First Firing | Kelly Oliver & Keary Rosen | 2007 | 3:05 min
"Puppy dog tails to liver spots. After all that work I wasn't invited to the first firing."

First Firing is a collaborative video work by artists Kelly Oliver and Keary Rosen that explore the conjunction between language and imagery.  In each piece, the audio portion was written and performed by Keary Rosen and then set to video shot and edited by Kelly Oliver.  

They have exhibited their work both nationally and internationally in such venues as The New York Underground Film Festival, Art Basel, The Liverpool Biennial, Off-Loop Barcelona Video Art Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival and Rush Arts Gallery.  Kelly Oliver is a video artist who received her MA from The New School in 2003.   Keary Rosen is a sculptor/video artist who received his MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers in 2000.

  Hyacinth | Lydia Moyer | 2008 | 7:25 min.

A poetic investigation into the invisibility of loss as it plays out on the landscape of an infamous tragedy, 'Hyacinth' was produced in 2008 after a visit to the site of Jonestown, Guyana, where in 1978, over 900 members of the People's Temple lost or took their own lives in a mass murder-suicide. The word Jonestown is never used in the video in an attempt to separate the narrative of the People's Temple from its Kool-Aid colored infamy.

Lydia Moyer makes video work that exists somewhere between documentary film and video art.  Her work has been screened widely in the US and abroad.  She lives in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia and is a fellow of the Virginia Museum of Fine Art in film and video for 2009-10.

  Plane Days | Benjamin Kracun & Ewan McNicol | 2008 | 15:00 min.
    Old friends. Young friends. Lovers and loners. They all wait, hoping, to see something they’ve never seen before.
Is it a Virgin? Thai? Singapore? American? They all could be another one for the book. With a flask of tea or a bottle of wine to keep warm, every day is a new day around the perimeter fence at Heathrow. Every day is a plane day. 
Ewan McNicol studied film & TV at Edinburgh college of Art. He has worked as a cinematographer for various advertising agencies and clients. Ewan is also a partner in a multi- disciplinary creative firm called Lucid Inc. which works with brands and develops documentary films. Ewan has been nominated for a Scottish BAFTA and is the winner of a Royal Television Society award, an Association of Photographer’s award. Benjamin Kracun graduated from Napier University with a BA (Hons) in Photography, Film and Imaging. He shot several 16mm and digital short films. He has worked on numerous fiction, documentary and music video projects for Channel 4, UK Film Council, and had work shown at the Venice Biennale. He has received a Donald Dewar arts award and a scholarship from Kodak in 2006. Both are currently based in London.
  The Commoners | Penny Lane & Jessica Bardsley | 2009 | 12:30 min.
In 1890, one man had the idea to collect every bird ever mentioned in Shakespeare and release them into Central Park. The only bird to survive in the New World was the European Starling, now one of the commonest birds in America. Its introduction is now widely considered a major environmental disaster. The Commoners is a moving image essay about starlings, poetry, and the purist rhetoric we use to describe "invasive species." It is also about the paths people forge through history, intentionally or not, as they attempt to change the natural world.

Penny Lane is an independent filmmaker and video artist whose work has been shown at Int'l Film Festival Rotterdam, San Francisco Int'l Film Festival, Images Festival, Women in the Director's Chair, AFI FEST and MOMA. She has been awarded production grants from NYSCA, LEF Foundation, Puffin Foundation and Experimental TV Center. Currently she is a visiting professor in art at Williams College and in pre-production on a feature documentary about goat testicles and Mexican radio. And yes, Penny Lane is her real name.
Jessica Bardsley is an artist and filmmaker working toward her MFA at the school of the ArtInstitute of Chicago.

  Watching The Wolfman Dance The Foxtrot | Sari Carel | 2008 | 13:00 min.
Watching the Wolfman Dance the Foxtrot
is a video shot entirely in the Bronx Zoo in New York City. The imagery gives little to betray its source, and instead settles into an interim territory between dream life and the sphere of filmmaking, and gazes at the synthesizing of the natural world with structures that are meticulously fabricated. Taking an experience of visiting the zoo that is both highly generic and personal, Wolfman tries to reconcile these conflicting qualities of memory in film, oscillating from the general to the specific and approaching it as an act that mutilates its own form, is highly unreliable and fraught with contradictions.

Sari Carel is an Israeli artist living and working in New York. She has completed her BFA studies at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem in 1996 and MFA at Hunter College New York City in 2000. Her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and public venues such as Artists Space, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York, Stundars Museum in Finland and Tavi Dresdner Gallery in Tel Aviv.
  Le Nouveau Omiza | Ute Hoerner and Mathias Antlfinger | 2007 | 5:4 0min.
Since the mid of the 1980s, HONDA has been working on the development of a humanoid robot which can operate in a real-world environment where coexistence with people is required. By 2010, ASIMO, so far the most advanced humanoid robot, shall perform tasks such as elderly care. OMIZA represents its counterpart: feeling most comfortable around women, he experiences a well-ordered world which only exists for him and their endless promenades through the labyrinths of the heart.

Ute Hoerner. *1964 in Karlsruhe. 1998 Festival Director of Videonale 8 at the Bonner Kunstverein (together with Judith Ruzicka). 1999-2008 Professor for Media Art at the Burg Giebichenstein, University of Arts and Design, Halle. Since 2009 Professor for Media Art at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.

Mathias Antlfinger. *1960 in Limburg. 1999 - 2005 Artistic Member of the Stuff, Media Art Departement of the Burg Giebichenstein, University of Arts and Design, Halle. Since 2008 Professor for Media Art at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.

Since the early 90s they have collaborated in their practice which incorporates CD-ROM and interactive film projects as well as 3D-realtime installations and netart projects. The possibilities and limitations of internet communication, the specific way artists and scientists deal with their computer that determines their everyday life and work, or media-channeled visions of a possible selve in the future are only some of the topics which concern the artist couple. They both live in Cologne and Berlin.