1. Whispering Pines 10, 2010 - Trailer

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    Whispering Pines 10 is an opera written by Shana Moulton and Nick Hallett, performed in a multimedia environment of 3-channel video incorporating interactive "live animation" techniques, hacked objects, and original electronic music. In what is essentially an extended, live episode of Shana Moulton's eponymous video serial, the narrative of Whispering Pines 10 focuses on the daily routine of a reclusive hypochondriac named Cynthia, Moulton's alter ego and sole protagonist of the work. Cynthia's reality is a sequence of private moments in which she seeks health and total happiness within her virtual home–represented by a "set" of multiple, interactive video projections–but ultimately settles for fad cures and new age kitsch, creating situations in turn comic, contemplative, and surreal. The mundane objects in Cynthia's possession act as portals into her own overactive subconscious, wherein hallucinatory sequences explore the nature of material and spiritual concerns in contemporary culture.

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    • A Brief History of Shana Moulton & Whispering Pines | "New York Close Up" | Art21

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      Should an artist separate herself from the character she creates? In this film, artist Shana Moulton traces the development of her ongoing video and performance series "Whispering Pines" and its central protagonist Cynthia. Shana charts the various ways in which fiction and autobiography meld and diverge in the character of Cynthia, played by the artist herself. The title of the series is an homage to David Lynch’s "Twin Peaks" and adopts the name of Shana’s childhood home: a trailer park for seniors near Yosemite, California. Featuring video and music from several episodes of "Whispering Pines"—a mix of live action, computer animation, and original songs by Jacob Ciocci and Nick Hallett. Shana Moulton (b. 1976, Oakhurst, California, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. CREDITS | "New York Close Up" Created & Produced by: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Editor: Mary Ann Toman. Cinematography: Andrew David Watson. Additional Camera: Don Edler & John Marton. Key Grip: John Marton. Sound: Nicholas Lindner. Associate Producer: Ian Forster. Production Assistant: Paulina V. Ahlstrom, Don Edler & Maren Miller. Design: Open. Artwork: Shana Moulton. Additional Photography: Shana Moulton. Music: Jacob Ciocci & Nick Hallett. An Art21 Workshop Production. © Art21, Inc. 2011. All rights reserved. "New York Close Up" is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support provided by The 1896 Studios & Stages. For more info: art21.org/newyorkcloseup

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      • Shana Moulton & Nick Hallett Stage An Opera | "New York Close Up" | Art21

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        What is your tree? In this film, artist Shana Moulton and composer Nick Hallett collaborate on the opera "Whispering Pines 10"—rehearsing and performing this one-act production at the New Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the Rhizome "New Silent" series. The opera, directed by Elyse Singer, features additional performances from the soprano Daisy Press, voicing the subconscious thoughts of Moulton’s alter-ego Cynthia, and the vocalist Katie Eastburn who plays an environmental activist modeled after Julia “Butterfly” Hill, who famously lived for over two years in a 1,000-year-old California Redwood tree in order to protect it from being cut down. A new take on the operatic form of the monodrama or “mad scene,” the agoraphobic and hypochondriacal Cynthia struggles with her domestic interior—filled with kitschy New Age objects—turning to nature to discover that her life is boundless and full of magic. Drawing on the artist’s own biography for narrative inspiration, Moulton says “I’m presenting my own struggle, my own paranoia or neurosis...this personal, fallible point of view.” Staged in a multimedia virtual environment that compliments the dream-logic of the opera’s narrative, Moulton’s video imagery and wordless movements are synchronized with Hallett’s original score and libretto in a form of dynamic live animation. Originating at The Kitchen in 2010, "Whispering Pines 10" has toured to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, and The Andy Warhol Museum, among other venues. It is currently being developed as an Internet serial drama with support from Creative Capital. Shana Moulton (b. 1976, Oakhurst, California, USA) lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens. Learn more about the artist at: http://www.art21.org/newyorkcloseup/artists/shana-moulton/ CREDITS | "New York Close Up" Created & Produced by: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Editor: Rafael Salazar & Ava Wiland. Cinematography: Rafael Salazar, Andrew David Watson, and Ava Wiland. Sound: Nicholas Lindner & Ava Wiland. Associate Producer: Ian Forster. Design: Crux Studio & Open. Artwork: Shana Moulton. Music & Lyrics: Nick Hallett. Thanks: Max Abeles, Shelley Burgon, Travis Chamberlain, Jeff Cook, Lauren Cornell, Duncan Cutler, Katie Eastburn, Experimental Television Center, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Craig LeBlang, Bronk Monroe, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Daisy Press, Rhizome, Adam Rokhsar, Elyse Singer, and Joshua White. An Art21 Workshop Production. © Art21, Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. "New York Close Up" is supported, in part, by The Lambent Foundation; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and by individual contributors.

