Posts Tagged ‘video art’

This Is What You Get When You Cross a Floating Island Mansion with a Pink Ball Sack

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015


I interviewed video artist Jonathan Monaghan about his horrifying and hilarious new show Escape Pod at bitforms gallery. Check it out at VICE.

"Escape Pod" Trailer (2015) by Jonathan Monaghan from bitforms gallery on Vimeo.

Beneath The Skin at OUTLET Fine Art

Friday, October 10th, 2014


OUTLET Fine Art is proud to present Capsule, an installation by Cristin Richard along with work by Matthew Caron, Joseph Moore and music composed by Nate Czarling. An opening reception with the artists will be held October 10, 2014 from 7-10pm and will include a special performance. The exhibition will continue with gallery hours Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm or by appointment through November 2.

At first glance, the bags look real. Upon further study, the materials will reveal that it’s not a typical garment bag, nor is it a typical dress inside. There are real zippers, stitching, and even clear vinyl coating but they are made of something a little different, a little more organic…


In the majority of Cristin Richard’s work, she reconstructs animal intestines into tangible objects. Through the manipulation of this organic matter, these materials build a visual dialog of the conversation about human modes of production, both in a contemporary and an ancient sense. Investigating the waste of modern industrial/commercial production while borrowing from her own fascination with aboriginal cultural utilitarianism – for example the Kapitaq or seal intestine parka, and the way in which all the parts of a slaughtered animals can be used – she creates unique art objects.

Transcribed in Richard’s work is her personal story, from artistic impulses to existential questions. In her own words, “I came upon the concept for this show through my own fear of aging. Obsessed with my own skin. Worried that I will fade, and become unnoticed. The work is helping me push through this. Always, the work helps me release the heaviness that builds up inside.”


Matthew Caron, in loose collaboration with Richard, has created a special video to underscore specific aspects of her work. Caron’s work ranges from psychedelic examinations of obscure Middle Eastern religious sects to more recent forays into textile production and exploration of video as an environmental element that we can quite literally inhabit.

Outlet Fine Art is located at 253 Wilson Avenue, Brooklyn

Gallery Hours: Saturday + Sunday, 12-6pm or by appointment: 915.525.0410

Read more about Beneath The Skin at Bushwick Daily

Fyne, with a touch of terror and scattered howlers

Monday, September 9th, 2013


PM014 – Matthew Caron – Fyne, with a touch of terror and scattered howlers

**Edition of 50 Full Color zines. Matthew Caron aka Your Friend Matthew is a video and installation artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. His style is a fusion of first-hand documentary elements with live camera feedback, improvisation with light and musical elements, frequently characterized by the use of inexpensive or busted gear and long-term collaborative projects with Mishka NYC, Long Distance Poison, RAFT, Fast Food Music Video, Rebecca Gaffney and Australian psych pop duo Gypsy & The Cat.


This zine is a collection of images from his solo show at helper projects in Brooklyn curated by Plant Migration Records. Fyne, with a touch of terror and scattered howlers was shown on August 24th, 2013 and featured performances by RAFT, Mickey Fit, Lazurite and Rebecca Gaffney with Aaron Caleb

Fyne, with a touch of terror and scattered howlers from Matthew Caron on Vimeo.

Pat Noecker of RAFT wrote about his experience at the Fyne opening, click here to read it.



Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

VIDEO 50 is a televised artwork made in 1978 that depicts the dream life of television, while anticipating the flexibility of video in the computer age. The work is 50 minutes long and consists of 100 episodes, each 30 seconds in length. As per Wilson’s intentions, each episode can be viewed separately or in groups, in any order, for any duration of time.


Read ROBERT WILSON’S VIDEO 50 at Vice Magazine