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Casual Water

Aerial Views, 2010, 2012 & 2014  

Details from Casual Water

Details from Casual Water  2019, Video still, variable dimensions, 60 min. total running time

Cart Path with New Growth

Cart Path with New Growth  2019, Archival pigment print, 16"x20"

Hemlock Flowers

Hemlock Flowers  2019, Cyanotype, 11"x8 1/2"

Untitled (Russian Stranger)

Untitled (Russian Stranger)  2019, Archival pigment print, 12"x15"

Jacob Koestler (Cleveland, OH)
Opening Reception: April 12, 6PM - 9PM
On View: 04/12/19 - 06/07/19

An exhibition of photographs and printed ephemera with a video essay at its center, Jacob Koestler’s Casual Water threads various points of view to tell the story of an abandoned country club. Through interviews and multiple digressions, personal histories begin to reshape an initial view of the landscape. What starts as a microcosmic study of a few acres morphs into larger themes regarding sense of place, fragility of memory and the impermanence of natural spaces.

Casual Water Trailer on Vimeo

Featuring: Bill Barrow • Kay Davis • Tina Katz • Roy Larick • Fran Mentch • Rick PeacockMovement / Dance by Tara Jordan
Music by Bbob Drake • Cloudy JB • Matthew Gallagher • NRML GRL • Rural Carrier
Second Camera by Noelle Richard
Virtual Golf Course Sequence by Ben Grossi
Photographic Works by Joseph Minek
Title & Credits by Alex Arthur
Production Assistants: Sam Butler • Dana Cassidy • Emily Flory • Nate Rouse • Leah Trznadel
Special thanks to Karl Anderson • Caitie Moore • Anna Tararova
This production was made possible with generous support from SPACES
Photographed on Location: Greater Cleveland Area, Ohio • Leningrad Oblast, Russia • Saint Petersburg, Russia

In memory of Dick Koestler, 1936–2019

About the Artist

Jacob Koestler

Jacob Koestler is an artist and musician from Johnstown, PA. He holds an MFA from the Photography and Integrated Media program at Ohio University. His practice includes photography, video and multimedia installation. Koestler also performs live scores for his videos under the name Rural Carrier, and is a co-founder of... go to artist page

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