Hero  Digitial video, 32' Soap Factory, Mpls, MN Artery series 2010 performers: Jennifer Arave, Sinem SInan Goknur, Jennifer Johanneson, Kimberly Lesik, Germaine Lindsey, Scotty Reynolds,   Hero  is a performance installation exploring the production of Heroes and the subsequential aftermath of called the so called “CNN Effect”.  In 1986 baby Jessica was trapped in a well for 56 hours.  Because of the over abundance of media, the unceasing coverage and the scramble to create a Hero via book deals and media spots, the community of Midland Texas was torn in the midst of the upheaval. I use devices of duration and repetition and the “real-life” time measurement of toast making and eating to alter how to represent levels of perceived time.  I also invoke the use of ladders as “performing” objects .

Hero

Digitial video, 32'
Soap Factory, Mpls, MN
Artery series
2010
performers: Jennifer Arave, Sinem SInan Goknur, Jennifer Johanneson, Kimberly Lesik, Germaine Lindsey, Scotty Reynolds,

Hero is a performance installation exploring the production of Heroes and the subsequential aftermath of called the so called “CNN Effect”.  In 1986 baby Jessica was trapped in a well for 56 hours.  Because of the over abundance of media, the unceasing coverage and the scramble to create a Hero via book deals and media spots, the community of Midland Texas was torn in the midst of the upheaval. I use devices of duration and repetition and the “real-life” time measurement of toast making and eating to alter how to represent levels of perceived time.  I also invoke the use of ladders as “performing” objects .

Expect the Unexpected

Digital video, 10'
Autotelic series
Colonial Bldg, Mpls, MN
2011
performer: Jennifer Arave

This performance Installation with visual action in relationship to a performing object—two poles and screens. The action was paired with an loosely related recorded narrative.  “Expect the Unexpected” is about memory, permanent record, and the weight of cultural and personal expectation over lap and effect the individual.

In the Crease  Digital video, 28' Bryant Lake Bowl Mpls, MN 9.11.2011 performers: Jennifer Arave, Jaime Carrera, Nick LeMere  Inspired by the events of 9/11, but not a memorial,  In the Crease  reflects on the moment a person realizes they will not be returning to home, that they will be dying at work. When and if do they choose to surrender or to fight? I approach the choreographic in my work with the use of the ‘performative object’, the plywood board and the exploration of the tenuousness of action on/of the board. And the use of dual devices time measurements/and management of “stage time” and “real-time”.

In the Crease

Digital video, 28'
Bryant Lake Bowl
Mpls, MN
9.11.2011
performers: Jennifer Arave, Jaime Carrera, Nick LeMere

Inspired by the events of 9/11, but not a memorial, In the Crease reflects on the moment a person realizes they will not be returning to home, that they will be dying at work. When and if do they choose to surrender or to fight? I approach the choreographic in my work with the use of the ‘performative object’, the plywood board and the exploration of the tenuousness of action on/of the board. And the use of dual devices time measurements/and management of “stage time” and “real-time”.

Canon  HD video, 33' Southern Theater, Mpls, MN Walker Art Center Momentum series 7.18-20, 2013 performers: MaryAnn Bradly, Charles Gehr   Canon  mines the legacy of Punk rock gestures and and aggressive expressions. The physical language arising from the counter-culture of disenfranchised youth is used to illustrate a feminist perspective within a historically male-driven experience.   Canon  equates Punk's Iggy Pop and Wendy O's influence with that of modern dance’s Merce Cunningham and Martha Graham.

Canon

HD video, 33'
Southern Theater, Mpls, MN
Walker Art Center Momentum series
7.18-20, 2013
performers: MaryAnn Bradly, Charles Gehr

Canon mines the legacy of Punk rock gestures and and aggressive expressions. The physical language arising from the counter-culture of disenfranchised youth is used to illustrate a feminist perspective within a historically male-driven experience.  Canon equates Punk's Iggy Pop and Wendy O's influence with that of modern dance’s Merce Cunningham and Martha Graham.

Hyper

Hyper

Pardon Me, Do You Speak Dog?   Digitial video,  Series in 3 parts Skewed Visions, Mpls, MN 2014 performers: Jennifer Arave, Kristin Van Loon, Audrey (American Pit Bull Terrier)   

Pardon Me, Do You Speak Dog?
 
Digitial video,  Series in 3 parts
Skewed Visions, Mpls, MN
2014
performers: Jennifer Arave, Kristin Van Loon, Audrey (American Pit Bull Terrier)