JAMES.H.CONNOLLY


DIGITAL VIDEOS


BELL BIV DEVOE TOILET SEAT

Made in honor of my toilet seat's remarkable sonic resemblance to the on 1990 hit song Poison by Bell Biv DeVoe on the occassion of moving out of my apartment of eight years in March 2018. This video was posted to facebook here, and twitter here.



AESTHETIC CATHARSIS IN THE ERA OF AMERICAN FASCISTS TRAILER

Using the failed assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley Jr. to impress Jodie Foster as a hyperreal precedent to our post-truth present, Aesthetic Catharsis in the Era of American Fascists is a video essay by James Connolly that examines the racial, psychological, and image-based power structures behind contemporary American politics.



ARIADNE/CATES/CONNOLLY/KOLAR BUMPER

Bumper for ARIADNE/CATES/CONNOLLY/KOLAR evening of performances at Digital Art Demo Space in Chicago.



TCC DIGITAL ART BUFFET DIAGRAM

For TCC Chicago's Digital Buffet I've put together some animated gif previews of a work in progress titled American Fascist Fucks in RGB (With Omissions) that examines the degradation of political and social discourse on the internet while cathartically processing political spectacle through analog electromagnetic signal using a wobbulator built by Jason Bernagozzi.



GLI.TC/H 20111 DIGITAL BUMPER

A bumper for the 2011 GLI.TC/H Festival.



GLI.TC/H 2010

A bumper for the 2010 GLI.TC/H Festival.



SMILES CHECKERS BARGAINS, 2010

A glitch short made in 2010.



APOCALYPTIC MOOSE BURN, 2009

A video made using VDMX for Jon Satrom's realtime class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.





I'm a video/new media artist, educator, writer, and curator living in Chicago, IL. My work undermines the interfaces of consumer electronics and digital structures to liberate their latent audio and video materialities in videos, performances, and installations.

I teach in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and work as the Assistant curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection.


NEWS/EVENTS

2018

November 29, 2018 Light/Transmission/Protocol interactive outoor installation for CounterVolt Version.002 at The North Door, Austin, TX

November 29, 2018 RGB.VGA.VOLT performance for CounterVolt Version.002 at The North Door, Austin, TX

August 11, 2018 RGB.VGA.VOLT performance for ARIADNE/CONNOLLY/CATES/KOLAR at Digital Art Demo Space, Chicago, IL

April 10, 2018 Aesthetic Catharsis in the Era of American Fascists premieres at the Athens International Film and Video Festival, Athens, OH.

April 8, 2018 short video screened at ACRE TV's Nightingale Tele-thon fundraiser, Chicago, IL.

March 24, 2018 RGB.VGA.VOLT performance for the Ann Arbor Film Festival "Off the Screen" expanded cinema program

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