A???PART: Episode 4

A???PART, a bi-weekly online exhibition of new time-based work/media, will act as an opportunity to create and share new work in light of resource and creative constraints. We now present Episode Four, featuring the work of Elliot Seon, Emma McCloud, Charlie Kuchtey, Audrey Hamilton, Nike Chen, and Clarence Crowell.

Submissions can serve as a response to the current state of social distancing/living in social isolation or can more broadly demonstrate how you may be adjusting or experimenting with your artistic practice at this time to cope with the current crisis. Of course, with limited access to SAIC’s campus, many students do not have the equipment or materials they are used to having during the semester. While we definitely understand the frustrating aspect of this limitation, we also see potential in the current limitations of access. We are hoping that the makers in our community can feel motivated, inspired, and challenged to channel their resourcefulness to be able to make work or just simply, vent.

Submissions can be anything from video diaries/confessionals, screen performances, phone camera or webcam films, internet appropriation, etc. We encourage you to work with any resources you may have at home and in a pinch.

Click HERE to submit something for our A???PART programs!

Me and You
Elliot Seon / 7:14

Made for one of my last classes at SAIC, I look into myself and the ways in which I want to be perceived by others and why. The give and tug of wanting to be understood and the uncomfortable nature of being seen. In this video, I take personal writings from my time in school and abstract them; truths that I’m sure many can empathize with if you can hear through the distortion. Especially during these hard, and often isolated times, it felt important to create a self-portrait that connected with the time, thoughts, and moments of our sobering realities, as we get shot out into space.

Emma McCloud / 3:13

the little things, the important things

Charlie Kuchtey, Audrey Hamilton / 3:00

A sensual ASMR style video of two individuals exploring a body (goddess). They use tapping and light touching to explore the body along with the viewer.

Horror (Pulp) Fiction
Nike Chen / 3:07

This piece is an experiment on using the sonic elements to reduce, if not remove, the comedy quality of the original film. On the other hand, It also attempts to enhance the tragic and horror aspects of the material.

Infinite Loop
Clarence Crowell / 2:45

The computer as a device built to, in part, maintain and produce an infinite loop