"Video Synthesis" Curated by Ryan Seslow

"Video Synthesis” is an examination of the Inter-relationships of Video Art, Performance, Experimental Film, & Vanguard Documentary. The purpose of this exhibition is to survey, expose, and raise the awareness of motion related art through the medium of video. The works exhibited have all been created using a digital video camera and computer based editing software as a means of expression and communication.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

5-21-2009 "Video Synthesis"- Special Programs Exhibition






5-21-2009

"Video Synthesis"-
June 2009 -Special Programs Exhibition:

Hosted by : The Streaming Festival:
http://www.streamingfestival.com/program/Video_Synthesis.php

Since the beginning of May, we have initiated a new project which consists in broadcasting a special online program every month. Each month we show another program with a different perspective and theme. To celebrate this development an offline screening of the first Special Program Fragments Streaming Festival took place in Geborgen Kamers in April 2009, The Hague, the Netherlands.

Special programs are composed by guest curators, or festival partners.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Video Synthesis to be Screened in The Netherlands April 2009

4-10-2009

Updates.
Ryan Seslow's Curatorial Debut "Video Synthesis" will be screened as a part of The Streaming Festivals first Special Programs Exhibition: "Fragments" takes place in The Geborgen Kamers Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands. Opening: 15 April 2009 - the screening starts at 20.00.
The screening continues on 16 and 17 April 2009

Fragments brings together video work that in some way address the idea of fragmentation, whether through visual technique or concept. Several films in this selection focus on the object of the photograph -a reminiscent of a fraction of time and memory. Others are based on the structural elements of film making such as the close up shot and abstraction as the basis.

This selection is the curator’s response the truly eclectic collection of works from three editions of Streaming Festival database. Therefore, the concept of Fragments becomes an ambiguous expression in this context simultaneously symbolizing a fragment of the Streaming Festival collection as well a metaphor for fragmentation of images and ideas.

The second program: Video Synthesis screened in the Geborgen Kamers has been composed by Ryan Seslow.
Video Synthesis is an examination of the Inter-relationships of Video Art, Performance, Experimental Film, & Vanguard Documentary. The purpose of this exhibition is to survey, expose, and raise the awareness of motion related art through the medium of video. The works exhibited have all been created using a digital video camera and computer based editing software as a means of expression and communication.

Program curated by Olga Koroleva

http://www.streamingfestival.com
http://geborgenkamers.nl

Monday, May 19, 2008

" VIDEO SYNTHESIS " Now Screening ONLINE!




Updated 3-31-2009
Welcome to the VIDEO SYNTHESIS blog site.
Here you will find all of the necessary information about the Ongoing Exhibition.

Please scroll down for Info.

VIDEO SYNTHESIS
Curated by: Ryan Seslow











Now Screening VIDEO SYNTHESIS Online at:

http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/ArtGallery/Programs/Exhibits/videoSynthesis

Educational and Private screenings are available upon request.
Please contact the curator or the gallery for assistance.

Screenings are held in the Media Room at:
The Art Gallery
Queensborough Community College
The City University of New York

Contact the Curator: theongoingrms@gmail.com
Contact the Gallery:
QCCArtGallery@qcc.cuny.edu


Scroll down to view the
Exhibition Trailer.

Video Stills from the Exhibition: Video Synthesis














"VIDEO SYNTHESIS "


About the Exhibition:

"Video Synthesis” is an examination of the Inter-relationships
of Video Art, Performance, Experimental Film, & Vanguard
Documentary. The purpose of this exhibition is to survey,
expose, and raise the awareness of motion related art through
the medium of video. The works exhibited have all
been created using a digital video camera and computer based
editing software as a means of expression and communication.
It was my intention to select a diverse array of artists that focus
on various subjects and techniques to execute their work. The
show will present fragments of traditional video art, aspects of
performance based art, narrative experimental film, and
vanguard documentary. The works have been placed in a
chronological order to be viewed one after another. I feel that
each piece will add to what synthesizes fragments of a larger
whole. The chronological flow of each piece creates a
perceptual module.


