The Video Show: International Juried Video Exhibition 2009
A home-made movie about a journey to a hidden island. Thenarrator recites a poem in the language of this distant landaccompanied by the images of the journey. ( ..threefilmmakers, three minutes; two director of photographers, onesuper-8 camera, one roll of kodak super-8 revesal ektachorme64 film, one language: Peneli Palms .)
Anthony Angelicola/Paul Riker
running time: 8:50
*Jurors Choice Winner
running time 7:24
Let’s Meet for Coffee
*Jurors Choice Winner
running time 8:49
I Want to Hear the Last Days of the Earth
*runner-up Best in Show
running time: 2:10
A. Jacob Galle
running time: 5:59
A. Jacob Galle
I perform acts of invented, unnecessary physical labor. I create work – looking back to a time before the specialization of labor. I investigate the idea of respect toward and within manual work, often in the natural environment as pioneers and frontiersman might have done. Ice Cutting is one of these investigations. It transforms the idea of the rural act of cutting ice from ponds for refrigeration into beautiful and absurd work.
running time: 1:20
Michelle G. Given
An Authoethnographic Study: The Bronx
running time 14:28
running time 1:00
Yoyogi Park: The Mundane Impressionable
running time: 4:41
The Mundane Impressionable is a video series which explores themagical moment in which the ordinary becomes extraordinary in ourmundane life. A forgotten memory of the truth that life resides inthose forgettable moments of human activities.
running time: 2:28
My film entitled "Healing" is commentary on ideas ofhealing both physically and emotionally. In this 16mm film(transferred to video), a mother-type figure performs a ritualisticprocedure, almost obsessively, while narrating her recollection ofhaving to perform it. At first glance, it appears almostdocumentary-like but quickly turns from non-fiction to the surreal.The audio mimics the repetitive nature of the act that is beingperformed and serves to enhance the surreal quality of the video.
A.R.T. Applied Research andTechnology
My installation began after creating several stop-motion films,which studied the behavior of dripping ink and the fractal-likepatterns that resulted. In creating these films, I began to thinkof the forms as growing, living organisms that abstractlyrepresented the essence or force of chance, as each ink-blot grewand behaved unexpectedly each time I repeated the"experiment." I then created the interactive laboratoryas a way to not only showcase these films but also to allow viewersto interact and 'analyze' these experiments in a similarway.
Futon Drawing(Corpus Sine Sanguine)
*Jurors Choice Winner
running time: 6:44
"Futon Drawing (corpus sine sanguine)" is a study on the personal physio-mechanical transposition of soft bulk, tucking an old futon embedded with the stuff of life, solo up and into a home; corpus sine sanguine, a body without blood.
running time: 4:04
Tony and Christine Kennette
A man confesses and pleas for forgiveness as he struggles through a very unfortunate occurrence in which his instincts guided him to choose an even more conflicting path.
Near the Egress
*Best in Show
running time: 5:30
'Near the Egress' is a phantasmagoric memory of the circus, as experienced by the aging and restless mind. The viewer shares a front row seat to the sight and sounds of marveling men, women and beasts as they perform extraordinary feats of movement in suspended time.Originally shot on 35mm b&w photo film, each frame of the moving circus was later printed, and ultimately, processed as a dry-plate tintype which was scanned and digitally re-sequenced to make a moving-image piece about memory and reverence for the spectacle.
What is home? My transient life has pretty much made me void of one place I can call "home". There are snippets of nostalgia in every place I have lived. I know streets of many different cities yet none seem to me the home befitting. Lack of commitment to a place? Missing opportunities that come by? Fleeting moments, times wasted, or are they?
Maggie Nowinski/JC Gray
In 2008, collaborators Maggie Nowinski and JC Gray created three different site-specific installations that addressed notions of past and present, subjectivity, architectural space, institutional signification, history and the subconscious. Each installation was unique, responding to each individual site.
This project is in response to personal histories, genealogical research, and DNA testing on both my maternal and paternal lines. I am connected to all peoples mentioned in the project either through direct ancestral lines as recorded in family genealogies or through a significant number of DNA markers shared as revealed through a basic DNA test.
Prelude: A Demonstration of Four Greetings
This project focuses on the theme of civility and initialgreetings used to transport oneself from stranger to friend. It ismy intention to question ideas about forms of physical contact andsocial protocol in an attempt to renegotiate the concept ofcivility. These greetings include the Hongi or pressing ofnose and forehead together (Maori), the Bise or kiss oneach cheek (French), the Ojigi or bow (Japanese), and thehandshake.
Does Her Mother Know She's Here?
running time: 4:48
My niece Bridget has been the inspiration for many of my latest videos. I combine real life events with toys, specificallyBarbie, that portray a more distorted version of a child'splay and imagination.
In my work I explore stoppable moments, where events sit on the edge of occurrence, but are stopped through a trick, twist, or some form of constriction. In Hover I examine the split second between indecision and decision. Entrapment occurs simultaneously with initial moments of flight and motion. By interrupting the linear act of a bird taking to motion, Hover dissects the narrative, focusing on the lack of resolution of seemingly simple acts.
running time: 1:00