2:49, video installation as component of performance collaboration with Octavio Campos and David Fishel
This video was created as the visual component of the performance piece "Trpl Quince" by Octavio Campos, originally presented in October 2013 at Miami Light Project's Light Box. It was projected over a black architectural interior of varying depths, overall about 12 feet high by 50 feet wide. A variation was presented at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYC in January 2014. The imagery was created by Robert Flynt in 2012 and 2013 in collaboration choreographer/performer Octavio Campos and other performers. David Fishel edited and scored the video with music by Kraftwerk.
3:44, Kenya and South Africa, Video.
Ashley Bryan, artist, poet, children's book author and illustrator, age 92, travels frequently to rural schools in Nyeri, Kenya and projects near Johannesburg (Kopanang) and in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Through the power of call and response poetry he joins with each community he visits.
Bathe in the remarkable energy of Ashley Bryan as he lifts those around him with the poetry of call and response. Poems featured in the video: The Artist by Ashley Bryan, Shine Like a Star by Noni Carter, The Reason i Like Chocolate by Nikki Giovanni, My People by Langston Hughes. Kopanang (where the celebratory dancing was filmed) is a truly remarkable women's embroidery collective in a township near Johannesburg.
This single shot video examines aging, gender identity, appearances and vanity through the grooming ritual of eyebrow plucking. This ordinary and precise exercise becomes a gesture of self destructive transformation as the brow is methodically replaced and reconstructed as a moustache.
Chromacity is an animation exploring color and nighttime. It is an environment of city lights, haze and nighttime glow. The music is by London based musician NZCA LINES.
MJ Offen, Executive Producer
with JASH & Titmouse Animation Studio
00:03:33, Los Angeles, animation
Television is more real to Sarah Silverman than her actual life.
A reinterpretation of "The Man With No Name Trilogy" films by Sergio Leone starring Clint Eastwood only every scene including any actors has been removed.
Emile de Antonio, edited by Rebecca Baldwin
Painters Painting: The New York Art Scene 1940-1970 is a 1972 documentary directed by Emile de Antonio. It covers American art movements from abstract expressionism to pop art through conversations with artists in their studios. Presented sequentially, the video piece From a Painters Painting is a collage of every time an artist says, “um."
TRT 4:00, Digital Video Loop, Album Cover, Hair
Layered composite of 2Live Crew's As Nasty As They Want To Be album cover, ocean footage shot near the Gulf, and animated hair.
Performance video - runtime 25:07, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 6/12/15. Videography and editing by Ben Leon With MJ's Brass Boppers.
The Eulogy, commissioned for the San Francisco presentation of Radical Presence, takes Ralph Ellison’s 1952 novel Invisible Man as its starting point. As Leonardo performs the speech given by the novel’s narrator at Brother Clifton’s funeral, a local brass marching band performs a routine that mimics the impact of the speech, interweaving the artist’s words with choreographed moments of confusion and disorder. These words serve as a memorial, a rejection, a challenge, and call to action, all at once.
1:18 min., SPACES Cleveland, 25-channel video installation
Documentation of a 25-channel video installation at SPACES, Cleveland.
Spirit Tours, a collaboration between Dave Hardy and Siebren Versteeg
5:38, Skowhegan Campus, DV
Spirit Tours is an exciting and new company offering a virtual driving out of body experience which combines the power of high technology with the comfortable and familliar interface of the automobile. Here at Spirit Tours, your patronage will literally allow you to see yourself from above. So relax, watch our promotional video explain the process and enjoty the view, you just might make a friend or two on Spirit Tours.
06:09, DV w/sound
“What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world. The paragon of animals. And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me. No, nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so.” -Shakespere
Single channel video, Film montage. TRT: 21:00, 5:00 (excerpt), Gothenburg Sweden.
The main character in An Attempt to Make a Perfect Play is mine 88 year grandmother. The film begins and ends with a scene from the Drottningholm Theatre where my grandmother emerge as the opera singer, she dreamed of becoming. In between, the story of her life in the Soviet Union as a celebrated actress, but whose career was curtailed by external circumstances. With a montage -like technology laps interviews with my grandmother made in recent years with excerpts from diaries and clips of Super 8 movies taken by a family member in the sixties. The story unfolds in a dialogue between two women from different generations, but faced questions about the past. Through the film my grandmother having difficulties to distinguish the different time layers from each other. However, what happens on the stage and in the song is that it suddenly occurs an alloy of the present and the past.
