Archive for the ‘Multichannel’ Category

Brittney Lockwood- Multichannel

Posted: November 8, 2012 by Ame-chan in Multichannel

My multichannel project is about a particular dance which started out as an internet meme from a anime game. From the time I was in middle school, everyone I knew was doing a certain part of the dance, and from there it has become a full-length dance. Back in middle school, I always saw people on the internet doing the dance and I always wanted to do it, but I never wanted to put myself on the internet for fear of embarrassment. Because of the project I am working on in which I am trying to figure out how I have become the person I am today, I thought I should go back in time to the days when I wanted to do this dance and finally do it and put it on the internet despite my embarrassment. I also tried to show the difference between me doing it and the other, younger people doing it. I showed a little bit more struggle than them, because they all obviously had perfected the dance, whereas I was unable to do so. Also all of the other people had dressed up a certain way to perform for the camera, while I am in sweats, a tee-shirt and slippers, with no makeup on.


BILL VIOLA – Jaymie, Beth/Jethro, Jillian

Posted: October 18, 2012 by jillianmayonove in Multichannel

Bill Viola (1951) is a video artist from Queens New York. Viola is considered an instrumental figure in establishing video as a contemporary art form. He’s been creating pushing the video format for 40 years, expanding the artistic forms of technology, content, and historical understanding. Viola work has focused on the ideas of fundamental human experiences such as birth, death and aspects of consciousness. Viola work primarily focuses on the ideas of fundamental human experiences, such as birth, death and aspects of consciousness.

To show the thin line between life and death Viola used large plasma screens in a church, cascading razor-thin streams of water, and video to show his subject crossing over to the other side.

inspired by a fresco painting, he recreated and brought to life a painting depicting Jesus Christ’s resurrection

personal investigation of the inner states and connections to animal consciousness we all carry within.


Slow, Symbolism, Religion, and LOTS of water

Viola pushes the envelope on the video and technical front.  From the 80s to the present.

Viola’s technique for the time high very high-tech, but looking back at a 1986 video it doesn’t look up to par to today’s standard.  His 2007 work looks stellar and high tech.


Candice Breitz

Posted: October 18, 2012 by Ame-chan in Multichannel

Candice Breitz

(Brittney Lockwood, Hana Cho, Kristina Gosline)



Pop Culture : Picked artists who reached a universal audience with their music. It goes beyond the music they produce, it’s about the connection they make with the artists.

“King (Portrait of Michael Jackson)” — 16 screens shows German fans, recruited through ads, individually re-recording the entire ”Thriller” album.

”Queen (Portrait of Madonna)” — features head shots of 24 Italian fans of Madonna on a grid of monitors, singing their ways, again individually, through the ”Immaculate Collection” album.


She prerecorded all of the individual performances and specifically chose to display them as one piece in order to show the impact of American pop culture on other countries. With the use of Multi-channel, Breitz is unifying all the individuals impacted by the artists and their music from other nations. These pieces are relatable to the viewer because of the iconic songs used, and each person will have a different reaction depending on their connection to the music. Breitz uses music as a unifying factor not only in each piece, but in the way each piece is viewed and interpreted.


The work is high quality video footage and very technically well done. It is time consuming, and requires a lot of technical skill to produce work at this level. This high-tech approach affects the viewing experience by keeping the viewer attentive to the piece, which if separated, would not hold attention for very long.

Review of the exhibitions:


Multichannel Inspiration

Posted: October 18, 2012 by J. Idowu in Multichannel

I’m been kind of obsessed with the newest Levi’s “Go Forth” commercials.  The commercial itself is not multichannel, but the commercial is also presented across the street from Macy’s, above the H&M pn 2 jumbo trons that help skew and perspective, yet make the commercial flow as it normally would.  Its pretty commercial, but I like it.

also I think this is a great multi-channel video:

Audrey Heller – multichannel inspiration

Posted: October 15, 2012 by audreyheller in Multichannel

Inspiration- Brittney Lockwood

Posted: October 14, 2012 by Ame-chan in Multichannel

Angel Page:

I found Candice Brietz work to be very interesting because of the way she chose to coordinate the songs she chooses for people to sing. She picks the people who will sing certain parts of the song before she edits them together, and it creates a much different effect than each person just singing the whole song. In terms of form, I definitely think the whole is better than the parts alone. Each of these videos, viewed on their own, would hold little to no interest visually. But together, your eye is constantly scanning and interacting with the piece, keeping you focused and entraced by the work. The technique transforms the piece from individuals singing to a group, and it gives a completely different feeling this way… especially with the more individualized parts where only some are singing. As for the content there is a clear idea and purpose to the piece, and I think it is incredibly successful.

My Example:

TriCity Arts Festival, Asbury Park, NJ from Andrew Demirjian on Vimeo.

Andrew Haik Demirjian’s Website

I found Andrew Haik Demirjian’s work to be interesting because of the surreal and unpolished nature of it. Especially the “Color Field” video because it held my attention and had me asking so many questions after it was over. His work tests the relationship between psychology and time, which I found interesting because I have always been interested in psychology. Andother reason I was drawn to this work is that in most of it, there are no stories or distinctive characters, just visuals and sound. And this is part of what makes his work so abstract and truly makes the viewer think about why it was created, and what it is meant to make them feel. He says he uses sound and images which “shape each other”, and I definitely think this is true. The visuals being shown would mean absolutely nothing without the use of audio. This may relate to my work because my idea for my multichannel project involves using unpolished video which would have no meaning without its attached audio, and knowing the meaning behind the work is very important.