Samantha Adler de Oliveira
10:50, Jerusalem, HD video.
The Palace was once a grandiose hotel built by the Mufti of Jerusalem in 1929. Long abandoned, the building has recently been placed under the management of Waldorf Astoria and entirely gutted so as to preserve only its historical façade. "Palace, 2013" is the artist's second collaboration with the workers on the construction site of Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem. It presents a series of three atmospheric tableaux inspired by the formal qualities of the site and its history. By means of simple props and actions, the order of the site and its daily labour routine are disrupted, allowing for a multiplicity of resonances to occur.
Total Runtime 9:43, Narrative Short-film.
Everyday 19 year-old stripper, Shawanda Jackson, takes the bus to work--until one day, the bus doesn’t show. At the bus stop with Shawanda is Gregory, a smelly bum whose desolate presence bothers her. Brandon, a second homeless man, also ends up at the bus stop and the interactions between the three fuels an argument about who does or does not have the right to be there and essentially, who is or isn’t of any value to society in general. Eventually, the argument reaches the point of no return and Gregory becomes the final note on this symphony of who’s right and who’s wrong.
Starring: Marshae Dangerfield, Nathan Nelson, Ryan Frenzel
Also Starring: Grace Horner, Keez Smith
Written/Directed/Edited By: Iana LN Amauba
Assistant Director: Liz Vaughan
Director of Photography: Robert Schmeltzer
Music By: "Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, Prelude (Solo Cello)" Performed By David Hamilton, Written By Johann Sebastian Bach / "Habanera" Performed By Leo Symphony Orchestra Written By Georges Bizet / "Progressive Mist" Performed By Jared C. Balogh Written By Jared C. Balogh alteredstateofmine.net "Dark Smile" Performed By David Szesztay Written By David Szesztay needledrop.co/wp/artists/david-szesztay/ "What You Talkin Bout Instrumental (Mekka Don)" Performed By 6th Sense Written By 6th Sense notherground.blogspot.com
9:39, Kochi, India.
Aqua Mapping (2013-15), is a three-part journey that responds to a site’s coastal history, topography, and climate. In each voyage, a large inflated orange ball is towed or carried on various boats. The routes that each of these boats take are partly informed by journeys of historic, commercial, and military significance. Each documented journey, presented through a combination of still images and video, attempts to actualize the dotted lines that serve as signifiers for these routes on maps. Part 1: Aqua Mapping (Kochi), engages with the routes of maritime trade in southern India, in addition to the routes of the local fishing vessels and passenger ferries. Part 2: Aqua Mapping (Baltimore and Annapolis) explores commercial and military routes in the waters of the Inner Harbor and Chesapeake Bay. Part 3: Aqua Mapping (Astoria) highlights the rugged coastline of this historic port city and “Graveyard of the Pacific.”
00:37, San Francisco, CA, Video, Custom flipbook animation, photography.
"See" explores the act of looking—and looking at looking—through a flipbook film of eyes of myriad kinds and colors.
12:42, Berlin, Germany / Beirut, Jounieh, Lebanon, HDV with Audio.
This essay video explores speculative real estate, between an unfinished hotel perched on the ledge of the Mediterranean in Lebanon, and empty condominiums in Berlin that are still seeking affluent occupants years after completion. Textures of the architecture itself are deployed as a spatial exploration of ambient financial power and imagination. Space becomes an empty vessel for capital—but holds a desire for possible futures.
13.37 minutes, HD video
Exit the Mall, is an impression of the enclosed, manufactured world of the shopping mall as a microcosm as well as a spatial product (Keller Easterling) in the contemporary urban landscape of Bangalore, India.
Drifting along in a shopping mall, a narrator encounters serious mall-goers following mall-y codes of conduct, uncovers exciting anecdotes as well as recounts banal sightings, as she makes her way to the EXIT.
The film experiments with different modes of narration of space. It is constructed primarily from documentation and testimonials from the players of two live-action, pervasive games designed by the artist and played in a shopping mall in Bangalore; along with text from #mallsonsocialmedia and other ubiquitous imagery that the world of shopping malls throw up.
