NURTUREart is pleased to present Videorover: Season 7, curated by Nicholas O’Brien and featuring works by artists: Alison Ballard, Rachelle Beaudoin, Bianca Boragi, Javier Bosques, Jonathan Johnson, Tamara Johnson, Zohar Kfir, Joy McKinney, Mores McWreath + Cathy Park Hong, David Politzer, Michael Szpakowski, Sam Winks, and Magdalen Wong. The seventh season of Videorover will premier at UnionDocs on Sun. December 15 at 7:30p.m for a one night screening event.
Videorover: Season 7
Curated by Nicholas O’Brien
December 15, 2013 – June 6, 2014
This season features a variety films and video works loosely connected by O’Brien’s invitation to consider “winter” (as a season and as an expanded notion) as overarching topic. The coldest of the seasons in the north, “winter” can actually signify a multitude of cultural, social, and historical conditions, often requiring moments of solace and self-reflection. The artists presented in this program offer diverse approaches to dealing with the cold and isolation that this contemplative time can bring. While some artists point to the absurdity of hyper-consumerism that plagues the holiday season, others point to an underlying lonesomeness that comes from the high potential for prolonged cabin fever. Wry humor, coy performance, subtle narrative, geographical juxtaposition, affectionate documentation, and evocative sound are pervasive among all selections, used to break through the sheets of ice that wrap this time of year. O’Brien has put together a program to bring about a hopeful warmth not just to battle the impending chilliness, but also to light the fire of a collective hearth.