Traffic Makes Traffic | David Pierce | 2010 | 1:56 min.

Audio feeds of transaltlantic flights, Train and Boat dispatchers, phone calls to random cities throughout the world, and the ever present stock news of the day in Cantonese. Audio is transposed over footage of empty and lonely public spaces like airports and train stations. These scenes are shown along with animated versions of drawings that explore the abstraction of the individual as a mass. The idea of noise, the mass and the anonymous. The viewer is the voyeur in the mundane but overwhelmingly massive scale of life.

Born in 1975 in Phoenix Arizona, BFA School of the Art Institue of Chicago and MFA Pratt Institute.David Pierce's work investigates the intertwined relationship between media and contemporary art. He utilizes media tactics –video, the web, performance, sound recordings- as well as traditional art techniques -watercolor, illustration, and print making- to call into question the discrepancies inherent in each of these institutions.

  Glitch Telemetry | Maria Niro | 2010 | 3:39 min.

'Glitch Telemetry' provokes the viewer to ponder over the role that technology played in the past and how this history connects to some of our current issues and debates. The artist composed a modern sonic electronic Glitch soundscape to compliment the overall theme which implies the faulty progression in the technological advancement; that man in creating technology to advance his species, simultaneously uses that technology to destroy it and nature to fulfill his need to control and dominate space and time.

Maria Niro is a New York City based artist working with photography, video and sound. Her current body of work explores the poetics of memory and dreams analyzing their connections to the textures and rhythms of water, light time and space. By reconfiguring the visual experience in moments of time Niro explores how both stills and moving images work to reveal and conceal identity and time. She layers original electro-acoustic soundscapes with field recordings, found sound, and her own voice manipulated with software instruments. Maria Niro’s work has screened in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Bulgaria, Ireland and on French and German Television..
  Ascension (Woschosdenije) | Pavel Medvedev | 2008 | 50:00 min.
A surreal, cosmic trip compiled primarily from the previously unseen archives of the Soviet space program, ' Ascension' is a hypnotic montage of remarkable beauty, discovery, and weirdness. Where else can you see early rocket launches, footage of training tests, and experiments and artifacts from a bygone era of space exploration intercut with experimental animation films and archival images of China’s rise from agricultural society to industrial neophyte? Comprised almost entirely of found footage, 'Ascension' paints an alternately amusing, beguiling, and chilling portrait of the things mankind was willing to do to launch into the stratosphere.

Pavel Medvedev (b. 1963) is a documentary filmmaker. He graduated 1990 from the Leningrad State Culture Institute named after Krupskaya in the Department "Cinema/Photo". In 1992 he graduated from the Higher School for TV directors (workshop of Sarukhanov). From 1993 to 2000 he worked as a TV director in St. Petersburg. Since 2000 he is a film director at the St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio. His documentary "From the Third Planet of the Sun" won the Great Prize in Oberhausen 2007. "The Unseen" won the FIPRESCI award there in 2008.
  The Moon Goose Experiment | Agnes Meyer-Brandis | 2008 | 5:00 min.
'The Moon Goose Experiment' (MGE) is based on an excerpt from the book The Man in the Moone, written by the english bishop Francis Godwin in 1603. Godwin was the first person ever to describe weightlessness – long before Newton’s theory of gravity. The protagonist in the book flies to the moon in a chariot towed by gansas birds, more commonly known as geese. These special moon geese migrate every year from the earth to the Moon. The artist equips the space expedition on a sand island in the Siberian river Ob and observes the effect of the total eclipse of the Sun on the behaviour of the moon geese.

Agnes Meyer-Brandis, born 1973 in Aachen, Germany, studied mineralogy for a year, then transfered to the Art Academy in Maastricht, the Düsseldorf Art Academy and the Cologne Media Art Academy. She comes from a background of both sculpture and new media art. Her work, exhibited worldwide, is at the experimental edge of art and science, exploring the zone between fact and fiction. Agnes Meyer-Brandis is the founder of the FFUR, a small institute whose chief aim is to explore subterranean phenomena. Since two years her focus of investigation moved into higher altitude with their connected realities and she realized an artistic experiment in weightlessness in cooperation with the German Space Agency DLR. 
  The Voyagers | Penny Lane | 2010 | 16:00 min.


In 1977, NASA sent two spacecraft on an epic journey into interstellar space. The Voyagers carry a golden record, a giant compilation of images and sounds from Planet Earth. According to Carl Sagan, “[t]he spacecraft will be encountered and the record played only if there are advanced space-faring civilizations in interstellar space. But the launching of this bottle into the cosmic ocean says something very hopeful about life on this planet.” While working on this project, Sagan met and fell in love with his future wife Annie Druyan. The record became their love letter to humankind and to each other. In 2010, I began my own hopeful voyage into the unknown. This film is a love letter to my fellow traveler.

Penny Lane is a videomaker, educator, programmer and writer usually found somewhere in New York State. And yes, Penny Lane is her real

  Kellys Apollo | Joseph Bennett | 2007 | 4:12 min.

Kelly Clarkson's
'Since Youve Been Gone' stretched out over apollo footage.

I grew up in Ga,then went to SVA in NY for Fine Arts. I am currently working as an animator at an advertising agency called JWT.