Media Arts Program

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
The Experimental Television Center

Art Jones


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TRANSMITTING LIVE FROM BABYLON is a live audio-visual mix performed with sampled news and commercial footage, text and original digital video and animation accompanied by an experimental dub, hip-hop and electronic noise mix. Working with laptops and analog audio/video sources, Art Jones will create an abstract narrative collage about two perennially popular topics: war and money.

Art Jones is an image/sound manipulator working with film, digital video and hybrid media. His work makes extensive use of popular music and mainstream media culture as raw material to be sampled and re-combined in order to examine implicit meanings or suggest new ones. Working with a particular genre or mode, the work seeks to explore, destroy or re-orient the conventions of "the media." The formal construction of Jones’ media works reflects the rhythms and beat of rap music. As a VJ he has performed with a variety of musicians and artists, including Soundlab, DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, DJ T-Ina, Amiri Baraka, Femmes with Fatal Breaks and Alec Empire and Phillip Virus. He is a current member of the ITEL Media group and a former member of the Not Channel Zero television collective. His work can be seen internationally in festivals, museums, bars, galleries, and living rooms.

Co-sponsored by the Experimental Television Center

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