Ready-to-hand
THE SUNVIEW LUNCHEONETTE
December 12, 2014

still from Jen Liu’s  THE MACHINIST’S LAMENT, 2014

still from Jen Liu’s THE MACHINIST’S LAMENT, 2014

with videos and short films by

Irina Arnaut
Angela Conant and Yasmeen Sudairy
Dylan Gauthier
Beka Goedde
Jen Liu
Max Sherwood

Ready-to-hand as a term is a description of the nearness or physicality of a thing in the world, specifically as related to people/persons. This term and the videos in the screening are tiny slivers attempting to permeate the big idea that is truth. Many of the videos question what an object has to be in order to earn its name ("steering wheel", "lever", "tear drop", "stomach"), while others study the idea of object permanence, absurdity's role in our understanding of reality, and how objects can fool us.