Made in honor of my toilet seat's remarkable sonic resemblance to the on 1990 hit song Poison by Bell Biv DeVoe on the occassion of moving out of my apartment of eight years in March 2018. This video was posted to facebook here, and twitter here.
AESTHETIC CATHARSIS IN THE ERA OF AMERICAN FASCISTS TRAILER
Using the failed assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley Jr. to impress Jodie Foster as a hyperreal precedent to our post-truth present, Aesthetic Catharsis in the Era of American Fascists is a video essay by James Connolly that examines the racial, psychological, and image-based power structures behind contemporary American politics.
Bumper for ARIADNE/CATES/CONNOLLY/KOLAR evening of performances at Digital Art Demo Space in Chicago.
TCC DIGITAL ART BUFFET DIAGRAM
For TCC Chicago's Digital Buffet I've put together some animated gif previews of a work in progress titled American Fascist Fucks in RGB (With Omissions) that examines the degradation of political and social discourse on the internet while cathartically processing political spectacle through analog electromagnetic signal using a wobbulator built by Jason Bernagozzi.
GLI.TC/H 20111 DIGITAL BUMPER
A bumper for the 2011 GLI.TC/H Festival.
A bumper for the 2010 GLI.TC/H Festival.
SMILES CHECKERS BARGAINS, 2010
A glitch short made in 2010.
APOCALYPTIC MOOSE BURN, 2009
A video made using VDMX for Jon Satrom's realtime class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
I am a Chicago-based artist, educator, museum worker, and archivist. My videos, open-source tools, and real-time audio/video performances undermine the interfaces and break through the algorithms of digital and analog systems, examining hidden power structures and liberating latent aesthetic materialities in cathartic and captivating compositions.