Backyard Adversaries, a video installation on Governors Island, NYC
As Part of the 2011, New York Electronic Film Festival
May 27-Sept 27
Backyard Adversaries by Lisa Kirk is a randomly sequenced HD video installation projected with the Optoma TH 1020 on to four screens, and explores a variety of narrative possibilities in a surround soundscape. Shot in the historic Hudson Valley with four children who improvised an incredible story, the work serves as a critique of recent political events where the children are the protagonists in a game of war, playing dress-up in the midst of a lush and dramatic landscape. Kirk’s practice investigates the contradictions of consumerism and the aestheticiation of what she finds "radical political signifiers" that reference current events through the veils of contemporary media.
CAMERA MAN Matthew Williams ONLINE EDITOR'S Fernando Feria Garibay and Nick McGovern SOUND DESIGN Filipe Chagas and Paul Geluso.
Backyard Adversaries, was made possible with the generous support from The Outpost "Cut and Burn" residency, the Harvestworks / Jerome Foundation Artists in Residence program, Optoma projectors and additional support from Tom Powell Imaging.
The project will screen in Building 10B at Nolan Park, Friday-Sunday, and holiday Monday's from 11AM-4PM until September 27, 2011.
Click below for more info and trailer..