Video Work | Photo/Installations | Documentary Projects

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Electronic Music-Multimedia Art

Works in VIdeo/Sound

Venue: Brown Hall, New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA. 02115

necmusic.edu/event/15584

Date: Feb 3rd, 2016

 

Video & Sound pieces by Katarina Miljkovic, John Mallia, Denise Marika, John Holland, Nick Ruhlmann.

 

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Arroyo  2012 ............Denise Marika, video

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Arroyo, a landscape created by the use of a 10’ sculptural lens, an aluminum tube through which the natural phasing of light, water and the horizon line are reflected and recorded. Amplified natural and sonic frequencies were composed as an electronic call and response between the organic and synthesized soundscapes.

 

 


Leg
 2005 ..............Denise Marika, video
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A leg is stretched along the length of exposed tree root. The downed tree trunk and leg are both coated in grey clay, matched in shape, color and form. Slowly the leg moves along the trunk caressing its length.

 

 

 

Refuse  2014 ............Denise Marika, video

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Refuse is a word that refers not only to what we discard, but also to defiant acts that can catalyze change. This video blends experimental and documentary techniques to reshape our understanding of the landscape and labor of trash-pickers. The layered, cinematic richness of the video belies its disturbing content and serves to underscore the indomitable power of the human spirit.

 

 

Conversations  2010.....Denise Marika, video
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Conversations is a sound driven video that reflects upon the fragility, humor, and pain of the human condition. Designed as a projection, the video is punctuated by a series of black frames that periodically plunge the viewer into darkness, disrupting the flow of imagery and immersing them in the sound composition by John Holland. Shot in Cambodia, the video concludes with historic footage of the Cambodian killing fields (Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh).

 

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Venue: Joseloff Gallery
200 Bloomfield Ave,
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: 860-768-4090

joseloffgallery.org

Dates: September 8 – October 21, 2015

Opening Reception: September 15, 2015, 5-7 p.m.

Kohn Joseloff Guest Curator Exhibition: +/-

+/- (Plus/Minus) is the first exhibition in the Kohn Joseloff Guest Curator Series. Curated by media arts curator, writer, teacher, and artist, George Fifield, +/- is an exhibition of digital sculpture and video.

Exploring the exciting point where technology meets production, the work in this exhibition has all been created with the aid of additive or subtractive technologies such as rapid prototyping (3D printing) and CNC machining. Each of the nine artists in the exhibition utilizes these technologies to stretch the concept of video and sculpture in new directions.

Artists Included: Sophia Brueckner, Dan Collins, Katie Davies and R. Peter Walters, Sophie Kahn, Denise Marika, Michael Mittelman, Jonathon Monaghan, Michael Rees, and John Slepian

 


Recoil
 1999 ............Denise Marika, video

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A four-foot diameter metal disc contains the projected image of a woman, crouching with her hands over her head. She tries to protect herself as objects are pelted at her, hitting her body and shattering on impact. The objects are small figures, exact 3D output portraits of her body in that moment and stance. As the fragmented figures fill the metal disc, her breathing quiets and she remains crouched, her back marked and red.

 

 

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'MATERIALIZE : 3D Printing &
Rapid Prototyping'

Venue: Shemer Art Center
5005 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: 602-262-4727
shemerartcenter.org

Dates: October 16, 2014 - November 27, 2014


Opening Reception: Thursday, October 16th, 7 - 9pm

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Exhibiting Artists

Elijah Bourque, Kevin Caron, Christine Cassano, Max Chandler, Michael Gayk, Alvin Huff, Mark Lee Koven, Lyle London, Denise Marika, R. Eric McMaster, Mary Neubauer, John Penn, Mark Prusten, Phil Renato, Robert Michael Smith, Donald E Vance III, Andrew Werby, Xinggang Wang, Bill Westheimer, Aubrey Wigner, Tom Burtontwood, David Van Ness


Recoil
 1999 ............Denise Marika, video

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A four-foot diameter metal disc contains the projected image of a woman, crouching with her hands over her head. She tries to protect herself as objects are pelted at her, hitting her body and shattering on impact. The objects are small figures, exact 3D output portraits of her body in that moment and stance. As the fragmented figures fill the metal disc, her breathing quiets and she remains crouched, her back marked and red.

