Quintan Ana Wikswo (2013 Emerging Fields) presented on her Creative Capital-supported project, problemkinder / Mercy Killing Aktion, at the 2013 Artist Retreat. You can watch more artist presentations from the Retreat on our Vimeo channel.
Ruby Lerner at IdeaFestival 2012, Louisville, KY
Sam Van Aken at IdeaFestival 2012, Louisville, KY
We’re gearing up for the 2013 IdeaFestival (September 24-27), where Creative Capital’s President & Founding Director, Ruby Lerner, will again present with a group of four amazing artists. We’ll share a preview of their work here soon! In the meantime, enjoy these videos of Ruby and artist Sam Van Aken (2009 Emerging Fields) presenting at the 2012 IdeaFestival.
On Saturday, September 28, Rick Prelinger (2012 Film/Video) celebrates the New York premiere of his Creative Capital-supported project No More Road Trips? in the Convergence program at the New York Film Festival. Artfully assembled from thousands of home movies and amateur films, No More Road Trips? explores the highways and byways of a period in American history that may well be in our rearview mirror. Focusing on road culture and the question of whether we, as a nation, may have reached “peak travel,” No More Road Trips? is a perpetual work in progress—an interactive movie-going experience that can only be completed when you, the audience, lend your voice to provide the soundtrack and narration. Continue reading
This week, The Museum of Modern Art presents If Films Could Smell, a retrospective program of films by Roddy Bogawa (2000 Film/Video). The exhibition features 14 films ranging from experimental shorts to narrative features. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Bogawa studied art and sculpture and played in punk bands before turning to film. In his youth, Bogawa struggled with a desire to assimilate until the punk scene gave him a way to truly express himself, and the DIY punk aesthetic continues to influence his work. Continue reading
On September 4, James Coupe (2009 Emerging Fields) premiered the responsive media installation Swarm at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) in Toronto. Commissioned by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Swarm is a 16-channel, real-time video installation that uses profiling algorithms to auto-composite footage of individual museum visitors into demographically similar groups. Four rows of monitors show these different “clans” occupying the museum, proliferating in number, assembling and dispersing.
I connected with James to learn more about the installation, influences behind the work and how the profiling algorithms work.
Jenny Gill: Swarm is the culmination of your Creative Capital-supported project, Surveillance Suite, a series of installations that use contemporary surveillance technology to highlight demographic profiling practices. How did this iteration of the project develop? Continue reading
The incomparable Daniel Roumain (2002 Performing Arts) presented an improvised violin and spoken word performance at Creative Capital’s 2013 Benefit & Auction at the home of Paige West. Thank you, Daniel, for sharing your stories, your talent and your inspiration with us! Learn more about Daniel’s work at danielroumain.com.