Current Exhibition - Coastal Carolina University
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Current Exhibition

 

Nothing is Impossible Senior Exhibtion 2021 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A time-based exhibition featuring works by thirty-four individuals and collectives. On display in multiple locations throughout the university. Enjoy works in performance, animation, and film on continuous view. 

Uncompressed List of Participating Artists

 

Anna Garner

Pratfall

2014

single-channel video

4:17

https://vimeo.com/104856485

 

Artist Statement

In the video performances, Just Below and Pratfall I perform premeditated falls referencing the rehearsed yet precarious slips of physical comedy. As both the director and target of the mishaps, I attempt to control my own demise, creating visual contrast between probabilities of security and calamity. The conscious attempts to control bodily risk, admit the inability to actually do so, and tensions are stretched regarding the exact moment of the fall (a factor that I cannot regulate). The formal and minimal constructions additionally reference Minimalism’s finitude and certainty; through the breakdown of these hypermasculine structures, I create alternate interfaces where uncertainty and the loss of control are charged with possibility. Inserting my own anxiety into this space, it can no longer exist as neutral or essential, instead they capture intimate self-portraits of my body in physical uncertainty.

 


 

Julia Barbosa Landois 

Sidesteps (Purslane)

video and cut paper animation 

2:21 minutes  

2021

https://vimeo.com/507606516

 

Artist Statement 

My videos, installations, and performances tease profundity and absurdity from the everyday  and examine the relationship between the intimate and the public. I like to draw attention to  small things that hold big meaning. 

My most recent series considers climate change, non-linear temporality, and the vulnerability of  bodies caught in the middle of it all. The images in Container Cycle 3, an ouroboros of  interlocking plastic containers and wheels of arms bailing water in buckets, are inspired by  storm recovery and Gulf Coast industry as well as medieval European, Pre-Columbian, and  Buddhist depictions of time and the cosmos. Sidesteps (Purslane) contemplates a common  native plant as a symbol of resilience in the face of environmental and familial trauma. Both  videos employ animation made from my own cut up old silkscreen prints. 

A conceptual interest in the lineage of previous use, as well as a desire to conduct a more  sustainable studio practice, inform my commitment to valuing the materials that are already all  around me and repurposing my old work to make the new. 

 


 

Rachel Yurkovich  

Wendy Park (Dave's Bag)  

Looped video

2:05 min 

https://youtu.be/avnolwq46SY

 

GENERAL ARTIST STATEMENT  

In our modern world, there is a struggle to monitor appetites and avoid overindulgence. I am in  constant observation of thoughtless choices, noticing that we often do not realize the weight of  the impact we have on ourselves and our environment. In response to this, I frame instances of  uninhibited consumption and the damaging consequences they often bring. The recent way this  

is being explored is in my video series Foreign Bodies. For this I am capturing moving images of  instances where human-made and non-human nature interrupt each other, going where they're  "not supposed to". These are shots of situations normally overlooked, such as plastic bags caught  in trees, or road kill on the pavement.

 


 

Hanien Conradie (South Africa) and Margaret LeJeune (USA)

Dart 

Video 

2018 

https://youtu.be/WY756qthCQU 

 

Artist’s Statement:

This film documents Conradie writing poetry on the surface of the River Dart in  Southwest England. Exploring notions of communal and ancestral pain as well as the power of  the landscape to transform and heal, Dart weaves together drone footage of a watery ritual with  Afrikaans and English audio recordings. This work was recently screened at Circe Gallery in  Cape Town, South Africa and Science Cabin, UNIST, in Ulsan, South Korea. 

 


 

B. Lynch

Grey Days

HD video

03:20

 

Artist’s Statement

Grey Days reflects a sci-fi society that has grave disparities. The eighteenth century garbed Reds have power and lovely palaces. The humble Greys work in the service of the Reds but some are engaged in fighting back. The Horse-headed martial vizier of the Reds rains down lightning on the Greys. The Greys’ resistance leader, Wolf-man, doesn’t shrink from violence. The Reds’ bully boys intimidate the populace. The cycle of violence is repeated over and over. What and where is Justice?