 

 

 

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Shilpee screening

A Video Screening and discussion with Fulbright Artist Denise Marika :: Refuse,


Venue: Shilpee Theater Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu

Date: Friday, July 11, 2014
Time: 3:30pm

 


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Marika presented her most recent video REFUSE premiered at this screening at the Shilpee Theater.
REFUSE is a visual exploration of the labor and lives of trash pickers working and living along the polluted rivers of Kathmandu.

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Conlon Media Wall

Conlon Media wall is a large, luminous screen measuring 6' x 10', this media wall is a digital HD video display. Exhibitions will showcase creative work from students, faculty, and alumni from the Communications Media and Industrial Technology Departments, as well as regional artists.

 

ARROYO 2013

Venue: 160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, MA 01420 :: Conlon Hall


Dates: November 14, 2013 - January 14, 2014


Artist talk with Denise Marika & Tom Fahey: . December 4, 2013

 

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ATNE Salon

Video is on the rise again: both at auction and in gallery and museum exhibits. New flat screen and projection technologies have given video-based art a second lease on life. Artists use many techniques including live feeds, recorded playback, and real-time generated graphics. This panel of artists and curators will explore the issues particular to the use of video in fine art, including:
conveying meaning through video
video aesthetics
technical considerations

When: Wednesday, Oct 23rd, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA [Map]

CyberArts website


Panel: George Fifield, Denise Marika, Erik Sanner


FREE EVENT

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:: ABOUT THE PANEL ::


George Fifield is a new media curator, a writer about art and technology, a teacher, and a former video artist. He is the founding director of Boston Cyberarts Inc., a nonprofit arts organization, which has a number of projects in the Boston area including the Boston Cyberarts Gallery and Art on the Marquee, which puts media art on the 80 foot video marquee in front of the Boston Convention Center. He is also an independent curator of New Media with numerous projects here and abroad. His most recent exhibitions were Drawing with Code: Works from the collection of Anne and Michael Spalter at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in January 2011 and Act React: Interactive Installation Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum in October 2008. For thirteen years until 2006, Fifield was Curator of New Media at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. He is adjunct faculty at Rhode Island of Design's Digital + Media graduate program and teaches at Massachusetts College of Art. In 2006, Fifield was honored with the First Annual Special Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Boston Arts Community by the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Boston Chapter. In 2007, Boston Cyberarts was honored with the Commonwealth Award by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the category of Creative Economy.


Denise Marika is a video installation artist. She has an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles and is represented by the Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston. She has exhibited across the US and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, MASS MoCA, Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media, Worcester Art Museum, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and a retrospective at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Works in permanent collections include the Rose Art Museum, the DeCordova Museum and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. She has received grants from the NEA and LEF Foundation among others, and is an associate professor at the Massachusetts College of Art Studio for Interrelated Media. She has recently returned from Nepal on a project, "Denied: A Life Confined", funded by the Fulbright Specialists Program.


Erik Sanner is a visual artist living and working in Harlem, NYC. He is represented by LICHT FELD Gallery in Basel, Switzerland. He has recently exhibited at Tria Gallery (NYC), the Courtauld Institute of Art (London), the Danforth Museum (Massachusetts), and Carmichael Gallery (LA). Sanner's overarching goals include expanding our experience of painting by utilizing technology, promoting awareness of traffic cone aesthetics, and collaborating with artists and non-artists alike to realize projects no individual would have imagined or executed without sharing their visions and cooperating together.

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Art and Social Practice

A Video Screening and discussion with Fulbright Artist Denise Marika :: Denied, Entrainment, Effaced, Conversation, Arroyo


Venue: Fulbright offices (USEF) Gyaneshwor,Kathmandu

Date: Wednesday August 7th
Time: 3:30pm

Join us and discuss how video, art, music, literature, dance, theater and performance art can all be catalysts for change and contribute to social advocacy and cross-cultural exchange.


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Marika presented her recent experimental ethnographic, documentary and performance videos: Conversations, Entrainment, Denied, Arroyo, and Effaced. Working alongside NGOs, social scientists and activists in Cambodia and currently in Nepal, Marika has done research and fieldwork in development, healthcare and social justice. Marika’s video art addresses the struggle, vulnerability and dignity of the human spirit under pressure. Visually and sonically driven, her pieces focus on the gestures, rituals and labor of daily life. Marika’s video screening and presentation on social practice held at the Fulbright Educational Foundation Nepal, served as a platform for a broader discussion on how visual language, new media in collaboration with researchers can enhance social advocacy and become a catalyst for change.

