We’ve Got Art Videos to Get You Excited About Brooklyn/Montreal

01/11/2013 10:50 AM |

THE AUDITION from celia rowlson-hall on Vimeo.

This is Celia Hall, auditioning for the role of “Clipboard Woman.” She’ll cry real tears. She’ll bend over backwards. She’ll even make herself vomit, and then she’ll clean it all up. In real life, filmmaker/choreographer Celia Rowlson-Hall’s actually kind of a rising star; you may know her for this Keller ad, in which she gets horny and dies over a pair of shoes, or Prom Night, which was presented at SXSW last year.

Rowlson-Hall’s just one of a few great reasons to stop by the group show “Videozones” opening at Interstate Projects on Sunday. There, Aude Moreau will presumably be showing a video component to “Sugar Carpet,” an installation at Smack Mellon which will transform two tons of refined sugar into a Persian rug. You’ll also find work by New Yorker Elisa Kreisinger (aka Pop Culture Pirate), who’s been remixing popular TV shows to a feminist sensibility. Her latest collaboration—a supercut of the women of “Mad Men” to the Supremes’ “Keep Me Hangin’ On”—is pretty great.

And here’s one more reason to head out to Bushwick this Sunday: “Videozones” is part of Brooklyn/Montreal, an exchange between the two cities’ exhibition spaces which will show 40 artists in eight Brooklyn galleries. The program is meant to foster dialogue between the two cities and encourage viewers to think about art on a more global scale. The Montreal part of the exchange has already happened, but the kick off here starts this weekend. Visit participating gallery A.I.R. this Saturday for an introductory talk, with Art Fag City founder Paddy Johnson, as the panel’s moderator.

Now you can watch the super cut:

Mad Men: Set Me Free from Pop Culture Pirate on Vimeo.