WHY DO YOU LIKE VIDEO ART ?
April 1, 2008
THIS VIDEO PIECE HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR AN EXHIBITION IN LONDON CALLED ‘VISIONS AT THE NUNNERY
Visions in the Nunnery is an annual event that showcases some of the most exciting British and International artists who are pushing the elements of film, video and moving image practice. It is also an opportunity for artists and audiences to engage with contemporary moving image work both visually and through critical debate.
This event takes a very fresh and exciting slice of contemporary moving image work and creates a critical platform where artists and audiences can come together for the enjoyment of contemporary moving image.
Visions in the Nunnery is the tenth annual open submission event for artists working with the moving image in a contemporary context.
The variety of conceptual approaches and aesthetic choices shows a medium alive with enthusiasm and questions.
A video i made which uses a scene from Donald Cammells 1977 sci-fi thriller ‘Demon Seed’ this scene originally was the first sign of trouble with the computer named Proteus IV who confronted his creator Dr Harris. Proteus IV eventually rapes Mrs Harris in an attempt to create a hybrid human computer.
The voice over was inspired by the youtube genre which there are many of this sort, people taking footage from popular culture and reverting it into their own version, or their own commentary which spring many dichotomies and interesting analogy’s.