JAMES.H.CONNOLLY


DIGITAL VIDEOS


BELL BIV DEVOE TOILET SEAT

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.



ARIADNE/CATES/CONNOLLY/KOLAR BUMPER

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.



GLI.TC/H 2010

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'm a video/new media artist, educator, writer, and curator living in Chicago, IL. My work undermines the interfaces of consumer electronics and digital structures to liberate their latent audio and video materialities in videos, performances, and installations.

I teach in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and work as the Assistant curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection.


NEWS/EVENTS

2019

April 2019 essay on Rolling Ryot's Rainforest Reverb published in exhibition catalog for 2019 Fusebox Festival, Austin, TX

February 28, 2019 RGB.VGA.VOLT performance for the Performing Media Festival at Indiana University South Bend

February 18 - March 9, 2019 2019 Romp Through the Sandin Image Processor exhibited in the Performing Media Exhibition at Indiana University South Bend

January 25, 2019 Aesthetic Catharsis in the Era of American Fascists screens at Collective Misnomer's "the way things are. the way they are going to be." at the Dikeou Pop-Up, Denver, CO

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