1. Adam Magyar: Stainless (excerpt)

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    To view on-site documentation of the video at UVP Everson, go to: https://vimeo.com/69491841 For more information, go to www.urbanvideoproject.com Total runtime: 24:44 (1 min excerpt) 2011 Artist's Statement I’ve been working on photographing moving subway trains for a few years. I entitled that series ‘Stainless’. The title comes from the body of the trains in New York where I started my work. Stainless steel does not corrode, rust or stain. In my images, I always try to depict people as beautiful and pure. It is said however that stainless steel is not fully stain-proof. Passionate about the devices our modern era provides I often grab sophisticated tools made for industrial purposes, convert them for art use and put them into a human context. I especially love working with the incredible amount of details that only a machine eye can see. Initially, I made the video as an illustration for the ‘Stainless‘ stills. I boarded the subway line U2 in Berlin with a high-speed camera and captured the platform as the train was arriving to Alexanderplatz. When I processed the data I saw an endless row of living sculptures. The film unveiled the beauty that lies in the simplest of scenes and the commonest of situations. Time turned almost tangible. Capturing 1000 frames per second is on the borderline of still photography and motion picture. It reveals a thrilling time dimension and gives rise to new perceptions. It takes about 12 seconds for a train to leave the tunnel and stop at the station. This is stretched in time to more than 8 minutes. I linked up three arrivals in this short film. In one of them, I am also standing on the platform capturing the train to place you in the position of the passengers in my photographs. About the Artist Adam Magyar (born 1972) is a Berlin-based Hungarian photographer. His works have been exhibited in various solo and group shows internationally including Helsinki Photography Biennial in Finland, MFAH Mixed Media event and the Graduate School of Design Harvard University in the USA, Berlin Selected Artists exhibitions in Germany, the Ethnographic Museum Budapest and Faur Zsofi Gallery in Hungary, Rhubarb Rhubarb in the UK and Karin Weber Gallery in Hong Kong. His works are present in the collections of Deutsche Bank, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Bidwell Projects. His photographs have been published in the book In the Life of Cities by the Graduate School of Design Harvard University, Light and Lens by Robert Hirsch, and in photography magazines including PDN and PQ Magazine in the USA, Flash Art in Hungary, Digital Camera Magazine in UK and Katalog in Denmark.

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    • Pae White: Dying Oak/Elephant (excerpt)

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      For the months of September and October, Light Work and the Urban Video Project are pleased to present two videos, Dying Oak/Elephant and Ballerina (Wild Raspberry Bush) (both 2009), by internationally recognized artist and designer, Pae White. To view on-site documentation of the video at UVP Everson, go to: https://vimeo.com/32927371 For more information, go to www.urbanvideoproject.com Of her process in creating Dying Oak/Elephant, the artist says: I came upon 3D scanning technology in 2009 while exploring options for creating a death mask for an enormous California Oak tree in the Sierra foothills. The fragile nature of this 800 year-old tree and its surrounding soil made any direct contact with it out of the question. I was interested in the scanning process as a way to have intimate contact with this tree but without physical interaction. Information for every surface and every pore was gathered and reconstructed as a point-cloud which mapped the entire surface of the tree. Having this raw data gave me many options for output. Working with an expert in motion programming from Dreamworks animation, I had the data converted into an animation where the point-of-view mimicked a dying elephant, in other words, looming, slow and erratic. These two video pieces both employ high tech 3D scanning and motion animation techniques and apply them to objects from the natural world, playfully interrogating the integrity of the human/nature divide. The result is a mesmerizing exploration of natural form in which perspective and scale are in constant flux, the data points coalescing for a moment to create an image that is almost hyper-real in its detail, and in the next dispersing into glowing abstractions that might be galaxies or cities at night. Meet the Artist The artist will discuss her work in person during a talk at the Everson on September 20th at 7PM. This event, co-sponsored by the Everson Museum of Art, the Syracuse University Sculpture Program, and the Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series, is free and open to the public. For more information contact Pam McLaughlin, Everson Curator of Education and Public Programs, (315) 474 6064 x 308. About the Artist A California native, Pae White is a multimedia artist known for reinterpreting familiar encounters and ordinary items—like animals, books, advertisements, shopping bags, and plants—and revealing what she calls the “artfulness” of the natural and the everyday. She employs ornate craftsmanship along with inventive materials to create objects and installations that transcend traditional boundaries between art and design. Her work was featured in the 2009 Venice Biennale, as well as the 2010 Whitney Biennial. She has had recent solo shows at Kaufmann Repetto, Milan, Italy (2011); Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium (2009); and at Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany (2008), among others. Articles on her work have appeared in Frieze, Tema Celeste, Contemporary, Art Monthly, and Artforum, among others. In addition she has designed publications and advertisements for a number of museums, galleries, and magazines.

