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Video projects in installation, documentary, projection design for theatre, etc.

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Video Projections by Joan Grossman for the play, Woyzeck.

Projects in Theatre, Opera and other forms of Live Performance

A kinetic conversation on creative process.

 

Commissioned Artist

4-channel video installation commissioned by the Institute for Creativity, Arts and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech for the launch of the CUBE and the Grand Opening of the Moss Arts Center in Blacksburg, Virginia. Four 34 x 20 feet screens; octophonic spacialized audio.  Oct. 28-Nov. 24, 2013.

 

Photo: Logan Wallace

"This edge I have to jump" - a video installatio by Joan Grossman for the opening of the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech.

There are few bands that have been as tenaciously creative, exploratory, eclectic and inclusive as Church of Betty.

                                                                     - Broadway World

 

Music Video Director

Song written by Chris Rael for the album Swirled World by the Indo-pop band Church of Betty.

 

A jolting report from a region of imagination seldom

explored in practice.                                       RHIZOME   

 

Director

Documentary. 82 min. HD.

Distributed by 7th Art Releasing

For press and screening info :  www.dropcitydoc.com

 

A story of whimsical innovation and the drive to create a new civilization on the scrapheap of a wasteful and war-mongering society.  Produced with Tom McCourt; animation by Michael Krueger, Music by Julia Crowe and Adam Rudolph.

Documentary on pioneering video artists, Steina and Woody Vasulka. Co-founders of New York's iconic performance space, The Kitchen, for almost half a century Steina and Woody's work in electronic media art has posed precient questions about technology's connection to human experience.

A fantastic, powerful experience. 

-Chamber Music Today

 

Commissioned Video Artist

A collaboration with composer, David D. McIntire, commissioned by ArtSounds, a project of the Kansas City Art Institute and the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Performed with live percussionists, April 12, 2011 at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Commissioned Artist

Single-channel video installation projected on a translucent dome. Commissioned by the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art for the exhibition, West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977.  Nov. 11, 2011-Feb. 12, 2012.

 

Exhibtion tour:

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Sept. 29, 2012-Jan. 6, 2013;

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Feb. 8-April 28, 2013;

Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA, June 12-Sept. 1, 2013.

Detrourism.

 

A virtual installation that explores the Hudson River's aberrant history. An art-in-education project. A collaboration with John Toth.

A meditation on fragments of film and writings, remnants of countless people who for the most part did not survive.

 

Film commissioned by Capriccio Music, Germany

A filmic accompaniment to Isaac Schwartz's concerto, Yellow Stars, inspired by writings from the Kovno Jewish ghetto. Performed by the National Philharmonic of Russia.

Meditations on Amnesia (2006-08)

in "The Searchers", a group show curated by Molly Dilworth and Amoreen Armetta

War and a culture of forgetting.

 

Video installation & lecture/performance.

EFA Gallery, New York

Nov. 10, 2006–Jan. 6, 2007

 

Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space, Portland OR

April 1–May 25, 2008.

Accidents of Memory (2002-03)

A family trace, a remembered name, the encrypted site of what can no longer be remembered.      - Avital Ronell

 

4-channel video installation at Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Poland, Nov. 2002-Jan. 2003.  A collaboration with visual artist, Jadwiga Sawicka.

A collage of stunning archival footage.... the film succeeds in conveying the peculiar combination of relief and espair that developed as these stateless exiles eluded European concentration camps only to be deposited in a seething metropolis largely controlled by Hitler's allies.

                                                                                     – Village Voice

Directed & produced with Paul Rosdy, US/Austria, 79 min.

Produced with HBO and Austrian television, broadcast internationally and screened at more than 40 film festivals, including the Berlin International Film Festival. Music by John Zorn, soundtrack released on Tzadic Records.

 

Winner Best Documentary:  CineManila International Film Festival, the Philippines; Message to Man Film Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia;  Framing the Other Film Festival, New York.

Joan Grossman

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