June 24, 2021
Watch the video and Q&A below as of 8:30pm PST on June 24.
LAND is pleased to announce G. Brenner’s music video premiere event for “𝘋𝘦𝘦 𝘋𝘦𝘦,” the second single off his debut album 𝘉𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘩𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘦. Join us Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 8:30pm – 9:30pm PST on YouTube for a Q&A between the artist G. Brenner and Director Amara Higuera moderated by LAND’s Curatorial Associate Hugo Cervantes.
Special thanks to Werkartz for their support.
G. Brenner is the project of LA-based visual artist and musician Gabriel Brenner. Drawing on artists such as Arca, Grouper, and Julianna Barwick, he crafted an idiosyncratic style that has fallen gracefully between folk, gospel, and experimental electronic music. Formerly known as Pastel, Brenner released his debut EP, It Will Be Missed, via M-animal Vinyl in 2014. In 2015, he released his second EP, Bone-Weary, via rising Houston-based label Very Jazzed. In 2017, he self-released an EP entitled absent, just dust, a 5-song collection exploring language, loss, and identity through ambient-noise soundscapes. On Valentine’s Day 2018, he released a one-off single “Close” to celebrate the holiday. After releasing a string of covers and remixes to close the chapter on his Pastel moniker, Brenner released “Brushfire,” his debut single as G. Brenner. His debut album of the same name will be released August 20, 2021 via Very Jazzed. At its core, this album is about being immobilized by worlds collapsing at a fast-forward pace and the struggle to find meaning in the remaining ruins.
Amara Higuera lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work engages a lens-based practice to explore how images (still and moving) shape the histories and interpretations of people and places. She wanted to make music videos with G. Brenner since they first met way back when. Aside from directing, she has been teaching, writing and making sound works as a practice of personal exorcism and artistic research.
LAND’s 2021 exhibitions are made possible with lead support from the Offield Family Foundation and the Jerry and Terry Kohl Foundation. Additional support is provided by the the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, the California Community Foundation, the J. Paul Getty Trust Foundation, Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, the Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation, the Poncher Family Foundation, Brenda Potter, and LAND’s Nomadic Council.