MFA ALum Charles G. Miller featured in


Hidden in Plain Sight: La Jolla / UTC Annex, An-Edge City, 2013

3-17 October 2013

Opening Reception on Thursday, October 3rd, 5:30 - 8:30pm

UC San Diego, University Art Gallery
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0327

* Screening begins at the top of every hour

Fri, Oct 4 / 10:30am

Please join the UAG for breakfast for the premiere of Hidden in Plain Sight: La Jolla/UTC Annex, An-Edge City (2013) and a conversation with Joseph Redwood-Martinez, Charles G. Miller, & DEMILIT (Javier Arbona & Nick Sowers).

A conversation around urban rumors and anthropology/archaeology of the built environment. Whether "decoding," "defamiliarizing," or "giving attention to the overlooked," their spatial practices converge at the messy locus of ethics in making visible and audible what is not permitted. Whether in San Diego-Tijuana, Petra, Phoenix, Istanbul, Oakland or Quito, how are these questions of visibility navigated in different contexts? How might these obscured forms of the built environment be represented?

Sat, Oct 5 / 1 - 4:00pm

You are also invited to join us for Detour: La Jolla / UTC, walking with DEMILIT & Charles G. Miller

A collective ambulatory exploration of the political and psychological geography of La Jolla/UTC. The walk attempts to endure and read a landscape that is pedestrian-hostile and sometimes inscrutable. How to navigate and document a corporate landscape? Can misrepresentation and abstraction thereof enable otherwise precluded critical positions? For whom, and how might they be exercised?

Participants are welcome to come with audio/visual recording devices to gather and share their findings. This is not a guided tour. The walk will begin and end at the University Art Gallery.

Joseph Redwood-Martinez is an artist, writer, and filmmaker from the United States. His writing has appeared in Frieze, Modern Painters, and The Huffington Post. A first book of poetry, event statements, was published in April 2011 by Publication Studio. A forthcoming book of essays, neo-provincialism, will be released in 2014. He has shown work and curated programs in Sweden, Germany, Turkey, the UK, India, and the United States. In 2011-2012, he was a curatorial fellow at SALT in Istanbul. His first feature-length film, One day, everything will be free, was released in 2013.

Charles G. Miller is a multimedia artist and educator based in San Diego. His multi-format projects, incorporating video, photography, installation, and intervention, work to develop novel frameworks and methodologies for critically exploring, representing, and understanding contemporary urban landscapes. He was a principal collaborator with The Periscope Project in San Diego (2010-13), and previously with campbaltimore in Baltimore, Maryland (2005-6). He earned an MFA from the University of California, San Diego in 2010. He has exhibited widely, and initiated site-specific projects in Baltimore, New York, San Diego, and Los Angeles.

Bryan Finoki, Nick Sowers, and Javier Arbona founded DEMILIT in 2010 as part of a discussion on "Decoding Military Landscapes" at the Just Metropolis Conference (UC Berkeley). Since then, they have been searching for experimental ways of walking, exploring, listening, writing, and recording. Demilit has produced events and pieces for the Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, the Istanbul Design Biennial, The State, The San José Biennial, Other Cinema, and Deutschlandradio. Participating in Timing is Everything: Nick Sowers is an architect interested in making space with sounds and solid matter, and Javier Arbona is a geographer.


Oct 18 - 31
The City & The City, 2010
two-channel HD video, 18 min. 12 sec.

Fri Oct 18 / 10:30am
Breakfast reception and premiere of The City & The City. Followed by a conversation with Hong-An Truong, Dwayne Dixon, & Rei Terada

Nov 1 - 14
Remote Viewing, 2010
single-channel HD video, 15 min. 13 sec.
The Grid, 2011
single-channel HD video, 15 min. 13 sec.

Fri Nov 1 / 10:30am
Breakfast reception and premiere of Remote Viewing and The Grid. Followed by a reading by Tisa Bryant & conversation with Cauleen Smith

Nov 15 - Dec 6
Remnants of the Future / Plans for the Past, 2010 - 12
two-channel HD video (cinemascope), four channel sound, 17 min. 18 sec.

Fri Nov 15 / 10:30am
Breakfast reception and premiere of Remnants of the Future / Plans for the Past. Followed by a conversation with Justin Walsh

More information on these events and biographies of the artists and guests are available on the University Art Gallery website:

Curated by Michelle Y. Hyun, UAG Curatorial Fellow 2012-14

Design by Margo Graxeda

Special Thanks & Acknowledgements: Merete Kjaer, Jordan Crandall, Grant Kester, Nathean Vaughan, Rafal Kopacz, Maya Sconiers, Asher Mandel, & UCSD Visual Arts Department

The Exhibition of a Necessary Incompleteness is supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts

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Tuesday & Thursday 11:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday & Friday 11:00am - 7:30pm
Free Admission