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Body Beasts, Video, 2006
March 19, 2007 - http://research-intermedia.art.uiowa.edu//dp/index.php?artwork=923
Body Beasts is a multimedia investigation into the uncanny nature of dust mites. The surreal, six minute film depicts used sweaters that are manipulated and sown into shapes of grotesquely enlarged bugs. The abject creatures traverse the landscape of the human body as well as domestic environments and provide jarring relationships through shifts of scale and contexts. We see them fly through the air, crash to the floor, analyzed in labs, vainly vacuumed, and given back massages. The video examines our instinctual repulsion for the millions of creatures that live, eat, and sleep with us in a continuously symbiotic relationship.
Back of the Mike, Digital Video, 2006
February 19, 2007 - http://research-intermedia.art.uiowa.edu//dp/index.php?artwork=901
Aaron Valdez is a film and video artist from Houston, Texas. His work has been played to international audiences at such festivals as New York Underground, RESFEST, Edinburgh Film Festival, Chicago Underground, Images Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and LA Freewaves.  He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa.

A musical adaptation of a 1938 Jam Handy educational film about the production of radio shows using foley effects.
A Little Salsa on the Prairie, Video, 1:38 Excerpt, 2007
June 26, 2008 - http://research-intermedia.art.uiowa.edu//dp/index.php?artwork=1416
Writer Jody Swilky is a professor of English at Drake University in Des Moines.

A Little Salsa on the Prairie: The Changing Character of Perry, Iowa is a documentary that chronicle culture change.  Perry's Latino population went from 47 in 1990 to 1,873 in 2000, accounting for 24.5 percent of the total population.  This rural city is representative of many communities in the Midwest that experienced rapid ethnic diversification during the 1980s and 90s, primarily due to changes in the livestock and meatpacking.

Exploring the past, present and future of Perry, the film begins with a historical examination of the city, particularly immigration, ethnicity and industry, including the rise and fall of the railroad and the emergence of meat packing as the major employer in the 1960s.  It then looks at recent changes in the economy, society and physical environment that arose due to Latino immigration.

The film, produced in Iowa with funding from Humanities Iowa, the Iowa Arts Council, The Bock Foundation, Drake University, and private donors, was directed by Kent Newman and written by Jody Swilky.
Sacred and Profane, video, 2007
July 09, 2007 - http://research-intermedia.art.uiowa.edu//dp/index.php?artwork=1022
Schott works as a PhD student in the College of Education at The University of Iowa, studying identity, language, and new literacies, and as a teacher in an Cedar Rapids high school teaching language arts and new literacies.

Focusing on a native prairie remnant—a kind of quintessentially Iowan space that scarcely exists anymore—the short film "Sacred and Profane" is an examination of diverse and overlapping ways in which we understand the value of significant spaces.
Square Knife, video, 4 minutes
January 23, 2006 - http://research-intermedia.art.uiowa.edu//dp/index.php?artwork=226
Shawn Reed received his BFA from the University of Northern Iowa in 2003. He is currently a graduate student in the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History's Intermedia program.

Square Knife is an order of imagined ritual and transformation starting with the slobbery masses of a young bearded man.  Dug up from the earth and holed up in its hole, Square Knife shows the ceremony of three pre teen witches and their fantasy hunter follower.
Alternative Forms of Energy
April 10, 2007 - http://research-intermedia.art.uiowa.edu//dp/index.php?artwork=953
Jennifer Proctor is a filmmaker and former Managing Director of the Cinematexas Short Film Festival and Austin Cinemaker Co-op. Her work has shown at Lincoln Center, Aurora Picture Show, Portland Documentary & Experimental Film Fest, Basement Films, Mini-Cine, Splice This!, FLEXFest, SF Cinematheque, Cinematexas, Big Muddy, and others. She is also a proud founding member of IC Microcinema. She holds an MA in Film Studies and is currently pursuing her MFA in Film and Video Production while teaching video and videoblogging courses in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature at the University of Iowa.
Still in Center, video, 1 minute
December 08, 2005 - http://research-intermedia.art.uiowa.edu//dp/index.php?artwork=720
Katherine Parker earned her BA in Studio Art and Art History from the University of California, Davis in 1995. She was awarded her MA in Art from the University of Iowa in 2005 and will complete her MFA work in May 2006.

