As the potential of video continues to grow, increasingly this medium is no longer limited to documentation, but rather used to embody and catalog its own reality. In this context, Videorover’s ever-expanding forum for emerging video artists aims to present a wide range of styles and approaches from local and international artists, highlighting works that are willing to question and extend the perceptual and conceptual limitations of their medium.
In respect to the large diversity of submissions we received, and in keeping with Videorover’s original format, the final selection for this season’s program does not share a single theme, topic or style. Although a shared focus on singularity, presence and/or repeated action is found, each video could either stand alone in a group or texture a larger construction. Whether dealing with inherently human issues, digital simulacra or pop culture landscapes (and in response to the ubiquity of well crafted fiction in video art) these videos are all concerned with presenting individual and subjective truths, maintaining the viewer as the final interpreter of the discourses they set in motion.
Opening on Friday, June 1 in conjunction with Bushwick Open Studios, the videos will be displayed simultaneously in the main gallery space for a one weekend event. After the weekend, these videos will move to NURTUREart’s screening area and play on a rotation of one video per day, running concurrently with the regular exhibition schedule.