participate in or evoke labor, time and thought-intensive reverberations. The cumulative product is a whimsical investigation of micro-economies that flourish and languish within vortexes of market demand and personal leisure.

Merve Kayan’s two-channel video “Work” serves as the nexus piece, investigating the poignant connections between a family-run sweater darning shop and an auto mechanic whose mannequin restoration business segued into The Chasers, a band of automatons that play anything from Barry White to Kenny Chesney. The Turkish filmmaker carefully montages images punctuated by synthetic and organic hands -- limbs that gesture out of either necessity or impulse, bodies that engage in rhythmic choreographies out of both economic need and leisurely fascination.

The Ends, a collection of six short videos by internationally exhibiting artist Micheal Trigilio, is a “meandering through understandings of conclusion, impermanence and unraveling.” Showing in the gallery’s backspace storeroom, Trigilio’s looped sound and image exist in dialog with circuitous performance, reflection, monotony and other secondary manifestations of invisible labor vs. manifest spectacle.

A new video by Ruben Ortiz-Torres lightly satirizes the unexpected juxtapositions existing among hierarchical labor, spectacle and the museum as storehouse and showcase. Australian artist Gretchen Mercedes investigates constructive regionalism with her photographs of work sites existing in very different global realities, while Swiss artist Mauren Brodbeck’s photo-based works present serial sub-realities left with just faint traces of site and memory.

In conjunction with Repeat Until., compactspace is proudly exhibiting the work of UCSD graduates Kate Barclay and Katie Herzog in our storespace and officespace.

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Repeat Until. • work by Kate Barclay, Mauren Brodbeck, Kael Greco, Katie Herzog, Merve Kayan, Gretchen Mercedes, Ruben Ortiz-Torres and Michael Trigilio • compactspace, 2009

Repeat Until. takes its inspiration from Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ Maintenance Art Manifesto, the titular loop command found within Pascal computing language and simple acts of doing and doing again. The artists’ subject matter, ranging from storerooms and skulls to hole-ridden sweaters and stand-up comedy, comments tangentially on architectural structures, commercial products and/or repeated performances that participate in or evoke labor, time and thought-intensive reverberations. The cumulative product is a whimsical investigation of micro-economies that flourish and languish within vortexes of market demand and personal leisure.

Merve Kayan’s two-channel video “Work” serves as the nexus piece, investigating the poignant connections between a family-run sweater darning shop and an auto mechanic whose mannequin restoration business segued into The Chasers, a band of automatons that play anything from Barry White to Kenny Chesney. The Turkish filmmaker carefully montages images punctuated by synthetic and organic hands -- limbs that gesture out of either necessity or impulse, bodies that engage in rhythmic choreographies out of both economic need and leisurely fascination.

The Ends, a collection of six short videos by internationally exhibiting artist Micheal Trigilio, is a “meandering through understandings of conclusion, impermanence and unraveling.” Showing in the gallery’s backspace storeroom, Trigilio’s looped sound and image exist in dialog with circuitous performance, reflection, monotony and other secondary manifestations of invisible labor vs. manifest spectacle.

A new video by Ruben Ortiz-Torres lightly satirizes the unexpected juxtapositions existing among hierarchical labor, spectacle and the museum as storehouse and showcase. Australian artist Gretchen Mercedes investigates constructive regionalism with her photographs of work sites existing in very different global realities, while Swiss artist Mauren Brodbeck’s photo-based works present serial sub-realities left with just faint traces of site and memory.

In conjunction with Repeat Until., compactspace is proudly exhibiting the work of UCSD graduates Kate Barclay and Katie Herzog in our storespace and officespace.

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Repeat Until. • work by Kate Barclay, Mauren Brodbeck, Kael Greco, Katie Herzog, Merve Kayan, Gretchen Mercedes, Ruben Ortiz-Torres and Michael Trigilio • compactspace, 2009

Repeat Until. takes its inspiration from Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ Maintenance Art Manifesto, the titular loop command found within Pascal computing language and simple acts of doing and doing again. The artists’ subject matter, ranging from storerooms and skulls to hole-ridden sweaters and stand-up comedy, comments tangentially on architectural structures, commercial products and/or repeated performances that participate in or evoke labor, time and thought-intensive reverberations. The cumulative product is a whimsical investigation of micro-economies that flourish and languish within vortexes of market demand and personal leisure.

Merve Kayan’s two-channel video “Work” serves as the nexus piece, investigating the poignant connections between a family-run sweater darning shop and an auto mechanic whose mannequin restoration business segued into The Chasers, a band of automatons that play anything from Barry White to Kenny Chesney. The Turkish filmmaker carefully montages images punctuated by synthetic and organic hands -- limbs that gesture out of either necessity or impulse, bodies that engage in rhythmic choreographies out of both economic need and leisurely fascination.