Still in Center references wallpaper patterns and nineteenth century Victorian paper silhouettes and is intended to provide the viewer with a moment of quiet contemplation.
Images, Video, 6:18
June 15, 2007 - http://research-intermedia.art.uiowa.edu//dp/index.php?artwork=1015
Todd Papke grew up on a farm in eastern Iowa and left home at 18 to seek fortune and adventure.  He has ridden his motorcycles over 200,000 miles across the US, Canada, and Mexico.  Along the way he worked at the Pentagon, Disney, Questia, The University of Iowa, and a handful of other "best forgotten" places.  After retiring from a career as a software engineer, he returned to The University of Iowa to seek new adventures.  Currently he is pursuing a PhD. in Biomedical Informatics.
The Ecstasy of Truckin' with Tom, video, 5:22, 2007
June 26, 2007 - http://research-intermedia.art.uiowa.edu//dp/index.php?artwork=1021
Rob Ostheimer graduated from The University of Iowa with both a BA in English and an MA in American Studies.  He resides now in Washington, DC, where he works as a Web designer and creates video documentaries in his spare time.

Rob writes, "'The Ecstasy of Truckin' with Tom' is a sound/video collage that includes only found footage from Trucker Tom's video and audio podcasts.  Tom Wiles (aka Trucker Tom) is a tattoo-covered, sixty-two year old 'over-the-road' trucker by trade, who also happens to be a tech-savvy podcaster.  He has been podcasting from both his home and truck prolifically (5-7 times per week) for several years and in his podcasts he makes interesting and provocative comments about communication. In this piece, I have boiled down over fifty hours of footage into a short 5-minute video that explores the idea of communication and identity as they are constructed in this new medium."
Fairwell, video, 1 minute, 2005
February 06, 2006 - http://research-intermedia.art.uiowa.edu//dp/index.php?artwork=272
Dustin Dow Mason is a B.F.A candidate in the School of Art and Art History Intermedia Area at The University of Iowa. His major concentration areas include: video, sound, assemblage/collage, and sculpture. He graduated from English Valley High School, North English, IA in 2003.

He writes: " Fairwell is a short film demonstrating how people move on and continue to grow in life. We find our most precious possessions and we bring something old leaving some room for our new experiences. This relates to me at this time in my life as I progress to the next level in my career as an Intermedia B.F.A. "
OHRIA___PECHES, 10 min, 05 sec, video, originally performed with live musical accompaniment, composed by Lieschen Mast, at Recursions, an interdisciplinary collaborative time-based media event, University of Iowa Museum of Art, 2007
February 28, 2008 - http://research-intermedia.art.uiowa.edu//dp/index.php?artwork=1295
Of himself, Daniel Luchman says, "A narrative recipe: I transform personal experiences by layering them with cultural and historic knowledge, distancing them from their source [me] to achieve a more universal dimension- or- highly particular [uncommon] allegorical events monumentalized beneath a mythological disguise.  The work exists within a stylized reality, where rational conventions have been replaced by an absurdist logic, the complex nature of truth and morality are reflected upon with a dark, yet playful, sense of humor and fragile optimism."

"This video alludes to an idea of parallel realities: two characters independently contest for a transcendental experience that fails to occur. Also—minor acrobatic feats are performed, periodically, throughout the video."
Fantastic Constellation
April 02, 2007 - http://research-intermedia.art.uiowa.edu//dp/index.php?artwork=949
Of himself, Daniel Luchman says, "A narrative recipe: I transform personal experiences by layering them with cultural and historic knowledge, distancing them from their source [me] to achieve a more universal dimension- or- highly particular [uncommon] allegorical events monumentalized beneath a mythological disguise.  The work exists within a stylized reality, where rational conventions have been replaced by an absurdist logic, the complex nature of truth and morality are reflected upon with a dark, yet playful, sense of humor and fragile optimism."

