PART III


Performance

Diagram, Squared
Jeanne Liotta, two 16mm films projected over two distinct digital prints, 3 min, 2012

Two diagrams perform a mapping of both time and space simultaneously.
3 min 20 sec, @ 18 fps
=a pair of double projections: (2 )16mm films* superimposed over :
either /
a) 2 matte digital prints+, 20 x 30 in/3 min
/or
b) 2 slide projections, similar dimensions.

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Jeanne Liotta makes films and other cultural ephemera, such as photographs, works on paper, and live projection performances. Her body of work encompasses a constellation of mediums at a curious intersection of art, science, natural philosophy, and includes Observando El Cielo (2007), her 16mm film of the night skies.
She has taught widely and variously, and is presently Assistant Professor of Film Studies at The Univ. of Colorado Boulder and film/video faculty at the Bard MFA.

© 2012 – Images are courtesy of Jeanne Liotta

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© All images are courtesy and copyright of the artists



Movements
James G. Mattise, 16mm to digital, color, sound, 3 min, 2012
Movements is the culmination of a series of experiments with the optical printing machine. The images within the film were composed of various, individually filmed, images layered on top of one another. Richmond musician Nick Bonadies then elegantly married the images with a score that allowed the image’s abstractions to blend into a balanced, fully realized, experience.

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Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, James Mattise currently splits his time between Charlottesville & Richmond, Virginia. He works primarily with 16mm and Super 8mm film. His work has shown throughout Virginia, including the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts where he received an award at  the James River Film Shorts Festival.

 

Fate-calculating: Get Yale Interview Prepared 
Kit Yi Wong, digital video, color, sound, 4 min, 2010
The artist was distressed upon hearing the news from the Yale School of Art admissions office that 13 people would interview her on 29th March 2010 at 4:50pm. In order to restore a sense of control, she prepared for the interview with the help of the best fortune- teller in San Francisco Chinatown. The artist presented this video at the interview and the interviewers cracked up. She was accepted into the program, as predicted by the fortuneteller.

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Kit Yi Wong was born in Hong Kong, China. She received a BA at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and received her MFA at Yale University in 2012. She works because she cannot understand; she tries to understand herself through others. In the habit of seeking advice from others, she does not necessarily consider their opinions but she uses their words as a mirror. Her work has dealt with and continues her investigations with the body, time, space, power relations, and various ways of encountering strangers to explore hidden chances. She regards her growth in Hong Kong as fundamental influences on her work; especially in the sea of her mother’s random thoughts, her spirituality and her proactive business strategy. Recently she draws inspiration from street dance, Richard Prince and Weibo.com. She is currently based in Brooklyn, New York.
Website: http://kityi-n-ali.tumblr.com

 

Manifest Destiny III
Ellen Mueller, digital video, color, sound, 04:26 min, 2012
This work is inspired by the western landscape, historical westward expansion, and human infringement on America’s natural resources.

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Ellen Mueller has exhibited nationally and internationally as an interdisciplinary artist exploring the shared, everyday challenge of resisting change and maintaining control. She received her MFA in Studio Art from University of South Florida. Recent exhibitions span a variety of venues including CNN.com, the Cardiff Story Museum, and the Taubman Museum of Art.  Recently, she has been selected for residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Ucross Foundation, and Santa Fe Art Institute.

 

Phytoplastic
Ellie Irons, HD video, color, sound, 3:29, 2012
Phytoplastic tracks the deterioration of a microscopic aquatic ecosystem through physical and chemical pollution. A small puddle of water containing a healthy community of algae and other phytoplankton grown from a sample of Hudson River water are subject to a barrage of pollutants, from plastic particles to bleach, silt and dish soap, creating a succinct portrait of ecosystem collapse. The footage for this piece was shot through a Motic Compound Microscope at the SVA Nature and Technology Lab. Sound was recorded along the Hudson River piers and at Echo Lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

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Ellie Irons is an interdisciplinary artist and educator exploring the interplay of humanity and ecology through drawings, environmental sculpture and new media. Born in rural Northern California, she went to college in Los Angeles, where she studied environmental science and art. After falling in love with biology field work, she began to combine art and ecology. She moved to New York City in 2005, and completed her MFA at Hunter College 2009. She now teaches and keeps a studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She is a member of the Bushwick-based collaborative Future Archaeology. Recent exhibitions and projects include Neversink Transmissions, and public project with Daniel Phiffer, as well as group shows at Smack Mellon, Splatterpool Gallery, and .NO Gallery.  Recent residencies include the Carriage House, the SVA Nature & Technology Lab and a Signal Fire Outpost Residency.