This film is part of a larger project titled M.A.L.L. The entire project and its contents can be viewed here:
2:28, Youtube/Studio, Sculpture reproduction of Kline Painting animated.
Frans Kline Painting 'Untitled' (now in the Virgina Museum at Richmond, Virginia) put into motion.
This piece was commisioned for the MoCADA exhibition, "Ain't I A Woman." Although Shakuntala Hawoldar’s poem, "To Be a Woman," speaks of the body as a used, characterless, and domesticated object whose only means of escape is to sleep, I find her poem ill fitting of many of the women I met in Mauritius. In Zwayon, I am interested in the ambiguity of the women’s tears. Each woman is placed in the same environment and responds according to their individual personalities. I ask the viewer to question the causes and sincerity of each woman’s response.
Excerpt. multi channel, Super 16mm transfer to HD, Color, sound 07 min. 21 sec. (loop) edition of 3
Adrift depicts the landscapes travelling from south Mexico to the U.S. border by train. Based in an exploratory approach in terms of concepts, meanings and used media. A meditative approach to a territory, investigating the complex relationships between the environment and ourselves, using contemporary meditation on romantic landscape and the romantic individual.
14:50 min, 16 mm black & white film. Filmed on October 16th, 2012, in Harlem, NYC in Marcus Garvey park and the corner of 125th street and 5th avenue.
Premiered in the exhibition Fore, at the Studio Museum in Harlem on November 11th, 2012. This work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation; the Lambent Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
19mins 45sec. Illinois.
VIDEOGRAPHY: Yoni Goldstein (Director of Videography), Meredith Zielke, Carrie Schneider, Ben Fain CAST: Executioner/Doctor Dr. Russell Schneider Ambulance Driver Lindsay Rat Priest Matt Dupont. MUSIC: Jerome Baez: “HOLLER” “MIIORIII” “VENTURE” “WHITE BIKE” (From the record Summer Dust) ALERT “Scorpius” (From Demonicon) Nathan Davis: “The Bright & Hollow Sky” Performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) Additional Sound Contribution Ronen Goldstein
8:42, single channel video.
Fascinated with the variety and inventiveness of urban signage and seeking ways to create text-based videos, I began filming storefronts in 2010. My quixotic goal was to collect a comprehensive video-based lexicon as raw material for my own projects. Only later did I realize the 2,400+ videos also function as a manifold portrait of contemporary urban life in public spaces. Each video captures the day-to-day activities of the streetscape, documenting a wide ranging portrait of 21st century culture.
3min 26 sec, México City, Digital Video B&W Stereo sound.
POLVAREDA show a close up off a everyday situation in a construction workshop, the dust reaction with the vibration off any machine, in this case a drill making a hole in a stone.
An elegiac work, Bird(s) considers the apparent schism between human intention and our abilities to comprehend and manage innovation relative to nature.
digital video, 1:15
17 minute looping video installation stop motion animation, found footage and video.
"ASMH opens with found footage of the artist Lydia Greer’s stepfather telling a family folktale of two sisters, a violent hog, and a house that forms itself. Much like the way the story is told, Greer shapes this film through hand-made animation, performance, and shifting narratives. Greer lets the story (and the house) build itself through the assemblage of divergent genres, interpretations, and narrative devices." ~Rose Khor Curator, Santa Clara University Video Exhibition Memory Mine
See my website for installation views. lydiagreer.com/art-film/a-self-made-house-video-installation
In the installation A Self Made House, (2009) the viewer enters a theatrical 12'x 12' structure built in the gallery through a golden membrane like curtain, drawn in by sound and light. She is asked to commit to the time and spatial nature of the piece by the performance of this action. Inside is a projection; A strange family folk tale captured on low-end video told to me by my stepfather shortly before he died and mirrored with my own revisions and interpretations of him and his strange story in both film and stop motion animation. His story is told in a self-made reflexive improvisation, a form mimicked by the animation. The viewer is asked to complete the story by watching and listening, a final act of construction.
