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2011 4 CHANNEL VIDEO INSTALLATION DURATION APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR , LOOPED FOOTAGE WITH THANKS TO FRANCESCA CAVILIA, LAUREN DRASLER, SARA KANTOR, ELIZABETH CHARLOTTE KERSTEIN CINEMATOGRAPHY BY KEVIN PONTUTI It is universally acknowledged that a happy life is a good life, and yet, as a civilization we are becoming increasingly depressed, stressed and removed...
Tweet-size wisdom gleaned from watching and summarizing each episode to date of the 2010 season of the Oprah Winfrey Show was projected across the Regis Center for Art at the University of Minnesota, from dusk to dawn. Exhibited as part of the SPARK festival, this project was completed with the support of a Northern Lights...
A couple alternates singing each performing ten epic love ballads, while the other remains utterly unmoved.
The probability of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately three thousand, seven hundred and twenty to one
12 MONITOR VIDEO INSTALLATION DIMENSIONS VARIABLE 1 HOUR 28 MINUTES DURATION CINEMATOGRAPHY BY EVAN DROLET COOK An open call was held for volunteers to come and recount the plot from the original three Star Wars films, on camera, alone in the studio. Participants were asked to wear black and retell the story to...
16 MONITOR VIDEO INSTALLATION DURATION 1 HOUR 58 MINUTES DIMENSIONS VARIABLE CINEMATOGRAPHY BY EVAN DROLET COOK INSTALLATION IMAGES BY RIK SFERRA Sixteen participants were allocated a role from Alfred Hitchcock’s film, The Birds. Each participant was filmed isolated in their own home, watching the film in silence. When their allocated character had a speaking part,...
This large scale video projection focuses on the inseparable themes of group hysteria and the cult of the celebrity.
The desire to stay versus the inevitability of change is a sixteen monitor video installation produced in conjunction with the cinematographer Evan Drolet Cook. The work was exhibited at Franklin Art Works, Minneapolis in February 2008.
Five participants were asked to come to a screening of the 1970 film, Five Easy Pieces. Later that day, each individual was asked to recount, on camera in an empty studio, as much of the film as they could remember. Each participant sat in one of five places on a sofa to recount the experience.
The longer I sit, the less inclined I am to stand up is a video installation exploring our constant quest for self improvement and the celebrity cult of the chef. Participants are filmed cooking in real-time to the instruction provided by an episode of 30 Minute Meals with Rachael Ray. The process is documented with a hand-held video camera. The audio features the voice of Rachael Ray narrating her endeavours on the TV program, mingling with the cooking sounds generated by the participant.
Couples were filmed individually following along to an instructional dance video, Urban Beat III. The footage is played back without sound, with the image of one member of the couple mirrored. As the footage is synchronised and projected onto opposite walls, it appears that one person is always leading, whilst the other attempts to follow.
My wife is so proud of me... is a project initiated in the summer of 2002. tectonic industries measured the grounds of the house in Wisconsin in which they were living and produced an aerial plan depicting the placement of the house, trees, pathways etc. A grid system was drawn up, dividing the property into 130 squares, each measuring 10 x 10 feet. From September 4th to October 14th, 2002, each square was systematically searched using a metal detector. When a metal item was located, a numbered flag was placed into the ground, and a photograph taken using a Polaroid camera. The item was then dug up and sealed into a plastic bag, with the date, time and position of the find recorded.In total, 519 items were found including a multitude of screws, nails, pieces of aluminium foil and bottle tops.
On the evening of February 5th, 2005, various members of the public positioned on Medicine Lake, Minnesota, USA independently reported an unusual sighting. It would seem that some sort of UFO landed on the frozen lake, with two beings emerging from the module to survey the area. Based on eyewitness reports and testimonies, in conjunction with some out of focus video footage, tectonic industries created a reconstruction of this possible event.
And then I woke up and it was all a dream is a site-specific installation consisting of a large-scale, double video projection exploring the epic themes of love, romance, jealousy, despair, drama and tragedy.
A video projector projects a large-scale image onto a blank wall. White text on a black background scrolls ceaselessly upwards. Seemingly random questions are posed with a choice of six answers to choose from, labelled A-F. The questions are not numbered, but there are 250 of them in total. The questions themselves range from reasonably straight-forward (Which of the following authors do you prefer?) to somewhat non-sensical (What is your favourite dental hygiene tool?). They directly refer to the questionnaires found in books and magazines which attempt to diagnose and resolve personality issues, relationship problems, etc.