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.
The Conversation is a silent interaction between two offline characters. Mundane, inane and without any real direction they "converse" about trying to locate something relatively abstract. Shuffling between various colored papers which reference computer visualization devices in their simplest state, the Conversation draws attention to the abstract substance many of our conversations now do or do not follow.
Berlin Skin creates the aura of a city through textures and motion. Animating the layers of a city, memory is encoded into its walls. The projected animation is meant to create a physical connection between the viewer and Berlin, cloaking them in the "skin" of another location.
16mm animation explores scale, synthetics and fantastical landscapes. "Warm Jets" is an exploration of scale, synthetics and fantastical landscape. Inspired by early science fiction cinema and contemporary virtual environments, "Warm Jets" offers a whimsical journey into alternate worlds. In "Warm Jets" a fractured reality of different "sites" exists. The disorienting illusion of place expands or condenses three-dimensional space, and is suggestive of the unreality within reality.
Silver Seeds was filmed in 2005, but was finally re-edited in 2016. The film depicts a hidden world of debris inhabited by two friends, one a gardener, the other a dreamer. These two creatures end up going on a magical journey to the sky via a giant flower created by a tear of longing. There they encounter a place somewhere in-between the physical and immaterial world. A whimsical and humorous animation, Silver Seeds brings together inspirations from old films, fairy tales, and archetypes of enlightenment.
Mercury Moon investigates the tension between regimented order and organic growth. Using certain tropes of science fiction such as a space station, alien landscapes, and a futuristic city, Mercury Moon presents the viewer with a desolate yet quirky place of fantasy. In this world, glittering plants grow from lunar energy and cities are reconstructed from ice formations. Addressing concepts of destruction and growth with balls of cotton and plastics, Mercury Moon mirrors patterns found within factories and mechanical society. By depicting these patterns using whimsical spaces and objects, the humor, poetry and inevitable humanism radiates throughout these technological spaces. The title from the film was inspired by the album "Marquie Moon" by the band, Television from the 70's. Also in the 70's there was thought to be a Mercury moon but this was then later discovered to have only been a star, adding to the elusiveness of the name of the film- a place that exists but doesn't.
“Head Room,” is a short animation based on interviews of family members describing remembered rooms. The visual language of the film is more symbolic than realistic, like signposts leading us through unknown territory.