INTERVIEW: Meshes Video Art Presents Video In Site
Over the past year Los Angeles based artists Maura Brewer and Paul Pescador have been organizing a series of screenings that bring together video art and experimental film, alongside clips from the internet and other digital detritus. Each screening is grouped together loosely by genre, including the Action Film, Musical, Road Film, Science Fiction and Western, among others.
For Maura and Paul, to make a site-specific work today is to engage with the space of digital capitalism. Images from Hollywood wash up on the shores of the Internet, where they are translated, reconstructed and synthesized back into material that reflects on its origins. From critique to hommage, these selected videos address the ways that identity is constructed from the fragments of mass media. The movie theater, the cell phone, the Netflix queue and the Youtube playlist form a landscape against which the artist moves.
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