Please join 21 Grand & Killer Banshee Studios as they present the

10th Annual T-10 Video Festival: featuring works that clock in at 10 minutes or less
21 Grand
416 25th St [@ Broadway]
Oakland, CA 94607
two nights celebrating short videos

Thursday July 15 & Friday July 16, 2010
Doors 8.00pm         Screening promptly at 8.30pm

An hour of videos under 10 minutes long each night, followed by a 30 minute feature on a local, accomplished and often under-recognized video artist.

This year's featured artists:
Lynn Marie Kirby , Thursday July 15
killer banshee, Friday July 16

Video, once deemed the bastard sibling of film, with its low resolution, electronic flatness and proletarian personality, has become the ubiquitous face of media production and consumption. Film, once the primary media of cinema, has been supplanted. Still it refuses to yield, admitting that most productions involve no film. Coupled with the rapid growth of DSLR cameras that capture HD, is it still possible to define the difference now between "film" and "video"? How do works that exist outside of narrative conceit find an audience?

The personal and immediate nature of video recording works to the advantage of the amateur and the artist, subverting the commercial system of entertainment that insists we are consumers before we are citizens. Video now represents a collapsed media field that must combine the philosophical intent of cinema with the vernacular of YouTube, while supporting unexpected and unanticipated explorations of the moving image.

This year's T-10 Video Festival reflects the broad field of video, including experimental documentary, narrative shorts, animations and expanded media works. This year's entries showcase local, national and international works exploring themes as diverse as industrial food production, the collapse of the American housing market, to the existential musings of a house cat.

Lynn Marie Kirby
Lynn Marie Kirby creates works in film, video, sound, performance, and installation. Bridging worlds of conceptual art, video and cinema, Kirby's work examines the physical material of video and film, articulating the nature of improvisation with the editing console as a performance tool. Kirby often draws upon vernacular imagery from domestic life and the American landscape, transforming the material in the process. 

Her work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Museum of Modern Art; Olympic Museum in Sarajevo; the Pompidou Centre and Theatre Entrepot in Paris; Luna Park and Arsenal in Berlin; Portland Museum of Art; Kennedy Center; LACE; the Pacific Film Archive; the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; the de Young Museum; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her films and videos have shown at film festivals around the world.

killer banshee
(Experimental 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 Oakland CA. 

The 10th Annual T-10 Video Festival is curated by Darren Jenkins, 21 Grand & Eliot K Daughtry & Kriss De Jong, Killer Banshee Studios.

The 10th Annual T-10 Video Festival is organized by 21 Grand and Killer Banshee Studios.

Highlights, Artist List and Schedule at:

Thursday, July 15 (see details) Friday July 16 (see details)
The Bulb
Corrine Bot
Slow Motion Suicide
Sean Clute
Mechanical Bull
James & Robert Dastoli
Keep Watching the Skies
Thorston Fleisch
Wound Footage
Michael Goodier
The François Show
James Fontana
I Said Silence
Juba Kalamka
The Honorable Henry Ford Civilization Machine
Makiko Fukaya
Nightmare City in collaboration with Elise Irving
Lee Hunter
Resonant City
George Pfau
Whispering Beast
Tricia Lawless Murray
Kathleen Quillian
Andrew Makadsi
Damon Smith
"Cardboard" for Robert Rauschenberg
Michael Mantra
Pixel Dub
Jerry Smith
Forest Feed
Pinky Out Productions
Yesterday's Tomorrows
Elizabeth Tolson
Angela Rodriguez
Dream of Murder
Catie Vercammen- Grandjean
See No Evil
V.K. Shah
Welcome to Shady Pines
Hong Zhang
How Far is it to EXPO 2010
Samantha Stevens
Thrift Town: Get Used
Viva Zapatos!! LONG LIVE SHOES!!!
Featured Artist:
Lynn Marie Kirby

Time Dilations
Study in Choreography for
  Camera Remote
Latent Light Excavations 2003-2010
Karate Class Exposure
  Part 1: The Space Itself (silent),
  Part 3: Second Star Kata,
  Part 2: Points of Contact
Listening to Letters

Featured Artist:
killer banshee
Unleashed Power
A Wake for Analog in 3 parts