1. Recording by Mount Eerie / Work info coming soon

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  2. New love and long lost friends.

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  3. Forts came from a need to build and create new space. This new space was created twice using different configurations of odd furniture pieces and other found elements. The performance reflects on old childhood habits and provides a sense of safety.

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  4. Color is the spectrum of life and in many ways defines everything that we see. “The Best Thing That Has Ever Happened To Me” is a video work that is segmented by pure color. Each color in the 28 minute sequence is representative of an untold event, mood or feeling decided by the viewer. This works was a tool for me to explore the use of color and how it can be used as a possible narrative in video art. The work is best viewed alone.

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  5. Intimacy focuses on human nature, human necessities, and our inevitable need to feel loved. The piece brings together two lovers and shows them reacting to space, light, silence, and intimate circumstance.

    The signal channel video shows a male and female residing in the dark cocoon like space. It becomes illuminated showing their subtle signs of affection and their need for closeness. The work is filmed from multiple angles showing the sculptures confining space, wood frame and translucent walls.

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Since 2004 Dave Swensen’s work has consisted primarily of conceptually based sculpture and video works. Visually clean and detailed, these works reflect many of his personal relationships as well as observations on several human conditions and normalities.

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Since 2004 Dave Swensen’s work has consisted primarily of conceptually based sculpture and video works. Visually clean and detailed, these works reflect many of his personal relationships as well as observations on several human conditions and normalities.

Desiring the need to document human emotions, Swensen developed the ability to manipulate image, time, and video sequence consequently exploiting emotion or its absence. He became interested in time as a physical quality and how it affects video and the advancement of the images on film. These elements have become a factor in the completion of many of the video works. People have a general need to interact; making connections large and small that are irreplaceable. Working with video has allowed Swen-sen to focus in on the small regularities and common place milestones.

Dave Swensen consistently finds himself exploring subject matter of a personal nature pertaining to life, death, love, psychology and chemistry of the human body. While some might find this revealing, he finds that it helps to understanding the human condition and relevancy of life’s everyday activities. Society dances around the idea of being truly happy while being desensitized by the world around us. Swensen feels his work provides a sense of hope and urgency for the viewer.

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