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Still from Katherine Tolladay's Video Shock Tactics

Friday, May 27th, 2011 - Friday, May 27th, 2011
08:30 PM - 09:30 PM

The Way Things Go 2:
An AMT Video Art Experience
Curator: Didi Dunphy | Co-Curator: Lauren Fancher
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Still from Christian Croft and Andrew Schneider's Video Generative Social Networking Still from Eve Bailey's Video Drunken Body
-with extended gallery viewing hours from 1:00 p.m. onward until after the event.

Videos by: Eve Bailey, Christian Croft & Andrew Schneider, Celeste Fichter, Maud Haya-Baviera, Gareth Hudson, plan b, and Katharine Tolladay

An outdoor screening of short video artworks begins at 8:30 p.m. outdoors on the ATHICA porch and will run until 9:30 p.m.

Co-curated by Didi Dunphy and Lauren Fancher, the screening will be presented on the Adjustable Media Theater, a new portable video-viewing environment created by The Way Things Work participating artist Ernesto R. Gomez in collaboration with David Mitchell. The AMT was funded by ICE (The University of Georgia's Ideas for Creative Exploration).

The video artworks are amusing, shocking, and enlightening; for instance in Shock Tactics Katharine Tolladay inflates a balloon until it explodes; in Christian Croft and Andrew Schneider's piece Generative Social Networking they humorously demonstrate the tongue-in-cheek potential of social media to anonymously connect individuals; and in Eve Bailey's two works, Drunken Body and Work Force, her over-the-top use of large mechanical structures for impractical purposes demonstrate the artist's quirky penchant for bizarre balancing acts and use of body mechanics. Other videos are by Celeste Fichter, Maud Haya-Baviera, Gareth Hudson and plan b.


Participating Artists
The Way Things Go 2 Video Artists’ Bios:

Eve Bailey’s work begins with her body in motion. She creates sculptures, performances, videos and drawings experimenting with the concepts of balance and coordination. Her studio practice is rooted in the tradition of the artist engineer. Born in France (1975), she graduated in Architectural Metal Work at Olivier De Serres School of Art and Design with Honors (1996) and in Sculpture at Ecole des Beaux Arts (2001) in Paris. Eve received two scholarships to study abroad at the San Francisco Art Institute (2000) where she started implementing performance into her sculptural practice. She is formally trained in Ballet and Capoeira from which she has drawn her agility and cunningness. She was a teacher of perspective at AFEDAP School of Jewelry and Mural Design in Paris.

Andrew Schneider is a multimedia designer and performer living in New York City. He is the co-founder and Associate Artistic Director of the Chicago-based theatre company, bigpicturegroup. His solo performance work has been seen at P.S. 122, The Prelude Festival, and The Tank. His multimedia devices have been featured in Wired, TimeOut NY, Make, SIGGRAPH, DorkbotNYC, Sony Tech Wonder Labs and at the Center Pompidou in Paris. His Solar Bikini has been featured internationally and is slated to be featured in the next Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. His latest projects include Experimental Devices for Performance and Acting Stranger. Andrew Holds a Masters Degree in Interactive Telecommunicationsfrom NYU. He is currently working with The Wooster Group and Fischerspooner.

Christian Croft is an artist in an age of exponential information growth whose work harnesses public data flows, filtering their contents to reveal changes in how people communicate. His work translates information trails into new and often contrary spaces to highlight the sociological influence of new technologies. His work has been shown at Geneva's Electron Festival, The Kitchen, Centre Pompidou, Georgia Museum of Art, EYEBEAM Upgrade!, SIGGRAPH, Conflux, and LMCC's Swing Space. Christian holds a Master's degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU and a BFA in digital media art from UGA.

Celeste Fichter was born in New Jersey in 1965 and holds an MFA in Photography and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has exhibited at Go North Gallery, PH Gallery, DeChiara Stewart Gallery, Islip Art Museum and the Bronx Museum of Art. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times and Village Voice. Her video work is currently in several traveling exhibitions and film festivals in Europe and the U.S.  She lives and works in Brooklyn.

Maud Haya-Baviera was born in France in 1980 and currently lives and works in Sheffield, UK. In 2004 she graduated from a five-year’s Master Degree in Fine Art, Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique, at L’Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Lyon France. Haya-Baviera has exhibited her work in solo capacity and in group shows nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include, Art Sheffield 10, Life: A User's Manual, Sheffield (2010), Delightful desuetude, Bloc Projects, Sheffield (2009), To the King, La Cité Internationale, Paris (2009), Anonymous Drawings, Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin (2008) and Channel, Sylvester Works, Sheffield, (2006). Her work featured in Sheffield Pavilion (2007) as part of the Venice Biennale and Kassel Documenta. In 2010 she received a new work award from the Arts Council England in relation to projects in Berlin, Germany and Sheffield, England.

Gareth Hudson is a practicing Video Artist based in the North-East of England. On the strength of his graduation work he was selected by Curwen and New Academy gallery to exhibit in “Northern Graduates”. Shortly after; he completed video commissions from Saatchi&Saatchi and Kitchenware records. He then moved to Mexico on sabbatical where he travelled and researched before moving back to the North East of England in 2007. His work has been shown internationally at both festivals and exhibitions. Having completed a fellowship with the Inistitute of Digital Innovation at Digital City his most recent video work “eventually” has been in sixteen exhibitions of which nine have been outside the UK. It won the Sphinx award in Serbia at Videomedeja and was nominated for two more in France at Videoformes 2011.

plan b is Sophia New and Daniel Belasco Rogers. Since 2002 they have been making work together collaboratively as well as pursuing solo projects. The output of the collaboration has seen performance work, installation, large scale new media projects for European festivals and fine art exhibitions of their GPS practice of recording everywhere they go. Their work has been presented in institutions in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Austria, Czech Republic, Japan and North America.

Katharine Tolladay is a video and performance artist who is currently earning her Masters of Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design. She has participated in multiple exhibitions and performances in London and shown her works in screenings in Sweden and New York. Her curatorial projects include The Melt, Propeller Island, Stallwood, and The Nepotist.

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