Video Art

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

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…

Onions Kia Miakka Natisse

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…

Crash Course, Tyler Bohm

Crash Course | Tyler Bohm

In Crash Course, Tyler Bohm distorts video of the beloved painter Bob Ross by overlaying episodes from a season of his popular show The Joy of Painting. Bohm creates the effect of viewing a continuous reel by relying on the visual consistency of his television segment. There is a slight…

Black Hole Son

Pete Burkeet | Q+A

Pete Burkeet’s piece Black Hole Son was published in Issue 12 of Digital America.  In this interview Burkeet gives us insight into his making process and inspiration behind making Black Hole Son.  He also shows us the connection between Black Hole Son and his other work like Mannequin, and Beyond Human. ::: DigA: You use multiple mediums…

Spit | Molly O’Donnell

Molly O’Donnell’s Spit explores the relationship between the grotesque and the natural as it navigates the complicated relationship we have with the internet and pressing issues of sexuality, gender, and identity.  O’Donnell features an ambiguous figure (potentially human, potentially cyborg) that spits on a cellphone screen and into another’s mouth.  As…

Sexting

Molly O’Donnell | Q+A

Molly O’Donnell’s Spit was published in Issue 12 of Digital America.  O’Donnell talked with Digital America about Spit and her other work in Potpourri and Default.  O’Donnell delves into the world of ASMR as she discusses the way in which her work in general tackles the topics of gender, sexuality, and identity in context…

Become Android | Yuwei Lin

Become Android is a personal journey about connections and disconnections from the real world. The artist describes being frequently trapped by endless information from games, short videos, and daily routines to avoid being disconnected. Yet, this constant cycle crated debilitating anxiety. As we watch, the layers of information fed the…

STRANGERS COWBOYS | Emily Sasmor

STRANGERS COWBOYS is the second, third, and four acts of the multi-media, performative series HOTLINE FOR THE LOST, a six-act morality opera by Emily Sasmor. Sasmor’s evocative and “dense” video winds through a non-linear narrative between the real and the simulated. STRANGERS COWBOYS confronts the idea of violence in a…