July 26 — August 30, 2008

The Program

The Program:a series of video and media-based art exhibitions presented by the Video Association of Dallas, opening on five consecutive Saturday evenings beginning July 26, 2008.

Admission for each event is free, subject to availability and is on a first come, first serve basis. Contact info@videofest.org for reserved seating and Video Association membership.

Donations to the Video Association are greatly appreciated.

All programs are subject to change.

Parental discretion is advised (L, N, S, V)

WEEK ONE: JULY 26, 2008 5-9PM

5:00 – 8:00 PM: Reception with installations

1.Matthew Barney,Drawing Restraint 13, 2006, 27:45 min.
Barney as General Douglas MacArthur in a scene that refers both to MacArthur's infamous WWII landing on the Philippines and the Japanese surrender. Courtesy of Gladstone Gallery

2.Cao Fei,RMB City – A SecondLife City Planning by China Tracy, 2007
A promotional demo trailer for the artist's "China-like" real estate project within the multiplayer online virtual reality game, Second Life, where development rights are now on sale ("RMB" is a name for the Chinese currency). Commissioned by Serpentine Gallery; courtesy of Lombard-Freid Projects

3. Online access to Serpentine's web site exhibition relating toRMB City.

4.Marcin Ramocki,Torcito Project, 2006
Computer-based work in which viewers can "play" their choice from among a gallery of bitmap portraits constructed by the artist as sonic scores using re-purposed Mac software. Courtesy of the artist.

5.Tom MoodyCompilation:End Notes, 2006;New Monuments, 2007 &Hoedown, 2007.Courtesy of the artist.

6.Yves Netzhammer,The Arrangement of Two Opposites While their Maximum Contact is Under Generation,2005
Evocative 3-D animations by an artist exhibited in the most recent Venice Biennial. Courtesy of Galerie Anita Beckers

5:30 PM: ART TALKonDrawing Restraint 13

8:00 PM: LIVE PERFORMANCE
byTreewavePaul Slocum plays his original composition "chiptunes" (8- and 16-bit music) using Commodore 64's, an old PC FM sound card (OPL3), a Compaq Portable II, an Epson LQ500 dot-matrix printer, and an Atari 2600, withprojected video created with original and hacked Atari code.

10:00 PM:AFTER PARTYApples in Stereoperform atSons of Hermann Hall

WEEK TWO: AUGUST 2, 2008 7-9PM

7:00 – 7:30 PM: Reception with installations

1.Matthew Barney,Drawing Restraint 13,2006, 27:45

2.John Michael Boling,Accidental Blue Screen & Lord of the Flies, 2006
The artist repurposes material from professional and amateur, corporate and volunteer sources to yield meaningful surprises. Courtesy of the artist.

3.Guthrie Lonergan,Cover this YouTube in Blood,Bricks Video, &
9 Short Music Videos. So many good reasons for this.
Courtesy of the artist.

4.Shiftspace, ShiftSpace Demo, [http://shiftspace.org/ ] an open source layer "above" the web that allows community members to comment or build overlays on any web page, including adding postit-like notes, image swaps, source code modifications, and trails to other URLs, enabling artists, activists, educators, hobbyists, and others to create online contexts on top of existing web sites.
Initiated 2007 by Dan Phiffer & Mushon Zer-Aviv

5.Shiftspace Interactive. Try it out.

6.Yves Netzhammer,The Arrangement of Two Opposites While their Maximum Contact is Under Generation,2005
Evocative 3-D animations by an artist included in the most recent Venice Biennial. Courtesy of Galerie Anita Beckers

7:30 PM: Seated screening

1.Liz Magic Laser & Felicia Garcia-Rivera,Bend, 2008
Five young men in a motorcycle club follow a series of instructions from an off-camera woman. Courtesy of the artists

2.Jon Pylypchuk,Meals on Wheels, 2006
The spirit of volunteerism is alive but not so well in this possibly all-too-realistic narrative. Courtesy of Friedrich Petzel Gallery

3.Clemens von Wedemeyer,Rien du Tout,2006.
An open casting call has drawn dozens of young people to audition fora Medieval epic, a film to be directed by one of the most perfectly odious characters ever created. One not so lucky kid is chosen while the others are told wait outside in the cold and the rain. The peasantsbegin to revolt. Courtesy of Galerie Jocelyn Wolff

4.Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung,Residential Erection, 2008
A cut and paste animated recap of the campaigns so far. Disheartening news: it could also be a glimpse into the future. Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery

5.Nathalie Djurberg,Once Removed on My Mothers Side, 2008
A young woman ministers to an obese elder.
Courtesy of Zach Feuer Gallery

6.Kristin Lucas,Host, 1997
Lucas has said, ". . . I participate in an on-line therapy session directed by the system operator of a streetside multi-media kiosk. . . [the session becomes] an amalgamation of daytime television and tabloid, wherein the surveillance camera becomes the eye of the media." Courtesy of the artist.

