Posts Tagged ‘film’

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My Interview With Artists Delta Camshaft Collective

January 1, 2008

Rorschach Notions, a collaborative installation featuring the work of a group of artists going by the name of the Delta Camshaft Collective, was part of a larger event entitled Scattered Ephemera,which culminated in city-wide exhibitions and a performance by NPR commentator author, Andrei Codrescu.

Rorschach Notions took its name from late 19th Century Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach who pioneered the usage of inkblot tests in modern psychological analysis. The exhibit consisted of a video screen flashing period photos of Tacoma while two ‘subjects’ interpreted the narrative. On the reverse side of the kiosk was an interactive paper installation of antique wall paper, artist drawings, and prints that implored the viewer to remove and explore, thus creating their own modern ephemera.

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Rising Up

December 26, 2007

Portland based filmmaker and artist Vanessa Renwick collaborated with the People’s History Poster Project and audio artist Donovan Skirvin to create an installation entitled Rising Up at the Tollbooth Gallery. Renwick’s filmmatic subject matter ranges from gray wolves to library books, obsessive collagists to pro-life advocates, and the lives of truckers to her own bare-foot hitchhiking. Her work has been described as “delightfully idiosyncratic” and “rigorously experimental.” What follows are excerpts from an interview with the artist about her work, and her intentions with “Rising Up.”

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My Art Interview with Denise Smith

December 22, 2007

Denise Smith is a visual artist who did an early installation at the Tollbooth Gallery project. She was heavily involved with Toby Room and contributed to ArtRod’s ongoing touring experimental film/video series Don’t Bite the Pavement. Here’s an entertaining interview I did with Smith that was part of the Tollbooth interviews. Her topics range from the Dalai Lama, Paris Hilton, and designing outfits for  bad public art.
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Interview with me about SSSLHH

December 21, 2007

This interview was part of the same series and is about Some Say She Lost Her Head, which I recently sold to a museum. It was the first show at the Tollbooth and this shows a little about what the project was like early on.

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Tollbooth Interview

December 19, 2007

If you want to know how I spent the last four years of my life then read on. The Tollbooth Gallery project received a lot of attention nationally and internationally over the last several years. Here is an interview that M and I did early on that gives you some insight into who we are and how the project came about. I have these interviews along with some I did with all the artists who collaborated on this project in its first year. I will be posting those in the near future. A number of people have been asking about them, but they are no longer in print anywhere.  We sound so young and optimistic… This is sort of a retiring from the project for me that came with the recent move. I hope you enjoy them!
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The Tollbooth Gallery is billed as the world’s smallest gallery dedicated exclusively to experimental video and wheat-pasted paper fine arts. The Tollbooth was once a TV-Tacoma information kiosk that had long since been abandoned and left fallow. The renovated Tollbooth Gallery now programs eight exhibits per calendar year of artists and artist-teams. Each artist produces video that is continuously played on the monitor and sound system of the Tollbooth. The opposite side of the Tollbooth allows an expansive space for artists to post paper works relating to their project on the polymer torso.