The narrative is ambiguous as the video is made with the intent of both reflecting reality and challenging it. The 3:20 minute video is composed of animation, live action and constructed digital imagery. The soundtrack is created by the artist. The distressed and stylized film look echoes the emotional content.

 


 

John Harlan Norris

Costume Change Forever

2021

8:28 

Experimental Animation

1920x1080 

https://vimeo.com/498754009

 

Artist’s Statement

I am engaged in an ongoing project that reinterprets the genre of portrait painting in order to speak about ideas of personhood in our current moment. By stretching the parameters of the genre and magnifying certain elements beyond their typical roles, I make portraits that investigate our rapidly changing sense of ourselves as forces such as technology, media, capitalism, and globalization present new challenges and My current series, titled Interpolators, focuses on the process of constructing public persona at a time in which our likenesses have become increasingly malleable, fraught, and self-searching. In these works, signifying objects collide and disperse to build portrait subjects which appear hyper-performative yet exist in a constant state of flux. These objects, symbols, and patterns both attach and remove themselves from the human form at such a dizzying pace that they often seem to evoke unpredictable weather patterns to which the subjects must adapt. This interaction seeks to investigate the inherent contradiction between the increasing pressure for self-presentation and personal branding with the fluid and ever-changing experience of being a person. Ultimately, I view these works as a depiction of a moment in which the construction of persona, once a rare and curious phenomenon, is now as ubiquitous, relentless, and mercurial as the weather itself.


 

Erica Quinn  

The Language of Your Body  

video projection of sequential film stills, 1:45  

2021 

https://www.ericaquinnstudio.com/#/the-language-of-your-body/

Artist’s Statement 

My practice incorporates photography, moving image, and poetry to explore the  complexities of space and place. Excavating questions of memory and loss, these  project range in scale from the personal- meditations on my childhood home- to the  global- the layered narratives of the 20th century embedded in Berlin's urban  infrastructure. My work often divorces itself from the representational, and I embrace the  irregularities and unpredictability of my chosen materials—film others have chosen to  discard, nearly inoperable cameras whose shutters gape and controls stick.  

Building on these themes, my more recent work explores an expanded sense of the  traces and layers of memory in space and place. Through the use of long-expired film,  these images ask the viewer to question what is accurate, actual when describing a  place. In these images, I revisit past landscapes of deep personal meaning to me, where  I no longer belong, mourning the death of foundational relationships that have imbued  those places with significance. In this work, I articulate a communal sense of the  occupation of a dislocated, liminal state. The physical and interior landscapes I  document continue to evolve, widen, and deepen, until parts become shallower, soft  and are erased, remembered only in anecdote or artifact. These images and videos are  both of those, mapping our collective proof of life, and my own terra incognita.


 

Anna Ialeggio

man (birdie) & crane (shuttlecock)

Performance for camera, 2:37 minute loop 

2020 

https://vimeo.com/345839195 

 

Man: Anna Ialeggio 

Crane: Robyn O’dell 

Cinematography: Jacob Kelley 

Video Animation: Miranda Javid

 

Artist’s Statement: 

I make interdisciplinary art in a braid of performance, drawing, sculpture, writing, and video. I’m drawn by themes in natural history— I find that any given, simple “fact” rebounds between empiricism and myth, journalism and speculation, edifice and wilderness, capital and autonomy, stasis and evolution. My projects tend to begin with travel, research, and reflection, moving through a writing and drawing phase until forms, images, and gestures emerge. Objects and ideas circulate, never resting in any single place. Currently, I am exploring the social histories of biological endangerment — specifically, stories about human individuals working one-on-one with members of critically imperiled species, such as the Whooping Crane — and using my training as a clown as a primary tool to explore the congealing of concepts, projections, and inheritances that make up a body’s performance of an identity, including my own as a white, queer, gendernonconforming artist. 