7.Jon Pylypchuk,Nude Beach, 2006,
“I thought this was a public beach.” Famous last words. Courtesy of Friedrich Petzel Gallery

8.Nathalie Djurberg,Dumstrut, 2006
A boy torments a cat, testing its and his own limits.
Courtesy of Zach Feuer Gallery

9.Meiro Koizumi,The Human Opera XXX, 2007
The artist subjects a man to an "experiment" in which he is to "share a tragic story of his life in front of a video camera" in return for "a monetary payment"; brilliant and profoundly disturbing. Courtesy of Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery

9:00 PM: AFTER PARTY:BOLSA, 614 W. Davis St.

WEEK THREE: AUGUST 9, 2008 7-9PM

7:00 – 7:30 PM: Reception with installations

1.Matthew Barney,Drawing Restraint 13, 2006
(see description under Saturday, July 26.)
Courtesy of Gladstone Gallery

2.Ryan Trecartin,A Family Finds Entertainment, 2004
The artist's entourage and himself in multiple roles play media-immersed characters in a story about Skippy's adventures in "coming out." Courtesy of Elizabeth Dee Gallery

3.Triptych TV, 2008
compilation from a vlog byjimpunk,Mr. Tamale&Rick Silvaa.k.a. Abe LinkolnCourtesy of the artists.

4.Dan Phiffer & Mushon Zer-Aviv,Shiftspace Demo. initiated 2007, (See description under Saturday, August 2)

5.Shiftspace Interactive.Try it out.

6.Michael Bell-Smith (with assistance from Jeff Sission)
Battleship Potemkin Dance Edit(120 BPM)2007
The artist "separated the film into its constituent shots and time stretched them one by one to the exact same length [, and] then replaced the soundtrack with a one-second dance loop synced to the cuts", replacing the original editing structure of the revolutionary narrative, which has been called seminal in its use of montage, with the "dumb, visceral, metric montage favored by dance visuals and music videos." Courtesy of the artist.

7:30 PM: Seated screening

1.Peter Rose,Studies in Transfalumination,2008
Courtesy of the artist.

2.Andrea Fraser,May I Help You, 1991
A gallerist extols a series of black paintings by Allan McCollum, oddly and at great length. Courtesy of Friedrich Petzel Gallery

3.Kalup Linzy,Ride to da' Club,2002
Linzy plays the female lead and many of the voices in this cheerfully profane conference call all aimed at getting to the club. Now, why is it no one wants to ride with Big Dick Johnny?
Courtesy of Taxter Spengemann Gallery

4.Shana Moulton, Whispering Pines 8, 2006
One of a series of episodes in which the artist's naive, trusting alter ego, Cynthia, resorts to various 80's diversions in a continuing struggle against existential depression.
Courtesy of Country Club Gallery

5.Ryan Trecartin,Tommy-Chat Just E-Mailed Me,2004
Described by the artist as a "narrative video short that takes place inside and outside of an e-mail," the artist's friends and himself in multiple roles play Pam, a lesbian librarian with a screaming baby in an ultra-modern hotel; Tammy and Beth, in an apartment filled with installation art; and Tommy, in a secluded lake house. Courtesy of Elizabeth Dee Gallery

6.Matt Marello,Artist Trilogy,2001-2002
Mr. Marello plays the lead in three classic – well, maybe not so classic – films about artists as victims, killers, and charlatans. Let’s see, did he leave anything out? Oh, yes, insatiable sex fiend. Courtesy of the artist.

7.Dena DeCola and Karin E. Wandner,five more minutes,2005
The artists enact intimate moments between a "mother" and "child," to touching yet peculiar effect.


8.Kalup Linzy,Melody Set Me Free, 2007
The talented Mr. Linzy, in impeccable Whitney Houston drag, overcomes a mother's negativity and competitors' backstage backstabbing to find true love and a chance at stardom.
You go, girl! Courtesy of Taxter Spengemann

9.Anthony Goicolea,The Code, 2007 Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery

WEEK FOUR: SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2008 6-9PM

6:00 PM: SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Yang Fudong,An Estranged Paradise, 1997/2002, 76min.
This is Fudong’s first, near feature-length film, shot six years before he began work on his multi-part masterpiece,SevenIntellectuals in Bamboo Forest(2003 – 2006). Fudong speaks for a generation of young Chinese intellectuals caught at “a moment when we have to negotiate our past while inventing our future.” The protagonist of Paradise is Zuzhi, a young man who drifts through a rapidly modernizing Shanghai, suffering from an undefined illness that seemsto come on with the rainy season. Although he has two girlfriends he admits he is happiest when visiting with doctors or entertaining hisparents on their trips in from the countryside. Yang opens his film with a lesson in Chinese landscape painting, in which what is left out canbe the most significant elements. Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery

7:00 - 7:30 PM: Reception with installations

1.Ryan Trecartin,A Family Finds Entertainment, 2004
(see description under Saturday, August 9.)
Courtesy of Elizabeth Dee Gallery

2.Yu-Chin Tseng,Who’s Listening 1, 2003-04
A series of children are surprised. Courtesy of the artist.

