In cooperation with UT’s Creative Research Lab, AMODA presents See the Elephant, a large-scale video installation piece by San Francisco-based artist Ryan Junell. The installation will be viewable outside, while the inside gallery will feature Convention, a happening organized by the Transmedia students of Michael Smith, Department of Art and Art History at UT.
See the Elephant
See The Elephant is an immersive four-screen video installation with surround sound audio that features convergent viewpoints during the 2004 Republican National Convention (RNC). The Republican National Convention was held in New York City at Madison Square Garden August 30th through September 2nd. The four video trajectories take place inside the RNC, outside the venue with the authorities, in the streets with the demonstrators, and at arms-length with mass media. Content for the projected piece includes an atmospheric surround audio mix (created by electronic musician J Lesser) featuring natural sound, impromptu interviews, and overlapping content with the intent of creating an intelligible, multi-linear, political narrative. More info at www.seetheelephant.org.
About Ryan Junell
Ryan Junell is a San Francisco-based media designer. His video work includes artful non-fiction about travel, politics, media, and society. His music videos and music films have appeared in programming on MTV2, MTV Europe, ResDVD “Resistance”, Sonar Festival (Spain), The New York Underground Film Festival, and dozens of galleries and clubs in San Francisco and New York. Since 2001, Junell has performed live mixes of original non-narrative videos as part of the experimental improv quartet Sagan featuring the audio talent of Prix Ars Electronica recipients J Lesser, Blevin Blectum, and Wobbly. Sagan released Unseen Forces — a 40 minute music film on DVD and audio CD in the fall of 2004 on Vague Terrain. More info about Ryan can be found at www.superbarn.com.
- 7:00pm – See the Elephant (outside)
- 8:00pm – Convention (inside)
- 9:00pm – See the Elephant (outside)
- 10:00pm – Unseen Forces (Sagan DVD screeing)
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