2010 Exhibit

Curated by: Loretta Yarlow, Director, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst


Curatorial Statement

The 2nd annual Brick + Mortar International Video Art Festival will showcase works by 26 internationally recognized artists from around the world and from our own local communities -- Beat Streuli; Aki Sasamoto; Guy Ben-Ner; Yukihiro Taguchi; Dan Halter; Zhou Xiaohu; Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz; Tuãn Andrew Nguyễn & Phù Nam Thuc Ha; Kota Ezawa; Edwin Sanchez; Robert Cauble; Andrea Büttner; Alexander Apóstol; Azorro Group; Tracey Moffatt; Vyacheslav Akhunov; Jesal Kapadia; Euan MacDonald; Jenny Perlin; Fraser Stables; Susan Jahoda; Wendy Woodson & Kathy Couch; Jean Marie Casbarian, JC Gray Sawyer; Paul Teeling; and Paul Lindale. Their approaches and modes of practice demonstrate the ways in which recent video art has experienced a hybridization of other influences – such as the music video clip, animation, and the language of cinema.

The focus of this year's festival is on artists who have articulated the world around them through popular culture, the socio-political, and self representation. Their art makes reference to the wider cultural spectrum, as well as to an introspective, often poetic expression relating to identity, memory, and self.

By involving landmark historic buildings in Greenfield as sites for installation of these video artworks, a range of environments and exhibition formats are involved -- from raw gutted spaces to renovated rooms, from tv and flat screen monitors to large-scale projections.

One of the main strategies is the incorporation of the architecture as a key element in the narrative structure. The viewer plays an active role as he/she participates in the sequence evolving in the spaces. In this way, a linear narrative is spread throughout the exhibition spaces creating an immersive ambient. New relationships and juxtapositions are produced from one video installation to the other, and from one architectural setting to the next, in order to articulate the artworks and to bring certain qualities and positions into view.

By intervening in Greenfield's architectural and commercial fabric, transforming its historic buildings and business community for one weekend into a vast and dynamic art project, we are inviting audiences to consider the town's past and future, as well as participate in the transformative power of contemporary art.

On the occasion of the 2nd annual Brick + Mortar International Video Art Festival, works by renowned international and local artists are integrated with a selection from Independent Curators International's Project 35, a new program of single-channel videos selected by 35 international curators who have each chosen one work by an artist that they think is important for audiences around the world to experience today. By expanding the network reflected by Project 35, these additions not only demonstrate video as a far-reaching medium, but as something also found in one's own backyard.

Vyacheslav Akhunov
Vyacheslav Akhunov (b. 1948, Osh, Kyrgyzstan) lives and works in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He graduated from the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow and works in painting, collage, installation, performance, and video art. Akhunov has participated in several group exhibitions, including the 51st Venice Biennale (2005, Central Asian Pavilion), 1st Singapore Biennale (2006), Time of the Storytellers, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2007), Live Cinema/The Return of the Image: Video from Central Asia (2007, Philadelphia Museum of Art), Traces du Sacré (2008, Centre Pompidou, Paris), Laughterlife (2008, Diehl + Gallery One, Moscow), and the 11th International Istanbul Biennial (2009).
Vyacheslav Akhunov
Ascent, 2004
Single-channel color video with sound, 11:16 mins
Courtesy the artist
Alexander Apóstol
(b. 1969, Barquisimeto, Venezuela) divides his time between Caracas and Madrid. Apóstol studied art history at the Central University of Venezuela and photography at the Ricardo Armas School. Solo exhibitions of his work has been presented at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Sofía Imber, Venezuela (1994), Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo de Costa Rica (2002), Sala Mendoza, Venezuela (2004), and Palau de La Virreina, Spain (2006). He has also participated in group exhibitions at El Museo del Barrio, New York (2000), Casa de América (2003), and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain (2005) and in many international art fairs including the Havana Biennial (1997), Bienal de Barro de América in Caracas (2001), São Paulo Bienal (2002), Istanbul Biennial (2003), Prague Biennial (2003 and 2005), and Cuenca Biennial in Ecuador (2004). In 2002, Apóstol was in residence at the Casa de Americas, Madrid; in 2003, he was awarded Spain's Endesa Scholarship for Contemporary Art, and in 2004, he was received first prize at the 7th International Cuenca Biennial in Ecuador.

