Thursday, November 5th, 2015 7-10 pm Manhattan Bridge Anchorage
Decomposing Hierarchies is a Marble House Project publicly-presented video art exhibition on the Manhattan Bridge Anchorage. Works by Marble House Project 2015 Residents: Anne Katrine-Senstad, Catherine Page Harris, Orit Ben-Shitrit, Margeaux Walter, and Jeannette Ehlers. Curated by Sarah Walko, Director of Arts Programming. I’ll be showing ONOMONO, 2015 Some stills: ONOMONO is an experimental video projection that combines found archival footage composited with imagery shot by the artist. The original soundtrack was created by Ben-Shitrit in collaboration with Timothy Korn, using live-feed into a Kaleidoloop. The video was created in collaboration with editor Jeremy C. Hansen.
ONOMONO depicts a circle of destruction. The video captures the ailments of our society using archival footage ghosted over original footage of the Atlantic-ocean, Cappadocia, and a dilapidated British Colonialist-era post in the Arab-Israeli town of Abu-Ghosh. The archival material includes: gruesome animal experiments, depression-era economic graphics, as well as catatonic masked Schizophrenia and OCD patients. The word ONOMONO is a palindrome—it reads the same forward and back. The video begins and ends with the same visual note. The sound is created using live-feed into a Kaleidoloop—a digital recording device that can layer both live and pre-recorded sounds, while navigating and altering playback speed and direction. This work was inspired by the French Anarchist book the Coming Insurrection, which offers a vivid diagnosis of the capitalist decrepitude of our society.
An excerpt HERE.
“Presenting five dance films, commissioned or developed at EMPAC. Three of the works are supported by the DANCE MOViES Commission—experimental dance works for the screen, which vary widely in content and form, yet are united by the fact that they are crafted by a choreographer or movement-based artist.”
For more info: EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission
I’m very excited to see WARD OF THE FERAL HORSES on the big screen tomorrow night at EMPAC. I spent the past month with sound collaborator and mixer Timothy Korn and Editor Jeremy aka the EnHancer to engage you sonically and visually. Tristan Kneschke helped us harmonize the color space, and many more people like DP Chapin Hall and choreographer Kate Corby, actors and dancers have been engaging participants. It’s been a beautiful ride. I recently realized this celebration is rooted in Tropicalia, of which I learned from an inspiring friend — Ju. Scroll all the way to the beginning of this blog and you will find her.
i’m finally posting some production images from the new project. i spent almost two weeks in residence up in Troy, NY with the wonderful EMPAC team lead by Ash Bulayev, along with my dear friends choreographer Kate Corby, DP Chapin Hall, and Assistant director James Francis Cerretani. as always, the cast and crew are all fantastic people. lucky bastard. we had a ton to get done, and we did it all. wish you could have been there.
for a few months now, i’ve been editing with the Jerrrs C-hance and Anne-Laure, and making all original sounds with forever Tim Korn at the Dungeon. i’m even singing! we’ve been sculpting the cut and going back and forth between the edit and sound composition. our timeline is a mess, and they want to kill me. stay tuned.
a couple of weeks ago we received a grant from the Ostrovsky Family Fund to make a three channel iteration of the project. we shot with three cameras, so we are all set to make you go cray. thank you, Ostrovsky ladies. you rock and once again you make wrong be right. molto danke.
Max Cosmo Cramer in (new title,yes!) WARD OF THE FERAL HORSES
Max Cosmo Cramer and Doug Barron in WARD OF THE FERAL HORSES
L. and R. aka Max and Doug
Joanna Kotze, MCC, Brittany Engel-Adams, Or Reitman,
Cara Angela Liguori and Pascale Seigneurie (not pictured)
WARD OF THE FERAL HORSES
Please join Im_flieger in the former Stollwerck chocolate factory in Vienna’s 12th district for a screening of VIVE LE CAPITAL.
CROSSBREEDS 2014 is in search of time. Neoliberal politics has destroyed all forms of time standing in the way of the logic of efficiency and capital. Contemporary man faces the challenge of managing the number of possible situations and their varying time shapes. In order to do this, he continuously moves between internalized rhythms and routines, and the flexible and reflexive creation of individual time structures.
We’re addressing contemporaries and contemporary witnesses who guide or accompany us on historical paths. We attempt time jumps into the future and let ourselves be abducted into fictions of the present. We investigate the city’s body, we embody time. Together with time workers we surrender to sweet idleness and let the continuous bustle of everyday life come to a standstill.
Our stories are mixed with history. We keep claiming our place and at sunrise and sundown visit strange animals in Vienna’s first urban national park. Walking, we meet other cities and times, focusing the unnoticed, and in the walk-in archive we blend Yesterday with Today. We unfold to become an urban stage, let the flow change direction and appropriate Revolution 1934 playfully. Blind between glances, we are ready for the zombie’s slow pace, holding our breath for 5 minutes. Ceaselessly we caress the cheek and dissolve in whiteness or listen to the timeless transformation.
After a year long development of Shadows With Heat (working title) I’m excited to be an artist in residence at EMPAC. I’ll be working on an ambitious project with five dancers and two actors. more to come!
VIVE LE CAPITAL has been selected to screen at KINO DER KUNST—a first time event presenting films by visual artists who take cinema beyond its traditional boundaries and explore new narrative forms. I’m humbled to show alongside some of my favorite artists like: Rä di Martino, Guido van der Werve, Uriel Orlow and Omer Fast.
KINO DER KUNST: April 24 to 28, 2013 in Munich, Germany.
please join us saturday for live music and performances hosted by my friends chris and owen aka Critter & Guitari at Cristin Tierney Gallery. our 15 minute long performance includes a video projection and live music. we are featuring two beautiful dancers: Netta Yerushalmy and Lily Baldwin. this is a collaboration by myself, editor Jeremy C. Hansen and musician Timothy Korn.
cristin tierney gallery
546 West 29th Street
SATURDAY, dec 17, 2011
doors 8pm/performances 9pm
hosted by critter & guitari
[ this collage is from a photo of cappadocia that i took in miniatürk. the dancer is netta yerushalmi ]
Here are some more shots from Corby’s dance, In Whole or in Part, which opened last night at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. I made the video for the dance. After the premiere, Kate, the dancers and myself participated in a panel discussion about our collaborative process.
[ Mikey Rioux and Erin Kilmurray ]
Kate describes the initial reference for this dance as the UN definition of genocide “…intent to destroy in whole or in part, a national, ethical, racial or religious group”. the dance itself is far from being an illustration of this theme. rather, it creates an atmosphere and a space in which relationships develop between performers to expose related ailments. for Kate, this is an invitation for the audience to actively participate in the work. she considers the dancers and audience members as collaborators—an act which she refers to as both aesthetic and political.
a solo with Anna Normann:
Kate Corby & Dancers company + UW students/dancers:
Anna Normann and Emily Miller:
one place to permanently carry your favorite puccini soprano aria is between your fingers. vissi d’arte on the fingers of dancer Janelle Bentley + magenta nail polish and glitter + strawberry margaritas. Janelle and Shoshi (between cup and pitcher) were recruited to the Kibbutz dance company this week. if marxism failed, then let us dance!
here are a couple of snaps of Corby’s dancers with my new video: