California Museum of Photography
October 28, 2006 - January 7, 2007
Saturday, October 28, 2006, 7pm - 10pm
Inspired by the bizarre real-life case of Russell Eugene Weston Jr., who stormed the U.S. Capital building in search of the Ruby Satellite killing 2 police officers in his wake, the exhibition RUBY SATELLITE explores the complex drives and magnetism of compulsion, its many guises, and its ability to assert control - overt or veiled, subtle or overwhelming?with particular emphasis on the obsessive and often perverse behavior linked to the power of one's beliefs.
RUBY SATELLITE brings together a group of national and international artists - Marc Bijl, Paul Chan, Thomas Dworzak, Kota Ezawa, Wei Guanqing, Nicoline van Harskamp, Mathilde ter Heijne, Industry of the Ordinary, Janice Kerbel, Annika Larsson, Adam McEwen, Yoshua Okon, Christine Tarkowski, and Mathew Wilson - who examine these complicated drives in a group of forceful photographic, video, and installation works.