I tend towards the lens of shifting baseline syndrome: the collective loss of perception of change that occurs when each generation redefines what is "natural” or “normal.” Marine scientist David Pauly articulated this concept in order to describe limitations inherent in using human perceptions of change to inform marine conservation policy-making or management. I extend the term as a conceptual, poetic and ethical framework for digging into the accumulated social and cognitive biases by which human cultures conceptualize things like “land” and “land use,” and how those biases affect the other human and nonhuman life enmeshed in that land. At the same time I use the term as a conceptual, poetic and ethical framework to include and inquire of performance and artwork: what are my norms, and how do they shift?

 


 

Anthony Warnick 

Bad News Travels Fast 

2019/2020 

Custom Software 

Dimensions Variable 

https://vimeo.com/514770435/656278e010

 

Artist’s Statement 

 

My practice makes the viewer aware of the systems, information, social, and technological, within which  we operate. I take an information dense system like the news and through repositioning components re veal the core operation of the system. I borrow the forms; treating art history as a database, retrieving and  restoring for future creation. Art is a cultural process of remixing and sharing to produce new works. The  use of borrowed forms can be most clearly seen in 16 News Channels which remixes Christian Marclay’s  48 War Movies (2019). 16 News Channels expands and refocus the ideas from Marclay by presenting the  live news all at once in a cacophonous excess. This intentional remaking highlights the collaborative pro duction of culture. 

Artists, both historically and currently, translate the world as it is into the world as it should be. I reveal  the world in all of its excesses; using this tactically to attract and expose the horror inflicted by our country. My current body of work focuses on the news media with its always-on-firehose approach to information. Within each work the news subject is abstracted and rendered opaque drawing the viewers attention  to the system these subjects inhabit. Exemplifying this is the work 24 Hour News Machine, an entire  

evening of CNN in which anchors and guests are replace with swirling moirés. This work make literal the  criticism that cable news stimulating without informing while the work literally and figuratively flattens  the coverage to line and form devoid of depth.


 

STEFANI BYRD  

The Razor’s Edge 

Single Channel Vertical HD Video

 2016 

 https://vimeo.com/147421737 

 

Artist’s Statement

The breath is a constant reminder of our physicality and an  anchor to our embodied experience. In these video  portraits performers exhale slowly against an unseen piece  of glass, fogging and obscuring their faces in fleeting  moments between breaths. When shown on individual  vertical video monitors, it creates the illusion that the  performers are breathing against the glass of the screen.  This work references the use of the “breath test” in the era  before modern medicine where a mirror would be placed  under the nose of the dying to test for respiration.  

The illusion in the video is uncanny and the screen itself  becomes the edge of the razor that separates both past  from present, performer from viewer, and the living  presence of the viewer from the illusion of life on the screen.  An exploration in impermanence, embodiment, and the  mediating presence of the screen, the work captures the  breath - making it visible just long enough to be confronted  by both performer and viewer.  

 


 

Dan Rule 

Ascension

Animation, seamless loop

4’24”

2019

https://youtu.be/kVWs7sSUd5c

 

Artist’s Statement

 

Some of my recent video projects emphasize and subvert our collective idealized visions  of specific landscapes that in no way exist in reality. The Cave, the Waterfall, etc. as ideas are  made into places at once both pastoral and unsettling. The unreal, flat physical space that collage  creates has a fun conflict with the landscape painting convention of depicting objects both very  near and very far. The landscapes seem to imply some type of extinction event, did we cause it or  try our best to avert it?


 

Jay  Goldberg  

The Memory of America: Six Stories

One-Channel Video

2020,

14:24 

https://vimeo.com/426439638 (Password: Musial)



Artist’s Statement

Dating back to the Hebrew Bible, we are required to remember and adjured  not to forget. 

Through human connection and dynamic artistic exploration, my work seeks  to spotlight memories and the stories of self. 

In “The Memory of America: Remember Your First Baseball Game,” we see  ourselves in the memories of diverse strangers, through a uniquely American  experience connecting generations. Baseball is merely the turnstile. 