 

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Portraits of Disability in Nepal

DENIED [documentary in two chapters]

Chapter I : The Dignity of Three Women

Chapter II : A Life Confined

Venue: National Federation of the Disabled - Nepal, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu

Date: August 4th, 2013
Time: 2:00pm

The documentary video artist Denise Marika, Professor of Interrelated Media at the Massachusetts College of Art, USA, began working in Nepal in 2011 on , a two part documentary. She was awarded a Fulbright Specialist fellowship to work in collaboration with Tribhuvan University professors in sociology/anthropology training them to use video as a tool for social advocacy. The completed documentaries will be disseminated to organizations, researchers, educators and Nepali activists fighting for the human rights and dignity of the disabled.

 


 

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Building Community 2013

A site specfic projection and sound event.

In conjunction with the Hyde Square Task Force, Denise Marika's MassArt class "Video Projects in Social Practice" created a multimedia event, giving the community a voice. The project goal was to fight condominium development and keep the Blessed Sacrament Church in Jamaica Plain a local community space.

Boston.com article : covering the event

JP Gazette article : Hyde Square Task Force is awarded the space!

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Art on the Marquee

Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority have teamed up to create “Art on the Marquee,” an ongoing project to commission public media art for display on the new 80-foot-tall multi-screen LED marquee outside the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston. The largest urban screen in New England, this unique digital canvas is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. to integrate art alongside commercial and informational content as part of the MCCA’s longstanding neighborhood art program.

- MCCA video documentation - artonthemarquee.com - bostoncyberarts.org -

 

Expurgation  2012

Every Saturday onward from November 15, 2012 ::: 10:00pm - 7:00am

Expurgation by Denise Marika is the first marquee piece in MA to include a sound component accessible by your portable device

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO "EXPURGATION" AUDIO

We experience world events mediated through news reporting and images.  The images flow and are shed. What do we retain? What impels us to act?

Expurgate: To cleanse of something morally harmfull, offensive or erroneous; especially: to expunge objectionable parts from before publication or presentation. (Miriam Webster Dictionary)

I am interested in how we experience loss in the erasure of information and dissolution of identity. My task was to shred newspapers, images and sound; stories that were once whole are now emptied of content. I want to make tangible the voided material and the discomforting sound of its removal

 

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Is It My Body : Conversations, Transgressions, and Representations

cinemaproject.org/

February 28 & 29, 2012

7:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Leg  2005

Denise Marika, video

duration = variable

A leg is stretched along the length of exposed tree root. The downed tree trunk and leg are both coated in grey clay, matched in shape, color and form. Slowly the leg moves along the trunk caressing its length.

 

 

 

Inspired by Bruce Nauman's use of his own body in his film and video performance pieces, such as Black Balls, this program features experi­mental and avant-garde moving-image work that critically and creative­ly examines subjective representations of naked, sexualized, socially transgressive, and decontextualized bodies and body parts. The human/artist's body is used quite literally as a canvas for paint, make­up, or other materials (like fat), while the durational aspect of many of these works bring forward complex issues of identity, gender, and even the body's very malleability via both performance and media technolo­gies. The program includes historical film and video from Nauman and contemporaries Eleanor Antin and Vito Acconci as well as work by con­temporary film and video artists like Ursula Hodel and Denise Marika, all of whom examine the varied geographies of the human body and definitions of the self in a number of challenging and poetic ways

 

 

February 28
• Black Balls by Bruce Nauman [1969, 16mm transferred to BetaSP, b&w, silent, 8 min.]
• Hand Movie by Yvonne Rainer [1966, S8mm transferred to BetaSP, b&w, silent, 5 min.]
• Geography of the Body by Willard Maas [1943, 16mm, b&w, sound, 7 min.]
• Conversions by Vito Acconci [1971, S8mm, b&w, sound, 65 min.]


