21 Grand and Killer Banshee Studios present:
The 10th Annual T-10 Video Festival
two nights celebrating short videos
|BIOs for all
video artists in alphabetic order by last name or group name with
featured artist at the end of each day.
AACE - The Bulb
(Abraham, Asif, Chris
Abraham Rodriguez, Asif Haque, Chris Padilla
& Eric Tharalsen are friends who met at Ex'pression College for
Digital Arts in Emeryville, CA. They are first time filmmakers
who bonded over their love for the art and process of expressing
themselves visually. Asif has been an avid photographer since
high school & brought his interest in digital cameras to the group
resulting in their using his Nikon D90 one of the first SLR cameras
to shoot hi-def video in the creation of their short documentary
Clute - Mechanical Bull
Sean Clute is an intermedia artist and Co-Artistic
Director of the performance group DOUBLE VISION. His works have
been presented throughout the US & Europe. www.seanclute.com
Thorston Fleisch - Wound
Thorston Fleisch works with digital & experimental
film & video art. With materials such as the body, crystals, fire
& electricity, he works directly on 16mm film strips. Crystals are
grown on the film and 30,000 volts burn through it. The results
are poetic and abstract visual systems with references to catharsis,
cosmos and the universe. In 2003 Fleisch received Honorary Mention
at Prix Ars Electronica in Linz (Austria) for his computeranimated
film Gestalt. High voltage is at the center of his work,
as in Energie! for which he has won international acclaim.
James Fontana -
I Said Silence
James Fontana is a student at Ex'pression College
for the Digital Arts where he made his first short film I Said
Silence with four other classmates. He grew up in Santa Barbara
and moved north just recently. James brings his love of music to
the starring role as the embattled 'insurgent' in a world where music
Makiko Fukaya - Drift
Makiko Fukaya was born in Ibaraki, Japan. She moved
to the US in 2001, received her BFA in Graphic Design
from the State University of New York at New Paltz, & her MFA in
Computer Art fro SVA in New York. Utilizing her background in graphic
design, she devotes herself to exploring the possibilities of creating
computer graphics works that cross the bridge between art & design.
The visuals convey much more than she can in words. Fukaya has been
making 2D animation combining experimental elements. She aims to
draw the audience into the moment of transiting from
reality to a different time & speed.
Lee Hunter - Resonant
Lee Hunter is a mixed media artist that lives &
works in Oakland, CA.
Andrew Makadsi - Magnolia
Andrew Makadsi was born and raised in Zahle, Lebanon.
In 2007 Andrew and his family moved to the United States. He Lived
in New Jersey for a while and moved to Ohio to pursue his education
in communication and film/video at The University of Toledo. He
is an experimental video, film, and image maker who spots the light
on sexuality, gender, third world issues, home, and pop-culture.
Michael Mantra - Pixel Dub
Michael Mantra is a multimedia artist with photography,
graphics, writing, music and video published worldwide. His latest
album Amanita Lake was released a few weeks ago on the Silentes label
out of Italy. Amanita Lake is Michael’s 35th title released
on micro labels worldwide. Amanita Lake is Michael's first multi
disc album with 3 discs.
Pinky Out Productions - Yesterday's
Pinky Out Productions is Andy Saks, Jeron
Thomson & Mike Hart
Angela Rodriguez - Dream
Angela Rodriguez is a student in Downey,
CA. She is heavily influenced by both literature & films. She
spends hours watching the shots that were used to communicate
the important points in Three Stooges, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel
& Hardy and Hitchcock films. Her study of shots, lights
and effects led her to Film & TV Production classes. She's currently
considering focusing her interests towards script writing.
V.K. Shah - Welcome
to Shady Pines
V.K. Shah developed a love for the arts and
media growing up in New Orleans. He moved to Los Angeles to attend
USC's school of Cinematic Arts. Since graduation he's acheived
success as an award-winning film & television editor. He is currently
focussing on his passion for directing films. The Cheapest
Man in the Room & Welcome to Shady Pines have
been garnering acclaim on the festival circuit. He's currently
at work on a feature version of The Cheapest Man...,
a hilarious comedy called Run
Louisiana Run, & is collaborating with Miranda Kwok on
a new feature screenplay Bless You Boys which tells the
story of New Orleans through the people who love it most. www.VKShah.info
Samantha Stevens -
Thrift Town: Get Used
Samantha Stevens was born and raised in the East
Bay, in the small quaint town of Point Richmond, CA. She received
her education at California State University of Monterey Bay obtaining
a degree in Teledramatic Arts & Technology, a major that combines
Film, Television, Theatre, Radio and New Media. Documentary films
are her passion, life looking through the camera lens is what she
Her latest film, The Salt of the Earth, is currently in
Stevens other passion is directing activist theater
and has been involved with the V-Day movement for the last seven
years helping raise money for organizations dedicated to stopping
violence against women.
passionate about stories that celebrate the
human spirit and the working class to represent the people that are
often misrepresented or forgotten altogether. She also aspires to
create and collaborate on films that empower women and show them
in roles of strength and survival.
