The Standard and Creative Time are proud to present the 2013/14 StandART line-up. From the meditative to the suspenseful, this is the third year Creative Time has turned one of our channels into a 24-hour streaming video art exhibition.
Sue de Beer Room 309, 2012, 3 min.
Sue de Beer’s Room 309 (2012) depicts one man’s journey through airports and hotel rooms to reveal a distanced relationship between two lovers. A mirage of love and deceit is unveiled through interweaving images of couples’ embraces, liquor bottles and toiletries, vacant spaces, and kaleidoscopic patterns. Sue de Beer uses video, installation, photography, and sculpture to explore connections between memory, history, and architecture. She received her MFA from Columbia University and lives and works in New York City.
R. Luke DuBois, Kiss, 2010, 4:20 min.
R. Luke DuBois’ Kiss (2010) re-animates fifty iconic cinematic embraces with a special technique developed by the artist that produces patterns resembling galactic constellations. Here, the technique renders the characters as glimmering outlines – not unlike a spider’s web – set against a background of infinite darkness. R. Luke DuBois is a composer, artists, and performer uses algorithmic and procedural methods to create his work, exploring how we evaluate information, emotion, and time. He holds a PhD. in music composition form Columbia University and has taught classes worldwide on interactive sounds and video performance.
Jesse Reding Fleming The Snail and the Razor, 2011, 7:56 min.
Jesse Reding Fleming’s The Snail and the Razor (2011) is a suspenseful video that documents a snail’s attempt to traverse an erect razor blade. Depicted in real time, the intensity mounts as the small and vulnerable creature undertakes a challenge of epic and dangerous proportions. Jesse Reding Fleming is a videographer, photographer, and conceptual artist whose work engages and investigates transcendent experiences. He received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and lives and works in Los Angeles.
Cao Fei Shadow Life, 2011, 10 min.
Comprising three parts, Cao Fei’s Shadow Life (2011) weaves together a series of shadow-puppetry vignettes that explore motifs such as the desire for wealth, political ambition, and proletariat struggle. The imagery references the folklore and history of Communist festivals in China, the artist’s birthplace. Cao Fei is known for complex multimedia installations and videos that combine social commentary, popular aesthetics, and documentary conventions to reflect upon the rapid changes occurring in Chinese society today. She received her BFA from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and lives and works in Beijing.
William Lamson Emerge, 2007, 2:07 min.
In William Lamson’s Emerge (2007) a series of colorful balloons emerges from under a vast body of water, gracefully skimming across its surface until they float upward into the sky. Quiet in presence and tone, Emerge offers an image of gentle surprise and contemplation. William Lamson works in video, photography, performance, and sculpture. Through the documentation of subtle transformations, his work examines the relationships between the forces of nature and human agency. He received his MFA from Bard College and lives and works in New York City.
Shana Moulton Restless Leg Saga, 2012, 7:24 min.
Shana Moulton’s Restless Leg Saga (2012) takes the form of a new-age soap opera that both draws upon and mocks the optimistic aesthetic of drug commercials. The story presents one woman’s struggle with her body and a world of magical possibilities that are revealed with the help of a prescription drug. Shana Moulton works primarily in video and performance, where she assumes the role of a filmic alter ego to explore a world of new-age lifestyles, beauty appliances, and kitschy home decoration. She received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and lives in New York City.
Yui Kugimiya Sunset Donut, 2012, 1:10 min.
In Sunset Donut (2012) Yui Kugimiya creates a playful painted animation depicting a cat and a donut at sunset. Set against a soundtrack of feedback from a punk rock guitar, the cat appears and continually reappears, happily ingesting a donut before trailing into the sunset, offering a simple gesture about the things we love most. Yuri Kugimiya is a Brooklyn-based artist originally from Tokyo, Japan. Through her paintings and stop-motion animations, she captures an expressionistic and colorful world inspired by daily life. She received her MFA from the Yale University School of Art.
ABOUT CREATIVE TIME: Since 1974, New York City-based organization Creative Time has collaborated with artists and others to present ambitious art projects in public spaces. Guided by the belief that artists—and their ideas—matter in society, that artists need opportunities for experimentation and innovation, and that public spaces are places for creativity and free expression, Creative Time commissions, produces, and presents work that challenges the status quo, catalyzes civic engagement, and inspires millions of people in New York City and across the globe to look at the world in new ways. www.creativetime.org