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  1. The Burning Blue [EXCERPT]


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    Concerned with how we, as a culture, watch ourselves, especially in moments of great emotional significance, this video speaks of both the power and the failure of the televised experience to bind…

  2. The Eternal Quarter Inch [EXCERPT]


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    Dipping between ecstasy and despair, transcendence and absurdity, this movie journeys to a hidden space where you can lose your way, lose yourself in the moment, lose your faith in a belief system.…

  3. I'm in Pittsburgh and It's Raining [EXCERPT]


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    Anecdotally, Andy Warhol once asked the Velvet Underground that the record bearing his name be inscribed with a purposeful skip during the song “I’ll be Your Mirror." Listeners, faced…

  4. Just Like Us [EXCERPT]


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    A banal and familiar landscape comprised of box stores and parking lots proves a rich site for longing, intimacy, and radical change. Celebrities are observed in this environment and are reduced to…

  5. The Invisible World [EXCERPT]


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    A deceased hoarder, reconstituted through technology, recounts a difficult childhood as inhabitants of a virtual world struggle to reconcile materialistic tendencies. A scientist leads an effort to…

  6. Remote [EXCERPT]


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    In the collage video Remote, dream logic invokes a presence that drifts through physical and temporal barriers. There is a presence lingering in the dark woods, just under the surface of a placid…

  7. Magic for Beginners [EXCERPT]


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    Magic for Beginners examines the mythologies found in fan culture, from longing to obsession to psychic connections. The need for such connections (whether real or imaginary) as well as the need for…

  8. Somewhere only we know [EXCERPT]


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    What can a face reveal? Balanced between composure and collapse, individuals anxiously await their fate. Video, 5 min, 2009, USA Contact me if you'd like a preview link - jessemclean@gmail.com Distributed…

  9. Me and Max Martin (audio documentation of performance)


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    "I Knew You Were Trouble" Performed by Taylor Swift, Anonymous Written by Taylor Swift, Max Martin, Shellback Produced by Max Martin, Shellback An interactive video installation where…

  10. Love and Care of Pets


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    Chicago Film Archives and BRMC Group sponsored this collaboration between myself and musicians Sich Mang. The footage was all pulled from films located in the CFA's awesome collection. The piece…

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    • Crisis


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      Video, 2006. 1:30 Inspired both by Peter Campus and the limitations of technology, an external composite portends a frightening internal realization.

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