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Pollinating Proxies | Colin Rosati

Pollinating Proxies uses footage from 20th century 16mm film to modern-day computer vision to portray how technology affects our interpretation of truth. Colin Rosati uses the buzz of technology, the chirps of hummingbirds, text, and film footage to scrutinize the connection between consumption and desire. Although Rosati’s metaphor between hummingbirds…

True Match | Andrea Mikysková

True Match (2017) is a short video piece that questions and comments on how social media functions within capitalism. Andrea Mikysková uses stock footage of the biggest cosmetics and fashion warehouses to juxtapose material products with the intangible products “sold” on social media. The piece ends in a shocking culmination,…

MBA 2k16 | Adam Liszkiewicz

In MBA 2K16, Adam Liszkiewicz uses Cheat Engine to modify MBA 2k16 cutscenes, replacing the face of a Harlem-born basketball player with a MIT-educated owner. As a result, the piece portrays the team owner talking to a near clone of himself, revealing classist and racial tensions and making the viewer…

Xavier McFarlin | Selected works

The following selected works explore various performative poses as the artist becomes both model and creator, passive poseur and provocateur. McFarlin utilizes bold colors, costumes, props and different scenic designs to satirize the artifice of western culture—an artifice that we may recognize, but often ignore. By using his own image,…

Please step out of the frame | Karissa Hahn

Please step out of the frame uses Super 8, a desk, and a laptop to create a playful and thoughtful visual study of the “frame-within-frame” concept and the choreography between body and screen. Hahn manipulates the zoom of her camera to dive into various layers of frames, and through various…

Google Gardening | Judith Sönnicken

Judith Sönnicken’s Google Gardening replicates the street view function within Google Maps in which panoramas try to mirror the physical experience of a place. Situated in the Googleplex’s Garden, a physical representation of the search engine, humanoids enter the scene and begin planting foreign species into the landscape. The viewer…

Escape | Vi Trinh

Escape is an existential horror interactive experience disguised as a video game. After the end of the world, the absurdly rich have built an underground bunker to survive.  The bunker begins with rich aesthetics through its more absurd iterations. The room designs start with luxurious spaces and move into utilitarian…

The Human Touch | Jody Zellen

Jody Zellen’s The Human Touch is a series of Los Angeles street art animations that playfully opens a new dimension to public art. Zellen’s digital animations can be seen as collaborations with unaware street artists that create permanence with often ephemeral street art. Through movement, Zellen pays homage to the…

Onions | Kia Miakka Natisse

Onions places the viewer in the moment when a writer struggles to construct an honest narrative about her struggle with “hiding or ignoring” her “blackness”. While simultaneously replicating the frustrations of being American and being black, when the world tries to erase the latter through the forced assimilation of the…