Manipulated Image #2

Friday, March 27, 2009
7:30 - 9:30pm
@ the Santa Fe Complex

This event features videos by Benton C. Bainbridge, Susanna Carlisle, Matt Marello, David Stout and Cory Metcalf. Susanna, David, and Cory will discuss their work.

Curated by Alysse Stepanian

Benton-C Bainbridge (New York)

New York-based VJ Benton-C Bainbridge is a leader in the field of vampling: video sampling with the audio attached, performed live, as defines the term. He is a video artist using custom digital, analog and optical systems to make movies, installations and live visual performances. Benton-C often works collaboratively, co-founding pioneering video collectives including The Poool and Stackable Thumb. Currently, Bainbridge is working with Bobby Previte as the duo ‘Dialed In’, using a/v samplers to perform music, video and lighting. Benton-C has exhibited in venues such as SFMoMA (San Francisco), Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, Museum of Modern Art, and MTV Networks (worldwide).

Venetian Snares 8:42
4:00 minute excerpt from 24/08/03 performance
The Rest (Cold War) 2009; 3:34
dark star; 2006; 3:58
Jaunty 1/2 calf; 2000; 1:05

Susanna Carlisle (Santa Fe)

Coming from a background in architecture, Susanna Carlisle turns to the body for inspiration, where she attempts “to make the inner state visible” with technological tools. As she says, “the video eye and computer serve as interpreters to redefine and highlight this inner vista . . . .” By using image processing programs, Carlisle manipulates and layers dance images, “to explore the impulse for movement.” Her collaborators include composers David Dunn, and Joan La Barbara, media artist Bruce Hamilton, and dancer and choreographer Mary Anne Santos Newhall.

- Implemented – 3:00
- Caprice  – 2:34
- Inner Departure -  3:34

Matt Marello (New York City)

Matt Marello is the recipient of the 2004 Guggenheim Fellowship. The New York Times called Matt Morello’s Pollock Project “an astringently comic multimedia meditation on the cult of the doomed artist.” His eccentric videos join Manipulated Image, featuring him, as he is digitally inserted into the movies. Marello’s frame by frame manipulations give the images “a hand-made quality,” and make them more believable. We will look at videos from the series titled Death Wish or, Who Wants to Die for Art? and The Artist Trilogy

From Artist Trilogy:
Bucket of Blood, 1999: 5:02
The Hand, 1999 4:44
From Death Wish:
Owl, 2001 2:00
Duel, 2001 2:00 1:11

David Stout and Cory Metcalf (Santa Fe)

Santa Fe’s own David Stout and Cory Metcalf return to the Complex as Noisefold, discussing their interactive visual-music-noise performance that draws equally from mathematics, science and the visual and sonic arts. David Stout is an interactive video-sound artist and one of the world’s leading laptop performers exploring real-time cross-synthesis of sound and image. Currently Cory is working with real-time 3D simulation and complex data feed-back programs to model synthetic-ecologies based on genetic and behavioral processes found in living systems.

- Noisefold .02