Artists' Television Access

Video works by Wago Kreider

Friday, November 21, 2008, 8:00 pm, $6

Between two deaths

Artists’ Television Access  is proud to present a program of works by video artist Wago Kreider. Working from soundtracks borrowed from classic Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s, layered with lush images that re-create their original locations, Wago Kreider creates a dream-filled landscape of cinematic memory. The ghosts of Marilyn Monroe, Kim Novak, and Joan Crawford are conjured, their uncanny voices linking dead celluloid to a living and breathing present. The classic films Niagara, Vertigo, and Johnny Guitar are re-enacted in his videos Capturing Rose, Between 2 Deaths, and Vienna in the Desert. Director in person.

Wago Kreider is a media artist whose work investigates the legacy of classical Hollywood film history, and its relation to issues of place, landscape, and authorship. Stylistically, many of his videos explore the perceptual changes and conceptual impact of the micro-edit, in which staccato montage rhythms manipulate appropriated imagery like phrases in a musical composition. He is co-curator, along with Jessica Allee, of the San Francisco based avant-garde film and video screening series Studio 27. Currently, he is Assistant Professor of Video in the Media Arts program at Southern Illinois University.

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