Featured Artist: Lynn Marie Kirby
Lynn Marie Kirby creates works that draw upon the vernacular from
domestic life and the landscape. She explores traces of a human
presence, the residue of light, the effects of history, shifting
technological recording materials, the movement of peoples, plants
and systems, in the landscape around us and in our psyches. She
excavates what lies below the surface, looking at the links between
public and private, biographical and historical territories.
These concerns manifest through different materials--often through
the use of media, from a background in cinema, but also through
performative and dimensional forms from a background in performance
and sculpture--from film to video to web, in installation forms,
or in language, through narratives and prose.
Among her most recent projects is a series of listening events that
record active listening in the company of others.
Her work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums, including
the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New
York; Olympic Museum, Sarajevo; the Pompidou Centre in Paris; Arsenal
in Berlin; Manage in St. Petersburg; Portland Museum of Art; the
Kennedy Center and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC; LACE in
Los Angeles, the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley; the Oakland Museum
in Oakland; the San Francisco Cinematheque, Yerba Buena Center for
the Arts, the de Young Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and Triple
Base Gallery in San Francisco.
Kirby's films and videos have shown at film festivals around the
video artists in alphabetic order by last name or group name with
the featured artist at the end of each day.
Corrine Bot -
Slow Motion Suicide
Corrine Bot is a Video Artist. Bot received an
Audiovisual degree at Art Academy of Rotterdam after an initial
degree iVideopolin Psychology at the University of Leiden. Recent
showing including winning 1st Prize Total Film Festivals Cinema
Paradiso Fort Lauderdale. Recent showings: Orebro Int'l Videoart
Festival (Sweden), Int'l Fest. of Film & Culture (Greece), Videopolis
(Baltimore, MD), LOOP Festival (Barcelona), Kino Lab (Poland), Cine
Pobre (Cuba), Space Invaders Projected (Cork Ireland), GFest gayWise
LGBT Arts Festival RIch Mix (London), Les Inattendus (Lyon, France),
Platforma07 (Athens, Greece), Videolab Lagos (Portugal), & many
other International Festivals. corrinebot.com
Dastoli Digital (James & Robert Dastoli) -
Keep Watching the Skies
Dastoli Digital LLC (Los Angeles) is comprised of identical twin
brothers James Dastoli & Robert Dastoli. Primarily a film production
company for movies directed by the brothers, Dastoli Digital LLC
also offers visual effects services for corporate & entertainment
venues. After making films in Stamford, Connecticut during their
high school years. They attended the University of Central Florida
in Orlando graduating with BFAs in film production.
Michael Goodier - The François
Michael Goodier captures real situations, the mundane; a friend
packing up his apartment to move, or, as in his film The Searchers,
he documented another friend driving from the East Coast to the
West. We expect documentary films to be one way and Hollywood cinema
to be another. We do not expect them to overlap, and when they do
strange things can happen. In this way Goodier plays with the viewers'
adapted ideas of cinema. He creates films out of everyday situations,
situations that we can actually relate to, without the sensational
fantasy that Hollywood cinema most often constructs.Born in Rhode
Island, Michael Goodier moved to California in 2002 where he currently
resides in Oakland. He received his MFA in New Media from California
College of the Arts and his BA in Film Studies at Rhode Island College.
Juba Kalamka - The Honorable Henry Ford
Juba Kalamka is most recognized as co-founder
of “homohop” crew Deep Dickollective. He has been
a speaker, panelist, and curator for numerous activist concerns,
receiving a 2005 Creating Change Award from the National Gay and
Lesbian Task Force. Kalamka served as director of the PeaceOUT
World HomoHop Festival, which marked its seventh and final year
in 2007 and featured in the documentary Pick Up The Mic. He later
appeared in Good Vibrations' G Marks the Spot (2003), Orgasm!:
Faces of Ecstasy (2004) and toured with the 2006 Sex Workers Art
Show. His second solo recording, Ooogabooga Under Fascism, will
be released in Fall 2010 concurrent to his feature in the lyric
compendium The Yale Anthology of Rap (Yale University Press).
He lives in Oakland with his primary partner of seven years, their
daughter, a neurotic standard poodle and a lovemongering lesbian
cat. He practices polyamory both locally and globally.