Web Site: www.alexanderapostol.com
Alexander Apostol
Av. Libertador, 2006
Single-channel video with sound, 4:30 mins
Courtesy the artist
Azorro Group
Azorro Group was founded in Poland in 2001, and works in the Polish cities of Krakow and Warsaw. Its four members are Oskar Dawicki (b. 1971, Warsaw), Igor Krenz (b. 1959, Katowice), Wojciech Niedzielko (b. 1959, Elk), and Lukasz Skapski (b. 1958, Katowice). Azorro has participated in many video-art festivals including the 1st International Video-Art Biennial, Tel Aviv, Israel (2002), 8th Baltic Triennial of International Art, Vilnius, Lithuania (2002), Festival for New Media Art, Nottingham, United Kingdom (2003), and 11th International Media Art Biennale WRO 05, Wroclaw, Poland (2005). Solo exhibitions of Azorro's work have been held at Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow (2003), Sparwasser HQ, Berlin (2004), Galeria Priestor for Contemporary Arts, Bratislava, Slovakia (2004), Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (2005), and Kurbas Center, Kiev, Ukraine (2006). Their work has also been included in group exhibitions including New Video, New Europe (2004, Renaissance Society, Chicago); Is it better to be a good artist or a good person? (2006, Raster at Rental Gallery, Los Angeles), Still Here: Humour in Post-Communist Performative Video (2007, Artspace, Sydney, Australia) and Fluxus East: Fluxus Networks in Central Eastern Europe (2008, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary).
Azorro Group
We Like It a Lot, 2001
Single-channel color video with sound, 7:30 mins
Courtesy the artists and Raster Gallery, Poland
Guy Ben-Ner
(b. 1969, Ramat Gan, Israel) lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel. He received a B.Ed. from Hamidrasha Art Teachers School in Ramat Hasharon, Israel, in 1997 and an M.F.A. from Columbia University, New York, in 2003. His solo exhibitions include shows at Postmasters Gallery, New York (2003, 2005, 2006, and 2007) and the Center of Contemporary Photography, Australia (2006). His work has also been presented in many group exhibitions, including Moby Dick (2003, Postmasters Gallery, New York), Video Lounge (2004, Vox Populi, Philadelphia), Venice Biennale (2005), Greater New York (2005, P.S.1, New York), Skulptur Projekte Münster (2007), Shanghai Biennale (2008,) and Liverpool Biennial (2008). In 2007 he was awarded a residency in Berlin from DAAD (the German Academic Exchange Service) and is currently a guest lecturer at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.
Guy Ben-Ner
Berkeley's Island, 1999
Single-channel video with color and sound, 15 mins
Courtesy the artist
Andrea Büttner
(b. 1972, Stuttgart, Germany) lives and works in London and Frankfurt. She received her M.A. in art history and philosophy in 2003 from Humboldt University, Berlin, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Royal College of Art, London. Büttner has participated in numerous group exhibitions including Text (2001, WBD, Berlin), In erster Linie (2004, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel), Shit Space (2006, Hockney Gallery, London), Species of Spaces and Other Pieces (2008, Hollybush Gardens, London), and Nought to Sixty (2008, ICA, London), and will have work in an upcoming show at Raven Row, London (May 2010). She has had solo exhibitions at Crystal Palace, London (2008), Hollybush Garden, London (2008), Croy Nielsen, Berlin (2009), Fabio Tiboni, Bologna, Italy (2009) and SE8, London (2009, as part of the Cabinets series). She received the Bonn Research Grant for her doctoral studies (2005–07), participated in a residency in Bad Tolz, Germany (2006), and was a recipient of the British Institute Award in 2005.

