Fragments 2011, New York

March 16, 2011

Fragments, a continuing collaborative global video-installation, will be at the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, New York, April 6 and 7, 2011.

The August 7 screening at Berkeley Commonplace will utilize the photo/video sharing Web site, Flickr, as a source for numerous short movies to be presented in three parts.

Each of the three parts will loosely follow the Flickr ‘gallery’ format (up to 18 works), and will, for the most part, abide the Flickr video duration limitation of 90 seconds. This will result in each part having a duration of between 20 and 30 minutes. There will be two intermissions.

Following the third part, there will be an ‘open’ screening, in which members of the audience will be given the opportunity to present their own short movies.

Saturday Screenings

June 16, 2010

Many thanks to all who attended the Saturday screenings. Special thanks to the popcorn providers, and to B.S. Wise for the live-online broadcast.

Saturday Screenings

June 3, 2010

Saturdays, June 5 and 12, there will be screenings beginning at 8 p.m. Among the featured films will be a new international collaboration, 2o Twenty No. 1, A Strange Land.

Ten collaborators from seven countries were asked to contribute a 20-second clip based on a 20-second clip that would immediately precede theirs. Each collaborator made two clips, resulting in a seven minute movie featuring twenty sequential, spontaneous, free-associative 20-second ‘scenes.’

Also screening will be three new music videos by San Francisco band, Slowness.

Live music and projection, Saturday, April 17, featuring Vishnu’s Secret.

Theatre Space

August 29, 2009

The northeast corner is now a theatre space, enclosed by a black curtain, with black walls and ceiling.



July 24, 2009

Fragments, an international video collaboration instigated by Michael Chang (Denmark) features contributions by fifteen artists from ten countries. The videos will be projected onto a white, 3D screen built of scraps and junk, measuring approximately 5 x 7 feet (152 x 213 cm).

photograph by Michael Chang

photograph by Michael Chang

Fragments is composed of three parts, each built in a sequential, free associative manner. Each contibutor has provided a 1-2 minute portion in response to the 1-2 minute portion of the previous contributor. The initial portion of each part was made “from scratch.”

Also featured on the 3D screen will be local cityscape time-lapse movies by B.S. Wise.

2571 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California, July 25, noon – midnight $FREE

Saturday nights, June 6 and 13, at 8 p.m. and again at midnight, Volume One of The Exquisite Corpse Video Project (82 minutes)