Video Art - Two Movements

 


by Video Artist, Andrew Johnson and Ger Staunton

Single-channel Video Art, Two Movements, is an experimental video work, completed in September 2004 in collaboration with, author/ psychotherapist, Gerard Staunton. It explores the contrast between possessing contemplative freedom involving a sense of having an intimate stake in the world, and on the other hand, the subjection from custom, habit and compromise, - most of all perhaps from the waning of passion, - to a conditioned response to life which risks rendering one no more than a consumer to ones own memories and heart. It explores a highlighted anguish of contrast between the contemplative expectation of freedom inclusive of a sense of having an intimate stake in the world, and on the other hand, the fragility or perhaps the desperate fickleness of one's rapport with objects of reverence or passion, a potential funereal procession of evasions and compromises that risk rendering one ultimately a mere consumer of one's memories and desires

Screened @ New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, Saturday 12th November 2005 - Theater 2, Village East Cinemas 181 2nd Avenue (at 12th street) in Manhattan's East Village

Screened @ ev+a 2005: Limerick City Art Gallery. Show curated by Dan Cameron, senior curator at the prestigious New Museum of Contemporary Art in Soho, NY.