For a better part of 2012, I chronicled a year’s worth of death in World of Warcraft. I played an extremely weak goblin mage–named Kryzzik–who got "pwned," "ganked," and killed, over and over by both player characters and non-player characters. This compilation video documents many of these deaths.
RESPAWN the video was most recently screened at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA) as a part of the exhibition Parallel Tales during the summer of 2015.
I found a “death loop” in World of Warcraft…a spot where an NPS (non-player-character) would shoot and instantaneously kill my gnome mage, Niselle. I wanted to try to pile up as many little skeletons as possible, but found out that WoW only allows 3 bodies in any one spot….2 skeletons from previous deaths, and one fully-rezzed character death. I compiled these deaths into a short video from multiple points of view.
A bitcrusher comes to terms with who she really is. Bitcrusher was included in the compilation titled Disruptive Film: Everyday Resistance to Power a 4-Disc DVD Collection of short form radical experimental documentary media from 1914-present. Curated by Sherri Milner, Ernest Larsen, and Jill Godmilow. Distributed by Facets Mulitmedia (Illinois).
An animated re-edit of "Attack of the 50-foot Woman" using a custom-built Processing filter....I created this during the "Interactive Imaging" workshop with Golan Levin at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center (August 2008).
A third provision... was screened at the End Thymes Festival, Secret Robot Project Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) in May 2012.
Would you like to play a game? An animation based on the '80's classic film, War Games. Accident on Purpose was a part of the two-person exhibition with Katie Fisher titled Unknown Atomic at the Sister Rosaire Gallery, Moreau Center for the Arts, Saint Mary's College (Notre Dame, IN) in 2011.
Aelita intercepts and follows a transmission from space, only to undergo the most memorable...the most startling...experience of her life!
Some animated sequences created using HYPE framework by Joshua Davis + Branden Hall (hypeframework.org). Other sequences are rotoscoped in addition to other digital animation techniques. Translation and Narration by Jennifer Zachman.
The Origin of A.E.L.I.T.A. was screened as a part of the Two Minute Film Festival, Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, PA) in 2010.
A combination of appropriated video, original footage using a Nam June Paik/Abe Raster Scan Device (aka Wobulator), and digital animation. Sound created using captured audio, circuit bent toys, digital effects, and a theremin.
Special thanks to the Experimental Television Center, where I created most of the footage during a residency there in March 2008 (experimentaltvcenter.org).