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Body and Screen: Performative Video Works sure to keep viewers attention

A&E Reporter

Published: Monday, October 1, 2012

Updated: Monday, October 1, 2012 23:10

Video gallery

Joselynn Taylor | The Houstonian

“Craft Talk” by Leslie Hall is another example of a funny video. It is a music video about the biggest bejeweled sweater ever made.

When students enter the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery in Art Building F, they will be bombarded with images and noises from all corners of the room. Art exhibit Body and Screen: Performative Video Works has come to Sam Houston State University and will be here until Oct. 25.

The exhibit consists of 10 video pieces by several different artists. There are four big screens with videos playing on them and the sound blasting into the room. There are also six small screens with headphones.

The videos range from funny to serious. One video by Alan De La Garza called “Methods of Composing Random Composition” was solely a man doing different things to make noise. At one point he is wrapped in bubble wrap and rolling around the floor. An example of a serious video is one by Wura Natasha Oguni called “My father and I dance in outer space.” Oguni said in the description of the work that the purpose of doing this was to see what it would be like to dance with her father who was dead by the time she created the piece.

The artists whose works are present in the exhibit are: Kate Gilmore, Adan De La Garza, Case McGuire, Wura Natasha Oguni, Linda Post, Tatiana Svrckova, Leslie Hall, Tobias Fike and Matt Harris.

The Gaddis Geeslin Gallery is open Monday through Friday 12-5 p.m. There will be an Art Reception for the exhibit on Thursday 6-7 p.m.

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