"This is about the small businesses of the world that are being conveniently pushed out by the strategic location of international corporations."
brOKe' (2010) is the 'overextended preview'/trailer for CONFRONT's second theme/release 'Death and Rebirth,' the full version of which is currently in development (capturing, writing, filming, playing, creating and editing various expressions).
‘abUSe,’ the first theme of CONFRONT, was released Spring 2010 and can be experienced at:
WHAT IS CONFRONT?
CONFRONT is a four-part creative writing and exhibition experiment expressed through visual poetry/film (poetry, music and performance).
The experimental piece reveals stories from characters in the places I've traveled, along with fragments of my own personal narrative, flushed all together as a way of creatively exploring the needs of the individual and the collective and to create funded group work in this developing world.
CONFRONT ‘common stories’ are structured within four main themes:
1. abUSe: Released May 2010, (Needs of the Individual)
2. Death & Rebirth: Currently filming/writing/editing, (Needs of the Individual)
3. Energy & Environments: TBA
4. Interdependence: TBA
Sienna Art Gallery
Shanti Gallard: character voice (abUSe) 'designer', II. Killin Time
Jorgie Viento: (abUSe, brOKe) musical performance, artist
CONFRONT logo and character (the confronter) created by Ryan Eugene of Vicious Ink.
CONFRONT: Script writings (stories), video text (overlays), music (improvised & collaborative), project description (including intent, production, values & theme outline), exhibition proposal and all other information relevant to the project available upon request.