So The Day

•September 1, 2010 • Leave a Comment

So The Day

curated by INDECISIVE MOMENT

Saturday September 18th

Brooklyn Fireproof East: 119 Ingraham St, Brooklyn, NY

© 2009 Sari Carel

INDECISIVE MOMENT presents So the Day, a screening in collaboration with Pulp Legend. The videos included fall broadly under two correlated themes that are intertwined throughout the program: Identity and Perception. Gender and cultural identity is explored through the trope of role playing when Hello Kitty goes on a date with Mickey Mouse and when a football player sings a progressively more frenetic and distorted version of “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair.” Other artists use the camera as a tool with which to create a coded language or a systematic way of perceiving the natural world and reconsidering it. An hd video, which has been processed through a custom patch and then regurgitated as an sd video, tells the story of how a sketch in a notebook triggers a search along the Gowanus where an imagined boat is made real; drawing the world as it seemingly draws itself. These artists, each in their own way,  take a meditative stance to image making, employing rhythyms and patterns that distort the mundane. The cummulative effect of the screening acts as a mantra where the relationship between words, images, sounds, and their meaning shifts and transforms.

Artists included: Noura Al-Salem, Sari Carel, Karen Y. Chan, Teresa Christiansen, Tara Cronin, Rebecca (Marks) Leopold, Stefan Petranek, Hyla Skopitz, Sayaka Taninokuchi, Niknaz Tavakolian, James Woodward, Quito Ziegler

Collective Showing I, a video festival organized by Pulp Legend, is the  first project in a series that brings a number of art collectives together in one show.

Screening #1
4:00-5:00 BADCAT
5:10-6:10 Pulp Legend
6:20-7:05 Indecisive Moment
7:15-7:45 Cinebeasts

Screening #2
7:55-8:55 BADCAT
9:05-10:05 Pulp Legend
10:15-11:00 Indecisive Moment
11:10-11:40  Cinebeasts


12:00-1:00 LIVE VJ SET BY AUX ARMES

SUBMISSION CALL!!

•July 27, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Indecisive Moment has been invited to curate a video screening. Pulp Legend is bringing together a bunch of DIY/ artist-run groups working with video and is asking each to curate an hour long program.

We’d love to see what you have been up to. Please send us links to any work(s) that you feel would work for a screening (rather than installation). We are in the preliminary stages and haven’t decided on a definite theme, so just send us whatever you’d like. Please nothing longer than ten minutes.

We are always interested in photographers who make videos or videos that are about photography. Please feel free to pass this e-mail onto other video artists and photographers.

The show is tentatively planned for mid-September at Brooklyn Fire Proof East so please be in touch as soon as possible.

Please e-mail us:
info ” at” indecisivemoment.com

Installation Videos of Windows and Mirrors

•June 14, 2010 • Leave a Comment

In case you missed seeing Windows and Mirrors, here are some videos of what it looked like

Windows and Mirrors Installation shots

•June 14, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Here are some photos of the installation of the Windows and Mirrors show at 25CPW.

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Windows and Mirrors at 25CPW

•June 14, 2010 • Leave a Comment


Photographers Using Video: Screening at Bridget

•June 14, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Photographers Using Video: Screening at Hendershot Gallery

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INDECISIVE MOMENT

•June 13, 2010 • Leave a Comment

INDECISIVE MOMENT was founded by artists Hyla Skopitz and Teresa Christiansen in 2009 with the intention of bringing video art to the public eye.

Teresa and Hyla received their MFAs in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP-Bard in May, 2008. Though trained as photographers, they both quickly began to incorporate video into their practice, as did many of their peers. As they both developed a serious interest in the medium of video, they decided to create a forum within which to dedicate to showing video, in perhaps unconventional means, on their own terms.

The name Indecisive Moment began as the title of the first screening organized in August 2009. The artists included were all photographers who also made video work. The screening sought to initiate a conversation; why does it seem to have become exceedingly difficult for artists to undertake a viable photographic practice unless making work which is in line with a more traditional photography or working in a manner that directly references past photographic masters? Why do many photographers see so much potential in video?

Henri Cartier-Bresson, considered the father of photojournalism and street photography, published his book The Decisive Moment in 1952. Originally a painter, he turned to photography after realizing the unique potential of the medium to freeze a moment. The decisive moment is the fraction of a second in which visual elements come together to express the essence of the event which is unfolding in front of the photographer’s lens and his or her abilitly to recognize its significance with a click of the shutter in that instant.