Ryan Seslow
Curator

QCC Art Gallery
The City University of New York
Queensborough Community College

This program has been archived into the galleries permanent collection.
It can also be viewed in full from the galleries website.
A PDF. catalog from the exhibition can also be downloaded
from the galleries website.


Video Synthesis

Artists:

Simon Gris
Danielle Abrams
Ryan Seslow
John Fekner
Darren Foster
Lee Wells
Ray Neufeld
Monica Spier


Video Synthesis can be shown upon request,
or check the galleries program guide for more information on
special programs. Video Synthesis can also be viewed online
from the galleries website.

All screenings are in the Media Room at:

The QCC Art Gallery
Queensborough Community College
The City University of New York
222-05 56th Avenue Bayside, NY 11364
(718) 631-6396


Official Website -
http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/ArtGallery/Programs/Exhibits/videoSynthesis
http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/ArtGallery

Contact the Curator:
theongoingrms@gmail.com


VIDEO SYNTHESIS TRAILER

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About the Artists:

Simon Gris:
Born in Saint-Maur des fosses (Paris suburbs): Lives and
works in France. Through experimental music, photography, literature
and video art, Simon Gris, is a self-taught artist. He builds representations
of his French contemporary unhappy consciousness. “I am a general artist.
Like a practitioner and like an officer. I aim to build a general view of the world
and our time. I know that it implies that I’ll never be the number one in a particular
domain. I don’t care. I don’t want to be perfect. I want to
be total.”
Ikea Blues”
2007 – about 5 minutes
A slow motion artwork about Scandinavian social-democracy and its international
symbol Ikea. (clue: zombie)
“Aneurysm”
2007 – about 3 minutes
A Situationist artwork with an image-made man. (clue: medical imagery)


Ryan Seslow: Artist & Curator
Ryan Seslow is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in New York.
Working in all mediums Seslow shows his work both nationally and internationally.
“ I am not concerned with making beautiful pleasing pieces of art; I act
upon immediacy.I am living and teaching art because I believe that this
expands the potential of human creativity. The artist is the Art itself.
I am here to record the world as I perceive it, Through that process I will
give it many tangible forms.” Ryan Seslow is an adjunct professor of
fine arts teaching studio art courses simultaneously
between 4 colleges in the NY area.
“Random Acts & Inner Politics“
2007, 0:157
Up and down we go, can the inner politics of your psyche try to pull
one over on you?The subconscious aspect of " the change " that you have
made feels a need to react.This reaction becomes your next cause. What is
your connection to the oneness of politics?
TK
2006, 0:5:36
The artist manifests a physical representation of how one may use
nonphysical energy as a contemporary Art medium. TK is indeed an
experiment. The artist performs the action of transcending an idea
( invisible non physical energy ) into manifest physical reality.


Monica Spier:
Monica Spier is a Dutch born artist, currently living in and working in New York.
“I am most interested in the process of creating and the intimacy of being in that
space.“ Ms.Spier has transcended her ideas throughout different mediums to help
communicate her artistic vision. The medium of video has recently captured her
interest. The challenge of reformatting a still image, in this case her daily
drawings into motion based art has become a process of further exploration.
Monica Spier holds a BFA in printmaking from Long Island University.
“365”
2007, 03:65
The concept of recording each day for 365 days is an exercise in the awareness
of the passage of time . The work becomes a memory of each days existence
marking its irretrievable loss. In this loss I have retained a visual pleasure
that remains as an ode to the past. I have chosen the shape of the square
to represent my constraint and boundaries for this project. My dedication
to the repetition of this discipline is part of my process.