The Ends, a collection of six short videos by internationally exhibiting artist Micheal Trigilio, is a “meandering through understandings of conclusion, impermanence and unraveling.” Showing in the gallery’s backspace storeroom, Trigilio’s looped sound and image exist in dialog with circuitous performance, reflection, monotony and other secondary manifestations of invisible labor vs. manifest spectacle.

A new video by Ruben Ortiz-Torres lightly satirizes the unexpected juxtapositions existing among hierarchical labor, spectacle and the museum as storehouse and showcase. Australian artist Gretchen Mercedes investigates constructive regionalism with her photographs of work sites existing in very different global realities, while Swiss artist Mauren Brodbeck’s photo-based works present serial sub-realities left with just faint traces of site and memory.

In conjunction with Repeat Until., compactspace is proudly exhibiting the work of UCSD graduates Kate Barclay and Katie Herzog in our storespace and officespace.

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Repeat Until. • work by Kate Barclay, Mauren Brodbeck, Kael Greco, Katie Herzog, Merve Kayan, Gretchen Mercedes, Ruben Ortiz-Torres and Michael Trigilio • compactspace, 2009

Repeat Until. takes its inspiration from Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ Maintenance Art Manifesto, the titular loop command found within Pascal computing language and simple acts of doing and doing again. The artists’ subject matter, ranging from storerooms and skulls to hole-ridden sweaters and stand-up comedy, comments tangentially on architectural structures, commercial products and/or repeated performances that participate in or evoke labor, time and thought-intensive reverberations. The cumulative product is a whimsical investigation of micro-economies that flourish and languish within vortexes of market demand and personal leisure.

Merve Kayan’s two-channel video “Work” serves as the nexus piece, investigating the poignant connections between a family-run sweater darning shop and an auto mechanic whose mannequin restoration business segued into The Chasers, a band of automatons that play anything from Barry White to Kenny Chesney. The Turkish filmmaker carefully montages images punctuated by synthetic and organic hands -- limbs that gesture out of either necessity or impulse, bodies that engage in rhythmic choreographies out of both economic need and leisurely fascination.

The Ends, a collection of six short videos by internationally exhibiting artist Micheal Trigilio, is a “meandering through understandings of conclusion, impermanence and unraveling.” Showing in the gallery’s backspace storeroom, Trigilio’s looped sound and image exist in dialog with circuitous performance, reflection, monotony and other secondary manifestations of invisible labor vs. manifest spectacle.

A new video by Ruben Ortiz-Torres lightly satirizes the unexpected juxtapositions existing among hierarchical labor, spectacle and the museum as storehouse and showcase. Australian artist Gretchen Mercedes investigates constructive regionalism with her photographs of work sites existing in very different global realities, while Swiss artist Mauren Brodbeck’s photo-based works present serial sub-realities left with just faint traces of site and memory.

In conjunction with Repeat Until., compactspace is proudly exhibiting the work of UCSD graduates Kate Barclay and Katie Herzog in our storespace and officespace.

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Repeat Until. • work by Kate Barclay, Mauren Brodbeck, Kael Greco, Katie Herzog, Merve Kayan, Gretchen Mercedes, Ruben Ortiz-Torres and Michael Trigilio • compactspace, 2009

Repeat Until. takes its inspiration from Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ Maintenance Art Manifesto, the titular loop command found within Pascal computing language and simple acts of doing and doing again. The artists’ subject matter, ranging from storerooms and skulls to hole-ridden sweaters and stand-up comedy, comments tangentially on architectural structures, commercial products and/or repeated performances that participate in or evoke labor, time and thought-intensive reverberations. The cumulative product is a whimsical investigation of micro-economies that flourish and languish within vortexes of market demand and personal leisure.

Merve Kayan’s two-channel video “Work” serves as the nexus piece, investigating the poignant connections between a family-run sweater darning shop and an auto mechanic whose mannequin restoration business segued into The Chasers, a band of automatons that play anything from Barry White to Kenny Chesney. The Turkish filmmaker carefully montages images punctuated by synthetic and organic hands -- limbs that gesture out of either necessity or impulse, bodies that engage in rhythmic choreographies out of both economic need and leisurely fascination.

The Ends, a collection of six short videos by internationally exhibiting artist Micheal Trigilio, is a “meandering through understandings of conclusion, impermanence and unraveling.” Showing in the gallery’s backspace storeroom, Trigilio’s looped sound and image exist in dialog with circuitous performance, reflection, monotony and other secondary manifestations of invisible labor vs. manifest spectacle.

