Lana Z Caplan at Everson Museum

Lana Z Caplan Installation view Everson Museum

No Emoji for Ennui:
Lana Z Caplan, Ross Meckfessel, Alison Nguyen, Matt Whitman
January 27 – March 26, 2022
Everson Museum
401 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY
Light Work’s Urban Video Project presents No Emoji for Ennui, a group exhibition featuring the work of filmmakers Lana Z Caplan, Ross Meckfessel, Alison Nguyen, and Matt Whitman. The installation will be on view from January 27 thru March 26, 2022, at UVP’s outdoor projection site on the north facade of the Everson Museum of Art, Thursday through Saturday, from dusk until 11 p.m.

Related Events:

  • In-person Screening + Q&A
    Thursday | February 24 | 6:30 p.m.
  • Online Screening + Q&A
    Thursday, March 10 | 6:30 p.m. EST

Plaza Projection Schedule:
Thursday – Saturday, dusk – 11pm

  • Jan. 27 - Feb 5: Lana Z Caplan, Autopoiesis
  • Feb. 10 - 19: Ross Meckfessel, Estuary
  • Feb 24 - March 5: Alison Nguyen, My Favorite Software Is Being Here
  • March 24 - 26: combined loop
  • In conjunction with the exhibition, UVP will host two screenings of the No Emoji for Ennui program featuring additional work by Tulapop Saenjaroen, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers:

About the Program

No Emoji for Ennui is a group show featuring the work of Lana Z Caplan, Ross Meckfessel, Alison Nguyen, and Matt Whitman that explores the difficult-to-define emotional tenor of our time—one that often leaves us overstimulated and underwhelmed at the same time it demands endless positivity. The seductive surface of the touchscreen shatters and the polygon meshes underlying our shared social reality peek out from under the digital skin.

What does it feel like to be a person in a world in which our sense of self has been thoroughly disoriented by technological entanglement and co-opted by neoliberal capital?

By turns unsettling, contemplative, humorous, and filled with existential dread, the resulting show is a collective selfie of who and what we are now.


About Urban Video Project

Urban Video Project (UVP), a program of Light Work in partnership with the Everson Museum of Art and Onondaga County, is an outdoor architectural projection venue dedicated to the public presentation of film, video and moving image arts. UVP is one of few projects in the United States dedicated to ongoing public projections and adds a new chapter to Central New York’s legacy as one of the birthplaces of video art using cutting-edge technology to bring art of the highest caliber to Syracuse, New York.


More information here 


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