Friday, September 19, 2008

Intermedia at Tate

The Tate museum's intermedia website is curated by Kelli Dipple and focuses on new media, sound, and performance. They just launched a new series of projects including works by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Lynn Hershmann Leeson (one of my faves), Marek Walczak and Martin Wattenberg, Stan VanDerBeek, and Tony Conrad.

Along with this crew, I too am being featured in a video interview that introduces my new Foreign Film Series. For those who are interested, there is even a "trail(er) mix" version of my soon to be finished 75 minute feature from the series entitled Immobilité. This month we're finishing postproduction thanks in large part to the enormous sound talents of C. W. Mossholder. As the Tate site suggests:
The story of Immobilité revolves around three pirate personas. Existing, as if in another time, looking back. The work critically reflects on the fluidity of emerging identities in digital culture from both philosophical and literary (fictional) perspectives. Amerika mixes landscape, portraiture, mobile videography, poetic intertitles and subtitles, along with an original 75 minute soundtrack, to create a provocative story about a dreamworld within our own world.

Immobilité is the first artwork in Amerika’s Foreign Film Series. Amerika refers to the work as ‘a feature-length foreign film shot entirely on mobile phone.’ Shot in Conrwall in the UK, the work includes an original soundtrack by sound artist Chad Mossholder and introduces Camille Lacadee and Magda Tyzlik-Carver, whose characters go by the name of 'Etc.' and '...'

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