The evolving multimedia project is about age, race, economic class, religion,  politics, gender, love, education, assimilation, immigrants, community,  disability, humanity, equality, family, the past, the present, the individual, the  collective. 

All interactions begin: “Remember your first baseball game?” Memories  return. I listen, carefully. Video is captured through an iPhone, placed to the  side before the dialogue begins. We speak face-to-face. The interviews occur  across the country, but not in a ballpark. 

Never identified by their job or what they do, simply their name, stadium and  year. Interview subjects include public figures, poet laureates, plumbers.  None of that is shown, for none of that matters. 

In a nation polarized and frayed, this multimedia memory installation inspires  empathy, connection and understanding.

At some point, unless preserved, memories die. The artistic influence to keep  these memories alive… and remember? You. America. All of us.


 

Jonathan Onsuwan Johnson 

River Ghosts 

video 

2019 

4:22

 https://vimeo.com/254507963 password: river

 

Artist’s Statement 

My work uses experimental documentary strategies as a way of situating and exploring  the physical, historical and abstract spaces that exist in both of my homes in  Southeast Asia, the Midwestern United States and other temporary residencies.  

My deep interest in explorations of place stems from my experience of having a  fragmented sense of self, family, culture and collective history—and ultimately, home.  I am particularly interested in how we come to know a place and what elements  contained within a landscape or locale hold narrative, historical and personal agency.  

Videos, films, photographic prints, books and site-specific collaborative teaching  projects make up the bulk of my art practice, but I am open to using any forms that  best fit the project at hand. 

 


 

Sarah Crofts

Moons 

13 minutes 15 seconds 

2018

https://vimeo.com/275512220 

 

Artist’s Statement

The interplay of representation, performance of self and the act of looking permeate and often  dictate daily life. I’m interested in how various recording media frame this relationship, and what  friction occurs between the agency of the media and intent of the content creator.  

 


 

Mallory Donen 

Part 1: Introduction - What Am I? 

Video, conceptual 

3:31  

2020

https://youtu.be/yop6egsp-u8 

 

Artist’s Statement 

 

My practice investigates the repetitive processes of embroidery, knitting, digital image making using Photoshop, and how they are similar in their use of mechanical systems. While  embracing systematic processes and creating art as though I am a machine, I explore the  dichotomy between fast-paced digital technologies and the time-consuming practices of cross stitching, knitting, and other needlework.  

Repetitive actions have the ability to make the artist into a mindless machine. Similar to  how our society can get lost in the daily consumption of digital technology, I mirror this  obsession through my laborious approach to making art. My obsessive repetitive practice allows  for mind-numbing escape, as well as deep exploration of the subconscious and a constant  reminder of what makes me human. 


 

Katina Bitsicas

1422 1829 1702

HD video

2019

2:20 

https://youtu.be/dT6BbhtePhI 

In my creative practice I explore personal loss and trauma through video, installation,  photography and performance to make parallels between these experiences. My multimedia  works revolve around the theme of bringing back to life, while the afterlife is still looming near.  The overarching theme is how we as humans can connect via shared experiences and make  meaning of these experiences. Metaphors, such as red thread, are used as symbols for loss and  the longing for connection. 

My performative video 1422 1829 1702 explores the memories associated with physical  locations of my past, present and future. More specifically, I am utilizing feet (both figuratively  and literally) as a unit of measurement to navigate through my grandmother's, my mother's,  and then my own home. As I walk these homes, the floor plans become permanently ingrained  in my memory, inch by inch, solidifying the connection between my family and I, no matter the  distance. Each home segment can be seen as a parallel world to where I currently am and  reminds me that my past and present will always be a part of me heading into the future. 

