Pieces of Jonestown | Aaron Oldenburg | 2010 | 3:28 min.

The video is of the empty field in Guyana that used to be Jonestown, where the Peoples Temple massacre occurred in 1978. It is from the perspective of someone standing in the center of Jonestown, looking outward at the daytime landscape. The audio is composed of selections from interviews I conducted in nearby towns with local residents in June, 2010. They have been edited of overt references to Jonestown or Jim Jones.

Aaron Oldenburg is a game designer and new media artist whose primary interest is in game rules as an expressive medium. His interactive work exhibited at art.tech in San Francisco, SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles, and VIDEOKILLS International Video Art Festival 2009 in Berlin. He received his MFA from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and is an Assistant Professor at University of Baltimore\'s Simulation and Digital Entertainment program. In October 2003 he finished two years as an HIV Health Extension Agent for the Peace Corps in Mali, West Africa.

  Awake | Tamar Latzman | 2010 | 12:52 min.
    With wry humor, Tamar Latzman explores the nature of memory -- real and fictional -- by recalling five dreams in two different modes.Making use of themes derived from the twentieth-century Jewish-European history, the piece raises questions of identity, collective memory, and cultural stereotypes. Chapters in order of appearance: Memory of a nose, Baader-Meinhof, Cutting a mustache, Tempting Joseph, and Cooking dinner for Adolf.

Tamar Latzman is an Israeli artist currently based in New York. Latzman works mainly in stills and video installations. She is the recipient of the Nerken Scholarship Fund of UJA-Federation of New York 2009, 2010 and the Sharet Scholarship 2004-2005 for young artists from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Latzman is a recent graduate of the MFA, School of Visual Arts, Photography Video and Related Media Department. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally.
  Conversations with Walt Whitman | Theodore Tagholm | 2009 | 5:50 min.

From beyond the grave Walt Whitman gets in touch with the protagonist via flickering fluorescent lights and morse code. Is this a symptom of photo sensitive epilepsy or is he trying to escape his banal existence? You will never look at a flickering light in the same way again.

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 Healers | Tim Leyendekker | 2010 | 9:30 min.

The Healers is a deconstructive reconstruction of a memory set in the 90's nightlife. Layers that normally form a cinematographic entity by merging together are stripped bare and served separately in order to provoke the boundaries of the constructed narrative.

Tim Leyendekker (1973) worked for several years as an art director for short films and decided in 2000 to attend the Willem de Kooning Academy for Fine Arts, Rotterdam, with the intention to become a video artist / filmmaker. During this educational program he developed an oeuvre that is not so much medium based but always uses the concept as a starting point. His work consists of video-, film- and audio works using of drawings, silk screens, sculptures and performances.
  Belfast Trio | Redmond Entwistle | 2009 | 10:20 min.
Each film is a piece of a puzzle of which the three films form a whole. Originally shown in three separate cinemas around Belfast before feature films, the films hint at the promises and thwarted desires of mobility and economic participation at an international level that characterize the new economy. Taking their titles from classic mid-20th century novels of Belfast life, each film is at once a description of a film to be made, a conversation between characters in a love triangle, and a portrait of a city attempting to refashion itself for entry into a global economy.

Redmond Entwistle (b. London, 1977) is an artist-filmmaker currently living in New York. Working across a range of film forms from expanded cinema to narrative, his work has been shown in both galleries and festivals internationally. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Belfast Exposed Gallery, and group shows including Greater New York, Artists Cinema PS1 MOMA, Frieze Art Fair, Double-Bill at Art in General, NY and Nought to Sixty, ICA, London. Recent festivals and screenings include Rotterdam International Film Festival (Tiger’s Shorts Competition), FID Marseilles, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Hors Pistes at the Centre Pompidou. His work is distributed by Lux Artists Film and Video.
  You Are Listening to Metallica Because... | David Politzer | 2010 | 6:57 min.

“…Metallica' is short story in video format about getting stuck in the snow. The incident conjures childhood memories of heavy metal, M-80’s and Playboy magazines.

David Politzer was born in Washington DC and holds an MFA from Syracuse University. Recently, David’s work was included in shows at the New Mexico Museum of Art (Santa Fe), Asterisk Gallery (Cleveland) and at the Lumen Festival on Staten Island. In November, David will have a solo show at the Museum of Northern Arizona. He was an artist in residence at Yaddo, the Skowhegan School, Roswell Artist in Residence, the Vermont Studio Center and the Kala Art Institute.


  Chiros | Melanie Crean | 2010 | 7:48 min.
    'Chiros' is a single channel video based on interviews with HIV+ women speaking about how their perception of time has changed since becoming positive. There can be an urgency related to chronological time: days are governed by medication schedules and the pursuit of goals in a race against their body. This is often punctuated by welcomed interruptions from Chiros, a perceived suspension of time during happy occasions, as when one loses oneself in moments with friends and family. The experimental documentary contrasts the women\'s descriptions of struggle with shimmering animated forms, that embody not only the complexities of their personalities, but the different forms of time they are grappling with.

Melanie Crean is an Asst. Professor of Media Design at Parsons in NYC, teaching classes in experimental time based work, mobile media & gaming. As the former Director of Production at Eyebeam, she founded a studio that worked with socially based moving image, sound, public art & open source software. Her art work deals with the politics of perception and the capacity of speech and language to produce political change. Crean has received commissions from Art in General, Bronx Arts Council, Harvestworks, NYFA, NYSCA, Rhizome & Creative Time.

  Pilot | Pete Burkeet + Melissa Barrett | 2010 | 4:44 min.

Pete Burkeet makes paintings and videos, both in response to growing up in the MTV generation while simultaneously living on the edge of a forest in rural Ohio. His work has recently appeared in the Florence Film Festival, in Cleveland's Spaces gallery, and at Azusa Pacific College.

Melissa Barrett is the author of False Soup, a veg-friendly cookbook from Forklift, Ink. Her poems have received honors from Tin House, Indiana Review, and Gulf Coast, and can be found in Grasslimb, Sotto Voce, H_NGM_N, and No Tell Motel. She lives and teaches in Columbus, Ohio.

Pilot, their first collaboration, is a poem video centered on the operator of the Round Up at Lakeside Amusement Park in White City, Colorado.