March 2017 Monitor Programming

My Mother of Old Bones (2015)

Elizabeth Kuklenyik

A tribute to Baba Yaga. Original text and puppet.

Oceanic (2016)

Nick Flaherty

Computer generated hallucinations are distributed through mobile phone applications. Digital media consumption and religious experience become impossible to differentiate. The individual dissolves into the Cloud.

Vernier (2017)

Rong Zhang

The ‘Vernier’ video unfolds a contradictive aesthetic between Restriction and Freedom. Emotions such as  ‘oppressive’, ‘struggle’, ‘release’ and ‘repetitive’ are from the effects of Rong’s high school pressure.

Do you wanna play with me (2017)

Shuang Guo

The collection is titled, “Do You Wanna Play With Me?”

The dreams of a little girl with a wild imagination are always of the avant garde and absurdly obtuse. This can prey on a little girl’s mind—pushing her to seek the attention and affection of other to quell her loneliness.

This girl may have many friends in her fantasies, but seeking the same admiration from those in her real life is much harder. She retreats into her mind, and starts to blend the line between fantasy and reality. Out of fear of isolation, loneliness and rejection, she becomes afraid of everyone—and everything.

She beings to never want to grow up, and turn the power of her dreams and imagination over to the world. This turns her emotions inside out—pushing her to act on anger and evil just as much as love, peace and purity.

She is me, and she is you

—for we may live without candy and toys, but we can never find our lost innocence.

empty with waiting (2016)

Jesse Filian

recorded on july 9th, 2016