In(Site) Project Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, December 7th, 7-9PM
(Rotating screenings will be presented through January 6th)
Frame & Frequency is an ongoing International Video Art Exchange Program. This edition highlights the work of seven international artists from Toronto to Vienna, Korea to Texas and from across the US. These new media, experimental film and video works explore contemporary visual culture, and present an intimate panorama of the variety and breadth of video art in artistic practice today – including various themes such as appropriation, simulation vs representation, repetition, identity politics, as well as formal investigations of video as a medium.
Artists include: Dina Yanni, Eric Souther, Joe Hambleton, David Politzer, Shon Kim, Pete Burkeet, and Jonathan E. Baker.
Dina Yanni “COSMIC POPSICLE”
Sampled entirely from the iconic Hebrew/German “Lemon Popsicle“-ﬁlm series, COSMIC POPSICLE is an unruly deconstruction of teenage movie cinematic codes. A glitchy collage, COSMIC POPSICLE celebrates unclear and re-invented identities with cosmic visuals and sound.
About the artist: Dina Yanni is a Vienna based video artist and author. In her video work she remixes and transforms samples of pop culture to produce alternative narratives and histories. Her work has been screened at Experimental and Underground Film Festivals around the globe.
Eric Souther “Ritual and Repetition”
Shot in Xiamen, China at the Nanputuo Temple, “Ritual and Repetition” is an experimental short film examining the ritualistic space of the temple as a site that engages a range of histories and religions (Buddhism and Confucianism) which day after day interacts with crowds of people coming to pray, sightsee, and explore the space.
About the artist: Eric Souther is a video and new media artist whom draws from a multiplicity of disciplines,including anthropology, linguistics, religion and critical theory. These investigations coalesce into works where ritual, materials, and technological assemblages form emergent systems. His work has been featured nationally and internationally at venues such as the Museum of Art and Design, NYC, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY and the Museum of Art, Zhangzhou, China. His work has been screened in The Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece, Cronosfera Festival, Alessandria, Italy, the Galerija 12 New Media Hub, Belgrade, Serbia, and the Simultan Festival, Timisoara, Romania. He received his M.F.A. in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred University and is currently an Associate Professor of New Media at Indiana University South Bend.
Joe Hambleton “Plateau in Ascension”
Plateau in Ascension is an experimentation of animation’s potential to mimic the real. “When I first began making this animation, I created a series of tests to see how virtual cameras replicated the optics of a real camera. From these experiments I realized 3D animation’s potential to not only replicate optics, but to go beyond the physical limits of the real. This allowed me to coordinate the movement and focal length of the camera to replicate classic cinematic techniques that managed to go beyond the limits of real world optics. The result is a culmination of these experiments. A carefully choreographed animation that represents the unseen forces that drain our will to succeed.”
About the artist: Joe Hambleton uses the mediums of video and animation to create experimental narratives that explore his experiences and surroundings. He continually alters his creative process through research and experimentation to further his understanding of the devices and processes found in other media such as film, video games, music and literature. By applying this knowledge to video and animation, he is progressively creating narrative structures reflective of his personality and influences.
He currently lives in Toronto, where he teaches Digital Media and Art at York University, OCAD University, Centennial College, and the Toronto School of Art. He is a graduate of the University of Windsor (BFA in Visual Arts) and York University (MFA in Visual Arts). His work has been shown across North America, Europe and Asia. He is represented by the Pari Nadimi Gallery.
David Politzer “Untitled (These Eyes)”
When You’re Out There is a series of photographs, video works and collage that considers the success and failure of our shared attempts to faithfully represent nature. “While I am self-conscious, critical and curious about this compulsion, I too am seduced by all the tropes of nature art. Who isn’t charmed by waterfalls, sunsets and rainbows? I also can’t resist wanting to capture and “take home” nature, a craving we see manifest in multitude on Flickr, Instagram, etc. But the ubiquity and ordinariness of so much nature art motivates me to poke fun at our unquenchable need for more. It is this struggle and the futility of the attempt to recreate nature that feeds the works in this series.”
About the artist: David Politzer was born in Washington,DC and earned an MFA from Syracuse University. His solo exhibitions include those at the Museum of Northern Arizona, Artspace (NC), Artspace (CT), Real Art Ways, Lawndale Art Center, Houston Center for Photography, Galveston Art Center, Western Georgia University and Grand Central Art Center (CA). Politzer was artist in residence at Yaddo, Djerassi Resident Artist Program, the Skowhegan School, Artspace (NC) and the Museum of Northern Arizona. He lives in Houston, TX with his wife and daughter. He’s also Associate Professor of Photography and Digital Media at the University of Houston.
Shon Kim “BOOKANIMA: Dance”
Bookanima: Dance is an experimental animation consisting of 4 chapters: Martial Arts, Dance, Ball Games, and Leports.
About the artist: Shon Kim majored in Fine Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, he holds an MFA in Experimental Animation from CalArts, and a PhD in Animation Theory from Chung-Ang University. SHON KIM lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Pete Burkeet “Beyond Human”
In the spring of 1997 the Heaven’s Gate cult punched their tickets to the afterlife through a coordinated suicide in San Diego California. They believed that through taking their lives they were to be beamed to a spaceship and a new life serving alien gods. Beyond Human is a dance of death or an alternative take on their suicides and subsequent rapture.
About the artist: Pete Burkeet is an artist who makes paintings and videos that explore the products of mediated social experiences including magical thinking, escapism, anxiety and neglect. His work has exhibited internationally with shows at festivals, museums, and galleries. Some past shows include CutOut Festival Mexico City, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, London Experimental Film Festival, and Plexus Projects in Brooklyn, New York. He lives and works in Columbus, Ohio.
Jonathan E. Baker – Exquisite Hells: “Staring at the Sun”, “The New Becomes the Old”
Exquisite Hells is a looping video diptych of vignettes that examine the self in relation to global video culture. This work explores Surface, boredom, and the spectacle of the everyday and Looks intensely at the complicated relationship between attraction and repulsion. Here, perceptions of time and physics are challenged. The character maintains a Sisyphean existence within strange environments.
About the artist: Johnathan E. Baker is an artist working mainly in lens based media. Using photography, video, and 3D animation, his work explores the punctum of popularity and coolness through the frame of the screen, as well as mass media and its effects on one’s orientation to the world. He received his BFA in Photography from Herron School of Art and Design, and his MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). He currently teaches in the First Year Experience department at MICA, and is the new Digital Arts and Technology Specialist at Goucher College.
The In(Site) Project Series at VisArts places contemporary art, music, and performance art in non-traditional spaces and venues. VisArts encourages active looking, sociability, interaction, and encounters with art and music in architectural spaces often considered“pass-throughs”(hallways, atriums, lobbies, and windows). The In(Site) Project Series features artists and performers working in a variety of modes, media, and platforms.
About In(Site) Project at VisArts:
In(Site) Project at VisArts places contemporary art in non-traditional exhibition spaces. VisArts encourages active looking, deep listening, sociability, interaction, and encounters with art in architectural spaces often considered “pass throughs” (hallways, atriums, lobbies, and windows). In(Site) Project features artists working in a variety of media.
For previous projects please visit: