Followed by a Q&A with the artists!
For one showing only, one musician and eleven emerging visual artists of the Graduate Video Art course from the School of Art at the University of Arizona present Before Hours – a compilation of video artworks produced in 2018. The artists include Ashley Dahlke, Olivier Dubois-Cherrier + Karima Walker, Samantha Heard, Daniel Hud, Martin Krafft, Anna Maranise, Nassem Navab, Leah Netsky, Jared Robison, Marina Shaltout and Kenzie Wells.
A celebration of the multiple uses of video art formats including mise-en-scène, the long shot, performance, and collage/ montage, this screening advances the creative capacity and flexibility of the medium explored by the participants. With individual backgrounds in sculpture, printmaking, painting, photography, illustration, performance and emergent medias, the works in Before Hours situates each artist’s visual vocabulary within a conceptual framework of their own choosing. The themes explored draw upon diverse elements that the artists are concerned with in their creative endeavors and lives. Ranging in length from two to ten minutes each, the short works explore perception, futility, disassociation, accumulation, manipulation, disruption, horror, masculinity, border and body.
Under the mentorship of video artist and Professor Sama Alshaibi, the artists produced all the technical, aesthetic and conceptual components authored in their final video artworks. Before Hours is a screening that exhibits evidence of the artists’ exertion in finding their own unique voice through the power of the moving image. Free and open to the public. (Dir. by Various, 2018, USA, Approx. 60 mins, Not Rated)