Video

While attending the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, I used video as a means of documenting my performance art. I occasionally use video as a means of employing myself. I’m fluent in  Final Cut Pro and have dabbled in After Effects. I get pissy when I have to use  iMovie.

Below are some samples of my video work, all of which is from my time at art school. A brief explanation is provided under each jpg. Each image links to a video file on YouTube.com.

Good Oral Hygiene

This was my first real success with video. I held the remote in my right hand, off camera, and zoomed in and out manually, which I screw up on occasion. My roomates were in the next room watching TV, which is faintly audible in the background. I’m sure I could have convinced one of them to do the zooming for me, but I preferred to work alone, which is still true. Privacy makes me less inhibited.

Face Lift

This is an to my eternal interest in extreme cosmetic procedures, and one of my proudest artistic accomplishments. I love it when something grotesque is also humorous. Most art I’m drawn to is loud, obscene, highly stylized, and gross. I like to think I manage to incorporate at least a little bit of all of those elements into this piece.

CoachTV - Dateline Exclusive

CoachTV was a multi-media collaboration with Raishad Glover. We used to get together with our friend, a fantastic artist named Michael Abramowitz, for an evening of performance art shenanigans which we dubbed Dinner Club. Raishad and I decided to take the fruitful chemistry of our Dinner Club antics and film them in a studio setting. This is the result. We continued working together as CoachTV for about two years after the making of Dateline Exclusive.

CoachTV - Halo

A commercial for CoachTV, which is featured below in On The Set. The music in this piece is by Jordan Lahning, who I met while working at a shitty noodle house in Boston. He played in a band I thought was pretty kick ass, called Eureka Gold.

CoachTV - On The Set

Raishad was attending Yale’s Graduate Painting program when we filmed this. If you’re not completely enmeshed in the language of performance art, this is likely to go right over your head. It pissed a lot of people off, that we were presenting this so seriously However, an equal amount of people–professors, accomplished artists, respected peers–really thought we were onto something, and they were right; we were figuring out how to be con artists.


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