The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
Since the proliferation of Cinema in the early 20th Century, its vast network of modern and contemporary mythology, pop iconography and history has all but defined American culture. Augmented by the rise of television and exported throughout the world, our moving-image culture is a fundamental part of contemporary global discourse. It has become integral, inherent, intrinsic, ubiquitous, perpetual (at this very moment, sitcoms and talk radio programs are traveling to neighboring planets and far beyond).
The study of moving-image culture has become a field unto itself as well as an essential practice, and it is within this field that my work is situated. Pushing beyond passive reception of moving images, my work engages audiences in ways that collapse conventional subject/object and viewing relationships, and examines the infrastructure of contemporary culture. Working with video, audience-triggered light and sound installation and radio broadcasts early projects were relatively straightforward attempts to activate physical and intellectual spaces with kinetic elements. More recently, I have developed and refined techniques for constructing seamless loops of appropriated cinematic imagery and commercially available stock footage which collapse formal conventions and viewer expectations