With the COVID-19 pandemic, a new opportunity arose to transform this performance into a  virtual, and even interactive performative work. Originally (pre- COVID), this piece was a  performance for the camera, where I recorded and then edited the performances together, and  displayed them as a projected single channel video. Since COVID, I have performed this piece 3  times on various virtual platforms for a number of festivals and exhibitions, from Instagram live  to twitch, including the Bolivar Art Gallery at the University of Kentucky, Radiator Arts Gallery  Virtual Performance series curated by Audra Lambert, and OUR Networks 2020 at the Toronto  Media Arts Centre, Toronto, Canada (moved online). This piece also existed as a collaborative  zoom performance for the BOND International Virtual Live Performance Festival (NYC and  China), where I invited the viewers to also perform the measuring of their domestic spaces  utilizing their feet, simultaneously.

 


 

ELIZABETH WITHSTANDLEY  

A Brief History of Happiness

1 channel HD video

4 1/2 minutes

2018

https://vimeo.com/465102140

 

A Brief History of Happiness is a one channel video that is comprised of sampled audio  and video from YouTube. It is a 25 channel video composite of various musicians covering  the song “Happiness” by Elliott Smith that is combined with audio excepts from motivational  speeches and conversations about happiness. The video explores the similarities and differences of the performances while asking the viewer to think about “Happiness”.  

YouTube has forever changed the landscape of media distribution by opening up the door  for all to access, providing a platform for the everyday person to get their content out to  millions of viewers. The first cover of the song “Happiness” was uploaded to YouTube on  October 9th, 2006 about a year and a half after YouTube was launched. Since then there  have been about 65 other covers of the song uploaded by various individuals from different  parts of the globe. The video highlights content covering the past 12 years. The project  speaks the idea of performance, fame, digital space, the line between professional and  amateur while focusing on each individual performance.

 

 


 

Claudine Metrick,

A Melody from the Sky

Stop motion animation with sound

2021

www.ClaudineMetrick.com 

Artist’s Statement
What if?... What if an egg birthed a cloud of smoke, or a flower petal became a butterfly? Until  recently my artistic practice was centered around the static image - a painting or drawing  painstakingly won through layers of mark or color. The need for play; the desire to transform a  shape or to juxtapose two impossible images and tie them together in a story led me to  experiment with stop motion animation. I am building short imaginations from the flotsam and  jetsam I collected in my studio over the years. The videos explore my interest in the natural  world found in much of my artwork, while opening the door wider for archetypal imagery and  for a journey of some sort.

 


 

Wes Kline & Janelle Rebel 

Humid Trance Distance 

10:05 min.

 2K digital video

 2020 

https://vimeo.com/488948424/2d063cd7a2 

 

Artist’s Statement

How do you signal shifts in the experience of social space—physical and psychological,  individual and communal--during a pandemic? Humid Trance Distance, a video  performance project by Wes Kline and Janelle Rebel, is driven by an impulse to unpack  the new anxiety of bodily proximity in public space as well as to cultivate episodes of  distanced togetherness in their community in southwest Florida. The performances are  scored, rehearsed, and improvised on location for two to infinity performers and utilize  momentary gestures, found and simple constructed objects, cyclical actions, and  spatial geometries. The project investigates ideas about the hyperlocal, productive  affect, and dispersive technologies through abstract movements--face, sync, pass,  waterfall, meet, revolve, and intersect.  

 


 

McLean Fahnestock 

Stratagem 12 

High-definition video, silent 

Continuous loop 

2016 

https://vimeo.com/176796235

 

Artist Statement 

We are directly connected to our world. Landscape and location shape our daily interactions.  Those who venture to the edges of these are called adventurers, or explorers. I am interested  in edges but even more so in the gaps that open inside our understanding. When we  encounter a new place, we build knowledge of it through comparison to our prior  experiences, generating a vocabulary of discovery through similarity and difference. That  expressed newness can be exaggerated by desire or shaped by institutional knowledge, for  good or ill. The challenges lie in understanding the separations that are present between the  representations of place, the constructions of places in our mind, and visual perceptions of  the visited location. Places are shifting with human driven changes to ecosystems. A chasm of  perception is growing between our definition of a locale and the impacts of global climate  change. Faced with mutability and mediation, I examine how location is experienced across  time and romanticized through conflicting desires, the concept of paradise, and the  intertwining of these ideas with our own perception of places and role in shaping them.

