On Sunday, December 7, at 7 p.m. Counterpath hosted the opening of “A Dream of Temporary Space,” an installation, on view through December, by Dennis Rosenfeld. The opening also feature a reading by Kameron Bashi.
About the installation: A suitcase, a cardboard packing box, a curtain that divides a room, a laptop beside an air mattress, an overturned table, or a well-worn pair of shoes—the objects and materials used by Dennis Rosenfeld directly reference the temporary, the makeshift, and the transient. Combining packing materials, household furniture, video projection and computer graphics, these installations evoke memories of travel and the instability of youth, expressing a longing both for some kind of idealized sense of home, and also for the beginning of the next journey.
Dennis Rosenfeld is a Canadian artist and technology specialist currently living in San Francisco. His work spans a range of media including painting, sculpture, photography, video, electronics, and software. He holds a master’s degree from UCLA’s Design/Media Arts program and has been involved in new media projects for galleries, institutions and festivals across the USA and Canada including Zero1 Biennial, UCLA New Wight Gallery, CAM Raleigh, Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery and the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad. Much of his work can be characterized by an interest in the social and cultural effects of technology, the experience of global mobility, and life in the 21st century.
Kameron Bashi was born in 1982 in the middle of America and has since lived on both coasts and in semi-rural Germany. He returned to study writing at the University of Maryland and Brown University, and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Denver. His first novel, tentatively titled The Following March, explores the magical qualities of intergenerational love, passenger airlines, queerness, whiteness, death, and dogs.