November 19, 2009
Black and Blue Walk
July 26, 2009
The Red Shoes Walk
December 03, 2007
Notes to Self
A friend recently reminded me that he comes to my blog and that I no longer explain my work here.
There is a reason for that. The reason is that I got tired of explaining my work.
However, I put the work in the public forum that is the internet, for a reason. And, I do have people that come here to check out what I am doing and, like my friend, they may feel a little confused, so I'll make an effort to start talking about art here again.
Right now I am considering how to develop the walkabout project. Thus far, the project consists of a mostly private practice and passive sort of distribution. I wanted to have a documentary project grow organically out of a simple action which I perform everyday, an action which is not unique or special in any way.
This is what I have learned about it so far:
It is sub-conscious and meditative.
It has to do with timing both natural rhythms and imposed patterns.
It is time travel.
It is figure ground relationships.
This is not so surprising because all are themes I have explored in other projects.
The project includes 2 types of moving images:
1) Nodes, hubs, scenes, events - In which, objects and people move through the frame horizontally and on occasion vertically. I/camera stand still for a minimum of 60 seconds to allow passage of bodies through the frame. I am observing the scene as these bodies are making exits and entrances. I am in stasis, rest state.
2)Passages, paths, scene changes - In which figure/camera moves over ground. I am in constant motion for 60 seconds or more to. My feet move the ground beneath me, physically pushing it behind me and into the past and simultaneously moving my own body into the future, into the next frame, node, scene.
Possible ideas for further development:
Incorporate video clips from other contributors or existing media sources, but not sure yet how.
It must maintain the level of fluidity and lack of overt messaging - or must it?
Consider what is catalyst for change from stasis (of a node video) to movement (of a pathway video).
What might connect the two?
That's all I got for now.
November 13, 2007
The Horror for Fear Revere 2007Fear Revere screening. I set out to make something very simple about the basic fun of scaring yourself. It became political due to the props I had at hand to made the video. This gave the piece a more layered and the same time more overt meaning than I had originally intended and I think it was ultimately good for the end result. What do you think?
October 22, 2007
Fear Revere Screening
I haven't had a chance to post video recently because I have been busy putting together a special Halloween screening event, here in NYC. If you are in the area please come if you are not.. don't worry there will be online tricks and treats for you, too!
FEAR REVERE, a screening of frightening creativity.
Tuesday October 30th, 7pm @ The Pioneer Theater in New York City
Artists and filmmakers present their reflections on the genre of horror and the general idea of making something for the purpose of frightening ones audience. Boo!
This event was organized by Mica Scalin for the Pioneer's Fourth Annual Month of Horror, Terror, and General Mayhem.
Michael Amter, Santiago
Hyde, Bradley Hyppa, Raymond
Scalin , Melissa
Schubeck and Wunderkrafthaus
Tickets available at the door or online:
The Two Boots Pioneer Theater
155 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A and B) NYC
June 08, 2007
Broadway at Times Square
May 15, 2007
Ways to Leave (with live soundtrack)
March 18, 2007
Inspire and be inspired
"In the times of bigness, spectaculars, one hundred million movie productions, I want to speak for the small, invisible acts of human spirit, so subtle, so small, that they die when brought out under the clean lights. I want to celebrate the small forms of cinema, the lyrical form, the poem, the watercolor, etude, sketch, portrait, arabesque, and bagatelle, and little 8mm songs. In the times when everybody wants to succeed and sell, I want to celebrate those who embrace social and daily tailor to pursue the invisible, the personal things that bring no money and no bread and make no contemporary history, art history or any other history. I am for art which we do for each other, as friends."
March 04, 2007
1800 Frames on the Big Screen
As promised the 1800 Frames Take 3 exhibition continues!
Next weekend we will be screening the entire hour long exhibition of one(ish) minute films in a real sit down movie theatre in NYC!
Tickets can be purchased online HERE.
February 17, 2007
1800 Frames now at Scope!
1800 Frames Take 3, an exhibition of one minute films which was curated by myself and Lee Wells for Cwow, will be hitting the road. First stop, the contemporary art fair Scope NYC, as part of Cinema Scope at Lincoln center.
55 videos by 30 artists
Michael Amter, Hackworth Ashley, Betsey Biggs,
Brian Caiazza, G. H. Hovagimyan, Beth Chucker,
Santiago Cohen, Maria Dumlao, Carla Edwards,
Merav Ezer & Adi Shniderman, Celeste Fichter,
Jesse Houlding, Jenny Hyde, Bradley Hyppa,
Jose Insua, Kensuke Koike, Beth Krebs,
Stephanie Lempert, Joe Nanashe, Matthew Nicholas,
Robert O'Connor, Arzu Ozkal Telhan, Jennifer Proctor,
Charlene Rule, Memo Salazar, Melissa Schubeck,
Claudia Sohrens, Dana Sperry, and Michael Szpakowski