Second Firing | Kelly Oliver & Keary Rosen | 2010 | 2:34 min.
Second 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.

  Oh, David, you know what colors I like… | Keith Sanborn | 2011 | 1:34 min.

This video was produced for an exquisite corpse project by Jason Simon to be screened on Bastille Day, 2012 in Narrowsburgh, NY. I added a title to my segment and kept the first second of picture from the previous video, the starting point for my work. The title was inspired by a remark of Paul Sharits. One of his assistants had just screened a test for him of an elaborate optical printer film. The title was his response. Also, the Stones played several times on the David Frost Show. Also James Brown was Black and Proud. Also I'm going to dye my hair black and you can't stop me.

Keith Sanborn is a media artist, theorist, curator and translator based in New York. Besides a number of one-person shows his work has been included in the Whitney Biennial, the Pompidou Monter/Sampler, and festivals such as OVNI, Video Vortex, Rotterdam, EMAF, and Oberhausen. His theoretical work has appeared in contexts ranging from Artforum to Kunst nach Ground Zero to catalogues for MoMA , Exit Art, and the San Francisco Cinematheque. He has translated the work of Debord, Viénet, Wolman, Bataille, Napoleon, Kulshov and Gioli among others. He has also worked as an independent curator with the Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Exit Art, Artists Space, the Pacific Film Archive, and others.

  These Hammers Don't Hurt Us | Michael Robinson | 2010 | 13:00 min.

Tired of underworld and overworld alike, Isis escourts her favorite son on their final curtain call down the Nile,
leaving a neon wake of shattered tombs and sparkling sarcophagi.

Michael Robinson is a film and video artist whose work explores both the joys and dangers of mediated experience. His work has screened internationally in solo and group shows at a variety of festivals, cinematheques, museums and galleries.  Michael's films have been discussed in publications such as Cinema Scope, Artforum, and Art Papers, and he was listed as one of the top ten avant-garde filmmakers of the 2000's by Film Comment magazine. He holds a BFA from Ithaca College, a MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has been awarded artist residencies from the Headlands Center for the Arts and the Wexner Center for the Arts.

  Somewhere only we know | Jesse McLean | 2009 | 5:15 min.
What can a face reveal? Balanced between composure and collapse, individuals anxiously await their fate.

My work is motivated by a deep curiosity about human behavior and relationships, especially as presented and observed through the mediation of found footage. Interested both in the power and the failure of the mediated experience to bring us together, my work asks the viewer to walk the line between voyeur and participant. (Jesse McLean)
  Burning Star | Joshua Gen Solondz | 2011 | 4:00 min.

Joshua Gen Solondz is a media artist/filmmaker/musician. His work has shown in programs at DCTV, Light Industry, Artists' Television Access, .HBC Berlin, Harvard Film Archive, UnionDocs, and Parsons Hall Project Space. Josh's work was also featured in the 2011 Images Festival in Toronto as well as the 2010 Documentary Fortnight at MOMA.
Partnering with Emma Brenner Malin, Josh programmed and introduced the child exploitation film "Child Bride of the Ozarks" at Light Industry in February 2010.
Josh recently completed an artists' residency with his friend and collaborator Jim Supanick at the Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY for their ongoing "Synthhumpers" project.
Josh graduated from Bard College in 2008, lives in Brooklyn, and loves cats.

  Irma | Charles Fairbanks | 2010 | 12:00 min.

Irma is an intimate musical portrait of Irma Gonzalez, the former world champion of women's professional wrestling. Filmed in Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl – a notorious district of Mexico City – Irma contradicts everything we have come to expect from stories reported from Mexico. Featuring music written and performed by Ms. Gonzalez, Irma's story surges with love and deceit, masculine strength, feminine charms, and an extraordinary sense of humor.
"A portrait built like a Russian matryoshka: surprise after surprise, revelation after revelation." - Carlos Ramos / IndieLisboa -

Charles Fairbanks is a wrestler and filmmaker. His recent work focuses on pro wrestling in Mexico, where the artist fought as the One-Eyed Cat with a camera built into his mask. Fairbanks grew up in rural Nebraska until a wrestling scholarship took him to Stanford, where he studied Art and the History of Science. In 2010 he received his MFA from the University of Michigan, and was selected by Werner Herzog to take part in the first Rogue Film School. He is currently a visiting professor at the UNICACH in Chiapas, Mexico, wrestling and filming toward his first feature.

  Made in Suiza | Natalia Comandari  | 2010 | 5:56 min.

The setting: a beauty contest which will crown the most handsome young man in the Latino community in Geneva. The male body is here exposed as a pretext for the idealization and the role of the perfect woman. The individual acts are jumbled together with the eroticized body of young men emerge and reveal, the assertion of codes and social stereotypes. Most participants were born in Switzerland, the son of immigrants, replay the ideal male and female judgments of ambiguously recharged and exotic. The bodies spread out eager hedonism of a youth. Romain Legros

Natalia Comandari was born 1983 in San Salvador, El Salvador, lives and works in Switzerland and El Salvador. EDUCATION: DNSEP mention of the jury: Commitment of labor and the artist, ENBAL Lyon. June 2004: DNAP cum laude, ENBAL, Lyon in September 2002: Journalism and Visual Communication, UCA, San Salvador

  Rapture (Silent Anthem) | Angelica Mesiti | 2009 | 10:10 min.
Angelica Mesiti's work 'Rapture (silent anthem)' reflects on the spirituality and presence of ritual experiences in contemporary life. It's a slow-motion video of young people at an open-air concert. The work transmits the quasi-religious atmosphere with various close-ups, capturing the worshipping eyes, ecstatic expressions and hysterical gestures of the teenagers, emphasising their pure and primal emotions. The artist Mesiti manages to transmit the feeling of the collective state of the crowd, people 'becoming one' without capturing all of them in one frame. On the contrary, it shows their individual experiences, rhythmically and emotionally synchronized.

Angelica Mesiti is a video, performance and installation artist based in Sydney and Paris. Angelica's video works use cinematic frameworks and performance to re-tell histories and reconfigure conventional truths. Central to her approach is an interest in responding to the particularities of a given location, its history, environment and communities
  Players | Pilvi Takala | 2010 | 7:50 min.

Based on real-life, the experimental video work tells about the life of six international poker professionals living within Bangkok's poker community. A player, who narrates the story, explains that playing poker is more a means to make money than a passion, yet the rules of the community follow the game's logic. The players use probability theory – the fundamental theory of poker – to ensure that they treat each other justly and contribute equally. The real poker players are not seen in the film but Takala acts out all the described scenes.

Pilvi Takala currently lives and works in Amsterdam. She graduated 2006 from Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki (MFA). Her works are narratives based on site-specific interventions and actions, sort of exceptions in everyday life. The actions aim to reveal and question unwritten rules and shared truths of the specific social setting in a subtle way. The actual artworks produced based on the actions are mostly videos, but also photographs and publications.