(Standard Commissioned Piece, Rabbit Holy Days by Terence Koh)
We are thrilled to announce our second installment of our StandART video series to be played inside all the rooms at The Standard hotels. Our last series contained a bevy of artists such as Marco Brambilla and the Niestat Brothers. This time around, Creative Time helped us shake it up again with new artists including the works of Kalup Linzy and Allison Schulnik. All the artists have exhibited around the world and have developed a beloved following of their own. Check out pics from our launch party on Monday here as we celebrated with Kalup, Slater Bradley, Terence, the MisShapes, Creative Time, and Interview.
We’re especially excited about our very own video for which we commissioned the one and only Terence Koh. We let Terence unleash little white bunnies all over The Standard, New York - you’ll have to check in to check out the final product titled: Rabbit Holy Days. Here’s an intro to the rest of our new family of artists and their respective works…
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ANDREW CROSS “PRELUDE FROM THE SOLO”
Featuring the music of Carl Palmer, 2 Min, 41 Sec
Andrew Cross’s short films and videos are meditative, testing the limits of duration and anticipation. Coming out of a curatorial background, the artist has a keen sense of composition and framing, and the content of his video work often explores how social changes affect a variety of landscapes though subjects like travel and memory. The Solo is produced in collaboration with Carl Palmer, legendary rock star drummer of the 1970s Emerson, Lake & Palmer and 1980s Asia. Normally presented as a two screen, gallery-installation the clip included in the StandArt Video Series is part of the opening ‘prelude’ sequence. Employing his characteristic formal rigor, Cross’s eye observes an absorbing relationship between drummer and drum kit, celebrating a distinct virtuosity while provoking a consideration of shifting cultural value. Andrew Cross lives and works in London.
ALLISON SCHULNIK “FOREST” 4 Min, 31 Sec
In her video animations, Allison Schulnik skillfully employs clay as a medium for conveying otherworldly forms and narratives. Simultaneously working in paint, sculpture, and animation, Schulnik visualizes the adventures and metamorphoses of her many recurring characters. In the Forest, her animation is paired with the music of the Brooklyn-based band Grizzly Bear, creating an ever changing and wild landscape of sound and clay. Allison Schulnik lives and works in Los Angeles.
NAOMI FISHER “MYAKKA”, 9 Min, 54 Sec
Through photographs, videos, and drawings, Fisher explores the relationship between the forces of nature and its tendency towards chaos. The artist’s local environment heavily influences the content of her work, which often captures the wilderness of swamps and mangroves. In her new work Myakka, the landscape of a South Florida sets the scene for a wild and non-specified narrative ofa group of choreographed women. Filmed during a trip to Myakka State Park with friends and collaborators of Fisher, the haunting soundtrack of the film is paired with fantastically rich ritualistic images and the delicate movements of the performers. Naomi Fisher lives and Works in Miami.
TERENCE KOH, “RABBIT HOLY DAYS”, 5 Min, 38 Sec
Terence Koh’s multifaceted practice explores the conventions and theatrics of fashion, design, and popular culture and is expressed through a combination of performance, video, installation, and sculpture. Embracing the taboos and novelties of subcultures, Koh has developed an original visual language and iconic identity that transcends genre definition in his melding of cultures and styles. His new video work was conceived and commissioned for the StandArt program. Originally shot in 16mm under the direction of Koh by filmmaker Jake Yuzna, and featuring the music of Jeremy Shaw, the noir-like narrative follows the love story of two bunnies navigating the halls, rooms, and public spaces of the Standard New York. Terence Koh lives and works in New York.
Estefanía Peñafiel Loaiza, “SANS TITRE (PAYSAGE)”, 1 Min, 55 Sec
Through her delicate and subtle work, Estefanía Peñafiel Loaiza encourages the viewer to experience the image beyond the tangible, interrogating vision, memory and multiplying perspectives. Having grown up along the equator, she articulates through video, performance, and installation the relationship between the visible and invisible. In sans titre (paysage), we see a disappearing horizon line of text, slowly being erased. The text itself simply and beautifully reading, “the horizon Line disappears first.” Estefanía Peñafiel Loaiza lives and works in Paris.
KALUP LINZY, “LABISHA’S BONUS TRACK AND SIT DOWN CHILD”, 6 Min, 45 Sec
Kalup Linzy’s video and performance work often delves into issues of race and sexuality. Performing many of the characters himself, Linzy’s work is funny, visually rich, and employs the classic themes of the daytime soap opera and the imagery of drag performance. Originally commissioned for T Magazine, in the piece Labisha’s Bonus Track and Sit Down Child the artist presents a two-part, music-filled story filled with dynamic characters in sexy, tender, and humorous situations. Kalup Linzy lives and Works in New York.
SLATER BRADLEY, “THE ABANDONMENTS”, 6 Min, 15 Sec
Appropriating and resurrecting iconic pop culture artifacts through a variety of media, Bradley’s work often explores themes of mortality and youthfulness, and draws its inspiration from music culture and the cult status of rock icons. In The Abandonments, Bradley delicately collages soundtrack, performance, and animation, navigating Roosevelt Island as a dandy character dancing through the landscape. Detailed in its filming, the piece is both whimsical and melancholic, with the ruins of the island and the metropolis of New York City as a backdrop. Slater Bradley lives and works in New York.