1. "The Bubble"


    from Sharad Kant Patel / Added

    1,734 Plays / / 7 Comments

    An elderly couple wander an art museum as the husband attempts to jog the fading memory of the wife. Something magical and spectacularly cosmic unfolds. Official Selection of Raindance 2013 Film Festival Featured on "Saturday Shorts" on "Ain't-it-Cool-News" The filmmaker talks about "The Bubble": https://vimeo.com/75146650 More at: www.facebook.com/bubbleshortfilm Directed by Sharad Kant Patel Featuring Katherine Johnson & William Campbell Produced for the University of Michigan Museum of Art "Many Voices" program with support from National Endowment for the Arts & Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

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    • Untitled (Shredding Sandcastle)


      from Rob Migrin / Added

      3,363 Plays / / 4 Comments

      This is a video project that I made working with the University of Michigan Museum of Art. The Sculpture is "Sandcastle" by Anne Truitt. Enjoy! *Winner "Best Documentary" at the Fall 2009 Lightworks Film Festival*

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      • Nydia in Dust


        from John Kannenberg / Added

        276 Plays / / 4 Comments

        As an artist, I explore the shifting relationships between human perceptions of sound, image and time. As a scholar and museum-goer, I am fascinated by how audiences perceive the resonance and aura generated by museum objects. This piece synthesizes these interests by projecting sounds and images onto Randolph Rogers' 19th century sculpture "Nydia, the Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii" based on the character of the same name in Edward Bulwer-Lytton's now-unfashionable historical novel The Last Days of Pompeii. The video piece acts as a layer of atmospheric digital dust, drawing attention to the sculpture’s role as a blank, blind, and silent canvas onto which we as museum visitors project our own experiences – or to the sculpture’s identity as an intertext, a nexus where stories and histories converge. The destruction of Pompeii left an entire city locked in a frozen moment, a monument to the fragility of human existence. The profound story of Pompeii’s place in history has inspired many fictions. Nydia is a character in one such fictional retelling of Pompeii's story, and likewise her own tale was told and retold in different media. Rogers' sculpture is one version, a fictional frozen moment of eternal listening. To create my own abstracted version of Nydia’s story, I've sampled sonic and visual material from numerous sources: two film retellings of Bulwer-Lytton's original novel – one from 1913 and another from 1984; a song about Pompeii by the post-punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees; contemporary photography by performance artist Eleanor Antin; and a recent episode of the science fiction time travel television series Doctor Who. As a result of this process of collection and manipulation, the mediated histories of Nydia and Pompeii are transformed into a glowing, virtual aura. ----- Credits: Original video and sound piece by John Kannenberg Video documentation filmed by Evan Dougherty and John Kannenberg, edited by John Kannenberg. Presented at "Objects As Texts: Reading Nydia," a symposium at the University of Michigan Museum of Art on January 18, 2011.

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        • Collections: UMMA


          from John Kannenberg / Added

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          Collections: UMMA is the video score for a site-specific sound and video performance based on the architecture of the University of Michigan Museum of Art. This silent video serves as the structure for a sound performance to take place within the museum. Instructions/suggestions to the performers: 1. Follow the images and their duration. Make your sound match the representational space as best you can. Your sound should complement the physical space rather than overwhelm it. 2. Be mindful of overlaps, intersections and directions. 3. When you see a bench, rest. 4. If you can read any signs or indicator lights, do your best to obey them. 5. The soundmaking objects and/or instrumentation are at the discretion of the performers. Rules for Staging the Performance: The performance should take place in the apse space on the ground floor of the original UMMA building. If possible, it should also be performed in the Vertical Gallery of the Frankel Wing addition. In the two-channel video, the images on the left are sourced from the museum's original building, while the images on the right are sourced from the Frankel Wing. There should be an equal number of performers assigned to the two halves of the video, each performer following only either the old building or the new building. Two additional performers should circle the upstairs apse of the old building (as well as the railing spaces in the Vertical Gallery) during the performance, striking the rungs of the railings in such a manner as to complement as best they can the rest of the sounds being generated by the other performers. These performers should begin at opposite ends of the railings and make one revolution around the space in the time it takes for the entire video to be played.

