Un-Boxing

2017

 

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

 

Dank Memes

2016

 

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

 

Artificial Labor

2017

 

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)

2017

 

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

2016

 

 

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

 

VR 2016

2016

 

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

 

Guts

Jean Chalant

2016

 

 

 

Music video fo Jean Chalant on Divine Droid Records in Seattle, WA.  I did the cover art for his most recent album. 

 

http://jeanchalant.bandcamp.com/

 

www.divinedroidrecords.com

 

 

3:26 minutes single channel video

 

GrEyEmpire

Music: Peter C Murray

2015

Glass Box Gallery

Seattle, WA

 

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

2014

 

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

2014

 

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.

Semantic, TX

2013

 

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 

2010

 

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

2012

 

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.

Legend

2010- 2014

 

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
2010


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.

Food Cart

2011

 

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

Quick Remix

2012

 

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