Web Site: www.andreabuettner.com
Andrea Buttner
Little Works, 2007
Single-channel video with color and sound, 10:45 mins
Courtesy the artist
Jean Marie Casbarian
Jean-Marie Casbarian incorporates photography, film and video projections, sound, sculpture and performance into her artworks. She received her MFA from Milton Avery School of Art at Bard College in New York and along with a nomination for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, she has received a number of awards and artist residencies. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Currently, Jean-Marie is Chair of the Studio Arts Program at Transart Institute, a low-residency MFA program based in Berlin and New York City where she also teaches and mentors graduate students.

Web Site: www.jeanmariecasbarian.com
Jean Marie Casbarian
Underneath the Willow Tree, 2009
2-channel Video Projection, silent, 15 min loop
Courtesy the artist
Robert Cauble
(b. Oahu, Hawai'i) lives and works in Chicago. He graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a B.F.A. in 2005. His works have been shown in various group exhibitions, including Cine y Casi Cine (2004, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Spain), London Film Festival (2004), and International Film Festival Rotterdam (2004, Netherlands), CAC TV (2005, Vilnius Contemporary Arts Center, Lithuania), Video 2005 (2005, Art in General, New York) Video Visions (2005, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London), and What Remains (2007, Busker Gallery, Chicago). His cross-disciplinary video works have been included in major film festivals including He has also curated two exhibitions: Relatives, Runaways, and Trees: Videos of Kinship (2004, Munki Haus, Chicao) and An Evening with Caveh Zahedi (2005, Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago).

Web Site: robertcauble.net
Robert Cauble
Alice in Wonderland, or Who Is Guy Debord?, 2003
Single-channel video with color and sound, 23:20 mins
Courtesy the artist
Kota Ezawa
(b. 1969 Cologne, Germany) lives and works in San Francisco. He graduated in 1995 from San Francisco Art Institute with a B.F.A., and received his M.F.A. in 2003 from Stanford University. His solo exhibitions include shows at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio (2009), Murray Guy, New York (2008), Hayward Gallery, London (2007), and Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr Institute, Canada (2007). His work has also been shown in various group exhibitions, including The Moving Image: Scan to Screen, Pixel to Projection (2009, Orange County Museum of Art, California), Superlight (2009, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio), Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible, 1840–1900 (2008, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California), The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image, Part II: Realisms (2008, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC), and the 5th Seoul International Media Art Bienniale (2008, Seoul Museum of Art, Korea). The awards he has received are the Meisterschüler, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (1995), Jack and Gertrude Murphy Fellowship (2002), Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (2003), and SECA Art Award (2006).
Kota Ezawa
Lennon Sontag Beuys, 2004
Single-channel video with color and sound, 2:10 mins
Courtesy the artist
Dan Halter
(b. 1977, Harare, Zimbabwe) lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. He graduated with a B.A. from the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town in 2001. Halter has had two solo exhibitions, at João Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town (2006) and Derbylius Gallery, Milan (2008). His work has also been shown in various group exhibitions, including Second to None (2006, South African National Gallery, Cape Town), Next Wave Festival (2006, Melbourne, Australia), Zeitgenössiche Fotokunst aus Südafrika (2007, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin), VideoBrasil (2007, São Paulo), and Havana Biennale (2009). In 2008, he was a MTN New Contemporaries selection, and completed two international residencies, in Zurich and in Rio de Janeiro.
Dan Halter
Untitled (Zimbabwean Queen of Rave), 2005
Single-channel video with color and sound, 3:33 mins.
Courtesy the artist
Susan Jahoda
Susan Jahoda was born in Manchester, England and received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She works in a range of genres including video, sound, photography, text, performance, and installation. Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

In addition to her work as a visual artist, curator and editor, Jahoda taught at Princeton University, (1981-86), The Museum School of Fine Arts, (1986-87), and Sarah Lawrence College, (1987-88). In 1989 she began teaching at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she is currently a professor in the Department of Art, Architecture, and Art History. Jahoda resides and works in Massachusetts and New York City.

