Video Art

Ana Jovanovska | Q&A

Ana Jovanovska is a Macedonian artist who explores social structures and the influences of pop culture. In her piece When you think about painting do you think about something like this? (2018), Jovanovska unpacks the associations that often accompany “high” and “low” forms of art. ::: DigA: Cartoons are designed to…

Spukhafte Fernwirkung | Kailum Graves

Spukhafte Fernwirkung (2018) compacts the endless, challenging landscape of Iceland into a 36-minute time lapse of images (640×480) collected from www.road.is, a website for monitoring road conditions in Iceland, over a three year period.  Beginning the process in Skagaströnd before moving to more remote locations, Kailum Graves compiles and arranges…

The Station | A Response by Gabi Williams

“Each person is temporal, but the ideas that mankind creates are eternal. It perpetuates itself” – A.I. Alex, The Station 1920s. In the grand scheme of time, humans have not existed long at all. Regardless, we have made irreversible changes to the Earth in the age of the Anthropocene. And…

Roya Ebtehaj | Q+A

Roya Ebtehaj is an Iranian multimedia artist and educator. In her piece Plastystopia (2019), Roya displays the influence of capitalism and western beauty standards on a universal scale, with a focus on Iran. In this interview, she shares her experiences with social media, her effort to focus on universal themes in…

Streets | Michael Seh

In Streets (2020), artist Michael Seh creates abstract layers of convolutional patterns using 70,000 images of New York City streets. Streets explores the enormity of data collection by questioning how our physical, familiar world has become increasingly—overwhelmingly—digitized. ::: HD videos (color, silent), dcgan, horizontal orientation collaboration w/ benckx ::: Michael…

Plastystopia | Roya Ebtehaj

In Plastystopia, artist Roya Ebtehaj uses multimedia displays to portray the influence of capitalism and Western beauty aesthetics on a universal scale, with a focus on her native Iran. The slang #palang is used by Instagram followers to tag users who dramatically alter their appearances; this hashtag helped Roya find…

Escaping Apple Fish | Yangyang Chen

Escaping Apple Fish (2020) is a short video piece that comments on the informative fragmentation in the current cyber ecosystem. Yangyang Chen uses Apple’s live fish wallpaper footage to direct attention toward the manipulation of the image, visualized through Apple fish constantly turning back to conceal itself from being exposed….

A Response To True Match | Kate Wiley

In the first thirty seconds of Andrea Mikysková’s True Match (2017), the viewer is rapidly confronted with imagery of our highly developed, global world. Abrupt alarms and whistling horns signal the beginning of a work day and positions social media—the stated subject of the piece—firmly within the realm of business….

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,…