Not Every Place You Fit In Is Where You Belong

March 2018 at Kings Leap with Collin Leitch


Not Every Place You Fit In Is Where You Belong is a collaborative exhibition by Theodore Darst and Collin Leitch at King’s Leap about not breaking into spiritual prison.  Featuring a two-channel video and a constellation of prints and sculpture, the two artists contemplate the history, agency, and surface tension embedded in the compositing of media.

This cross pollination of Leitch and Darst, where images pollute the monitors like clouds of smoke, kicks up the dust of trans-media histories and distorts our perceptual relationships to them.  Their work eschews both the sacredness of experimental cinema and the capital sealed within Hollywood filmmaking. Instead, the two work to subsume and push through these modes of production so that we can move freely in our first person role-player, watching as the window shatters. – Alec Petty

PRESS: Brooklyn Rail review by Ida Pruitt   —   Tzvetnik

 Klud, 2018, Diffusion dye on aluminum, 5” x 7”

No More Kings, 2018, Diffusion dye on aluminum, 5” x 7”

Jer*my, 2018, Diffusion dye on aluminum, 5” x 7”

Theodore Darst & Collin Leitch, All Manner Of Things Shall Be Well, 2018, 2-Channel HD Video, 9.45 minutes, Dimensions Variable