The artist unboxes a series of items that are not the traditionally subjects of typical "unboxing videos." Each item only receives one minute of attention. A majority of unboxing videos that tend to drag on for ever as each detail is commented on. This is the artist commenting on limited attention spans, but also out of respect for the viewer's time.
3:00 minutes single channel video
I made this video for an exhibition called Dank Memes
at Non-Fiction Gallery, in Savanah, GA.
"Put simply, memes are cultural viruses; they’re ideas spread throughout our collective consciousness with a speed we can scarcely observe. As memes mutate & shift — seeding & replicating in the minds of ever-growing numbers of people — their popularity & trending lifespan become signposts which define broader cultural moments. Dig deep and decode the cultural viruses that live in you: show us your dank memes." –from nonfictiongallery.com
3:I7 minutes single channel video
In this video I document my numerous attempts to win plush prizes using the arcade claw machine. This is a piece that addresses the fact that exaggerated representations of labor and leisure drives the American economy. This video also addresses issues of artificial intelligence, automated labor, risk and reward.
3:31 minutes single channel video
Wall Builder (blind architect)
A video documenting me destroying a structure made from screen printed boxes played in reverse to create the illusion of productive constructive actions.
1:43 minutes single channel video
Wassaic Project Studies
This video is a compilation of individual short videos. I made while a residentat Wassaic Artist Residency in Wassaic, NY. I really loved the unique context of Wassaic and I feel the experience inspired a series of videosI posted to Instagram while I was a resident.
1:46 minutes single channel video
This video is a compilation of individual 15 second videos. I was 1 years old when the film Tron was released, and 11 when the movie Lawnmower Man hit theaters. I have never known a time without pop culture representations of a “Virtual Reality.” As a child I wanted to experience VR, now as an adult I actually can. When making these videos I embrace an esthetic established by popular representations of VR to simulate mundane experiences.
1 minutes single channel video
Music video fo Jean Chalant on Divine Droid Records in Seattle, WA. I did the cover art for his most recent album.
3:26 minutes single channel video
Music: Peter C Murray
Glass Box Gallery
GrEyEmpire is a collaboration with Seattle based musician
Peter C Murray (Jean Chalant, Poor Moon, The Christmas Cards). The motivation for GrEyEmpire emerged while discussing ideas about the history of different civilizations and the knowledge and ideas that disappear when a civilization ends. This video meditates on the transfer of knowledge through symbols, technology, architecture and sound.
Peter Murray and John O’Donnell have created and exhibited a variety of sound and image based collaborative projects over the last decade, but this is the first to be exhibited in Seattle.
5:14 minutes single channel video
Psychedelic Pantry Video
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain, CT
Video is from the installation, Psychedelic Pantry, a new media installation, points to moments of everyday life while highlighting the mysterious moments we often overlook while shuffling to the toaster or coffee maker in the morning.
2:44 minutes, single channel video.
Valerie 2.0 is a video piece in response to a musical composition written and produced by Seattle based musician Jean Chalant (Peter Murray). This video is edited with Adobe Premiere and all video and stills used to construct this piece are taken from .gif files from the internet using Google Image Search.
3:27 minutes, single channel video.
Sematic, TX is a video piece made at the State Fair of Texas using the iPhone application Vine, an app that captures short video and provides fluid in-tape editing, easy for capturing a series of images quickly. This project embraces ideas of street photography, vacation photos, new forms of online communication and documentation. The Texas State Fair is the biggest in the country and offers a bazaar cornucopia of fried food, commerce, bright lights and livestock. This project is a pursuit of new media, American consumption, grotesque food collages and concepts of historical media. All video captured and edited on the iPhone.
2:20 minutes, single channel video.
Beefy Cheese Glory
Addressing different was in which visual culture and advertising invades daily life and ultimately haunts consumers through misrepresentation and repetition. There is also something playfully poetic about a hamburger emerging from a billboard only to fade away.
0:17 seconds, single channel video
Studio Proof is made video by collaging vacation footage from Yellowstone National Park, video form Youtube and different video studies intended to look at nostalgia, gender and corporeality. Formally the piece is inspired by the minimal grid based aesthetic of a film by Hollis Frampton called Snowblind. Made in 1968, and the pixilated imagery and sound of Gary Hill’s piece from 1978, Electronic Linguistics. Musical score by musician Peter Murray.
1:17 minutes, single channel video.
Video in response to a musical piece called Legend, it is written for a chamber quintet and vocals by Seattle based musician Peter Murray. I created video of each of the four sections: Ascent, Habit, A Jaunt, and Rope Dance. This piece is a work in progress, and will ultimately exist projected for an audience and accompanied by a live chamber quintet. The video is 21 minutes in duration
5:00 minutes, single channel video.
Batmaster of Puppets
This piece refers to masculine adolescent American icons, and the overt and confounding ways in which young men attempt to define their identities through categories and icons presented in the media.
1:30 minutes, single channel video.
Video of food delivery trucks collaged with still images of the food items they transport. Suggesting the surreal idea that these food items could assemble to make their own vehicle. This piece is also about the ubiquity and velocity of images intended to tantalize the senses.
1:00 minute, single channel
A familiar television commercial from the 80’s usually aired Saturdays mornings remixed with overtly sexual imagery involving a chocolate fetish. In a sense I am updating media from my past, edited to reflect contemporary standards of media and sexuality.
0:30 seconds minute, single channel