February 29
• Representational Painting by Eleanor Antin [1971, video, b&w, silent, 38 min.]
• Fat by Ursula Hodel [2003, video, color, sound, 17 min.]
• Snap by Seoungho Cho [2006, video, color/b&w, sound, 4 min.]
• Leg by Denise Marika [2005, video, color, sound, 10 min.]
• Thighing (Blue) by Bruce Nauman [1967, 16mm transferred to BetaSP, color, sound, 4 min.]

 

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'NAKED' at the Howard Yezerski Gallery

howardyezerskigallery.com

June 17 - August 19, 2011 Opening Reception: Saturday, June 18th, 3 - 5pm

Featuring work by: Robert Colescott, John Coplans, Robert Cumming, Stephen DiRado, Emily Eveleth, Robert Feintuch, John Goodman, Peter Hujar, Neeta Madahar, Denise Marika, Barbara Norfleet, John O'Reilly, Rona Pondick and Gary Schneider

 

Leg  2005

Denise Marika, video

duration = variable

A leg is stretched along the length of exposed tree root. The downed tree trunk and leg are both coated in grey clay, matched in shape, color and form. Slowly the leg moves along the trunk caressing its length.

 

EFFACED AT THE HOWARD YEZERSKI GALLERY

January 7th – February 8th,  2011 howardyezerskigallery.com
Opening : January 7th at 6:00pm - 8:00pm.
Artist Talk : January 29th at 2:00pm

 

EFFACED 2010

1: to wipe out; do away with; expunge2: to rub out, erase, or obliterate (outlines, traces, inscriptions)Single channel Video duration = 00:19:41

Through actions familiar and volatile my art confronts our passivity as voyeurs and awakens our responsibility as witnesses and participants. It is difficult to fully comprehend the cumulative impact of voices silenced each day due to urban, domestic, and political violence. The struggle for human rights and threat to freedom of speech continue to be at the center of conflicts around the world.  Effaced1 gathers first person narratives and abstract projected imagery to position the viewer as an engaged witness to this struggle.

Initial research for Effaced involved gathering voices from news stories and led me to shift out of a studio based practice in order to interview witnesses and survivors and to live in their communities. The fully developed video project hopes to give voice to issues surrounding migration, development and the humanitarian aid crisis in Southeast Asia and elsewhere.

Effaced1 uses video, sound, and photo installation to shape a landscape in which concrete actions, sociopolitical issues and abstract elements are exchanged and layered. The performed gestures in my current video installation explore the act and metaphor of erasure, searching and drowning as it relates to body, voice and text. The editing is primarily sound driven and consequently the sequencing of images is shaped by the dynamics of rhythm and pitch. The performed gestures and stills are contrasted by the abstract and fluid overlay of audio, visuals, and text.

My work operates through a tight personal focus on detail, gesture and circumstance and looks at how we respond to violence, conflict and loss. Effaced 1, positions the viewer as an intimate witness and participant to these events exploring how memory and cultural history are shaped by our actions and experiences.

Art in Social Practice

BOSTON GLOBE REVIEW

JFK Center Interview : Denise Marika interview

 

“My work operates through a tight personal focus on detail, gesture and circumstance and looks at how we respond to violence, conflict and loss".

 

 

 

 

Conversations  2010

Denise Marika, video and John Holland, music

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In Conversations, her new collaboration with composer John Holland, Marika places herself in the flow of events. The video predominantly shot in Cambodia reflects upon the labor, fragility, humor and pain of the human condition and it’s history. 

Each track in Conversations is separated into short musical/video segments, naturally bounded by silences and darkness. The segments are recombined independently of one another, and separated by varied durations of silence and darkness. This musical composition is an electronic choral work, founded on the tradition of the unaccompanied motet.It consists of recorded segments from throat-singers of Asia and Canada *, throat patients 'speaking' through implanted electronic larynx devices **, digital and processed human voices, and voices of animals.

MODULATIONS

Friday, Nov 12 7:30pm at Massachusetts College of Art and Design: Pozen Center for Interrelated Media, Boston, MA

TRACKING 2009DM - Denise Marika & Dana Moser duration = unlimited

This video installation, largely influenced by the city of Berlin, reflects on the international condition at the borders separating people from places and events, the threshold where layers of impediments and barriers multiply.The projection in "Tracking" is constructed through the algorithmic interactions of a dynamic system. Sound and HD video are programmed to mix (edit) together in real time according to software-defined interactions.

