In the video California Seals, Frankie Martin examines the environmental impact of commercial development in Southern California as well as critically reversing the filmic tropes of female objectification. (excerpt of text by Emily Elizabeth Goodman)
In Boxed, a conversation with Joe Mariglio, reference is made to the monitor itself as a device of containment as the actors imagine themselves literally inside this virtual space. To be exhibited on a flat screen HDTV.
Flute and Red Nails 2012
Made in collaboration with Berglind Tomasdottir. Beyond simply critiquing the nature of flute composition, Martin and Tomasdottir’s collaboration examines the gender dynamics at play in contemporary music, particularly with regard to the roles of performer and composer. (excerpt of text by Emily Goodman)
TRAPPED IN THE WEB : EPISODE BLUE 1 2011
In the series TRAPPED IN THE WEB, Martin imagines a literal space to correspond with the physical language and properties in the digital world. In these videos, Frankiquoah does not choose the Internet as a means of expression or connection, but rather is engulfed by it. (excerpt of text by Rachel Adams)
Born Again 2009
3 min loop SD video
In this piece, Florentine artist Sandro Botticelli's Venus is born again (and again and again) into the format of video. As exhibited on a 2004 clamshell-shaped Apple laptop, the video is anchored physically in a time specific technology.
This video was made in collaboration with Cory Arcangel inspired by a dinner date with our blogger friends.
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