Web Site: www.susanjahoda.com
Susan Jahoda
...of a worm in a pomegranate, 2006
video, 13 mins
Courtesy the artist
Jesal Kapadia
Jesal Kapadia is an artist from Bombay, India, now living in Brooklyn, New York. She teaches at the New School University and International Center for Photography NY. She works collectively with the editorial board members of the journal Rethinking Marxism and 16beavergroup. She can also be found learning and listening for a change, and creating videos and photographs in the process. The subject of avant-garde and modernism, community and feminist struggle, people's movements and individual empowerment within collective experiences continue to inspire and provoke her imagination.
Jesal Kapadia
A vacant rectangle, left blank, for a work expressing modern feeling,
2008, digital video, stereo sound, 5:20 min
Courtesy the artist
Paul Lindale
(b. Liverpool, England) Paul Lindale's video and computational work is rooted in the traditions of fine art painting and photography. Through fictive environments that form meditative spaces, Lindale explores notions of being, time, space, and memory. His work evokes both a sense of loss and of mnemonic correspondences.

Lindale's work has been exhibited regionally and internationally. He holds a B.F.A. in Fine Art from Liverpool College of Art and an M.F.A. in Media and Performing Arts from Massachusetts College of Art & Design. He is currently Chair of the Art Department at Greenfield Community College, MA.
Paul Lindale
Here and Now, 2010
Live video drawing with sound
Courtesy the artist
Euan MacDonald
(b. 1965 in Edinburgh, Scotland) Euan Macdonald has had many solo and group exhibitions around the world, recently including Take the Dark out of the Night Time, Arrow factory, Beijing, Like Tears in Rain, Palácio das Artes, Porto, Portugal, curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas (2010); Elogio della Semplicità, Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy, curated by Giorgio Verzotti (2010); Best of Loop, Film and Video, PDC, Los Angeles, curated by Paul Young (2009); California Video, The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, curated by Glenn Philips (2008); The Desert Shore, Luckman Gallery Cal State Los Angeles, curated by Jan Tumlir (2008); Tempo AO Tempo, MARCO, Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Spain, curated by Isabel Carlos and Iñaki Martínez (2007); Irreducible, Wattis Center for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, curated by Ralph Rugoff (2005) and Treble, The Sculpture Center, New York, curated by Regine Basha (2004). Man Crying, Punching Bag, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York (2009); Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney Australia (2009); Selected Work 1997-2007 Survey, The Luckman Gallery, Cal-State University LA (2008); A Mosquito Under A Paper Cup In Tokyo, AOYAMA/MEGURO Gallery, Tokyo (2007); and Healer, Times Square, Creative Time, The 59th Minute, New York (2006).

