Sweeping Up the Place | LACDA / by Jesse Russell Brooks

Image from   Sweeping up the Place   (2006) by Jesse Russell Brooks

Image from Sweeping up the Place (2006) by Jesse Russell Brooks

Los Angeles, Ca. - Originally commissioned by artist and curator Lee Walton through funding provided by Rhizome at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY. Sweeping Up the Place is the first of 2 video performances Brooks developed for Walton's project titled Remote Instruction.

Lee Walton has an expanded practice that includes curating, drawing, performance, and social examination. His shows often employ a system of rules, chance, and are driven by collaboration. In 2005, he conducted over 20 different artists in multiple countries to bring together a collection of video performances in which he titled Remote Instruction.  These performances were designed to explore the power of media in relation to communication, geography, and social collaboration. 

This collaboration led to the creation of two video performances by Brooks for Walton's show. Sweeping up the Place (2006) and Incognito (2006). These video performances took place at over 30 locations throughout the state of California including Vasquez Rocks, Mt Shasta, Los Padres National Forrest, and West Cliff Drive Santa Cruz.

Image from   Incognito   (2006) by Jesse Russell Brooks

Image from Incognito (2006) by Jesse Russell Brooks

Sweeping up the place and Incognito were presented as part of Walton's exhibit Remote Instruction at The New Museum New York in 2007.  Since then, several iterations of both works have exhibited internationally including a 5 channel video installation titled Natural Disobedience (2015), at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art.

Sweeping up the Place will be on display at The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art from October 14, 2017 through November 9, 2017.


Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
104 East 4th Street, Los Angeles, California 90013
Curated by Michael Woods

Preview: Thursday, October 12, 7 - 9pm

Opening night reception on Saturday October 14, 2017 6pm - 9pm.
Food and beverages served. Attendance is free.