Other Turbans
| Darrin Martin | 2007 | 12:40 min.


The third piece in a trilogy on hearing loss.  The artist as post-operative subject discovers Max Neuhaus’s Times Square and a field of high tension wires via contemplative excursions to adjust to his new implant. 

Darrin Martin’s videotapes, sculptures and installations metaphorically explore how technologies are used to attempt to measure and at times replicate our very own human subjectivity. He has exhibited videos, installations and performances at international venues including The Museum of Modern Art, DIA Center for the Arts, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Arts, Pacific Film Archives, The European Media Art Festival in Germany, The Kitchen in New York, and WRO Media Arts Biennale in Poland.  Martin frequently collaborates with Torsten Zenas Burns.  Their works have screened and exhibited at venues including The Oberhausen Short Film Festival, The Madrid Museum of Contemporary Art, The Paris/Berlin International, Champ Libre in Montreal, and Eyebeam in New York.  He occasionally curates video screenings at a variety of venues and is currently an Assistant Professor teaching media arts at UC Davis.  

Crime Scene Greenpoint
| Christopher Arcella | 2006 | 4:00 min.



Crime Scene Greenpoint (Christopher Arcella, US, 2006; 4m) is a hallucinatory document of the rubble at the Greenpoint Terminal Market, in which a major blaze broke out last year.

Everywhere, Nowhere #3 (Pine Road /11:49 PM / West Gate) | Futaba Suzuki | 2007 | 4:41 min.

In everywhere, nowhere #3 (Pine Road /11:49 PM / West Gate), 2007, I constructed a miniature suburban landscape, and subjected it to video surveillance in order to create a parallel reality. I am interested in constructing a space between the real and imaginary. This video consists of three fragmentary narratives in a simulated place.

Futaba Suzuki was born in 1965 in Chiba, Japan, and moved to New York in 1996 after working as a display designer for ten years in Tokyo. She earned B.F.A and M.F.A. at Hunter College. Her work has been included in a group show at Caren Golden Fine Art, and will be shown at Ise Foundation Front Gallery in November, 2007.


On the Homefront
| Lisa Dahl | 2006 | 3:50 min.

“On the Homefront” presents a union of imagery from suburban America with sound from soldiers in wartime Iraq in a contemplation of this country’s conflicts – past, present and future. What are the base reasons we wage wars? What kind of war would be willing to fight on our own soil?

Lisa Dahl is a visual artist who works in painting, photography, and video. Born in Minneapolis, MN, Dahl currently lives and works in New York City. She received her BA in Art History from Bowdoin College in Maine, and her MFA in Visual Arts from Rutgers the State University of New Jersey. Her work has recently been shown in galleries and festivals in both the United States and abroad. Dahl received a residency fellowship to the MacDowell Colony in 2006; was awarded a year-long project studio at PS122 in 2004; and attended a residency at Frans Masereel Center in Belgium in 1998. Her work has received reviews in the New York Times, Artinfo, and Metro, the daily New York newspaper, among others.

Stock (El último día de C.)
| Rubén Guzmán | 2007 | 5:27 min.

A sequence shot documents the last day of capitalism.

Media Arts curator, programmer, professor and independent film and video artist. His work has been exhibited in shows and festivals around the world.

| Pawel Wojtasik | 2007 | 5:00 min.
  Hundreds of pigs living on a farm in Las Vegas, Nevada, shown at leisure time and during feeding frenzy. The piece contains close-up views of struggling animals who produce alarming, screeching sounds. Gradually we get to see an entire field of pigs, all driven by the same uncontrolled desire.

Pawel Wojtasik, a video artist and filmmaker born in Lodz, Poland, lives and works in NYC. He received his BA froom SUNY Empire State College and an MFA from Yale University. His work has been shown at PS 1 Contemporary Art Center in New York City, Momenta gallery in Brooklyn, NY, The Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, Spain, Platform China gallery in Beijing, among others. Film Festivals include San Francisco International Film Festival (2006), Rotterdam Film Festival 2006, Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago, IL (2006), Antimatter Underground Film Festival (2006), Borderline Video Art Festival, Beijing, China (2006), Athens Int’l Film and Video Festival (2007) and Images Festival in Toronto. His recent work, The Aquarium (2006) shot in high-definition video in Alaska, was featured in a solo show at Alona Kagan gallery in New York, and at Westport Arts Center in Westport, CT. It was also shown at Anthology Film Archives, New York City. The Aquarium will receive its broadcast premiere on PBS in July 2007. Wojtasik has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell, at the Edward Albee Foundation, the Outpost (Brooklyn, NY), and was awarded a NYSCA grant in 2006, as well as two grants from VOOM HD Lab Artist Outreach program in New York City. His work is featured in exhibition catalogues published by PS1/MoMA and The Reina Sofia Museum, and was favorably reviewed by The New York Times, The New Yorker, Artforum, NY Arts, and other publications.
His new 2-channel work Landfill is included in Connecticut Contemporary at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

Plugging Away | Disorientalism (Katherine Behar & Marianne Kim) | 4:17 min.
  As factory workers-come-superheroes, the Disorientals attempt to reverse engineer their identities by delving into the disorientations caused by labor. We are "plugging away" in a search for self-recognition that takes us from assembly line drudgery to deflecting bullets, and from a kumquat grove to an iPod groove. Simultaneously producing and consuming the DISO-PLUG, a disoriental invention, we take stock
of digital, mechanical, and organic dimensions to ourselves.

DISORIENTALISM, a collaboration between Katherine Behar and Marianne M. Kim, studies the disorienting effects of technologized labor, junk culture, and consumerism as forces that mediate bodies and instate body-knowledge. DISORIENTALISM is our ongoing effort to reverse-engineer our identities.

Transient Patrons | John Bonafede | 2007 | 9:33 min.
  The Metropolitan Transit System is another man-made system this city has built that I have taken as my muse. In the video performance/painting series entitled "Transient Patrons" I have examined the notion of what guerilla performance art can be in the context of this system. Everyday one can find their commuting punctuated by a panhandler with various levels of personal tragedy, musical talent, noble purpose or any combinations of these traits impelling people to donate to them or not. Over the years I have found these genuine beggars to be a source of interest in how they grab the attention, hearts and money of the general public. Though as a society we tend to symbolically spit on our horrendous homeless population, in this case it was welcomed.