Macdonald's work is included in the following public collections: Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, MAXXI, Museo Nazionale Delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome, Italy; Museum Of Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy; Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany; Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal, Canada; DAIWA Radiator collection museum Hiroshima, Japan, National Gallery of Canada, New Museum, New York, V.A.G. Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada. Euan Macdonald lives in Los Angeles.
Euan MacDonald
Snail, 2004
Single-channel color video with sound
Courtesy the artist
Tracey Moffatt
(b. 1960, Brisbane, Australia) lives in New York, but returns frequently to northern Australia. She studied visual communications at the Queensland College of Art. Since her first solo exhibition in Sydney in 1989, Moffatt has had solo exhibitions at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow (1992), DIA Center for the Arts, New York (1997), and Il Ponte Projects, Rome (2004). Her work has also been included in group exhibitions in major institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2000), Museum of Modern Art, New York (2004), International Center of Photography, New York (2004), Guggenheim Museum, New York (2007), Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Spain (2007), and Brooklyn Museum (2008). She first gained significant critical acclaim for her film work when her short film Night Cries was selected for official competition at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival, then again in 1993 with her first feature film, Bedevil. Her photography and video works have also been included in the Aperto of the 47th Venice Biennale, Italy (1997), SENI Art Festival, Singapore (2004), Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates (2005), 5th Liverpool Biennial: International, Liverpool, U.K. (2008), 16th Biennale of Sydney, Australia (2008), and 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Australia (2009).
Tracey Moffatt
Other, 2009
Single-channel color video with sound, 7 mins
Courtesy the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
Tuãn Andrew Nguyễn and Phù Nam Thuc Ha
Phù Nam Thuc Ha (b. 1974, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City. He studied bronze Buddha sculpting and bronze casting in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 1995 and painting and restoration at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts Hanoi, graduating in 1997. Thuc Ha has directed photography on several feature-length documentary films, television programs, short films, music videos, and video art installations. His work has been presented in numerous group exhibitions, including the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (2006, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia), The Farmers & Helicopters (2007, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany), Father & Son, Rite of Passage (2007, Art Chicago), Singapore Biennale (2008), All That Is Solid Melts into Air (2009, City Vision Festival, Belgium), and Biennale Cuvee (2009, Linz, Austria). In 2006 he founded the Propeller Group, a creative content development and production company; and is co-founder of San Art, a non-profit artist-run exhibition space in Ho Chi Minh City.

Tuãn Andrew Nguyễn (b. 1976, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City. He graduated in 1999 from the University of California, Irvine, with a B.A., and in 2004 from the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles with an M.F.A. Tuãn has completed one feature film and several documentaries, some of which have been included in international film festivals, including the Chicago Asian American Film Festival (2000 and 2002), 'Bangkok Democrazy: 4th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival' (2005), Singapore International Film Festival (2005), and Vietnamese International Film Festival (2009). His video works have been included in group exhibitions, including the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (2006, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia), and Strategies from Within (2008, Ke Centre for Contemporary Arts, Shanghai, China). He is also currently a member of the Propeller Group.
Tuan Andrew Nguyen and Phu Nam Thuc Ha
Uh . . . , 2007
Single-channel video with color and sound, 7 mins
Courtesy the artists
Jenny Perlin
Jenny Perlin's practice in 16mm film, video, and drawing works with and against the documentary tradition, incorporating innovative stylistic techniques to emphasize issues of truth, misunderstanding, and personal history. Each aspect of Perlin's practice looks closely at the ways in which social machinations are reflected in the smallest elements of daily life. Whether it is copying a receipt from Wal-Mart, a headline from Reuters, unpacking 1950s FBI archives, or filming documentary-style interviews at the corner store, her interest is in the ways in which the sweeping statements of history affect specific details of human experience.

Perlin's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She holds a B.A. in Literature and Society from Brown University, an M.F.A. in Filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and completed postgraduate studies at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York. Perlin is represented by Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, and Galerie M+R Fricke, Berlin.

