Phonebox / past / current / future

Margarita Jimeno (Colombia)

Fishing Parking Lot - Fish is a fish is a fish, 2009
7 min. DV

Opening March15
March 16 - April 27

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The work is a part of the video series 1-2-1 Video Phone Home in Phonebox
1-2-1 Video Phone Home is the name of a new series of exhibitions in IMO's Phonebox space. The exhibitions will be focusing on video works only. Each presentation shows just one video directly from a laptop. As a viewer you will be one on one with the work, all of which deals with an intimacy and proximity that relates to the Phonebox situation.

The videos will all have the duration of a manageable telephone call.

Second video in the series is the short documentary film Fishing Parking Lot - Fish is a fish is a fish where Margarita Jimeno films what looks like a futuristic scenery from a apocalyptic fictional movie. A small group of local people are fishing in a parking lot in Chinatown, New York surrounded by nothing but concrete.

Margarita Jimeno (1975) born in Bogotá, Colombia is a filmmaker and artist based in New York. She studied at the School of Visual Arts. Her work reflects her passion for music, and the peculiarities of life, which tend to be absurd, and surrealistic. Her films have been screened in the international Film Festival circuit winning awards. Her video-art, photography, and sound pieces have participated in museums and galleries such as MOCA (the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles), La Rebeca Gallery (Bogotá), MAMBO (Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá), Thomas Erben Gallery (NYC), the Americas Society Art Gallery (NYC), Whitebox (NYC), Kunst Radio, ORF, and IFM (Institut für Medienarchäologie) Austria amongst others.