Luchman describes Fantastic Constellation as:
1        A fable of a character who falls victim to his own curiosity.  He relaxes caution and is led astray by his sense of wonderment, and then becomes trapped by refusing to question his actions.  It is a complicated and vague moral lesson that warns of the supremacy of injustice in the universe.

2        The character escapes from his duty, tempted by selfishness onto a path of his fantasy, and is trapped by an invisible evil.  The story represents the universal desire to defy our terrestrial limitation; the false hope and impossible ideal of attaining the perfect beauty and order of the heavens.
Time, video, 2 minutes 30 seconds, 2005
February 02, 2006 - http://research-intermedia.art.uiowa.edu//dp/index.php?artwork=268
Anamika is a senior studying studio art at the University of Iowa. This is
her first experience working with video and time-based media.

This piece is based upon time. The three images used are symbolic of the
observation of time. In particular, they represent three particular aspects
of time; starting and ending, continuation and repetition. Together these
elements show the passing of time. Some images are played forward and in
reverse or overlapped with other images to explore how time can be
interpreted differently.
Zen Study of Line, video, 4:55, 2007
September 04, 2007 - http://research-intermedia.art.uiowa.edu//dp/index.php?artwork=1118
Engelbrecht is currently pursuing a MFA in photography at The University of Iowa. He lives in Iowa City with his wife Tiffany and two sons, Joshua and Adam.

Of his work, Engelbrecht provided this melange, "I am not interested in talking about my work. Nevertheless, it's there and I am here: the interval between us is a collapsible sky. Deep sentiments are rarely true. In the future, I hope to be funny."
Trees, video, 9 minutes 26 seconds, 2005
February 13, 2006 - http://research-intermedia.art.uiowa.edu//dp/index.php?artwork=279
This piece was first presented as a sculpture and ambient video project. A large chicken wire case was created in the shape of a tornado and covered in gauze. A large fan was secured to the bottom and the inside of filled with leaves. When the fan turned on the leaves would erupt in motion and cause a wonderful noise. The video was projected from a wall mount and played along the sculpture and on the back wall. The video takes you up through the trees never stopping and never touching the ground.

Audrey says this about her work: "Art is using and reusing any and all inspiring resources available. Choosing one medium over another helps to define our style and models and in turn communicates our own specific language to our audience. I choose to use video because nothing is more challenging than a constantly moving tool whose ability to be changed, edited, and interpreted are infinite. I tend to choose real situations in an attempt to evoke real feelings or at least a reaction. A need to have purposeful work leads to my success just as much as it adds to my mistakes."
Bloom House, Video, 7:47, 2007
June 26, 2008 - http://research-intermedia.art.uiowa.edu//dp/index.php?artwork=1417
Of himself, Budy writes, "My great-grandparents were French. They met on the boat coming to America. I attended the translation graduate program at the University of Iowa."

Statement pending....
18.2.07 par Olivier Moineau
May 30, 2007 - http://research-intermedia.art.uiowa.edu//dp/index.php?artwork=1002
Of himself, Budy writes, "My great-grandparents were French. They met on the boat coming to America. I attended the translation graduate program at the University of Iowa."

This short film is about walking, in French with subtitles.
Typing, video, 1 minute 37 seconds
January 30, 2006 - http://research-intermedia.art.uiowa.edu//dp/index.php?artwork=233
Megan Berner received her B.A. in Photography from the University of Nevada Reno and is currently a graduate student in the School of Art and Art History’s Intermedia program at the University of Iowa. She mainly works with photography and video but also uses other media including drawing, collage, and printmaking. Main themes in her work include being a twin, identity, and the use of narratives and storytelling.

Typing is an observation of repeated action and the quotidian.

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