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        • Shana Moulton's Portable Performance | "New York Close Up" | Art21

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          Is being a performance artist just another job? In this film, artist Shana Moulton rehearses and performs "Whispering Pines 7" in the exhibition "Acting Out" at the Bronx River Art Center. In her 14th floor studio at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace, an artist residency program of repurposed offices located in the heart of Wall Street, Moulton gathers up the essential tools of her trade — costume, wig, makeup, DVD — and takes the long uptown subway trip to the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. Her first look at the venue, Moulton uses her limited rehearsal time to scale the video projection and adapt her movements to the confines of the space. The performance showcases, in a condensed and portable form, hallmarks of Moulton’s recent work: playfully interacting with fantastical digital animations, unexpected changes in emotional tone, and performing in character as Cynthia — the central protagonist of the ongoing "Whispering Pines" series. Reflecting on the evening's performance, Moulton considers her aesthetic ambitions, audience expectations, and the pragmatics of being an artist in New York. Shana Moulton (b. 1976, Oakhurst, California, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. CREDITS | “New York Close Up” Created & Produced by: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Editor: Mary Ann Toman. Cinematography: Andrew David Watson. Sound: Nicholas Lindner & Nick Ravich. Associate Producer: Ian Forster. Production Assistant: Paulina V. Ahlstrom, Don Edler & Maren Miller. Design: Open. Artwork: Shana Moulton. Thanks: Bronx River Art Center, Sean Carroll, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Marisa Olsen, Erin Riley-Lopez & Chad Stayrook. An Art21 Workshop Production. © Art21, Inc. 2011. All rights reserved. “New York Close Up” is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support provided by The 1896 Studios & Stages. For more info: http://www.art21.org/newyorkcloseup

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          • "Whispering Pines" by Shana Moulton

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            This video was featured in "Acting Out," the group exhibition guest-curated by Erin Riley-Lopez at the Bronx River Art Center from December 3, 2010 - January 8, 2011. The artists deliberately perform—in front of a camera, before an audience, or both— acting out their narratives and characters. Costuming, location, and props, among other elements, play an especially important role in these videos, as they provide the foundation for the entire scenario that is performed by the artists. Regardless of their strategies—which range from quiet interior reflection without monologue or dialogue, to more assertive questioning and discussion—they all share a keen interest in tackling normative societal structures, traditional hierarchical roles, and what it means to be a woman.

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            • Shana Moulton

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              New Commissions Program artist Shana Moulton talks about influences and process for her 2009 project "The Undiscovered Antique" at Art in General from October 29, 2009-January 9, 2010.

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              • E.S.P. TV #4

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                Featuring INNERGAZE KAREN Y. CHAN SHANA MOULTON JENNIFER SULLIVAN AND ANDREW STEINMETZ AARON NEMEC Produced by Scott Kiernan and Ethan Miller of Louis V E.S.P. for Manhattan Neighborhood Network Taped in fornt of a live audience at The Schoolhouse, Brooklyn NY

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                • PARTIES PRISES NUMERO ZERO

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                  Parties Prises / Numéro zéro / ADD / attention deficit disorder Ada Avetist, Aldéric Trével, Alix Delmas, Andrea Heller, Anna Lejemmetel, Annabelle Arlie, Anaïs Eleonore Bikini, Anne-Laure Franchette, Bus, Camille Henrot, Céline Vaché Olivieri, Cristian Valenzuela, Dominique Koch, Edouard Rolland, Emma Ledoyen, Emilie Guenat, Franck Rezzak, Galerie Harry Mugwumps, Ingrid Berthon Moine, Jacques Floret, Johann Bouché Pillon, Julien Carreyn, Kein Künstler, Kyle Simon, Laetitia Gorsy, Laurie Franck, Leo Dorfner, Lia Rochas-Pàris, Louise Mestrallet, Luiz Darocha, Maroussia Rebecq, Mathieu Mercier, Matthew Lessner, Olivier Mosset, Pierre Clément, Planète Mirage, Raphaële Bidault Waddington, Renaud Perriches, Romain Courtois, Safia Bahmed Schwartz, Samuel Rixon, Shana Moulton, Sylvia Grincourt, Theodore Fivel, Thomas Koenig, Thomas Pean, Tom Bücher, Vanessa Grünbaum. sur une proposition de Lia Rochas-Pàris graphisme de Tom Bücher musique par Stereo types lancement 30 mai 2014 / 18-21h àTREIZE 24, rue Moret Paris 11e chez-treize.blogspot.com

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                  • "New York Close Up" Series Trailer, Year 2 (2012) | Art21

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                    Art21′s Webby-nominated documentary series on art and life in New York City returns with new artists and films premiering online June 1st and continuing throughout Summer 2012. Introducing the artists: Diana Al-Hadid, Alejandro Almanza Pereda, David Brooks, Josephine Halvorson, Liz Magic Laser, Eddie Martinez, Mika Rottenberg, and Erin Shirreff Welcoming back the artists: Lucas Blalock, Martha Colburn, Keltie Ferris, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Tommy Hartung, Rashid Johnson, Kalup Linzy, Shana Moulton, Mariah Robertson, and Mika Tajima. Learn more about the project at: art21.org/newyorkcloseup Art21 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging audiences with contemporary visual art, inspiring creative thinking, and educating a new generation about artists working today. Art21 is the producer of the Peabody award-winning PBS series, "Art in the Twenty-First Century," and the Peabody award-winning film, "William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible" (2010). MUSIC: A live recording of the phenomenal one-man band Zack Orion (New York, 05.04.12) www.reverbnation.com/zackorion www.facebook.com/zackorion

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                    • Monkey Town 3 Trailer

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                      Monkey Town Returns — 60 days in Chelsea, 21 artists, 4 chefs, 4 screens at Eyebeam. Visit http://www.monkeytown3.com/ Seating is limited. Tickets available online beginning May 1st.

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