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Multiplexer started as an art space Downtown in the City of Las Vegas. The exhibits focused on the potential of video as a medium, and away from the over explored, web-based sensationalism, corporate media and hollywood film industry. The space exhibits work that crosses the threshold from visual language to relevant and poignant explorations in a wide variety of subjects and motifs.

I have been keeping a watchful eye on the evolution of video as a contemporary art medium. I have noticed its effect on commercialized media and entertainment industries and vice-versa. Some critics argue that there is a blurred boundary between an art product and a design/commercial product in video, as is the trend in the two dimensional world. I believe that a real creative (art) approach to video making necessitates a different vision where the language and the intent, far differs from commercial and entertainment practices or purposes. A discussion about blurred boundaries is not as interesting as proving artist still strive to use the medium to push their concepts and ideas further.  Video by shear reach is dominated by media industries but a small element of it, the interesting part (at least for me) leaves open a wide range of possibilities in creative practices and continues to be a great incubator of ideas.
Going forward multiplexer will shift its location outside of the gallery space, it will be calling on artists to collaborate on the situational experience, and to attempt to solve “Chance” in reverse. I want the audience to have abandoned any notion of where art is supposed to exist, the moment they set eyes on the first few frames. I do not know precisely where these efforts will lead, but I think that is the point, a world with art  that is less predictable and more interesting.

Multiplexer also focuses on the detritus and artifacts of video technology and its relationships to changes and shifts in history, from analog to digital, broadcasts, video art and home videos. From the anthropological and scientific, to the exploratory and experimental; all genres and categories of video work are considered for exhibition.

The art space was located in downtown Las Vegas two blocks from the 12 million LED screen Viva Vision, on Fremont Street, both a technological inspiration and an unsettling reminder of the power media wields.

Multiplexer is owned and curated by David Sanchez Burr. David has been curating exhibits sporadically since 1993. He received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and his MFA from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His experience includes Graduate Programs Manager at the San Francisco Art Institute from 1999 to 2006 and has worked in the professional video software industry at Softron Media Services for the past two years. David has also exhibited internationally and has resided in Las Vegas since 2006.

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