Turner came to me in a dream and told me Cyprien Gaillard was a great artist | Theodore Tagholm | 2009 | 1:29 min.

'Turner came to me in a dream and told me that Cyprien Gaillard was a great artist' is based on the motion of Derive from the Situationists.
The video is made using a digital stills camera to create a stop motion journey through London. The layered digital stills to create a faceting of the image which ebbs and flows.

Theo Tagholm is a London based artist working predominantly in video. He was shortlisted for the Jerwood Moving Image Awards in 2008 and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Theo’s work has evolved over the years investigating perceptual processes and the act of looking.

  The Last 51 Years of Art History Represented by 51 Seconds of Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Episode 18 | John Michael Boling | 2010 | 00:51 sec.

In previous films such as ‘Blood Fantasy’ and ‘Body Magic’, the pair’s use of existing footage – commercials, tv shows, music videos – underpins the fundamentals of their work. As immediate as its sources, the work firstly appeals for its pop culture references engrained in an MTV generation’s subconscious, and then for its methods of display and exhibit, for example on video streaming sites like YouTube, where a number of their works can also be viewed. These resources act as a cultural hub for a new generation of artists who have found a home on the internet and continue to forage existing materials, with Duchampean vigour, to mix with new and old technologies.

John Michael Boling is from Athens, Georgia. Since 2005 he has worked on videos, as well as a number of web-based projects, most notably the video web blog Channel 53. A selection of his work (and collaborator Javier Morales) is hosted on Boling's redoubtable 53 o’s website (in google search ‘53 o’s’ – quicker than typing www.gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooogle.com) where you can also view some of his and Morales’ individual works.

  In Practice | Wojciech Gilewicz | 2009 | 3:23 min.

(...) Wojciech Gilewicz defies its (site) logic entirely in his deadpan installations-painted imitations of everyday surfaces, intended to go unnoticed in public space. In the video documentation of his project, Gilewicz nonchalantly installs the work in broad daylight, thereby performing the slight visual shifts between the trash on the surface of a garbage can and its painted replica, between a construction panel and its crafted double, and drawing attention to the way art can undermine even its own subversive rhetoric to make site both more and less noticeable. In Practice, Lori Cole, ArtForum 02.15.2009 (fragment)

Wojciech Gilewicz, born in 1974 in Bilgoraj, Poland. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan (1994-1996) and then in Warsaw, where in 1999 he earned a degree in painting (with an additional degree in photography). Lives and works in Warsaw and New York. He is a painter, photographer, author of installations and videos. In his works, which usually combine all these disciplines, Gilewicz explores the blurring of distinctions between reality and its artistic representation.

  TR Warszawa | Wojciech Gilewicz | 2005 | 4:00 min.

'TR Warszawa'
consists of images and video film presenting the process by which a canvas is born. In confrontation with the film, the outwardly simple, non-figurative painting emerges in a wholly new light. The entire situation ceases to be clear to the viewer, and the border dividing reality and its painted imitator become blurred. Once again, in this work for TR Warszawa Gilewicz is posing a question as to what is true and what is illusory in the world around us. The foyer of Teatr Rozmaito?ci in Warsaw is a superb site for a Wojciech Gilewicz project, since theatre, like painting and photography, creates an illusion of reality. His work also has much in common with both theatre’s scenery and the world constructed upon the stage, a world which impersonates the real one.

Wojciech Gilewicz, born in 1974 in Bilgoraj, Poland. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan (1994-1996) and then in Warsaw, where in 1999 he earned a degree in painting (with an additional degree in photography). Lives and works in Warsaw and New York. He is a painter, photographer, author of installations and videos. In his works, which usually combine all these disciplines, Gilewicz explores the blurring of distinctions between reality and its artistic representation.
  Balance Study, Threshold | Jacob Tonski | 2008 | 1:00 min.


A video studying balance, isolated from a fixed horizon, inspired by disorienting episodes in life.