Kyoung eun Kang
6min 48 seconds, Single channel video, color, sound
The Three Musketeers, single channel video, portrays four Mexican busboys who work at a Korean restaurant in New York City. When I worked at the restaurant with them, they started to call me “mi amor” (my love). This video stitches images of them continuously calling me “mi amor,” as a kind of a playful game that is created through this interaction.
13'53", USA, Single Channel Color Video with sound
An interview with a speaker whose face is obscured and whose voice is distorted, details a secret meeting taking place in the early 1990s, establishing a partnership between major entertainment industry players and the private prison industry. The testimony provided albeit having some verifiable facts is eerily similar to one circulating online virally, calling to attention the Internet as a space of both information and myth. This video was also used as a component of a multimedia performance accompanied by new original music.
2 min 30 seconds, HD VIDEO
For LATERAL CANAL AHEAD with the Cambridge Arts Council in 2011 Rosalind Murray made poetic, formal, historical, and playful trade links between the urban environment of the city of Cambridge, USA, and the rural environment of her home place, Carlow, in the River Barrow Valley in Ireland. Inspiration and curiosities from a parallel past of industry that shapes our lives and landscapes resulted in a video series of Murray’s extreme paintings composed in Colorfields around Carlow and the former ice field in Cambridge including ‘Who’s Afraid of Red Yellow & Blue & Green’, ‘Sugar Wos Ear’ and ‘Ice Field Baby’.
The logic of a reality show is taken into nature. Trees are cast as characters and real quotes from various reality shows are woven into their script.
2 channel video installation with sound, Total runtime: 12 minutes
The two-channel video depicts an old veteran dancer talking about her experiences. Her story has three parts: First, she talks about her experience as an only-audience of a famous modern dancer's solo piece. Second, she describes her first debut performance. She tries to describe the movements orally in detail while a young dancer simultaneously re-enacts the story in a bright empty studio. At last, the old veteran dancer recalls the perfect moment that she has experienced in her first solo performance. And again, she tries to describe the moment as detailed as possible while the young dancer still re-enact the moment and the movements that she describes. The story and the dance however do not perfectly match throughout the piece. There are discrepancies: first, between the older dancer's story and the actual dance she performed long ago; secondly, between the younger dancer's rendition on the perfect moment and the older dancer's recollection of the moment and so on. While younger dancer does not replicate the original moment precisely, it still becomes her own perfect moment.
9minutes, Single-channel video, Director/Editor Jayoung Yoon, Director of Photography Zachary Skinner, Music by Matthew Tanner
For this video, I am inspired by a quote from Buddha. Buddha said, “objects have no reality in themselves but are only seen in the mind and, therefore, are of the nature of maya and a dream.” What if this life is merely a projection of our mind, and our bodies are made by our mind? I made a skull out of human hair. In the video, I deal with a dualistic illusion of life. The experiences from birth to death are dreams of the mind.
Excerpt from 06:28 min 16mm film, silent.
Inspired by the Odyssey, based on Homer's epic poem from Greek Mythology, this work is based on the concept of myth; its position in history and relation to the present and the imaginary. This film was shot in Palestine, attempting to reflect a reality other than the one history offers. Here, myth could be seen as a collective dream and public imagination.
Alejandro T. Acierto
2:40, Skowhegan, sound with video.
There's nothing you can't face // And should they tell you you'll never pull through // Don't hesitate, stand tall and say // I can make it through the rain
2 channel Video, 12:00 (EXCERPT 4:00).
“You don’t see Seline Baumgartner in her art, at least not directly: you see instead her steady gaze, those warm eyes open and trained on others. In her recent videos Baumgartner has been collaborating with New York dance royalty: Sally Gross, Meg Harper, Jon Kinzel, Keith Sabado, Vicky Shick and Robert Swinston. None of these performers are young, a fact that has been made much of in most of the writing about this body of work. But this fact is almost entirely uninteresting, really, other than what it reveals about tedious Western expectations around bodies. The real point here isn’t age, but experience, and how it deepens artistry. Small, subtle shifts of weight, of gaze, of intensity, these all take on outsize implications—the point is never what these individuals do, but how. Baumgartner gives the space for these implications to ripple out, overlap, interrupt…creating the most satisfying sort of portrait, the non-narrative one. There are many complicated intellectual scaffolds one can erect around the intersection between camera and body. But there are also wordless pleasures. All that the doer does. All that the seer perceives. This is something besides. The way time moves, catches, redirects. The frame is full; and then it is empty.” - Excerpt from a text by Claudia La Rocco
I remade production company logo animations with craft materials and layering my voice in a chorus. This is an excerpt, and I am constantly remaking new ones. It is a never ending loop, each intro introduces a new intro.
