And, at the risk of embarrassing Jake and overloading the list, I'd like to
enthusiastically second Fred's recommendation. Jake's work is distinctive and
really great. It does indeed utilize the properties and limitations of digital
video in compelling ways, but it also shares some of the sensibilities and
qualities of work by Brakhage, Baillie, and others in the avant-garde - and
maybe even beyond that (I'm thinking perhaps Minnelli or Sirk) - with its
attention to rhythm, texture, and color.
--- On Wed, 11/30/11, Fred Camper <f...@fredcamper.com> wrote:
From: Fred Camper <f...@fredcamper.com>
Subject: Re: [Frameworks] Video Program at Millennium Film Workshop this weekend
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 12:38 PM
I'd like to strongly recommend this program.
Unlike most video art I've seen, Barningham's reveal their materials,
often including extreme pixilation, but also have a powerfully
"coming apart" effect. And more.
Quoting "Jake B." <planet_j...@yahoo.com>:
> I missed the listing, so I'm sorry for this, but...
> My videos are being screened at the Millennium Film Workshop this
> weekend and I think they're well worth your while. I've pasted the
> show description below.
> JAKE BARNINGHAM
> Barningham's work is concerned first and foremost with the textures,
> rhythms and colors possible in video. Largely using re-appropriated
> footage from amateur meteorologists across the country, the videos in
> this program re-invision landscapes not as majestic natural sculptures
> but as objects, like video, that are struggling to exist. Colors and
> shapes snap, gesticulate and then dissolve in a membrane of pixels.
> Trees and clouds shift restlessly against ill-defined spaces and
> tremble at the hand of invisible forces. Large fields bathe in
> scattered rays
> of light which arrive as quickly and as painfully as they vanish.
> Program - Again (2011, 4.5 min, DV, sound), And Again (2011, 3min,
> DV, sound), Charles Ives' Three Quarter-Tone Pieces "Chorale" (1924,
> 4.5min, CD), Hills (2011, 2min, DV, silent), Easter (2011, 2min, DV,
> silent), Color Copy (2011, 3min, DV, silent), Playing (2011, 2min,
> DV, silent), Arrangements 1 (2011, 3min, DV, silent), Arrangements 2
> (2011, 2min DV, silent), View from a Cemetery (2011, 4min, DV,
> silent), A Pass (2011, 2min, DV, silent), Silence (2011, 2min, DV,
> silent), All (2011, 2min, DV, silent), Parts (2011, 4min, DV,
> silent), Tropical (2011, 5min, MiniDV, silent), Back Yard (2011,
> 4min, DV, silent), "Wood Cart Group" 1. Wood Cart (2011, 5min, DV,
> silent), 2. Sometimes at Night (2011, 6.5min, DV, silent), 3. I Hear
> Strange Laughter (2011, 6min, DV, silent), 4. Buster Keaton (2011,
> 5min, DV, silent).
> The screening is taking place this upcoming Saturday at 8:00 PM at
> Millennium Film Workshop.
> If you're interested in how the work feels/looks, I've pasted a link
> to my vimeo page below. Silence, Tropical and All, which are
> viewable on that page, will be screening in this program. I will
> also be attending the show if you'd like to discuss the work.
> Thanks for your interest and time! I hope to see some of you on Saturday.
> -Jake Barningham
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