Jacob Tonski is a pragmatic optimist whose artwork explores dynamic balance. Forces of time and gravity serve as foils for those things we are powerless to direct in our lives, and with which we must instead dance and negotiate. Tonski holds an MFA from the Design | Media Arts department at UCLA. He studied computer science at Brown University and worked as a Technical Director at Pixar Animation Studios. He has lived in Berkeley, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Paris and Providence, grew up in West Virginia, and is currently an assistant professor of art and interactive media studies at Miami University, Ohio.

  Stretching | François Vogel | 2009 | 4:30 min.
'Stretching' is a peculiar display of urban gymnastics. An eccentric character concocts crazy, rhythmic exercises along the streets of Manhattan. The surrounding architecture mingles with his playful dance, joining in his merriment.

Francois Vogel's crazy inventive videos and short films are based on his experiments with cameras and digital arts. He manipulates images and concepts by twirling them like clay ("Cuisine", "Tournis", "Trois petits chats"), or breaking them in fragments like crystals ("Rue Francis", "Faux plafond", "Les crabes").
There is always something special between the subject he films and what we see on the screen, as if his camera was an alive and intelligent eye adapting itself to what it is looking at.

  57.600 seconds of invisible night and light | Flatform | 2010 | 5:30 min.

12 people try to walk 4 identical routes through the course of a day and a night, always attempting to repeat the manner of the first time. They re-ran the night during day and mixed darkness with the light.

Flatform is a group of artists founded in 2006 and based in Milan and Berlin. The group works on video and video based installations including mobile installations. Their works have been featured in several film festivals all over the world such as Loop 2010 Barcelona, IFF Rotterdam, Nouveau Cinema Montréal, Melbourne Intl. Film Festival and in many exhibitions in museums and institutions including, among others, the Centre Pompidou - Paris and the Wexner Center for the Arts - Columbus Ohio. Awards: Screen Festival 2008 in Oslo (N), 25FPS 2009 in Zagreb (HR), Lago Film Festival 2010 in Treviso (I).

  Studies in Transfalumination | Peter Rose | 2008 | 5:30 min.

'Studies in Transfalumination' exploits modified flashlights and stripped down video projectors to explore the visual complexities of the ordinary world: a tunnel, a clump of grass, a discarded table, the underside of a bridge, fog, a piece of rock, and a tree. All images were shot in real time- there is no animation. The video is the third in a series of works that explore light and darkness.

Peter Rose’s films, videos, installations, and performances have been exhibited extensively in the U.S., France, Holland, Germany, Australia, and Japan, including shows at the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, at the Centre Pompidou, and at the Yokohama Museum of Art. His work is included in several major international collections. Rose has been engaged with issues of perception, language, time, and mythos, and has invented new cinematic structures, improvised in fictitious languages, and embarked upon obscure journeys.

  STRiKE | Yorgos Taxiarchopolus | 2009 | 00:32 sec.
    The electric light sometimes hides more information within the public space than it shows.
'STRiKE' shows a young man who does an accurate rebellious gesture against a public electrical light with a found stone and reveals the night panorama of the picturesque port at the Greek island of Symi. It is a romantic but violent strike gesture, which seems almost instinctive, against the contemporary human civilization and the conscious ecological destruction humans have created on landscape through it. The work is a comment on the idea of juxtaposition in contemporary art and the social discussion about the defensive psychological mechanisms of human against its mechanical creations and their use on everyday life.
I was inspired by the “strike” action in the bowling game to entitle it.

Yorgos Taxiarchopolus, (b.1972) lives and works in Athens, Greece. His work has been shown at the Rencontres Internationales Festival for contemporary art and new cinema in Paris, at the Theatre du Chatelet, at the Reina Sofia Museum and Spanish Cinemateque, as well as in Berlin, at the Haus der Culturen der Welt. His work had also been included at Catherine Bay’s project: Blanche Neige/ Le Banquet at the Centre Pompidou/Paris. He has participated in several group shows and festivals in Greece and internationally (CCA Kitakyushu-Japan, IFA-Athens, CACT-Thessaloniki, Germination13-Paris, LVMH-Paris, etc.) and presented his work three times at solo shows. He has been awarded international and Greek awards such as the 8th Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy international prix for young creators (2002, Paris) and the foundation Spyropoulos annual competition for young Greek artists (2002, Athens). On 2007 he was nominated in the Greek ministry of Culture to represent Greece at the National Pavilions in the 52nd Biennial du Venezia.
  Heart Burst | David Grainger | 2006 | 00:27 sec.