Darren Foster:
Darren Foster is a journalist and documentary filmmaker. His work has taken
him to all corners of the earth to cover conflict, migration, the environment,
art and culture, etc. Born and bred in New York, he now lives in California
with his wife and film making partner.
"Domino, Mutha Fucka. God wins!" 2007 .
"Domino, Mutha Fucka. God wins!" was shot in a Brazilian prison in 2004.
It's just one of many scenes that were captured and then shelved. Documenting
reality is subjective. Editing is a series of choices. Freed from the archive
and the constraints and structures of narrative story telling, this perspective
on reality is resurrected.
"I Think in Profound Cliche's" 2007 .
"I Think in Profound Cliche's" is what it is.


John Fekner:
Throughout his career, whether collaboratively or independently, New York
City born John Fekner explores a wide range of issues including concepts
of perception and transformation, as well as specific environmental and
sociological concerns. He works with a wide variety of media; ranging
from street works and poems, to paintings, digital video and new media.
Fekner’s work and installations have been exhibited in city streets, galleries,
alternative art spaces and museums worldwide.
“Trail Markers” John Fekner © 2006, 03:52
Trail Markers includes audio samples from "Travelogue The 80s",
"The Sight of the Child" and "Wheels Over Indian Trails" from the album
Idioblast by John Fekner City Squad recorded by Dennis Lattmann. Music
by John Fekner, Dave Santaniello, Jim Recchione. Video & 8mm film by
John Fekner and Fred Baca, Voices: Ric from the Mohawk Nation/New York,
Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman and Anthony Leicht. Video and audio remix
by Fekner and Jeewon Shin. Trail Markers movie dialog: Ric, a
Mohawk Nation Indian: “Some of them can see the writing on the wall.
Others see it but they don’t give a dam. And others just don’t see it. All they
can see is the Almighty dollar. You know, its like I say, it takes all kind of
people to make up the world. And it’s a case of who’s going to be the strongest
and who’s going do the work. Who’s gonna get it done. But it must be done.
Otherwise, the whole world is, will come to an end. You know that my people
lived with a balance of nature all those thousands of years before the white man;
and whenever they took something, they always gave something. And it worked
out fine. And the white man came along and he just took, took, took. He’s
been taking all these hundreds of years. Now after all these hundreds of years,
now he’s realizing that he gotta start putting back. I mean he’s working like
hell to put it back, but you got other people still taking. The Almighty dollar
means everything to them. They don’t realize that the Almighty dollar isn’t
going to be worth anything to them if there’s no world to use it in.”


Danielle Abrams:
Danielle Abrams is an interdisciplinary artist who works in performance
and video. She is a monologist, orchestrates social interventions, channels
figures of kin, and provides dance lessons. Abrams performs at art galleries,
museums, theaters, and performance spaces. She also waxes poetics from park
benches, advertises her meal plan service as she bar-b-ques for art-hungry crowds,
leads Conga lines as a Borscht-Belt “toomler,” and emerges from the
afterworld via wireless phones. Recalling Flushing, Queens; a Coney Island
heyday; and Mount Morris Park in Harlem, Abrams utilizes the tropes of
identity to survey social oppressions. She challenges our relationships to origin
and biography as she embodies her own multiracial cast of family members.
Her personae sight the toxicity, as well as poignancy, of social interactions
and conditions that lie undetected in our communities. Danielle has performed
at art spaces, galleries, festivals, and museums nationally. Her performances
and videos have been programmed at the Bronx Museum of Art, Queens
Museum of Art, Arizona State University Art Museum, Institute of American
Indian Art, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, WOW Cafe, Dixon Place, The Kitchen,
Galapagos, and Ladyfest East. Lisa Bloom has written
extensively about Danielle’s work in Jewish Identities in U.S. Feminist Art:
Ghosts of Ethnicity (Routledge 2006). Her work has also been written about
in the New Art Examiner, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, the Village
Voice, NY Arts, fluent collaborative, CURVE, and Queer Ramblings. Abrams
is the former artistic director of BUILD, a performance space in San Francisco’s
hub of queer performance: the Mission District. She is also a founding Board
Member of the Harvey Milk Institute in San Francisco. Abrams has been
awarded residencies at the Yale School of Painting, the Skowhegan School
of Art, the Bronx Museum of Art, and she was an artist-in-residence at
Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, NYC. She has been a recipient of
fellowships from NY Urban Arts Initiative and NY Foundation of the Arts.
She has lectured at the University of Massachusetts, Barnard College,
Ohio University in Athens, and at numerous national conferences.
Abrams has taught at Goddard College in Vermont, School of the Museum
of Fine Arts in Boston, Queens College (CUNY), and York College (CUNY).
She is currently an assistant professor at the School of Art and Design
at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
“Early Bird” 2004, Performed by Danielle Abrams
Videography: Kara Williamson Editing: Kara Williamson, Robert M. Foster, Jr.
In Early Bird, Dew Drop Lady (performed by Abrams) converses and shares
jokes with a community of seniors in conversations about Passover, Florida,
and her lineage that is Jewish and Black. As their dialogue unfolds, Dew
Drop Lady uncovers the racist beliefs that lie latent in the minds
of a Brighton Beach community of Jews.


