VIDEO ART

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A Tomb for Anatole

A Tomb for Anatole is a new opera project, a collaboration with French composer Pierre Thilloy and producer Michel Pastore with my video set, based on Stéphane Mallarmé’s unfinished poem following the tragic death of his 8-year-old son. This excerpt, with the landscape and the “spirit” moving through it, conjoins the timeless and the temporal.Click here to see the video (5-min 30-sec)

Wheeling Green

The title of the piece is a play on words. The Urban Dictionary defines "wheeling" as "flirting but with a bit more commitment." Green is the word du jour for everything to do with ecological sustainability. The 3-D Holographic Display on which the video appears is based on the design of a fan, a lowly household appliance, transformed into a vehicle for displaying art. Click here to to view an excerpt from the 2-minute video.

After Effect

I was in Houston three weeks after Hurricane Harvey in 2016. The trash I filmed was in front of houses which looked unaffected on the outside, but had spilled their innards onto their front lawns. Click here to view video (20 minutes).

In the Beginning was Desire

This 40-minute experimental documentary in collaboration with documentary filmmaker David Grubin is structured on a series of interviews with Biblical scholar Avivah Zornberg, with visuals conceived and created by Naomie Kremer. To see stills from the film click here. To see the film click here.

Slice of Life

For the exhibition Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, 2012, I documented a robin devotedly brooding on the nest she built in the head of a horse sculpture by Deborah Butterfield. Once the eggs hatched, I was struck by the contrast between her inscrutable expression and the endlessly demanding chicks. Click here to see an excerpt from the video.

Eyeful

Created for an exhibition titled Dada Here and Now. Curated by Hanna Regev and Matt McKinley, this video riffs on the history/biography of 4 major figures in the Dada movement, with the title a wink at Marcel Duchamp's preoccupation with/disdain for "retinal" art. Click here to to view video (6-min 30-sec)

Write-off

This video was created for the exhibition Living with Endangered Languages in the Information Age, curated by Hannah Regev. My video focuses on the equally endangered state of handwriting, which only exists because of language. Click here to see the video.

Ghosts

A site specific installation commissioned by the Magnes Museum, Berkeley, projected in the museum windows every night after sunset during March 2009. To view a 6-minute excerpt, please click here.

Only Connect

The title of this piece is a quotation from the novel Howard's End by E.M. Forster: "Only Connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its highest." This video takes that concept as a metaphor for the connection of the billions of people who share the planet earth. To view a short excerpt, please click here.

Spinning

This video was created for the exhibition Entre les Lignes (Between the Lines) at Galerie Impaire, Paris, France. To view a short excerpt, please click here.

Shtetl

My father was born in a shtetl in Poland. There are almost no photographs of his life. This animation is made with drawings I based on A Vanished World,  Photographs by Roman Vishniac taken in the Polish shtetls in the 1930's. Click here to view video (2-min 53-sec)

State of Mind

Video commissioned for the exhibition Mind Matters: Mapping the Human Mind Through Neuroscience. Curated by Esther Mallouh, at the Sandler Neurosciences Center, UCSF, Mission Bay. A collaboration between 7 neuroscientists and 7 artists. I worked with Dr. Jay McClelland at Stanford University. This video combines a painting loosely mapping the brain with animated elements showing where those functions occur. Click here to see the full video.

No Man's Beach

Taped at the mixed Israeli and Arab beach just north of Jaffa in 2010, and in the women-only beach in northern Tel Aviv in 2014, this video joins the two very different beach going populations in a utopian mashup. Click here to view video (4-min 45-sec)

Lookout

Two videos filmed in geographically far-flung situations are joined together. In neither situation is the action directed. Human and animal barely move, but with potential movement life courses through everything, including the tree. Excerpt from 9 minute 29 second video loop. Click here to see short excerpt from 9-min 29-sec video.

Dictionary

Rudimentary Moves

Formation

Blue Streak

Each Way

Splitting Seconds


Blue


Jack and Jill


My Guy


One Size Fits All


Survivor


Valentine


Today


Matinee