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May 29, 2020
OVC 2020: Godspeed
In Godspeed, Glenn “Sonnie” Wooden visits his native Chicago to investigate the liminal spaces between black and white cultural experiences. “My life has always been that metaphor of living on the border . . . you move out of the hood and into the suburbs and who you are is still there,” the artist says.…
May 29, 2020
OVC 2020: Sound Spring Seq. #6: The School and the Home
Catalina Jordan Alvarez’s Sound Spring Seq. #6: The School and the Home is an excerpt from a feature-length documentary exploring the civil rights history of Yellow Springs, Ohio. The piece focuses on the memories of a former student at the Antioch School and her experience of meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a child.…
May 29, 2020
OVC 2020: From Loved Ones
Marc Williams’s From Loved Ones condenses the endless scroll of contemporary media consumption into a single harrowing minute. The piece visualizes the unseen pathways we follow through digital space, unfolding in a rapid, maximalist style, reminiscent of fast-paced internet browsing. Williams combines footage of his personal living space with screen captures of his own media…
May 29, 2020
OVC 2020: Amy & Iva Group INC.
In Amy & Iva Group INC., collaborators Amy Frear and Iva Yos present a “confidential” video conference between corporate bigwigs (played by the artists) as they plan cover-ups of a variety of outlandish PR nightmares. The frames that the characters inhabit are bordered by bouncing text and a generic spinning globe, tongue-in-cheek references to sanitized…
May 29, 2020
OVC 2020: Duet
In Duet, John Muse reflects on the experience of recovering from a traumatic illness: “There’s the body you’re living in that’s sick, and then that one disappeared and I’m left with this other thing.” In conversation with Mason Rosenthal, the artist recounts the physical challenges of healing, mulling over fried vocal cords, twitching eyes, and…
May 29, 2020
OVC 2020: fantastick
Boothe Carlson’s fantastick is a meditation on the creative challenges facing artists in this time of isolation caused by the global pandemic. The film begins with a bleary haze of interlaced scenes before settling on an ominous phrase emblazoned on a church marquee: “WHEN THE TEMPLE SHUTS DOWN.” A montage of surreal health advice follows,…
May 29, 2020
OVC 2020: Born, Unborn, and Born Again
Kyuri Jeon’s Born, Unborn, and Born Again explores tradition, violence, bodily autonomy, and the complex discourse surrounding abortion in the artist’s native Korea. Rather than cast the debate in the familiar polarizing tones, however, Jeon presents us with a wide range of perspectives. This deeply personal piece finds new ways of challenging us to consider…
May 29, 2020
OVC 2020: Collision Gripper
Matt Lavine’s Collision Gripper is a vibrant, digital fever dream. Is it the nightmare of a Second Life avatar? A glitched-out social distancing simulator? A PlayStation game gone wrong? Using a unique combination of analog video and 3D animation, Lavine produces a throng of faceless humanoids that move and collide in a distorted void. Alex…
May 29, 2020
In Conversation: Sonnie Wooden and Lino Kino
Join Lino Kino members Michael Ipsen and Matthew Ober in conversation with Sonnie Wooden to discuss his work, Godspeed. Wooden is one of the eight artists selected by Lino Kino for the 21st edition of Open Video Call, an annual screening of curated videos by Philadelphia-area artists. The conversation can be accessed via Zoom through…
May 29, 2020
In Conversation: Catalina Jordan Alvarez and Lino Kino
Join Lino Kino members Emilie Slater and Maya Shengold in conversation with Catalina Jordan Alvarez to discuss her work, Sound Spring Seq. #6: The School and the Home. Alvarez is one of the eight artists selected by Lino Kino for the 21st edition of Open Video Call, an annual screening of curated videos by Philadelphia-area…