Endings

endings

Endings, 2008
single channel and/or video object
1st Kraft prize WPA festival, Washington DC, 2012

This video was made at the beginning of the 2008 economic crash as a response to an end of a world power as well as the collective anxiety of the end of the Mayan calender. Layered underneath the ending credits is a subliminal message of  archival footage of a 1950’s commercial of people and their shopping carts marching toward the camera. The video created was intended to be viewed as an endless loop or at the beginning of film screenings to punctuate the end of the capitalist consumer world.

With unlimited access to content via the web, ‘Endings’ comments on our sense of time as an eternal loop. Cartesian linear time is irrelevant in non-linear experiences.  This video adopts the approach of appropriating, sampling, remixing as an artistic process.  The video plays with our anxiety of the end of the Mayan calendar at 2012 as well as the over-consumption virus spreading throughout ‘democratic’ societies.

Screenings/exhibits
2008, La Générale, Visionsonic, Sevres, France
2009, 59 Rivoli Aftersquat, Paris, France
2010, VAD New Media Found Footage Festival, Cologne, Germany
2011, Dumbo Video Arts Festival, Brooklyn, New York
2011, Experimental Media Center, Washington DC
2011, Virgina Center of the Arts
2012, Galerie Satellite, Paris France
2013, Analix Forever, ‘Video Baroque’, Paris France
2013, ‘Very First Year’, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center
2013, Cologne International Videoart Festival, Contemporary Arts Center, Tbilisi, Georgia
2013, Ares Film & Media Festival, Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art Syracuse, Italy
2013, ‘CrisisRUs’, Vision-R Festival, La Générateur, Gentilly, France
2015, ‘Doom and Gloom’, Harvestworks, NYC