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      • "Flo/Flow" by William Wegman (excerpt)

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        2011 Total Run Time: 2:30 Screening at UVP Everson 401 Harrison St. on the north facade of the Everson Museum of Art March 1 - May 27, 2012, Th - Sun, dusk - 11PM To view on-site documentation of the video at UVP Everson, go to: https://vimeo.com/44240751 For more information, go www.urbanvideoproject.com Or look for UVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urbanvideoproject?ref=hl About the Video The video, “Flo Flow”, is Wegman’s latest in a long line of human-canid collaborations. It was while he was in Long Beach in the 1970′s that Wegman got his dog, Man Ray, with whom he began a fruitful collaboration of many years. Man Ray, known in the art world and beyond for his endearing deadpan presence, became a central figure in Wegman’s photographs and videotapes. Ever since, Weimaraner-actors have peopled Wegman’s uncanny imaginative universe, a reflection on both the human-ness of ‘animals’ and the strangeness of humans. William Wegman will give an artist talk at the Everson Museum of Art on April 10 at 6:30PM To view a video of the talk, go to: https://vimeo.com/44585599

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        • Love Letter to Syracuse

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          Amazing video on the installation process of "A Love Letter to Syracuse", featuring Steve Powers and his crew, Maarten Jacobs from the Near West Side Inititative, and Chris McCray and Shoham Arad from COLAB. By documentary filmmakers Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, of Sign Painter Movie Productions.

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          • "Wild Raspberry Bush (Ballerina)" by Pae White

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            "Wild Raspberry Bush (Ballerina)" screened at UVP Everson from September 1 - October 30, 2011 For more information, go to www.urbanvideoproject.com Or look for UVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urbanvideoproject?ref=hl The work of Pae White (°1963, Pasadena, ca, usa) lies at the crossroads between art, design and architecture. The artist explores the visual possibilities of shape, colour and space. In her first exhibition at the gallery, she mixes these elements in installations that bear all the hallmarks of her personality and ingenuity. Her work includes a broad spectrum of objects: from animal-shaped barbecues, paper clocks and mobiles to magazine adverts and invitations from other artists. Because her work takes so many forms, it comes across as light and playful, but at the same time, it is also difficult for the spectator to penetrate. Yet it contains intriguing layers of meaning. The artist manages to radically transform objects by combining different visual strategies. Functional objects, graphical patterns, natural or mobile elements are incorporated into a new, attractive whole. The observer is approached indirectly because meaning is distributed across the form, colour and material of the objects. Pae White is one of the most significant American female artists participating in the international dialog on design today. From her delicate mobile aviaries, brightly colored Plexiglas “pools,” hanging tapestries, glass “rivers” to her numerous catalogues, advertisements and magazine covers, her work is crisp and challenging. White’s work utilizes the language of advertising, arts & crafts, fine arts and graphic design. In employing these locales and disciplines, White brings together these seeming disparate worlds, challenging the possibilities of visual arts. 1min loop Pae White was born in Pasadena, California. She graduated in 1985 from Scripps College, Claremont and received her MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena in 1991. White has exhibited internationally at institutions such as at SMOCA, Scottsdale, Arizona, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC. White was a featured artist in the Sculpture Projekte Münster, 2007. Pae White will also be participating in the 53rd International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale 2009. --text taken from re-title.com

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            • On-site at UVP Everson: Adam Magyar's "Stainless"

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              Stainless total runtime: 24:44 (full video) year: 2011 Urban Video Project is pleased to announce the exhibition of "Stainless" by Hungarian artist, Adam Magyar, at UVP Everson from January 10 – February 2, 2013. This exhibition is presented in collaboration with Light Work, which will be showing Magyar’s work in the exhibition, Kontinuum, from January 14 – March 15, 2013. About the Video "Stainless" is part of Magyar’s larger project of using sophisticated recording technologies to explore the flow of time and life through urban landscapes and the people that inhabit them. Shot in black and white using a high speed camera, "Stainless" stretches the 12 seconds it takes a subway train to arrive into 8 minutes, showing us a world of slowed down motion and candid portraiture: people waiting on a subway platform, caught in a liminal zone between the A and B of everyday life, their small gestures and facial expressions by turns bored, tired, engrossed in thought and expectant. The title refers to the stainless steel from which subway train cars are made, a material that is resistant to corrosion but not altogether impervious. Like the material, these portraits convey both the strength and vulnerability of the subjects. To see a short excerpt of the video, go to: https://vimeo.com/54806969 For more information, go to www.urbanvideoproject.com

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              • Phil Solomon: Still Raining, Still Dreaming (excerpt)

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                total runtime: 12:14 (1 min. excerpt) year: 2008-9 On view at UVP Everson from November 7 – December 21, 2013. For more information, go to: http://www.urbanvideoproject.com/?p=1878 Or look for UVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urbanvideoproject?ref=hl "Still Raining, Still Dreaming" is part of Solomon’s acclaimed Grand Theft Auto series, titled "In Memorium", a body of work shot entirely within the virtual world of the Grand Theft Auto video game, and is shown in conjunction with the Everson’s exhibition of the Smithsonian traveling show, The Art of Video Games. Three more works from Solomon’s "In Memorium" – "Crossroad" (2005), "Rehearsals for Retirement" (2007), and "Last Days in a Lonely Place" (2008), will be screened as part of Avant Gaming in the Everson’s Hosmer auditorium on Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30pm. A reception will follow on the plaza. About the Video "Still Raining, Still Dreaming" repurposes the virtual world of the controversial “Grand Theft Auto” video game series, with its imperatives to random violence and crime, transforming Liberty City, the fictitious metropolis based on New York City in which the game is set, into a reflective space of stillness: depopulated of players, full of melancholy, longing, and moments of compelling poetic beauty.