A Self Made House has been installed as an installation at The Berkeley Art Museum (2009), Santa Clara University Art Gallery (2010) and the Portland Experimental Film Festival at Gallery Homeland (2012) and has screened at the Pacific Film Archive, Temescal Street Cinema, Royal None-Such Gallery, Interface Gallery and Oaktown Indie Film Festival.
"Lydia Greer’s spare retellings of her family stories belie their own complexity. Using the imperceptible twenty-four-frames-per-second rhythm of live-action film rather than the ten to twelve frames per second of typical animation, Greer assigns characters to simple objects and allows them to enact oblique narratives about consumption, youth, and political upheaval. This minimalist animation is preceded by segments of live video, allowing the artist to transfer the responsibility of storytelling from the narrator to the viewer, exploring the form of the “play” as an active exchange."~ Berkeley Art Museum curator Dena Beard
Moo Kwon Han
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (Workspace Program), hd blu-ray Dimensions Variable (50" HDTV)
As Discoverer, I explored Governors Island. It is abandoned island in the winter and I felt as a time traveler to the past and another country. I imagined as a sentry who lived hundreds years ago and his thoughts. The performance video intends to visualize my imagination clearly. Poetic captions are the narrative diary of adventure. I reinterpret love and life philosophically.
HD Video, 8 minutes
Filmed in the dark, “Reflected Light with White Wool Pillow / Family Ties,” shows a white pillow that is colored by light emanating from a television set playing the sitcom "Family Ties." Broadcast in 1986, this episode of “Family Ties” depicts the aftermath of the death of a dear family relative. Temporally reconfigured, the video weaves together colors from different scenes into a single frame and layers the audio to collapse the comedy laugh tracks onto the more somber moments of personal reflection.
23 minutes, Single Channel Video.
This video focuses on a woman's ambivalence about motherhood, childbearing and marriage from a Second Wave Feminist perspective. It also investigates her daughter's fears and challenges regarding her own marriage and motherhood, and the ways she feels she is performing herself in those roles, from a Third Wave Feminist perspective. Interviews, monologues, impromptu improvisation and fictional fantasies are included in this story about love, feminism and performance.
:30, Brooklyn, 1080p HD video.
A video featuring myself performing a variety of movements with my body/tongue that have been transformed into a drawing using animation.
3'18", HD video with sound.
Camera flashes culled from youtube videos of 10 years of international civil unrest.
Fabiola Menchelli Tejeda
Grounded in photography Menchelli's work crosses boundaries between that medium, sculpture, drawing, painting and new media. Concrete creates a binary code between the positive and the negative frames of a picture, animating the visual process of a photograph.
6:28, Freedom, NH, images of paintings and video with music composed by Janet Welby
This video encompasses meditations over the past five years at Loon Lake in Freedom, NH. It includes a composition entitled "Loons" composed by Janet Welby and performed by Elizabeth Conners on Clarinet, Carol Epple on Flute, and Steve Sussman on Piano at the First Parish in Bedford MA. Sraith is the Scottish Gaelic word for a range of meanings that includes “layer, stratum, line, music progression, series, and cycle”. As a painter I work on location in Ireland, Taos NM, and Freedom NH to create different series of paintings
3:00, Amherst, MA
images of my painting studio and school an discussion about painting/teaching are embedded
1:41 mins. HD video.
A portrait of working hands at rest.
12:39. Performed by Eddie Martinez, Davon Rainey, and Jonathan VanDyke. Created with the support of Transgressor Magazine.
A video painting.
The dynamics of the stormy love affair between legendary artists Man Ray and Lee Miller are expressed through the rhythm and sparring of two metronomes bearing images of their eyes. Based on an artwork of the same title created by Tabitha Vevers, DUÆL: Lee + Man references Man Ray's Object to be Destroyed and photographs that Lee and Man took of each other. The film was made in collaboration with Anthony Sherin.