Perry Bard, Rico Gatson, Perry Hoberman, Jillian Mcdonald, Tom Moody, Marcin Ramocki, Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, Paul Slocum, Adam Simon, William Stone, and Momoyo Torimitsu
Curated by Aron Namenwirth
In many different approaches these artists address our current political and physical environment.
Perry Bard “Logic” DVD 2006 Philosopher Nick Pappas expounds on Aristotle’s definition of a syllogism using the Department of Homeland Security as inspiration. Footage of Homeland Security at work in NY subways and airports mix with pure color while the syllogism dissolves into babble.
Aunrico Gatson “Evidence of all things” 2003 Color DVD. Two-channel video comprised of footage culled from various early 70’s films including “The Exorcist”, “The French Connection” and “Cotton comes to Harlem” . The footage has been arranged in a grid/patchwork orientation. The soundtrack is a recording of a ritual ceremony by the Tuareg people a nomadic tribe of the northern Sahara desert. The chant is all purpose from curing the common cold to exorcising demons.
Perry Hoberman “Condemned to Repeat”
Jillian Mcdonald Horror Cycle: The Bloom of the Triffid video * 2006 animation * 2006 The Bloom of the Triffid is a one and a half minute animation loop. In August 2006 one of the world’s most rare and remarkable plants, a corpse flower, bloomed in Brooklyn’s Botanical Garden. Visitors came in droves, attracted to the flower’s monstrousness. Notably, in Victorian times, ladies were not permitted to view such a bloom due to it’s phallic visual reference. A webcam was trained on the bloom which released a gruesome stench. Throughout the week-long bloom, I tracked the webcam, fanatically downloading images. The title and soundtrack reference “The Day of the Triffids”, a novel written by John Wyndham in 1951 and made into a cult film in 1962. Triffids are fictional plants that are capable of various animal behaviors including attacking and killing humans.
Tom Moody “Guitar Solo” DVD 2005 comments from blog omg, what the hell IS that? that’s amazing. – paul (guest) 2-17-2005 11:47 am I like it! – sally mckay 2-17-2005 11:59 am that’s totally great. – mbs (guest) 2-17-2005 12:35 pm nice notes! – atomicelroy (guest) 2-18-2005 6:14 pm Hunter S. Thompson blew his brains out yesterday. Did this mpeg play a part? – pmsummer (guest) 2-21-2005 7:30 pm
Marcin Ramocki “Torcito Projects” “Torcito Portraits” are digital animations based on re-purposing an old Macintosh musical software Virtual Drummer.
Zoë Sheehan Saldaña “Homegrown” DVD 2007 A Video Camera grabs every two minutes a still of tobacco plants growing at artMovingProjects over the duration of the show creating an animation.
Adam Simon Video Portrait DVD 2002 Moyra Davey talks about “afgani boys playing with gameboys” – “we have to shop to save ourselves” – “we lay waste our powers in getting and spending”
Paul Slocum with Chad Hopper “Hats” “A big chunk of Slocum’s screen space is taken up with a banal jpeg of baseball hats on an armchair; the rest is a confused multiplicity of windows opening and closing as well as overlapping and interrupting a guy confessing on YouTube his unfaithfulness to his girlfriend.” Tom Moody
William Stone “Pural Nounsss” DVD 2004 This video first shown at artMoving in 2004 shows President George Bush talking on National television. The Cuts make him seem more himself.
Momoyo Torimitsu (Part of) Horizon DVD 2004 This video is part of an installation in which a hundred toy businessmen crawl around in a model world with oil fields. courtesy of :The Swiss Institute and Deitch Projects