 

The Indeserian Tablets  
Peter Rose, digital video, color, sound, 16 min, 2012
An annotated nocturnal portrait of a vanished culture- its stories, scripture, technology, religious practice, art and poetry as reconstructed from fragments found in the archive at Kiens. Offered in the spirit of Calvino and Borges with a nod to Greenaway.

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Peter Rose’s works in film, video, installation, and performance have received extensive national and international exhibition, including shows at the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou, the Yokohama Museum of Art, and more recently at the Fabric Workshop and Museum. Rose is concerned with new forms of vision, the structures of language, and the pleasures of obscure journeys.

 

Soul Smoke  
Jennae Santos, 16mm, b&w, sound, 3:50 min, 2012
Featuring Katie Broad, sound by Peter Longofono and Jennae Santos
Shot in 16mm black and white film, a woman’s soul permeates her body in the form of smoke.

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Jennae Santos is an independent film and video artist based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Her directorial forebears include David Lynch, Michel Gondry, and Wong Kar-wai. Her subjects include studies in kinetics and embodied disciplines from martial arts to modern dance as well as emerging indie music from New York to San Francisco. Her work strives to unsettle and mystify, incorporating original scores whenever possible. Jennae holds a B.A. in Theatre and Communications & Media from Fordham University.

 

Nightmare
JaeWook Lee, single-channel video, color, sound, 5:00 min, 2011
Nightmare 2011 is multiple videos in which a performer uses a gun-projector that I altered a beam-projector by attaching a BB gun with a 100m electrical wire. The projector becomes portable so that the performer can take it out. The performer in this video shoot the images of bombs on smoke and moving trains. The projected images are the historical bomb-drop done by the U.S. Army during the Korean War. The images with the memory of war soon disappear as the smoke evaporates and the trains pass by.

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JaeWook Lee has shown his works nationally and internationally such venues as Chelsea Art Museum, Recession Art, Invisible Dog Art Center, Momenta Art, Whitebox in New York, Gyeonggi MOMA, Coreana museum, and MOA Seoul National University in Seoul. He has participated in international major exhibitions such as Manifesta 9 parallel event and Seoul International Photo Festival. He has participated in Artist in residency programs such as Wassaic Project, Vermont Studio Center, and Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild.

 

Ten ̶S̶k̶i̶e̶s̶
Clint Enns, DV/found footage, color, sound, 2:36 min, 2012
A condensed version of James Benning’s Ten Skies with the skies removed.  Nothing is left by but the clouds.
“Found-footage filmmaking is an aesthetic of ruins.” – Catherine Russell in Experimental Ethnography.

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Clint Enns is a video artist and filmmaker from Winnipeg, Manitoba, whose work primarily deals with moving images created with broken and/or outdated technologies. His work has shown both nationally and internationally at festivals, alternative spaces and mircocinemas. He has recently completed a Master’s degree in mathematics at the University of Manitoba, and is currently continuing his graduate studies in cinema and media at York University.  His writings and interviews have appeared in Millennium Film Journal, Incite! Journal of Experimental Media and Spectacular Optical. Website: http://clintenns.tumblr.com/

 

Art Process Mirrors
Seth Indigo Carnes, live digital recording, color, sound, 3:15 min, 2010
Art Process Mirrors is a tracing from the ORE project, focused on Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock, during the years 1950-51 when their work and process were recorded being created on glass media.  At play is the fascination of the Abstract Expressionists with Picasso, their effort to break free from the European tradition, and Pollock’s use of figures underneath the drip paintings, often referential to Picasso.  The work is a live cinematic generation created in the studio, working with videos as paint in a palette.

