The Soft Epic; Savages of the Pacific West


The Soft Epic; Savages of the Pacific West is a monumental video and audio installation that is currently on view at Telic Arts Exchange on Chung King Rd. in Chinatown, Los Angeles. Philadelphia-based artists Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib have collaborated on this five-projection work collaged with vast contemporary references of cultural anxiety, urban decay and epic sci-fi movie excerpts to create an entirely new apocalypse. Nadia Hironaka is an MFA graduate from The Art Institute of Chicago and lives and works in Philadelphia. She is a professor at The Maryland Institute College of Art and has recently exhibited videos at PULSAR, Venezuela, Rencontres Internationals, Paris/Berlin, and The Den Haag Film and Video Festival, The Netherlands. Matthew Suib has exhibited internationally with recent works included in exhibitions at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kunstwerke Berlin, Mercer Union, Toronto, and PS1 Contemporary Art Center in New York City. Both artists founded Screening, Philadelphia’s first gallery dedicated to the presentation of innovative and challenging works on video and film.