Nightmare City in
collaboration with Elise Irving - Findings
Nightmare City is a San Francisco based collaborative
We live in the present; which is simply to say we live in a version
of the future past. As such we enact the endtimes, always, forever,
in perpetuity. Therefore, in the spirit of hauntology, we look backwards
and forwards simultaneously through all forms of obsolescence--be it
outmoded video technologies, passé forms of occultism, the pseudo-science
of astrology, or redundant & ineffective political/cultural movements.
Inhabiting these forms, we enjoy a cathartic placebo in a world where
action is rendered a meaningless or idle gesture through endless repitition.
George Pfau - Whispering Beast (Rising/Guided)
George Pfau grew up in San Francisco, where he
is now living again after getting a BFA at New York University &
an MFA from California College of the Arts. He completed his thesis
paper about hte recognition, classification, layering & mapping
of the human body as seen through the pop-cultural notion of the
zombie. This summer he is making work at the Wassaic Project residency
and heading to Salzburg, Austria in August as winner of the Daisy
Soros Fine Art Prize.
Kathleen Quillian - Wasteland
Kathleen Qillian received her MFA in New Genres
from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2003. She makes collaborative
multi-media installations & performances with Gilbert Guerrero as
well as individual work in single-channel video and animation. www.dprojx.org
Damon Smith - "Cardboard" for
Damon Smith studied double bass with many
notables. He's done considerable research of th e"sonic palette"
of the double bass. This has resulted in a personal, flexible
improvisational language based in the American jazz avant garde
movement & European non-ideomatic free improvisation. He is influenced
by visual art, film and dance. Work with director Werner Herzog &
an early performance with the Merce Cunningham dance company reflect
this. He has collaboratted with a wide range of musicians including
Cecil Taylor, Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra) Henry Kaiser, Birgit
Ulher, Fred Frith, Peter Brötzman & many others. He often works
with the Bay Area Creative Music Community.
Recent work with video
is very much a product of hte digital age. The ability to experience
the history of video art through Ubuweb and other sources on iPods
during long flights, lines at the post office etc, as well as
having a digital camera at all times to capture footage in the
moment is the basis of his growing body of video work. www.balancepointacoustics.com
Jerry Smith -
Jerry Smith is an artist living in Oakland.
He makes paintings and intermedia works & teaches.
is a sound artist living in Berkeley.
Elizabeth Tolson - Look
Elizabeth Irene Tolson was born in Havre
de Grace, Maryland. The eldest of four daughters, Elizabeth's
childhood was unique in that both of her parents served as officers
in the United States Army. Growing up in a military family allowed
her to experience many different cultures in both the United States
Elizabeth graduated from Alfred University in May 2010, where she
completed a degree in Fine Arts and minored in Art History. As an
emerging artist, she is driven and passionate about her line of work
and she consistently strives to learn and evolve as she creates.
Catie Vercammen-Grandjean - See
Catie Vercammen-Grandjean grew up in Novato
as a determined artist. Though she initially intended to study
Marine Biology she graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from UCSC
and is now continuing her education at Ex'pression College for
Digital Arts. Her first movie See No Evil was a challenging
project working around extreme camera angles (avoiding the puppets
lack of lower bodies) and keeping the puppets in position from a
cramped position on the ground with other puppeteers. She feels the
pains were worth it seeing the finished project.
Hong Zhang - How Far is it to
Bio coming soon.
Fly - Viva Zapatos!! LONG LIVE SHOES!!!
Fly is a fantastic artist much loved by all
who know her. She has lived in the Lower East Side for almost
3 decades now. Her work has been seen in museums, theaters, art
galleries, on building walls, in zines & anarchist gatherings
all over the world. Music by her band Zero Content. Her websites
are currently being reworked, but you can see them soon...or in
the state they are in now flyspage.com peops.org
Feature Artist: killer banshee -
Power, Wake for Analog
video collaborative artists Eliot K Daughtry & Kriss De Jong)
killer banshee distills culture, politics & technology, exploring notions
of public & private resource, examined in moments of performance emphasizing
video as material and content. Driven by opposing points of view taken from the
contradictory nature of personal documents and public media representation, their
work exposes and manipulates both record and archive. Alternately intimate and
formal, their work is a richly complex synthesis experience.
killer banshee has presented site specific, multi screen live cinema
works in venues ranging from the Oakland Museum of California, The
Bowery Poetry Club in NYC, Artist's Television Access in San Francisco
to the 2008 Whitney Biennial. They are advisors and longtime participants
in the Illuminated Corridor series of public art events, and have recently
shown in galleries including SPACE242 in Boston MA and 21 Grand in
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