 

CONVERSATIONS 2010, John Holland music and Denise Marika video duration =  7  minutes 5.1 surround sound and HD video

The music consists of recorded segments from throat-singers of Asia and Canada *, throat patients 'speaking' through implanted electronic larynx devices **, digital and processed human voices, and voices of animals.  This composition is an electronic choral work, founded on the tradition of the unaccompanied motet.  The video predominantly shot in Cambodia reflects upon the labor, fragility, humor and pain of the human condition.  Each track was separated into short musical/video segments, naturally bounded by silences and darkness. The segments were then recombined independently of one another, and separated by varied durations of silence and darkness.The recordings of throat-singing are from northern Asian and Canadian tribes, and include Tuvan, Mongolian, Tibetan, and Canadian Inuit Katajjaq songs. Recorded animal sounds were sampled from animals around the world in their various habitats, including a bison, camel, chimpanzee, dolphin, elephant, jungle frog, hyena, leopard, monkey, moose, panda bear, polar bear, prairie dog, whale, zebra. Recordings of throat patients with an artificial voice box often sound similar to modern computer voices, and at other times are nearly indistinguishable from certain animal voices. * by permission of Robert Beahrs (throatsinging.blogspot.com ** from recording of unknown origin (c. 1960's)

Special thanks to : Daniel DeLuca, Eric Freeman, Tom Fahey, Amber Vistein and Max Azanow

 

ORPHEUS X

Theatre for a New Audience, NYC, December 2-20, 2009.

Hong Kong International Festival, China, February 16, 2007.Edinburgh Festival, Scotland, Royal Lyceum Theatre, August 25–29, 2007. Premiered at Zero Arrow Theatre, Boston, MA, March 25 - April 23, 2006.


video by Denise Marika
music and text by Rinde Eckert
directed by Robert Woodruff

set design by
David Zinn and Denise Marika
costume design by David Zinn
lighting design by Christopher Akerlind
sound design by Dave Remedios


The American Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Robert Woodruff joins renowned composer/performer Rinde Eckert to create this music-theatre piece inspired by the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. The poet Orpheus risked death to rescue Eurydice from the underworld. They had almost reached the surface when he looked back and lost her forever.

"Orpheus X also features the work of acclaimed video artist Denise Marika. Widely considered an innovator in the field of video installation, Marika designs a video installation, which serves as an integral component of the play's environment. This marks the first time that Marika has presented her work in conjunction with a theatrical performance.

The cast of Orpheus X includes Rinde Eckert as Orpheus, Suzan Hanson as Eurydice, and John Kelly as John and Persephone. The band includes Timothy Feeney, Jeff Lieberman, Blake Newman, and Wendy Richman. Now being shown at Theatre for a New Audience, NYC, December 2-20, 2009, located at 154 Christopher St., #3D, New York, NY."The artist would like to acknowledge, cameraman James MacAllister, assistant video design and editing Leah Gelpe, photo documentation Charles Erickson and Steve Briggs.

 

 

TRACKING

AXIOM GALLERY, Boston, MA, November 13th - December 19th, 2009.

"Tracking" is a collaborative video installation by DM, Denise Marika and Dana Moser and was largely influenced by the city of Berlin where much of the sound and video imagery was recorded. Like all modern cities, it's meridians of public transportation are awash in signifiers of control and protection. But there are many things that make Berlin a special place and one of them is its preoccupation with history. In some ways it has been a requirement of the rest of the world that Berlin never forget it's role in 20th century conflagration, but even in the preceding century it was viewed in a special historical light as Marxists assumed that Berlin (not Moscow) was going to be the central starting point of an international worker's revolution. The city commemorates (memorializes) its history fanatically, with markers on streets, stations and canals; monuments against the ephemerality of human memory.
The specifics of Berlin were a starting point for our collaboration and discussions on site in the Summer of 2009, but every urban setting shares in the same themes that emerged from our observations of the politics of people moving through space, a human traffic pushing through the emergent apparatus of location, observation and control. "Tracking" reflects on the international condition at the borders separating people from places and events, the threshold where layers of impediments and barriers multiply.The projection in "Tracking" is constructed through the algorithmic interactions of a dynamic system. Sound and HD video are programmed to mix (edit) together in realtime according to software-defined interactions.