 


 

Anne Yoncha, with composer Shari Feldman & cellist Julia Marks 

SUCCESSION: A VISUAL SCORE 

 Dye from locally-sourced cedar and Lake Ogallala water, graphite on paper, digital overlay of 2 minutes of MIDI biodata  recorded from eastern red cedar (red) and mixed prairie grasses directly below its canopy (blue).

3’ x 4’

2019 

https://vimeo.com/364586006 

Artist’s Statement

Because of increased human settlement and changes in fire regimes, eastern red cedar (though native)  increasingly outcompetes mixed prairie grasses. Forest succession – shift from grassland t0 forest - poses a problem for species  like the Sand Hill crane on its migration path. Succession depicts a series of mixed prairie grasses found on site at within the shape  of one large cedar. I recorded two minutes of biodata of grasses (blue digital overlay) and cedar (red) from site, using a  galvanometer sensor. The biodata is sonified with a multi-track cello recording. 

My work explores the often-hidden mechanics of plant physiology, such as the tension that brings water up a Ponderosa pine  against the force of gravity, or the coevolution of the Mucuna flower’s sound-reflective shape with its echo-locating bat  pollinator. I use a combination of analog and digital processes, including textiles dyed with plant matter I collect, electronics  controlling changes in light and sound, analog sensors transmitting data into exhibit spaces, and traditional drawing and painting  techniques. I aim to create work that transforms microscopic or invisible processes into analogues viewers can experience in a  tangible and visceral way. Perhaps engaging with these interpretations of plants as entities in dynamic relationships with their  surroundings can contribute to our ability to think more critically about our capacity to both fit within and radically change our  ecosystems.


 

Mariah Anne Johnson

7 Habitat Actions

https://vimeo.com/419422075

 

Artist’s Statement 

Since 2014 my practice has transformed from materially-intense, painterly  installations in interior spaces to an open ended process in which my body is my  primary tool for examining a landscape. Combining the observational focus of  drawing with the site sensitivity of installation, I create movement works and  works on paper that describe my intuitive understanding of a place, be it a wild  mountainside, an urban sidewalk, or my own backyard. Moving and drawing  have become the pillars that support my practice. These activities are modes of  physical research, similar processes that utilize different parts of myself. Both  involve careful looking and mental presence, both are physically active and  accumulate over time. One describes space, while the other cuts through it. Each  builds a body of knowledge, in the body. In this time of climate change, as our  species faces the ramifications of our way of being, it feels essential to engage in  this physical, deeply felt examination of my surroundings.  

I bear witness to what we have before us. I watch it change and grow and give  way over time.

 


 

Nancy Wyllie

Inquest

3:03

https://vimeo.com/312325332 

 

Artist’s Statement 

In harvesting footage from a variety of sources over long periods of time, aspects of the slow  reveal and parallel action are investigated. As I mine both public and private memory, I adhere  to Jean Luc Godard's philosophy that a film should have a beginning, a middle and an end but  not necessarily in that order. This best reflects my filmic approach to the nature of the human  experience. 

My goal is to connect the audience with the more private, undisclosed depths of our shared  humanity by exploring the nature of the darkness and the light through which we all must pass.  In 5 years my work will be readied for the expansion of existing platforms on which film can be 

viewed. I remain committed to the short form and will make web series shorts that continue  focus on the consequences of our actions. 


 

Maryam Khaleghiyazdi  

Morphing Shadow

2021 

https://youtu.be/_WhHF_MbtXE

 

Artist’s  Statement  

Maryam is an Iranian multimedia artist and teacher based in  Minnesota. Her work and teaching area cover different realms like  digital art, illustration, augmented reality, animation, and graphic  design. Currently, Maryam is exploring her identity as a person  who has migrated from Iran to the United States. Indeed, she is  applying illustration as a vehicle to expose her state as a person  who lives between two different cultures.  