David Grainger lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He makes sculpture, videos, and paintings, which you can view at david-grainger.com. He received a BA in Integrated Arts from Penn State University in 1999, and an MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. He has exhibited in New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, San Juan, Richmond, and Maryland. He has displayed work at the Scope Miami Fair as well as the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota. His work is included in the 2007 Winter Issue of the publication Daily Constitutional, as well as the book 500 pitchers, published by Lark Press.

  Retrograde Premonition | Leighton Pierce | 2010 | 5:00 min.


'Retrograde Premonition' looks and sounds like floating mind—the vicissitudes of thought, feeling, and the senses.

Leighton Pierce uses film, video, sound and installations to create experiences in transformative time. His award-winning short films and videos have been exhibited in major art museums and film festivals throughout the world including The Whitney Biennial , The San Francisco, New York, and Rotterdam Film Festivals.

  Absence is Present: gone on gone (1) | Phyllis Baldino | 2010 | 2:02 min.

As a result of open-heart surgery last year, Baldino currently has a blind spot near the center of her vision. She had a “mini-stroke” during surgery, and a small air bubble landed in her visual cortex of all places. Normally Baldino does not create work that is explicitly related to her personal life, but this new series
'Absence is Present' is about perception more than anything else. This piece, 'Absence is Present: gone on gone (1)', was shot in Marnay-sur-Seine, France. The blind spot was added in post-production.

Phyllis Baldino engages in a conceptual art practice that merges performance, video, sculpture and installation. With wit and ingenuity, Baldino uses anecdotal conceptual humor and an implied narrativity to question the function and meaning of everyday objects and gestures. Her witty inquiries are often informed by scientific or philosophical principles. (text courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix)

  2,5mgo | Gerhard Funk | 2010 | 4:18 min.

'2,5mgo' is a story consisting of moods. It illustrates the musical piece „Silizium“. The main topic of the film is the interplay and counterplay of the natural and artificial elements which is permanently taking place in our everyday-environment. The short film is an attempt to show the beautiful side of our usual urban surroundings

Gerhard Funk, was born in 1981 in Russia, but living in Germany since 1995. In 2006 he started studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Saar (Saarbrücken, Germany) majoring in Media Arts & Design. He graduated in April 2010 and now he's continuing studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Saar.

  Mish | Ulrich Polster and Christine Scherrer | 2009 | 35:00 min.
    “The willow sees the heron's image... upside down.” This Haiku of Basho offers a parable to the l construct of the world view and our individual anchoring in it. During the travel through foreign places, the glance on cultural identity collapses into its fragments. These fragments arise from images of the interior, of the media, of dreams - fed from longings projections and surfaces. Sequences occur which allow complex layering: the captured picture is the picture of the picture of the picture.
The stereotype is the beginning of the entanglement into the question of the point-of-view – Polster leads the gained material across into a poetic pictorial language, which refers to our economic, media-related and social canon, simultaneously questioning our cultural techniques.

Ulrich Polster was born in Frankenberg (GDR), 1963. He studied Visual Arts in Leipzig Academy (Masterclass with prof. Astrid Klein) and Combined media studies in Chelsea College for Art & Design in London. He teaches photography at Gutenbergschule in Leipzig. He works and lives in Leipzig.
Christine Scherrer was born in Bad Driburg (BRD), 1970. She studied Fine Arts at the academy of arts in Münster and Karlsruhe and Visual Communications / Fine Arts at Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg. She lives and works in Berlin. She created composed the soundtrack for MISH.