A new video by Ruben Ortiz-Torres lightly satirizes the unexpected juxtapositions existing among hierarchical labor, spectacle and the museum as storehouse and showcase. Australian artist Gretchen Mercedes investigates constructive regionalism with her photographs of work sites existing in very different global realities, while Swiss artist Mauren Brodbeck’s photo-based works present serial sub-realities left with just faint traces of site and memory.

In conjunction with Repeat Until., compactspace is proudly exhibiting the work of UCSD graduates Kate Barclay and Katie Herzog in our storespace and officespace.

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Repeat Until. • work by Kate Barclay, Mauren Brodbeck, Kael Greco, Katie Herzog, Merve Kayan, Gretchen Mercedes, Ruben Ortiz-Torres and Michael Trigilio • compactspace, 2009

Repeat Until. takes its inspiration from Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ Maintenance Art Manifesto, the titular loop command found within Pascal computing language and simple acts of doing and doing again. The artists’ subject matter, ranging from storerooms and skulls to hole-ridden sweaters and stand-up comedy, comments tangentially on architectural structures, commercial products and/or repeated performances that participate in or evoke labor, time and thought-intensive reverberations. The cumulative product is a whimsical investigation of micro-economies that flourish and languish within vortexes of market demand and personal leisure.

Merve Kayan’s two-channel video “Work” serves as the nexus piece, investigating the poignant connections between a family-run sweater darning shop and an auto mechanic whose mannequin restoration business segued into The Chasers, a band of automatons that play anything from Barry White to Kenny Chesney. The Turkish filmmaker carefully montages images punctuated by synthetic and organic hands -- limbs that gesture out of either necessity or impulse, bodies that engage in rhythmic choreographies out of both economic need and leisurely fascination.

The Ends, a collection of six short videos by internationally exhibiting artist Micheal Trigilio, is a “meandering through understandings of conclusion, impermanence and unraveling.” Showing in the gallery’s backspace storeroom, Trigilio’s looped sound and image exist in dialog with circuitous performance, reflection, monotony and other secondary manifestations of invisible labor vs. manifest spectacle.

A new video by Ruben Ortiz-Torres lightly satirizes the unexpected juxtapositions existing among hierarchical labor, spectacle and the museum as storehouse and showcase. Australian artist Gretchen Mercedes investigates constructive regionalism with her photographs of work sites existing in very different global realities, while Swiss artist Mauren Brodbeck’s photo-based works present serial sub-realities left with just faint traces of site and memory.

In conjunction with Repeat Until., compactspace is proudly exhibiting the work of UCSD graduates Kate Barclay and Katie Herzog in our storespace and officespace.

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Repeat Until. • work by Kate Barclay, Mauren Brodbeck, Kael Greco, Katie Herzog, Merve Kayan, Gretchen Mercedes, Ruben Ortiz-Torres and Michael Trigilio • compactspace, 2009

Repeat Until. takes its inspiration from Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ Maintenance Art Manifesto, the titular loop command found within Pascal computing language and simple acts of doing and doing again. The artists’ subject matter, ranging from storerooms and skulls to hole-ridden sweaters and stand-up comedy, comments tangentially on architectural structures, commercial products and/or repeated performances that participate in or evoke labor, time and thought-intensive reverberations. The cumulative product is a whimsical investigation of micro-economies that flourish and languish within vortexes of market demand and personal leisure.

Merve Kayan’s two-channel video “Work” serves as the nexus piece, investigating the poignant connections between a family-run sweater darning shop and an auto mechanic whose mannequin restoration business segued into The Chasers, a band of automatons that play anything from Barry White to Kenny Chesney. The Turkish filmmaker carefully montages images punctuated by synthetic and organic hands -- limbs that gesture out of either necessity or impulse, bodies that engage in rhythmic choreographies out of both economic need and leisurely fascination.

The Ends, a collection of six short videos by internationally exhibiting artist Micheal Trigilio, is a “meandering through understandings of conclusion, impermanence and unraveling.” Showing in the gallery’s backspace storeroom, Trigilio’s looped sound and image exist in dialog with circuitous performance, reflection, monotony and other secondary manifestations of invisible labor vs. manifest spectacle.

A new video by Ruben Ortiz-Torres lightly satirizes the unexpected juxtapositions existing among hierarchical labor, spectacle and the museum as storehouse and showcase. Australian artist Gretchen Mercedes investigates constructive regionalism with her photographs of work sites existing in very different global realities, while Swiss artist Mauren Brodbeck’s photo-based works present serial sub-realities left with just faint traces of site and memory.

In conjunction with Repeat Until., compactspace is proudly exhibiting the work of UCSD graduates Kate Barclay and Katie Herzog in our storespace and officespace.