4-Channel Video Presentation & InstallationsOur "living gallery" of artist works, devoted to one artist at a time on four screens, all in one 2-hour looped reel that will be shown on all three nights.
Adriana Varella, "Defragmentation"
Brazilian-born artist Adriana Varella creates work that reflects her interests in identity, self-knowledge and social political critique. "I use in my works multiple media, such as installations, video, sound, photos, drawing, sculpture, objects, performances and site specific public art projects. My intention is the destruction of power, authority/hierarchy and the linear narrative...instead, I propose the intense use of the imaginary, attention to the process, with Interventions, experimentation and proposals. It explores the nature of instability and controversy. I try to reflect critically the visual language of video and photograph and the relationship between both (including painting)."
Joshua Adler with Steve Ryan, "Airmarks"
Josh Adler is the Associate Producer at Independent Together, Ltd, an after school instructor for the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and an acting coach through John Robert Powers. Josh is also Director of Arts and Communications at the Interdependence Project - home of TREe: NYC's first mindfulness-inspired performance group. Recent work includes co-production and performance for the 2009 Labapalooza at St. Anne's Warehouse, and co-creating and starring in the Diesel Film Racing's Best Film of 2008, "Plane Face".
Steven Ryan is the CEO and Executive Producer of the Brooklyn-based production company Independent Together, Ltd. The New York Times proclaimed Steven Ryan "is a revelation." As a working performer and director in New York City he has worked on numerous off-Broadway productions with such companies as the Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre and the Great Jones Repertory Company. Mr. Ryan has also spent two years working on the BBC and BBC America television programme "Talking Movies" the last year of which he spent as Associate Producer. During his tenure there he has produced over 100 episodes of "Talking Movies" as well as 5 TV specials and dozens of Internet segments.
Donald O'Finn has repurposed video since 1982. He holds a Master's Degree from the S.F. Art Institute, and has been a prolific, underground NY artist ever since. Mr. O'Finn uses obscure television and film as his palette to create stunning short narratives.
Village Voice,"BEST VIDEO ART IN A BAR" 2001 & 2008: "Donald O'Finn's feverishly edited encyclopedically strange video collages are lively rivers...his editing is so hyper-intuitive that the culture shocks and time warps gel into a state of half vertigo and half trance."
Donald O'Finn: "I was born in San Francisco California. Always an artist, I have a Masters degree in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and have been re-purposeing appropriated video since 1982. In the mid 90s I became a core member of the 'live performance audio/video media band' known as rev.99 that toured nationally as well as internationally. Various videos of mine have been screened at Lincoln Center and Anthology Film Archive in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, and Parkers Box Art gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I consider my videos the dreams of a sentient television."
Nicole Arendt, "Uni"
Nicole Arendt is a New York based photographer, sculptor and video artist. She earned her M.F.A. from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University. Her work often inhabits a psychological or dreamlike space where the use of sound, color and iconography provide an entryway into an emotional and conceptual exploration of femininity, sexuality, control and the overwhelming power of the institution. She has exhibited in New York City, England, South Korea, Australia, Berlin, Texas and Boston. She has taught video classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and photography classes at the University of Texas at Dallas.
Nilton Maltz, "Multichannel"
Brazilian-born Nilton Maltz lives and works in New York. He studied contempoary art at the School of Visual Arts at Parque Lage-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The confluence of electronics, deep psychology and visual arts come together to establish a basis for his work. It is rooted on the outcomes of an organized trance. It takes the interference in the black box paradigm into practice, subverting the subservient role of the user of technological systems. It uses whatever medium and technique that offers a channel to express the explorations into the collective, transpersonal and personal unconscious.
Naho Taruishi, "Corner Projection Series No.2"
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Naho Taruishi lives and works in New York. Her single-channel videos and installations have been shown at Exit Art, Dumbo Arts Center, Visual Arts Gallery, P.C.O.G Gallery, Ise Cultural Foundation, Artists Space and Brooklyn Artists Gym in New York. Taruishi also has participated in numerous international film/video art festivals at Goethe-Institut, Park Tower Hall, Yokohama Museum of Art, Aichi Arts Center and Fukuoka City Public Library in Japan, Forest City Gallery in Canada, Matadero Madrid in Spain, and art channel in France. Her collaborative video works with several Tokyo-based video artists have been collected by The Video Art Foundation and the Video Dictionary in UK and Spain. Taruishi has been awarded the Honor Award in Fine Arts and the Fine Arts Special Departmental Award from the School of Visual Arts in New York.Corner Projection Series No.2 highlights a corner as a place to have thoughts in silence and with physical motionless. The video images shift from closeness to openness with subtle color change. Along with the images in motion, a corner surface itself is visually flattened, inflated, and deflated.
