Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Anti-Oxidant Video Salon
Wednesday, November 12 @ 10 PM
ARRIVE EARLY--SEATING IS LIMITED
The Lounge at Northeast Kingdom
18 Wycoff Ave., Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
Anti-Oxidant BK is pleased to present video works from Lauren Carbone, Fritz Donnelly, Miss Alyssa Taylor Wendt, Lindsay Benedict, and Ann Oren.
Born in La Jolla, CA, multimedia artist Lauren Carbone has been a competitive figure skater, a sorority sister, an Art instructor, an NFL cheerleader, a wood shop technician, and a personal assistant to the director of Trade at the New York Mercantile Exchange. It is this eclectic background that draws Carbone to personal narratives, universal experiences, and the art of storytelling. She earned her M.F.A. in Sculpture and New Media at Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, and also studied at the Rome campus. She holds a B.A. in Art Studio from the University of California, Davis. Recent group exhibitions include Juried Show at Collision Machine, Brooklyn NY. Recent solo exhibitions include Workin' it Out, The Laundromat, Brooklyn NY, Jillian Baba, Jillian Baba Gallery, Brooklyn, NY and Success, The Barber Shop Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Carbone lives and works from Envirolution headquarters in Reno, NV and the Lower East Side. She dreams of one day designing and producing her own lingerie line from recycled clothing.
Fritz Donnelly is a "film guerilla auteur" (Black Book Magazine). His films expound "Financial Advice" and squirm through "Awkward Social Situations." He started on public access with a weekly "To the Hills" show. He sold 3,000 DVDs of his first compilation of shorts on the streets of New York. He has been featured on cable TV, shown in the New Museum of Contemporary Art, at Anthology Film Archives, and text-messaged into outdoor cinemas. With Christina Ewald he runs hichristina.com a space for self-expression. His films about hustlers, dreamers, and people like you and me are at tothehills.com. Fritz also speaks Mandarin Chinese.
Miss Alyssa Taylor Wendt
A.T. Wendt was born to latent beatniks in 1969 in New York City and saw spirits in her childhood. She has been putting her will into the world ever since and has performed on record, in films, on stages and as art. After nomadic formative years in Phoenix and San Francisco and New York, Miss Wendt has returned to the fold to earn her MFA from Bard College. Currently residing and working in Brooklyn, she concocts installations and multimedia pieces that speak about convergent energies using film, large format staged photography, sculpture, videos and performances. She enjoys fraternal memorabilia, tap dancing, bees and believers.
Working in film, sound, performance, sewn text and photographic essay, Lindsay Benedict collects the unheard, silenced voice. Her work, often emotionally raw, resists a traditional narrative and sometimes is presented as a fragment or gesture. She spent the last 7 years in Oakland before moving to New York to attend the Whitney Independent Studio program. Her films have screened at New Langton Arts and the Pacific Film Archive in the Bay Area. She got her MFA degree from UC Berkeley in 2007. Here now a year, Lindsay lives in Bushwick.
Ann Oren is a filmmaker and video installation artist. Born in Tel-Aviv, Israel, she received her BFA in film and her MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts In New York. Film festivals include: "Festival du Cinema de Paris", Paris, France, "The New York independent international film & video festival" New York, "The Pink Cow" Tokyo, Japan, "Chashama Film Festival" New York. Exhibitions include "Freewaves" The Hammer Museum, LA, "View From Here" PS122 Gallery, New York and "Come out & play" APEXART, New York. Oren is a grant recipient from The Visual Arts Fund, The School of Visual Arts, The Jerome Foundation and the National Board of Reviews New York. Oren is currently developing several video installations for a play "IN SECURITY", to be presented at 3LD in New York City during April/May of 2009. Please visit www.annoren.com