Lee Wells:
Lee Wells is an artist, exhibition organizer and consultant currently
living and working New York. Curating since 1996, his projects have
recently been included in the 2nd Moscow Biennial, Chelsea Art Museum
and Art Basel Miami Beach 2006. He is co-founder of [PAM]
the Perpetual Art Machine ( www.perpetualartmachine.com) an online
community video art portal and traveling interactive installation founded
in January 2006. Wells most recently was invited to curate an international
program for "In Transition Russia 2008" a project in collaboration
with the National Centres of Contemporary Art (NCCA), Yekaterinburg and Moscow.
NDSM Dockland #1, 2007,
Single channel video projection with sound
Black Helicopter#1, 2007,
Single channel video projection with sound


RAY NEUFELD
RAY NEUFELD is a visual artist and scenic designer living and
working in New York City. His work has been exhibited in galleries
across the United States and abroad, most recently in Hungary,
Scotland, Korea and Japan. In addition to creating video, installations,
sculpture and large-scale drawings, Ray enjoys teaching and working in
theater and television. In my art I explore elements of line and shape
through video, sculpture and installation as drawings in space. Whether
working with reanimated, reclaimed objects or reframing images of the
ordinary through video, I create site-specific, confrontational work. While
created with a formalist's eye for clarity and an expressionist's sense of
process, the resulting conceptual work transcends an intellectual analysis
and warrants emotional interpretation as well. Further inspection and
introspection exposes a bleaker side to the seemingly nostalgic and whimsical.
Shell-forms, waterless pools, dry fire hose, folded paper shark egg sacs –
all rely upon absence for their visual strength. The empty vessels allude to
both the mind and to the body, human or otherwise. Through this physical
investigation I reference memory and loss. I risk evoking nostalgia in order
to reinvent the familiar, to provoke personal reflection, and to inspire
change in our view of the everyday.
DESCRIPTIONS
The first three works I have selected all reflect my interest in the meditative
beauty of the mundane. While the medium is video I view each of these
as a moving painting.
In Swim II, swimmers shot from an underwater vantage point pass
by in endless succession.

In Water Painting, a spillway shot from directly overhead rushes continuously
and creates an elegant line over its edge.

Balaton Bus Stop, Bath Tub Balna is video documentation of a sculptural
installation: two cast paper bath tubs suspended in a bus stop in Lake Balaton, hungary.



Video Synthesis
All screenings are in the Media Room at:

The QCC Art Gallery
Queensborough Community College
The City University of New York
222-05 56th Avenue Bayside, NY 11364
(718) 631-6396

Official Website -
http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/ArtGallery/Programs/Exhibits/videoSynthesis
http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/ArtGallery

Contact the Curator:
theongoingrms@gmail.com

Video Synthesis Exhibition Info

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