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          • Outdoor festival screening of "The Bubble"


            from Sharad Kant Patel / Added

            50 Plays / / 3 Comments

            The short film "The Bubble" was chosen to screen before the movie "Big" at the 2013 Top of the Park festival in Ann Arbor. The Many Voices teaser promo preceded the short film and features music by Papillon, and a huge close up of a laughing Emilia Javanica at 56:11 "The Bubble" was produced as part of the University of Michigan Museum of Art "Many Voices" series. We spent months creating these short films and no two are alike. Donald Harrison and I served as filmmaking mentors guiding those through the entire process for first time filmmakers and assisting as needed for other creators more experienced. More than a dozen members of our community—ages 14–59 and including high school and undergraduate UM students, recent UM graduates, artists, musicians, teachers, and community leaders—participated in the Many Voices at UMMA project creating new films inspired by works of art in our collection. These movies, which provide fresh and diverse ways for UMMA visitors to interact with the works of art, are now available in the UMMA galleries thanks to the newly installed free WiFi service as well as on our award-winning DialogTable. Many Voices is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

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            • "The Bubble" by Sharad Kant Patel


              from Many Voices UMMA / Added

              77 Plays / / 2 Comments

              This video was inspired by the sculpture "What We All Lack" by Man Ray, on view at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), created for their Many Voices project.

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              • "A Casual Stroll" by Keshav Prasad


                from Many Voices UMMA / Added

                61 Plays / / 2 Comments

                A film by Keshav Prasad. Featuring Latifa Al-Mohdar. Cinematography by Sharad Kant Patel. Sound Design by Keshav Prasad and Sharad Kant Patel. This video was inspired by the painting "White Territory" by Joan Mitchell, on view at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), created for their Many Voices project.

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                • "The Distraction" by Latifa Al-Mohdar


                  from Many Voices UMMA / Added

                  40 Plays / / 2 Comments

                  A film by Latifa Al-Mohdar. Music, voice, acting by Papillon Edited by Sharad Kant Patel, Donald Harrison, Latifa Al-Mohdar Verses from the Quran This video was inspired by the painting "The Bullfight" by Pablo Picasso, on view at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), created for their Many Voices project.

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                  • The Heidelberg Project Mobile Photo Video Booth: Faces from Family Fun Day 6.23.13


                    from Donald Harrison / Added

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                    Faces recorded in The Heidelberg Project Mobile Photo Video Booth, an interactive and collaborative installation between filmmaker Donald Harrison (7 Cylinders Studio) and artist Tyree Guyton (The Heidelberg Project), as part of the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)'s Many Voices project. Participants were invited to peer into the booth during The Heidelberg Project's Family Fun Day in Detroit on June 23, 2013. Using a green screen and real-time chroma key VJ effects, each person watched their face transforming in unexpected ways on a video monitor. This piece represents a short, edited sample of what participants might have seen, mixed with music and additional footage from The Heidelberg Project. The music track is "Look at all the Smiling Faces" by Shigeto, provided courtesy of community license by Ghostly International. With The Heidelberg Project Mobile Photo Video Booth, Harrison is collecting more than 100 permission-granted video portraits to include in a short video work that will be included in the Many Voices collection at UMMA, inspired by Tyree Guyton's painting titled "Ups and Downs". Included in the Video (hopefully in order of appearance - send corrections to donald[at]7cylinders.com): A) Chase Ben-Ezra; B) Koby Ben-Ezra; C) Reese Ben-Ezra; D) Ryan Goodman; E) Sam Goodman; F) Kim Goodman; G) Reg Flowers; H) Brooke Bass; Steve Ben-Ezra; Lalena Raymond Stevens; Leslie Raymond; Jason Stevens; J) Maximo Garcia; K) Amanda Schiavone; Susie Baity; L) Jillian Langlois; M) Andrew Edmonds; Gary Schwartz; N) Dominique Brown; O) Serenity Brown; P) Ryane Brown; Q) Mica Taylor; R) Joyce Woodiwiss; S) Bryon Richard Tackett; T) Charmayn Hickman; U) Mark Huff; V) Delshawna Jones; Tyree Guyton; Donald Harrison; X) Arthur Dennard; Y) Jamiella Davis; Z) Da'Jaih Hickman; A2) Marie Paxton; B2) Stacy Phipps; C2) Danielle Hassan; D2) Deborah LaViolette; E2) Erik Martinez; F2) Luis Herrera; G2) Delchris Jones; H2) Ayden Lehto; J2) Kelly Darke; L2) Jessyca Cocciolone

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                    • UMMA Site Installation


                      from Cory Levinson / Added

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                      This interactive video installation was a final project as part of Cynthia Pachikara's Video Installation class Fall 2010 at the University of Michigan. For our site we chose the side facade of UMMA (University of Michigan Museum of Art) on State St in Ann Arbor, MI. We chose this site as our installation with the hopes of turning the facade into an interactive installation that would project abstractions of pedestrians walking by onto the side of the museum in a way that would compliment the block style architecture of the wall. by Devin Kerr, Cory Levinson, and Wil Pertz Music: room14 by FUQUGI

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