25:31, HD/SD Video, Color, Sound.
"This Place Not Here" is an exchange between me and my immediate family, that pulls together personal monologues, staged and unscripted domestic events, abandoned landscapes, and excerpts from a guided dream meditation. We travel between real and fictive spaces to investigate the threshold between owning and being owned by another, how we struggle for dominance or submit to acts of care. I ask what a document is, what is its function, how it reveals or hides, and how the presence of a camera positions or repositions our power, gesture, and intimacy. Furthermore, I ask how we claim notions of character, and how our familial roles transmit through time, place, and circumstance.
00:06:03, NYC, recorded surveillance camera footage video
This piece was created in collaboration with artist, Joe Scanlan as part of his larger project titled, 'L'oeil Vigilant'. A poetry project in the form of a surveillance feed for your smartphone. I created a poem that revealed itself over the course of 35 days, viewable live via an app called SwanViewLink. Each frame is a 1 minute clip of the 24 hour feed for each day.
Oscar Rene Cornejo
12 minutes video, New York
Trilogy that looks at the cold wars in Central America during the Reagan era.
Part I: A member of the Salvadoran armed forces joins a conversation between half brothers - one sibling born and raised in El Salvador, the other born in the United Sates.
Part II: Montage
Part III: A collage of the Salvadoran conflict, Disnep films of South America, and audio of the Nicaraguan civil war and revolution.
Featuring: Tom Craig, Sophia Chetin-Leuner, Kate Hesketh, Oliver Khan, Chris Lynch, Séan Lynch, Julia Mantell, Chloe Petts, Justin Wells, Ben Whittle
2:39, Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland, Video
A documentary piece on ownership of energy and allocation of vast natural resources to make an abstract entity in Iceland
46 seconds looped
At the end of performing prayers, to some, one turns their head right, then left, then right again. You are saying good bye, you may never return, you may return again. One never knows. You are a new form nevertheless.
J. Louise Makary
07:15, HD video, Skowhegan, ME
In conventional sheep-shearing, the shearer catches a sheep from the pen and removes its wool in a standardized set of moves designed to immobilize the animal and avoid injury. This video uses the movement vocabulary of shearing, with a woman instead of a sheep, in a dance of aggression and tenderness that forces shifts in the perception of dominance, empathy, and passivity. Performed by trans-identified artist Madsen Minax and director J. Louise Makary, the choreography brings gender and identity to bear on intimate material that is often seen as neutral in its farm context.
A woman, a vagabond, repeats the same actions over and over. She falls in love with objects, she hates their colour. She asks if she could be dressed in mirrors. She lives near a landfill and sometimes she’s heard singing a mantra. She likes to repeat herself and remain absent, to miss herself for eternity. She lives in a large European city.
5:13, San Francisco, CA, HD Video
After an instructional road trip to the ocean a figure communes with stray dogs to build seaside graveyards, petit and monumental sand mountains, and nourishes the sand graves with fresh breast milk.
11:14, single-channel video
"KOKO’s Love" is an original East-Asian/Asian-American hybrid soap opera that re-imagines the melodramatic tropes of TV dramas to challenge the myth of the “model minority” and reveal the guise of superficial “perfection” of being both Asian-American and a woman. It is about a Japanese-American family, whose patriarch, Hiroshi, is a liquor store owner in South Central Los Angeles that annoyingly insists on the importance of having a male inherit the family business and not a female, his only child, a daughter named Yuki.
Ayo Yunyu Shih
This is a documentation in Honda, Colombia. In Colombia, it is written in the law that National Anthem has to be played at 6AM through radio. I asked the state radio station, FM 90.5 OLIMPICA, to replace Colombia National Anthem by a sound recording I made from the Honda mountain. The sound was coming from a terra nullius in Honda mountain, in between the land of guerrilla, paramilitary and local government. They approved my request, but different from the proposal, the radio station started to broadcast the National Anthem from 6:02 AM.
Iceland. video with sound.
This video is part of an installation where two projections overlap and are projected onto a wall of chocolate bars. The background projection was a frozen lake in Iceland. The smaller projection is a video compiled of sci-fi movie clips shot in Iceland. The sound is a collection of recordings from different refrigerators in a supermarket.