3.Triptych TV, 2008
compilation from a vlog byjimpunk,Mr. Tamale&Rick Silvaa.k.a. Abe LinkolnCourtesy of the artists.

4.eteam,Second Life Dumpster, 2008
The artists are creating a dumpster within the multiplayer online virtual reality game, Second Life, to collect virtual trash such as unmarketable virtual merchandise and superseded avatar body parts. Courtesy of the artists.

5.JODI,Max Payne Cheats Only 1, 2004
A video game said to have influenced John Woo is deconstructed. Courtesy of And/Or Gallery.

6.Michael Bell-Smith (with the assistance of Jeff Sission),Battleship Potemkin Dance Edit (120 BPM),2007
The artist "separated the film into its constituent shots and time stretched them one by one to the exact same length [, and] then replaced the soundtrack with a one-second dance loop synced to the cuts", replacing the original editing structure of the revolutionary narrative, which has been called seminal in its use of montage, with the "dumb, visceral, metric montage favored by dance visuals and music videos." Courtesy of the artist, with assistance from
Foxy Production & And/Or Gallery

7:30 PM: Seated Screenings

1.Nathalie Djurberg,Timbuktu, 2007
A bureaucrat loses in a contest among three different kinds of power. Courtesy of Zach Feuer Gallery

2.Guy Ben-Ner,Stealing Beauty, 2007
Ben-Ner and his family make themselves at home in a furniture store – literally while discussing the virtues of capitalism.
Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery

3.Matt Marello, Hogan's Heroes,1996
Friedrich Nietzsche chats up America’s most lovable POW’s and their charming SS guards. Courtesy of the artist.

4.Cao Fei,IMirror (A Second Life Documentary Film by China Tracy a.k.a. Cao Fei),2007
A documentary created by the artist within the multiplayer online virtual reality game, Second Life; this piece was shown at the most recent Venice Biennial. Courtesy of Lombard-Freid Projects

5.Steve Reinke,Hobbit Love is the Greatest Love, 2007
The artist explores literal and figurative projections in space and time. Courtesy of Video Data Bank

6.Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung,Gas Zappers, 2007
Al Gore as a polar bear wields solar panels against a BBQ'ing Bush. In glorious color and delirious bad taste. “Bring it on!” Courtesy of Postmasters Gallery

7.Valerie Soe,Snapshot: 6 Months in the Life of a Korean American MaleCourtesy of the artist.

8.Nathalie Djurberg,Camels Drink Water, 2007
Two camels help a parched, differently-abled person.
Courtesy of Zach Feuer Gallery

9.Dominic Angerame,Anaconda Targets, 2004
As video games become more and more sophisticated, we admire their realism. Here’s a harsh reminder that realism is based on the real. Courtesy of the artist.

10.Brooke Alfaro,Aria, 2002
A young woman sings La Wally to unusual accompaniment.
Courtesy of the artist

9:00 PM AFTER PARTY:The Windmill Lounge, 5320 Maple Ave. Dallas

WEEK FIVE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2008 7 - 9 PM


7:00 - 7:30 PM: Reception with Installations

1.Ryan Trecartin,A Family Finds Entertainment, 2004
(see description under Saturday, August 9)
Courtesy of Elizabeth Dee Gallery

2.Yu-Chin Tseng,Who’s Listening 1, 2003-204
A series of children are surprised. Courtesy of the artist.

3.Triptych TV, 2008
compilation from a vlog byjimpunk,Mr. Tamale&Rick Silvaa.k.a. Abe LinkolnCourtesy of the artists.

4.eteam,Second Life Dumpster, 2008
(see description under Saturday, August 16)
Courtesy of the artists.

5.JODI,Max Payne Cheats Only 1,2004
A video game said to have influenced John Woo is deconstructed. Courtesy of And/Or Gallery.

6.Joel Holmberg,Hand Flurry, 2008 Courtesy of the artist.

7:30 PM: Seated Screenings

1.John Bock,The Guest, 2004
A rabbit. An apartment. A man with lettuce tied to his feet. Courtesy of the artist.

2.John Bock,Palms, 2007, 59:14min.
In the films of John Bock, mad scientists and crazed farm workers conduct visceral experiments in settings that range from pastoral landscapes to baroque palaces. In Palms, his first American-produced film, he takes on the world of Sunshine Noir. Two European killers arrive at LAX, rent a Lincoln convertible, and set off on a journey that is part hit job, part road trip, and possibly a spiritual quest. Expect blood, funny props, music, classics of modern architecture, and dialog that doesn’t really get scary until it begins to just maybe make sense. Courtesy of Anton Kern Gallery

3.David Adamo,Anniversary Waltz, 2007
The party is over. The guests have all gone home. The artist dances alone. Courtesy of Fruit and Flower Deli