Web Site: www.nilrep.net
Jenny Perlin
Storage, 2008
16mm, color, sound, 4:40 min
Courtesy the artist, Annet Gelink Gallery, and Galerie M+R Fricke
Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz
(b. 1973, New York) lives and works in New York. She graduated in 1998 from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, with an A.A.S. (associate of applied science) degree, and in 2008 from Rutgers University, New Jersey, with an M.F.A. Raimundi-Ortiz has had solo exhibitions at Longwood Gallery, Bronx, New York (2004), the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, New York (2006), and Jersey City Museum (2009, New Jersey). She has participated in several group exhibitions, including Ring and AIM 25 (2002 and 2005, Bronx Museum of Art), El Museo's Bienal (2005, El Museo del Barrio, Bronx, New York), Wild Girls (2006, Exit Art, New York), Tropicalisms (2006, Jersey City Museum), and Salad Days (2008, Artists Space, New York). Raimundi-Ortiz has also been the recipient of the 2001 Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) Award and a 2002 fellow at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine.
Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz
Topic 1: Contemporary Art, 2006
Single-channel video with color and sound, 8:50 min
Courtesy the artist
Edwin Sánchez
(b. 1976, Bogotá, Colombia) lives and works in Bogotá. He graduated from Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, with a degree in industrial design in 2002 and an M.F.A in 2007. He has had solo exhibitions at El Bodegón, Bogotá (2007), Galería Santafé del Planetario Distrital, Bogotá (2010), and Valenzuela Kienner Galeria, Bogotá (2010). Sanchez's works have also been shown in several group exhibitions, including the Festival de Performance de Cali (2006, Cali, Colombia), Encuentro de Medellin MDE 07 (2007, Medellin, Colombia), Despistando al Enemigo (2008, Laboratorio Interdisciplianrio para las Artes, Bogotá), and the 13th Salon Regional de Artistas Zona Centro (2009, Casa Museo Rojas Pinilla, Bogotá).
Edwin Sánchez
Clases de cuchillo (Knife Lessons), 2006-07
Single-channel video with color and sound, 8:16 mins.
Courtesy the artist
Aki Sasamoto
Aki Sasamoto is a New York-based, Japanese artist, whose performance/installation works revolve around everyday gestures on nothing and everything. She received a MFA from the School of the Arts at Columbia University in New York, and a BA in Studio Arts and Dance from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Sasamoto co-founded and co-directs Culture Push Inc., a new arts organization, in which diverse professionals meet through artist-led projects and cross-disciplinary symposia.

Selected exhibitions and performances include remembering/modifying/developing at Yokohama Triennale (2008), Praying Project in Freeway Balconies at Deutsche Guggenheim (2008), Area 51, with Yvonne Meier, at St. Marc's Church in New York (2007); Mute, with Dan St. Clair, at the Issue Project Room in New York (2007); and cooking show, at Chocolate Factory Theater in New York (2007).

Web Site: cargocollective.com/akisasamoto
Aki Sasamoto
Practicing to Leave
Courtesy the artist and the Artist Pension Trust
JC Gray Sawyer
JC's projects involve the creation of conceptually based sociopolitical themes that address cultural dynamics, the deconstruction of truth and modernity, as well as gender location and the evolving of self.

Her work is intended as dialogue, engaging the viewer in a musing and unraveling of the aestheticóteasing out threads bound in historical, political and social contexts. Drawing on cultural observation and literary sources she focuses on themes of identity, social behavior, and family relations. She hopes for her work to act as a portal for viewers to contemplate their own lives, concerns and perspectives.

A native of Cape Ann, JC shares time between Gloucester and Amherst, Massachusetts. She received a B.A. and M.F.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Web Site: www.jcgraymedia.com
J.C. Gray Sawyer
In the Absence Of
Courtesy the artist
Fraser Stables
Fraser Stables is a Scottish-born artist who currently lives and works in Northampton, MA. His artwork utilizes conventions of documentary and performance to explore the construction of narrative and identity. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in the US, Canada, Japan, and Europe, and he was an artist in residence at the Core Program (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX). Stables' artwork is represented by Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery (Houston, TX), and Georgia Scherman Projects (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Stables is Assistant Professor of Art at Smith College.
Fraser Stables
60 Seconds (Mark), 2010
Single-channel digital video with color and sound, 1:04 mins.
Courtesy the artist and Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto
Beat Streuli
Beat Streuli (born in 1957 in Altdorf UR) is a Swiss visual artist who works with photo and video based media. His photographs, videos and window installations have been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. Permanent installations of his work include those at the Lufthansa Aviation Center, Frankfurt Airport, Germany, the ETH University, Zurich, Switzerland, the Style Company Building, Osaka, Japan, and the immigration hall of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, USA.

