INFOMERCIAL AESTHETICS (2002) 04:45 minutes, single channel video

Built entirely from the eerie debris of late night television advertising, this piece samples multiple fragments from a week’s worth of infomercials and pushes them together into a desperate video remix.

"Heads and bodies jerk back and forth under the force of video scrubbing, turning generic product testimonials into spastic robotic routines. Hucksters tweak, video toaster effects spin, cubes of Before & After samples whirl in a fury. The disparate fragments are reconstructed into something of an ultimate infomercial – a rhythmic commercial, forward driving and hypnotic, selling a dazzling product of complete nonsense."

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Selected Screenings/Exhibitions: Backup Festival of New Media in Film, Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany; California Amateur Superstars, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX; Electric Dreams, New York Underground Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, NY; Microcinefest, Baltimore, MD; Spark Video International, Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, NY; Audiovisual Encounters Festival, Lille Cedex, France; X-Process, X|Fest, Icon at Remote, New York, NY; Cocoon, Flux Gallery, San Diego, CA; Selfware: Manipulated Identities, Graz, Austria; Improvised and Otherwise: Festival of Sound & Form, Brooklyn, NY; Culture Jammers and Video Misfits, Iowa City Microcinema, IA; Prune Belly, Sushi Performance and Visual Art, San Diego, CA; Best of Spark Video, ADA Gallery, Richmond, Virginia; The Process of Weeding Out, Videopool Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg, Canada; Feast/Dream, Galveston, TX