"Morphing Shadow" is an animation about a girl who has moved  from her country to another country. Whenever she gets bored  and needs her family, she morphs her shadow into a box that  contains her family members. She takes her family members from  the box, communicates with them, turns them back to the box, and  finally morphs the box into her shadow. There is a snake in some  scenes that symbolizes dual feelings, happiness, and depression.  

 

 


 

Peter Christenson 

Deconstruction Via Train 

https://vimeo.com/197714510/c7d7e2355f

 

Peter Christenson is a transdisciplinary artist working across new and antiquated media, psycho social sculpture, and immersive installation. He is co-founder of Left of Centre, a guerrilla-marketing firm  and artist collective, the catalyst behind the interventionist collaborative Null Set, and Director of the  Guest House Cultural Capital Residency scholar program. Christenson's intermedia practice and creative  research continue to be significantly informed by his past experiences working as a social worker and  licensed psychotherapist, often examining the complex sociopolitical, psychological, and cultural  systems related to identity, place, and community.

 


 

Eddie Lohmeyer

Scrolling Landscape in 34 NES Games #3 

Found footage, NES games, machinima 

Varied projection dimensions 

2020 

https://vimeo.com/404137181

 

Artist’s Statement 

 

Lohmeyer’s art explores the intersections among body and technology, particularly in how digital  media opens participants to novel sensory and perceptual experiences. Through installation,  sculpture, and video his media interventions reconsider our habitual encounters with technologies  through new avenues of play and engaging with unfamiliar and uncanny interfaces. His works often  upend and play with the media we have grown up around and have a nostalgic affinity for. The  bizarre and playful encounters with these strange media unveil the normal attitudes and perceptions  of technologies that have become a mundane extension of our bodies, while also questioning the  knowledge frameworks through which we perceive and sense the world via media objects.

 


 

KATE  NARTKER

Line by Line
Woven animation with sound
02:30
2012
https://www.katenartker.com/line-by-line

 

Artist’s Statement

 

I convert video into cloth, and cloth into video. I extend the logic of textiles to film by animating weavings frame by frame. The moving image is structured by a new woven system, and there is a loss of information as events are absorbed and overridden by material translations.  

 

To create woven animations, I digitize films and render out a series of frozen stills. I weave the sequential images line by line on a Jacquard loom, creating lengths of cloth, which I then scan back into digital format. In the end, there is the physical weaving and a video piece. In this work, I am curious how cinematic techniques can be materialized physically to defamiliarize and transform an image. For example, when an image comes into focus, it is not through the turning of  a lens, but through the surface and structure of the material itself. Behind all of my work is the tension between an image and the fiber it rests on, and the investigative act of deciphering, remembering, or coming to know something.

 


 

 

Jeana Eve Klein
Signaling
Digital Animation
34 seconds, continuous loop
2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Xy4PT41I9Y

 

 

Artist’s Statement 

 

I am thinking about social media: its effectiveness(-less) as an agent for change, as an  imperfect archive of this particular moment in history, as an echo chamber for personal  beliefs, as a magnifier of personal inadequacies, and as a vehicle for virtue-signaling. When  life is mediated online, it is flattened and hyper-simplified. Every shared activity is met with  the same limited menu of responses. How many hashtags add up to actual change?

 


 

Liam Ze’ev O’Connor

Hollow Land 

SD Video, silent

2:01 min. 

https://vimeo.com/191547933 

 

Artist’s Statement

 

Animation made from screenshots. 2016. “Hollow Land" is a black and white video created from screenshots sourced from a distorted PDF copy of Eyal Weizman’s book of the same name, which investigates the ways that the state of Israel employs architecture in the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. The screenshots are photos, diagrams, and maps, which show the present reality and speculative solutions to the occupation. The video loops these images so that they appear fragmented; collapsing the present moment with future plans and layered histories into flashes of an abstract landscape.

 


 

Zach Koch 

Fires of Pompeii

2018 

3D animation

2018

www.zach-koch.com

 

Artist’s Statement 

 

Contemporary internet aesthetic data-bent with atmospheric obscurations and ornamental  overlays are the foundations for my 2D, 3D, and 4D bodies of work. The nostalgic, consumerist inspired compositions are filtered through a lens of Romanticism in a way where they are represented  in their most ideal state. 

