Video Syndrome


Video Syndrome
Curated by Nothing To See Here
Saturday, February 20, 2016 – doors @ 8pm [performance starts at 8.30pm]
Pay What You Can [$8 suggested]
Deer Pile [206 E 13th Avenue, Denver]

In this post-MTV (in it’s original context) world, we primarily engage with music videos in an uncurated way, online and disseminated through social media. Within these new forms of dissemination, the role of the music video as advertisement, as trend, often dominates with artistic considerations a second thought. Video Syndrome considers how artists work within the format of the music video and what it means for the format to continue to exist today. The videos included within the program transcend the music video format with both traces and direct links to the histories and discourses found within experimental film, video art and performance art.

Performance: “Ecdysis Blanket” by Cody Yantis (experimental sound) and Orchidz3ro (projections).

Music videos by:
Headlock & Roberta Frost “UME” by Headlock
Mike Mills “Top Ranking” by Blonde Redhead
Nika Kaiser “Guttuggering” by Prom Body
Jonathan Black with Gary Setzer “Ineffable (I Did Not Know The Green)” by Gary Setzer
Lara Jean Gallagher “Let’s Be Bad” by Childbirth
Felix Kalmenson “Youth Tunes” by Little Girls
Mitchell Pond “Cubicle” by Holophrase
Christina Battle + Adán De La Garza “II (excerpt)” by F A I N T I N G C O P S
Paolo Mongardi “Grindmaster Flesh” by ZEUS!
Linear Downfall, Tyler Blankenship, Brandon Greer “BLOODHEAD” by Linear Downfall
Leslie Hall “No Pants Policy” by Leslie And The Lys

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Read about Video Syndrome in the Westword by Keith Garcia- February 2016

Performer’s Bios:
Instrumental, improvisational, and often string-based, the works of Cody Yantis tend to reside in the margins between tonality and noise. Experiences and ideas of environment provide consistent motivations as Yantis explores what David Teague has called “people suiting posture to place.” A member of Saguache and Tilth, he also writes and works in visual media. https://cyantis.bandcamp.com/

orchidz3ro: I am a Denver based Video/Media artist; Subtractive processes, Appropriation, and Glitch artifacts are the main ingredients I use to react to or illustrate Ideas, Spaces, and periods of time.  I produce heavily appropriated videos, short films, and live improvisational performances.  The process of production often leading the narrative as I “journey down the rabbit hole” of media and internet culture.  Glitch artifacts become a character, or narrative device  as I attempt to express the sensation of long-term media saturation.

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orchiz3ro_web
“Ecdysis Blanket” by Cody Yantis (experimental sound) and Orchidz3ro (projections).
http://www.codyyantis.com/ / http://www.orchidz3ro.com/

Headlock - UME_web
Headlock & Roberta Frost “UME” by Headlock, 3.41mins, 2013
shredrap.bandcamp.com / facebook.com/shredrap

mike mills
Mike Mills “Top Ranking” by Blonde Redhead, 3.32mins, 2007
mikemillsmikemills.com/ / blonde-redhead.com/barragan/

prom body4_web
Nika Kaiser “Guttuggering” by Prom Body, 2.36mins, 2014
nikakaiser.com / prom-body.com

ineffable_setzer_web
Jonathan Black with Gary Setzer “Ineffable (I Did Not Know The Green)” by Gary Setzer, 4.36mins, 2012
garysetzer.com

childbirth2_web
Lara Jean Gallagher “Let’s Be Bad” by Childbirth, 3.38mins, 2015
larajeangallagher.com  / childbirth.bandcamp.com/

Little Girls Still_web
Felix Kalmenson “Youth Tunes” by Little Girls, 2.36mins, 2009
felixkalmenson.com

holosphere_web
Mitchell Pond “Cubicle” by Holophrase, 2.50mins, 2015
gorillanun.com / www.holophrasemusic.com

faintingcops_web
Christina Battle + Adán De La Garza “I” (excerpt) by F A I N T I N G C O P S, 3.41mins, 2016
cbattle.com / adandelagarza.com / www.faintingcops.com

ZEUS!_Grindmaster_Flesh_Still web
Paolo Mongardi “Grindmaster Flesh” by ZEUS!, 2.32mins, 2010
https://www.facebook.com/Paolatzinger / https://zeuspower.bandcamp.com/ /  www.zeuspower.it

lineardownfall_web
Linear Downfall, Tyler Blankenship, Brandon Greer “BLOODHEAD” by Linear Downfall, 5.33mins, 2014
lineardownfall.com / jtblankenship.com; www.youtube.com/user/INTIMATEmomentsTN

leslieandthelys
Leslie Hall “No Pants Policy” by Leslie And The Lys, 3.34mins, 2010
http://www.lesliehall.com