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Seth Indigo Carnes is a conceptual media artist whose works focus on the creation of emotive experience and spiritual goods. His projects explore the boundaries that permeate contemporary society: high / low culture, private / public, self / group, nature / machine.

 

21
Erin Grant, digital video, color, sound, 6:23 min, 2011
This video is about armor, about the ways in which we arm ourselves for the various battles of everyday experience. I was trying to evoke methods of self-protection and how essential they are to us, no matter how important or seemingly fallible that armor actually is.

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Erin Grant is a visual artist working primarily in video. Her work deals with self-image, self-conception and self-reflection, filtered through a feminine lens. She lives and works in Manhattan.

 

Lächerlich
Paul D’Agostino, digital video, b/w, sound, 2:35 min, 2011
The title, Lächerlich, is German for ‘laughable’ or ‘ridiculous,’ and it is here a reference to something the writer Thomas Bernhard once said upon accepting a literary prize in Austria, causing some stir: “Es ist alles lächerlich, wenn man an den Tod denkt.” (“Everything is ridiculous when one thinks about death.”) Bernhard’s statement was thus the impetus for this short video in which a fool’s humored brush with a memento mori segues into a series of mixed amusements.

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Paul D’Agostino is an artist, writer and translator living in Bushwick, Brooklyn, where he also curates art exhibits at Centotto Gallery. He holds a Ph.D. in Italian Literature and is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Italian at CUNY Brooklyn College, where he also works in the Art Department. He writes in and translates among a number of different languages, primarily Italian, German, French, Spanish and English, and he is Contributing Editor at The L Magazine, Assistant Editor of Journal of Italian Translation, and co-founder of an art blog, After Vasari. The next solo exhibition of his artwork will be at Pocket Utopia Gallery, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, in spring 2013.

 

Ken South Rock “Hold On” (official music video)
Nicholas Parish, color, sound, 3:51 min, 2012
Ken South Rock – Half American/Half Japanese duo. The video was shot completely in Brooklyn, guerilla style  (with 2 cameras, one main, and one underwater for the toilet shot) as they were taking a hiatus this summer following their Asian tour. The performance shot, with the band members facing each other, is an exact replication of their live show where they face each other and feed off their combined energy. The song is something like a time warp, sounding more reminiscent of an early time in music than something created during the last 2 years in a Bushwick apartment.

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Nicholas Parish is 23 year-old New York native working with video and film photography. His music videos have shown on MTV.com and Noisey (Vice’s music channel) among other places. He is a graduate of Hunter College with a BA in German Language and Literature and the owner of Running Rebel Studios.

Performance

 

White Orchid     
Stephanie Wuertz, 16mm color film and dance performance, silent, duration variable (~10 min), 2013

A paracinematic performance piece in which 16mm footage of a still image of a fireball explosion is projected onto dancer Jessica Hester, whose attire and performance evoke the legendary turn-of-the-century dancer Loie Fuller, originator of the Serpentine Dance. The image flickers, strobes, lingers, or vanishes plunging dancer and audience into darkness. The defamiliarized body, dissolved in a whirlwind of flowing white silk, becomes a living screen. Motion—of performer and image alike—is hypnotically decomposed and reconstituted, alluding to various histories: philosophical toys like zoetrope, Muybridge, Lumiere, structural film’s reflexive investigations into the material and perceptual bases of cinema, Aby Warburg’s uncanny nymphs, and Donna Harraway’s cyborg feminism.

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Stephanie Wuertz is a moving-image artist based in New York. Drawing inspiration from early cinema, proto-cinema, science and abstraction. Her work investigates surface, process and bodily experience. She has exhibited, screened, and performed live projections of her work at White Box Gallery, Microscope Gallery, The New Museum, Milwaukee Underground, Chicago 8, CoExist Gallery, Vertical Cinema, Issue Project Room, Millennium Film Workshop and Cherry Kino Lab.

© 2012 – Images are courtesy of Stephanie Wuertz


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