These works have been acquired for distribution by Vtape within the last six months. Not all of the videos are necessarily new, as older works are sometimes brought into distribution.
Inspired by a flashback about his birthmark, filmmaker Lester Alfonso is convinced that making a film will help confront a distant trauma rooted in cultural superstition. A follow-up to his award-winning film Twelve (2009), BIRTHMARK is a wry, sensitive, and candidly confessional exercise in creative anthropology. Soliciting… ⊕
This thesis-cum-performance-cum-video represents the American immigrant experience through digital and physically mediated spaces. The poetic and theoretical text conveys the experience of alienation, surveillance and the state politics of documentation. This twenty five minute program features a commercial break with three… ⊕
2013, 05:48 minutes, colour
Collaboration with Asher Kohn and 유+웃 CHAiT. In response to drone attacks and unlawful use of surveillance, a proposed city, Shura City, exists as an alternative city-state model. The polity’s citizens through collective decision-making are able to live free of intrusion by state forces and enable us to… ⊕
This video used the device of neon, as a line, to demarcate boundaries, whether social, political, economic or geographic. Visually their is a neon line present that grows into various symbols while a poetic text about "borders" glides in and out of the frame. A border is a line, it creates an incision between a past… ⊕