Since digital creations are virtually free from entropy, there is a timelessness to the

pieces  because they don't age or degrade over time. They remain the same, locked in stasis in an endlessly  looped gif or a meticulously hand-crafted oil painting. Each

piece is like the left-over evidence of a  memory more complex than explanation, a

physical representation of an epitaph.

 


 

Jeremy Newman
Night’s Lace

2:27

2018

Silent  
https://vimeo.com/287288449


Artist Statement: 

In these videos, insects navigate their surroundings in the darkness. Interactions between insect  and human are intimate, yet experienced through the lens. Separation exists despite proximity.  By stylizing the encounters with video effects, the filmmaker intends for viewers to contemplate  this dynamic.

 


 

nqma (Manol B. Gueorguiev & Adrian Anagnost)
Skins
http://nqma.site/skins/

aluminum mesh, drywall corners, plaster, headphones, voice recording
iPhone video; adapted from a play by Julian Sheppard
2018



Artist’s Statement  

We are nqma, a collective of visual artists and art historians. Working in performance, sculpture,  design, and installation, we explore translations of texts and images across media and cultural  contexts. For the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, we propose to exhibit to display an excerpt  of our 2018 performance/video work, Skins.  

Our works play with the monumental forms of historical authoritarianisms and the performativity  of contemporary politics. In Skins, we used fragile and mutable sculptural forms as objects  against which a performer asserts bodily presence, as a way to re-read a politically-cliched text in  terms of interiority, self-doubt, and bodily instability. The full-length performance offers a new  interpretation of a one-act play by a U.S. playwright, debating armed resistance. We created a  series of wearable sculptures from plaster and wire mesh and collaborated with a writer to re imagine a clandestine meeting between armed guerrillas (one male, one female) as a solo dance  monologue for video. Playing with and against the forms of our own sculptures, we worked with  a solo performer to choreograph a set of iterative movements. The performer carried out the  actions and recited our adapted script while listening to a recording of her own voice reading the  same text. As the performer repeated her own words, her voice gained a sense of stuttered delay,  implying audio from surveillance or a poor connection. Similarly, we adopted a low quality,  poorly lit video to evoke surveillance as well as canonical 1970s video artworks.

 


 

Neil Horsky  
Home Schlocking  
Video  
2018  
https://vimeo.com/274113422

Artist’s Statement 

Home Schlocking features a collection of ambiguous objects, on spectacular display and  employed as tools for curiously unproductive tasks. 

This “Art For Friends Sake” (AFFS) production stars Regina Peterson as host and hand model,  and features Wes Buckley’s original musical score and Dada poetry.  

Other AFFS productions with Peterson, Buckley, and the ambiguous objects include the  experimental video and public performance art series, Voyeuges, the live gameshow, Name  That Schlock, and the webcam show, Soundcrafting with Wes Buckley: Episode 7.  

Home Schlocking is directed by AFFS Producer, Neil Horsky, a Boston-based artist, educator,  musician and writer. View his work at horskyprojects.com.  


 

Suzanne Gainer 
The Storyteller 
February 2021 

ARTIST STATEMENT  

Like many artists during the Covid-19 pandemic, I found myself exploring alternative modes of making work,  and uncovering latent themes. For the past decade or so, the focus of my work has alternated between  straight-forward nature photography, and complex digital composite imagery dealing with political themes.  However, back the 1990’s, as a graduate student at RISD, I was working with analog video and creating short  films about the experiences of life in a family where abuse is the norm. Whether it was the time and space of  the pandemic, or emerging prevalence of new digital forms of storytelling, I found myself working again in this  mode. “The Storyteller” is a short, 5-minute, first-person narrative video story about love, loss, salvation and  tragedy. It tells the story through the lens of family history, and touches upon themes of suicide, opioid use,  what we know and what is hidden in the things we know and believe.