NY Experimental Presents: Supermarket + Music Video Workshop
Screening: Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 @ 7:00 PM - $7.00
Workshop: Saturday, December 1st, 2007 @ 3:00 PM - $10.00
The Tank | 279 Church Street | New York, NY | 10013
Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 @ 7:00 PM
From Super8 abstractions to video-sampled mash-up fronted by a
keyboard player and a VJ, Supermarket will be sharing its debut hybrid
new-media performances with select gallery shows in the USA and Canada
in November and December, 2007. This work was brought to light after a
one month artists' residency at Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Centre in
Buffalo NY, USA.
The energy and vibrancy of the music and visual components of the
Supermarket work are designed to captivate and stimulate audiences,
and provoke enquiry about the systems, man-made and natural, that
govern our existence. The tone moves through shades of light and dark,
sharing the familiar and strange in equal measure.
"As lofty as it sounds, we aim to create a sonic and visual space that
is timeless and universal, and are committed to expanding the work
wherever our practice takes us. We believe that the abstract languages
of music and image are the ultimate vehicles for reaching the
Linear narrative concepts are replaced in favor of impressions of
places, feelings, dreams. Embracing the opportunity to hybridize the
screen and improvise the delivery, each instance of the work will be
unique and each audience and venue will inspire a new arrangement.
Collaborative Music Video Workshop
Saturday, December 1st, 2007 @ 3:00 PM
This collaborative workshop will empower media makers to create their
own music videos to music from independent electronic musicians. Emma
Sterling and Dan Monceaux will provide and discuss examples of
experimental approaches to the music video form (no 'band-in-a-room'
clips here) and get you thinking outside the square. Follow-up
production consultation included. Session will run approximately 3
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
South Australian Dan Monceaux is a freelance artist who at the age of
26 has worked in a broad range of media and is founder of Danimations.
He works as a photographer, illustrator, writer, composer and actor.
Some of his works explore art that are grounded in reality, and others
that explore the formal relationships of sound and moving image. Dan's
script-writing and animation work on 'Karaoke Nomad Squad' won Best
Animation and Best Original Screenplay in the 2004 South Australian
Zoom Awards, produced in partnership with Adelaide based group, the
People's Republic of Animation. This work was followed by a short
animation 'Coastal Crisis,' which won him a Special Commendation in
the EcoTVC awards.
Emma Sterling is an accomplished artist, photographer, editor and
experimental and documentary filmmaker. Emma has exhibited
photographic work in thirteen group exhibitions, including short films
in numerous exhibitions during SALA Festival in August 2006 and 2007.
She has enjoyed working as a part of a team on various short films in
different crew roles, as well as autonomously within her solo work.
In the past few years Dan Monceax and Emma Sterling have been working
on a number of experimental audiovisual works. Their 16 minute
experimental documentary short 'A Shift in Perception', shot entirely
on Super8 film is currently completing a successful international film
festival and gallery circuit, including screenings in over thirty
countries. The film has won awards in Australia, the USA, the UK,
France, Mexico and Canada (including four for 'Best Film') and has
toured the USA with the prestigious Black Maria Film & Video Festival.
Supported by the Southern Australian Youth Arts Board and the Southern
Australian Film Corporation respectively, Dan and Emma attended IDFA
last November where 'A Shift in Perception' enjoyed its international.
The two recently completed a month long artists' residency at Squeaky
Wheel, Buffalo, New York in October, where they tinkered with
experimental image making, animation and VJing. After launching a new
body of work entitled 'Supermarket' with Dan Monceaux at the end of
the residency, the pair will be performing the audio-visual work at
venues across Canada and the USA until mid December.
For more information about the artists please visit: http://www.danimations.com.au