Production assistance by Tom Fahey and Fred Wolflink."Tracking" is being exhibited as part of "RIDERS on the TRAIN" curated by Nancy Davies.

Eyewitness
October 14 -December 1
Axiom
141 Green Street
Boston MA, 02130

Downrush
Video & Braille Installation


Downrush explores the psychological and religious currents that define human conflict. The religious texts are uniformly presented in braille directly accessible to the blind. The image of the falling body, available to the sighted, generates a shared soundscape that permeates the space. Downrush exposes our complicity and questions our passivity as witnesses to current events, conflicts, war, genocide and the resultant loss of lives.


 

The Puzzle Master

This multimedia opera, a retelling of the Dedalus and Icarus myth, is set on an imaginary Caribbean island. Five singers perform in counterpoint with layers of computer-manipulated 5.0 channel surround sound and multiple video projections. 

Music by Eric Chasalow ; libretto by F.D. Reeve; video by Denise Marika. Featuring performances by Jennifer Ashe, Donald Wilkinson, Pamela Dellal, Matthew Anderson, and Paul Guttry. Eric Hewitt conducts.  Staging by Barbara Cassidy. The Puzzle Master is supported by the Poses Fund and the Theodore and Jane Norman Fund and is part of the 2007 Boston Cyberarts Festival.

Performances are Sat, May 5 and Sun, May 6, 8:00 p.m.  The Laurie Theater, Spingold Theater Center – campus of Brandeis University, Waltham

tickets are $20 general admission; $10 students and seniors

For tickets call, 781.736.3400


ARTventures
The Revolving Museum
22 Shattuck Street, Lowell, MA 01852
October 7th, 2006
Unearthed
Video projection

The Revolving Museum launched the ARTventures: Hamilton Mill Ruin project. This documentary film project transformed an abandoned mill complex into a public art spectacle that included a parade, sculptural and scientific installations, music, dance, and writing performances and large-scale video projections.

Photo Documentation by Meghan Moore

 


Common Language
Medellin, Colombia
December 21, 2006
Gallerie 10+36
Carrera 41#10-36, El Poblado
Curated by Adriana Rios Leg
One Channel Video Gnaw
One Channel Video

 


 

“The senses: Selection from the permanent collection”
January 22 - April 9, 2006
Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont , CA.

The artists in this exhibition, in myriad ways, interrogate and complicate our understanding of the distinct qualities of individual senses. Their work incorporates the haptic and the aural, recalls the corrosive action of chemicals, evokes the splintering of light, and plays with conceptions of the weighty and weightless.Denise Marika (PO’77) projects tender flesh onto steel, framed and bisected with fur. Grunting exhalations mark the effort of her repetitive movements.Bisected
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“Refraction” Spring 2006
Caprice Horn Gallery, ,Berlin, Germany.

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Video projection

 

DENISE MARIKA
BODY ACTIONS

Schiltkamp Gallery
Clark University
Traina Center for the Arts
92 Downing Street
Worcester, MA
September 19-November 6, 2005

Artist Talk
Thursday, October 27, 4:30 pm
Sponsored by the
Higgins School of Humanities
Reception following

Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 9 am - 7 pm
Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday, 12 - 5 pm
Sunday, 12 - 7 pm

Information: 508/793-7113

 

 

DENISE MARIKA
VIDEO INSTALLATIONS

Howard Yezerski Gallery

April 22 - May 24, 2005
Opening April 22, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
In the video installation, Detritus, a figure is crouched amidst the turbulence of demolition. Within the deteriorating urban landscape, the jaws of a crane grab at the body stirring up clouds of dust and debris. The figure is occasionally obscured by haze, remaining unaware of the surrounding danger. Framed by steel channel the projected image extends downward into the floor, reflected in a mirror that runs its length. Piles of newspapers bearing the same images of destruction spill onto the floor inviting the viewer to participate by carrying the image away with them.Detritus, the newspaper edition, is a sequence of images of repeated loss and destruction imbedded as news, unexplained. Distributed to 50,000 readers within the Weekly Dig, this conceptual work is based on the free dissemination of art and of news, blurring the distinction between the two and underscoring the power of free speech and expression. This public intervention functions as a shared visual memory of loss in the hopes of peace.

 

 

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