Chris Herbeck with Glen Friedel
Chris Herbeck is a sculptor and video artist based in Brooklyn, NY. From stop motion videos of rider-less bikes to exploring the spiritual aspects of Monster Truck worship, his work is in a constant state of transformation. He has been part of numerous exhibitions throughout New York City and is currently represented by the Leo Kuelbs collection.
Glen Friedel was born in New York City and grew up in the Washington, D.C. area. In the fall of 2006 Friedel moved to Brooklyn, NY to pursue his artistic endeavors fulltime. Friedel's first NYC solo show was at KFMK in Chelsea in December 2006. Among the many galleries and collectors that own his work Friedel has sold art for public view at the Westin Hotel in Washington, DC and several pieces for the set design of the national TV show Army Wives.
Angela Freiberger was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She received a Bachelor of Arts from the School of Fine Arts at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 1976. In 1986, she studied computer graphics at the University of California in Los Angeles. In the early 1990 she traveled to Italy and Portugal and made sculptures in marble. In 2007 she received the Master of Fine Arts at State University of New York at Stony Brook."Blackbird," "Angelbird" and "Redbird" show an ordinary place that could be anywhere in the world. A woman on a swing in the foreground is facing away from the viewer. This creates a feeling of emptiness and placelessness; there is a lack of relationship between you as viewer and the environment. If you sit on the ground, you do not have the experience of the swing directly. But the video of the swinging gives you wings; it is so freeing. "Bluesky" shows the point of view of the person on the swing, and vicariously the spectator. This translates the movement of the swing to talk about the idea of living on the edge and crossing borders. The blue sky becomes a metaphor for a place by which one can escape.
Stephen Dirkes, "Motion Etudes: Flight"
Since founding "Labtest" media art collective in 2004 to create a VJ performance commissioned for "Hipersonica" international VJ festival in Sao Paulo, Brasil, Stephen Dirkes' films and media installations have been exhibited in New York, Prague, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Jakarta and Havana as both solo shows and international festivals.Beginning with research into the Hermit Thrush in Victoria, British Columbia, I have been developing a series of audio video etudes for Toronto recorder player, Alison Melville. Musically composed, improvised, transplanted and re-assembled, this score is referencing the call of he Hermit Thrush. Visually, I wanted to explore various techniques for animating motion. The first "Motion Etude: Hermit Thrush" is incorporated and expanded on in the second "Motion Etudes: Flight". In moving from observation of the bird to an exploration of flight and the mechanics of motion I hope to show flight in greater abstraction.
Phyllis Bulkin Lehrer, "Coney Island Moves"
Phyllis Bulkin Lehrer is a New York City visual artist/ independent experimental animator who produces moving images that encompass a myriad of methods. Her background as a painter and performance artist informs her practice. Sound is an integral element. The focus of her recent efforts is to fuse the sensual , spiritual and the intellectual , creating personal motion art works. Her moving and still images have been represented in international galleries, venues and festivals . Recent work has been informed by the incorporation of max/msp/jitter which she uses to create interactive performance works and installations often in collaboration with dancers and musicians.
Georgi Tushev: "I am a Bulgarian artist based in New York. The last two years I have been interested in designing building and flying small electric flying machines. I have been obsessed with the idea of flying, I like to record each of my flights from onboard POV (FPV) using small camcorders and cell phones. I love to share my flight experiences with people by making short movies from my flying footage and release them via the web. My activities share territory with hobby and art, including elements of science, history, comics, sport, conspiracy, religion and joy."
Sharpelbow is the multi-disciplinary collaborations of dancer/video artist Tori Sparks who uniquely explores video, performance and photography. Sharpelbow discovers, exposes and promotes new aesthetics and experiences in contemporary dance, indie-music and video art.
Executed in rare landscapes and exotic costumes, Sharpelbow's dance-integrated videos, in particular, address the accessibility of dance and mainstream music videos. By expanding the relationships between these mediums, Sharpelbow creations redefine dance's potential to exist outside the realm of a theatrical setting and give new life to musical expression.
"Sparks uses the camera to take dance, as an established art form, out of the traditional venues and into a new era of expression." - Steven Psyllos, TRACE Magazine
Luminous Flux: a 3-day NYC video art event by Gemini & Scorpio at Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St, Dumbo, Brooklyn