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                • "Deluge" by John Knecht (excerpt)

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                  7min loop 2010 John Knecht's animated loop, "Deluge", will screen at UVP Everson this January and February, along with "Anima". To view on-site documentation of this piece at UVP Everson, go to: https://vimeo.com/44164233 There is a drawing in the collection of the Queen, hanging in Buckingham Palace by Leonardo daVinci which depicts a deluge of raining everyday objects: rakes, funnels, lamps and general debris. The title of the drawing is “A Cloudburst of Material Possessions”. It is dated 1500. The drawing is torn in half so only a part of the drawing remains... there is virtually nothing written about it. “DELUGE” is directly informed by the overwhelmed totality of daVinci’s image, asking the question, "What was he thinking?". About the Artist John Knecht has actively exhibited, taught and programmed video art nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include, “Fragments from the Wheels of Ezekiel” at Clifford Gallery, Colgate University (2011); “First Person Cinema” at University of Colorado (2010), as well as participation in many group shows and festivals, including “Artists of the Hudson Mohawk Region” at Albany Institute of Arts and Science (2011); “Made in New York” at the Schweinfurth Art Museum, Auburn NY (2011); “Stone Canoe” XL Projects Gallery, Syracuse (2011), and “UPPER” touring with the Black Maria Film Festival in Spring 2009. Knecht holds an endowed Chair at Colgate as the “Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of Art and Art History and Film and Media Studies”, where he has taught since 1981. For more information, go to www.urbanvideoproject.com

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                  • "Always After (the Glass House)" by Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle (excerpt)

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                    2006 super-16 film transferred to HD video For the months of November and December, the Urban Video Project is pleased to present "Always After (the Glass House)" (2006) by internationally recognized multimedia artist, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle. To view on-site documentation of this piece at UVP Everson, go to: https://vimeo.com/44240752 For more information, go to: http://www.urbanvideoproject.com/?p=670 Or look for UVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urbanvideoproject?ref=hl About the Video Employing footage shot on a high-speed film camera, "Always After" focuses on the broken glass accumulated after the windows of the Mies-designed Illinois Institute of Technology’s Crown Hall were smashed by the architect’s own grandson as part of a ceremony in advance of the building’s renovation. Manglano-Ovalle scrupulously edits out all clear reference to this odd ‘kill your fathers’ ritual, leaving the viewer with a dream-like sequence in which well-shod anonymous masses eternally exit and equally anonymous custodians endlessly move in to sweep up the crystalline debris of modernism. The precise nature of the event -whether it is a natural disaster, a terrorist attack, or just routine construction- never becomes clear. Instead, the narrative unfolds like a jacob’s ladder: never reaching the end, passing again and again through the point where modernist progress and crisis become indistinguishable –a point that is always already “after”. About the Artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle (born in Madrid, 1961) has had solo exhibitions at El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey and Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City (2004), the Art Institute of Chicago (2005) and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams (2009), among many others. Group exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial, New York (2000), Liverpool Biennial (2004), documenta 12, Kassel (2007), and at The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (2009). For more information, go to www.urbanvideoproject.com

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                    • Michael Bühler-Rose: I'll Worship You, You'll Worship Me

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                      2012 TRT: 12:01 Michael Bühler-Rose's "I'll Worship You, You'll Worship Me" will be on view at UVP Everson March 6 - March 22, 2014. This exhibition is held in conjunction with the Light Work exhibition, "Michael Bühler-Rose: New Geopgrahics". A gallery talk & reception will be held at Light Work on Thursday, March 20. For more information on UVP, please go to: www.urbanvideoproject.com/?p=1983 Or look for our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/urbanvideoproject For more information on Light Work, go to: www.lightwork.org ABOUT THE VIDEO From the artist’s statement: "I’ll Worship You, You’ll Worship Me" reflects on my background of years of studying and teaching Hindu rituals as a Brahmin priest in India. By creating parallels between the artist as priest, the art object as a deity, and viewing it in the gallery/museum as a pilgrimage I explore how conceptual art practice translates to thousands of years of intricate Hindu theory on dealing with imagery. In the two-way viewing theory of darsana, the pilgrim/viewer takes darsana of, or sees, the deity. Just as important though is that the deity is always looking back at the pilgrim/viewer, creating an acknowledgement of the viewer’s reverential presence. In this video, the priest/artist uses a bathing ritual, usually reserved for venerating a deity, to worship the viewer. Flipping around the darsana idea explores how the presence of the viewer vindicates the existence of the art object, e.g. The viewer venerates the art object by coming to its temple/gallery to see it, the art object in turn, ritually welcomes and worships the viewer.

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