From 1977 to 1983, Beat Streuli attended the Schools of Design in Basel and Zurich and the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin where he lived until 1987. Studio grants followed at Cité des Arts and Fondation Cartier in Paris (1985/86, 89 and 92), at Istituto Svizzero in Rome (1988/89), in London (1997), and at P.S. 1 in New York (1993).

Since then Streuli has spent time and worked in cities such as New York, Sydney, Düsseldorf, Zürich, and Brussels.

Web Site: www.beatstreuli.com
Beat Streuli
The Pallasades 05-01-01, 2001
Video installation
Courtesy the artist
Yukihiro Taguchi
(b. 1980, Osaka, Japan) lives and works in Berlin. He graduated with a B.A. in painting from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2004. His solo exhibitions include shows at Het Plafond, Netherlands (2006), Galerie Air Garten, Berlin (2007), and Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (2008). Taguchi has also participated in many group exhibitions, including the Sarajevo International Culture Exchange (2004), Pictura (2006, Dordrecht, Netherlands), Feld für Kunst (2006, Hamburg), and shows at Gallery K:ITA, Berlin (2007), Galerie der Künste, Berlin (2008), and Temporary Art Centre, Eindhoven, Netherlands (2008). He has received several awards for artistic excellence, including Hunt for This Century's Leonardo da Vinci! International Art Triennale, grand prize (2007), Asia Digital Art Award, award for excellence (2008), and 12th Japan Media Arts Festival, excellence prize (2008).

Web Site: yukihirotaguchi.com
Yukihiro Taguchi
Selections from Moment, 2007–08
Overall running time: 10:18 mins
Courtesy the artist
Paul Teeling
Paul Teeling was born in Newark, New Jersey, and received his BFA in photography from Ohio University. Paul uses toy and antique view cameras as well at state-of-the-art digital technology to create dramatic and moody images. Paul has worked as a photographer in the fashion industry in New York City, has taught photography at the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turners Falls, Massachusetts, and attends the School of Visual Arts in NYC for digital photography and video. Paul resides and works in Western Massachusetts.
Paul Teeling
Unrequited
Courtesy the artist
Wendy Woodson and Kathy Couch
Wendy Woodson is founder and artistic director of Present Co. Inc. and Professor of the Theater and Dance at Amherst College. Since 1980 she has created eighty-five works for stage and video. Dance and theater works have been presented throughout the US, Europe and Australia in such venues as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, LaMaMA, Emerson Majestic Theater, Wolf Trap, PS 122, and Jacob's Pillow. Videos have been exhibited at festivals throughout the U.S. and in Europe and at the DeCordova Museum. She has received numerous awards for her work.

Kathy Couch is a lighting and set designer and collaborates on the creation of performance and installation events. She had designed over 350 performances. She enjoys ongoing collaborations with Chimeara Physical Theater, Wendy Woodson and Present Co., Kinodance, and Yanira Castro + Co. Kathy has been working in the pioneer valley for over 13 years and has been a long time board member of Available Potential Enterprises (A.P.E.). at A.P.E. she has been investigating the importance of maintaining active work space for artists within the downtown area and trying to re-imagine how to sustain such space.
Wendy Woodson and Kathy Couch
Transitions
Courtesy the artists
Zhou Xiaohu
(b.1960, Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, China) lives and works in Shanghai. He studied sculpture at Suzhou Art Institute 1980–83, and graduated from Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 1989 with a B.F.A. in painting. Zhou has had four solo exhibitions, at Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing, China (1989), Moscow Central House of Artist, Russia (2002), Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York (2005), and Walsh Gallery, Chicago (2007). His work has also been shown in various group exhibitions, including Shanghai Biennale (2000), New Zone-Chinese Art (2003, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland), China Now (2004, Museum of Modern Art, New York), Between Past and Future (2004, International Center of Photography, New York), Express (2005, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, China), Shanghai Surprise (2005, Kulturreferentin der LHS Munich), and The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China (2007, Tate Liverpool).
Zhou Xiaohu
Utopian Machine, 2002
Single-channel video with color and sound, 8 mins
Courtesy the artist