A.T.H.B.W. April 2016, Montreal
This playful deconstruction of an initially already senseless statement makes it into a beautiful nonsense. Enjoy it in the evening, with cigars and cognac, like a real connoisseur... The work is part of the recently started and ongoing video experiments that have absurdity as their common theme.
MAKES (NO) SENSE December 2015, Montreal
Keywords: absurd, function, irrational, meaning.
This does not make any sense is a five minute experimental video-triptych. Constructed irrational situations presented in the work are a form of reflection on meaning, purpose and function as well as an attempt to convey general helpless feeling that envelops us when we try to comprehend events that are beyond our understanding or control. If anybody finds any deep hidden meaning in this piece, it’s entirely that person’s responsibility, as there is absolutely no meaning that is secretly, allegorically, metaphorically or otherwise woven into the fabric of the “plot”. The work is part of the recently started and ongoing video experiments that have absurdity as their common theme.
THE LONG TAKE November 2015, Montreal
Keywords: absurd, humor, background, foreground, inside the frame, outside the frame.
The Long Take is a short experimental video piece employing humor, distraction and absurdity. Nothing in the work is meant to make sense, any coherency is accidental. Actions and monologue are deliberately disconnected from each other. Ideas of foreground, background, frame and narrative and their functions in the work are reflected upon in an absurd and even foolish manner. The work is in no way a serious research-based contemplation which pushes the boundaries and is worthy of respect. Rather, it might make you a) shrug your shoulders, b) smile and c) if you are an artist, think about the mentioned ideas of foreground, background, narrative and frame.
The work is part of the recently started and ongoing video experiments that have absurdity as their common theme.
ART IS... October 2015, Montreal
Keywords: repetition, deconstruction of meaning, text
The video is a short playful experiment with the famous statement “Art is what you can get away with” which is known to be said by both: Marshall McLuhan and Andy Warhol. The experiment is based on repetition and gradual deconstruction of meaning. The visuals were compiled from font types, shapes and colors generated in Adobe PremierePro and Photoshop, as well as using free visuals found on the web, such as the effect of dust on the film negative, or the effect of the TV switching off, "no signal" color bars and the "digital rain". Sounds were taken from free online sound libraries. The work is informed by "The Language of the New Media" by Lev Manovich who examines the effects of transition of the media into the world of digits, and "It's Gonna Rain" minimalist music composition by Steve Reich whose principle of repetition and deconstruction of sound was applied to text.
MEDITATION ON MOVEMENTS AND LIGHT May 2015, Montreal
Keywords: movement, meditation, lightThe project is a part of an ongoing exploration focused on light, color and movement. The video aims to put the viewer in a meditative state by creating a flow between movements, the colored light on the background and the ambient audio. The implementation of the video is based on layering separate disconnected video and audio tracks, in an attempt to connect everything in a harmonic way. The video tracks comprise two different people moving behind the sheet videotaped separately, as well as blurred videos of interiors and exteriors taken during the nighttime and the daytime. The audio is composed of such sounds as subway, water, percussion and gong. The inspiration for the video piece is a sense of harmony I find in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.