Monday, September 19, 2011

Jill Reynolds: "In the Labudio"

In 2010, the Dutchess County Arts Council awarded fellowships in installation and sculpture to two artists:  Matthew Slaats (my Dead Hare Radio partner) and fellow Beacon artist, Jill Reynolds.

On March 5 of this year, Jill gave a talk at Pawling Trinity, in Pawling, NY.  The talk was a co presentation of the Dutchess Arts Council and the Oblong Land Conservancy and Friends of the Geat Swamp (FrOGS), and it corresponded with the opening of an exhibit of Jill's work at Gallery on the Green in Pawling.

I recorded her talk, partially, with the hope of using portions of it for the radio show.  Since her talk was so integrated with the powerpoint images she using to illustrate it, trying to use it for the radio was a bit futile.  But, since it was such an informative and interesting talk, I wanted to make sure we could share it with a wider audience.
I combined the audio captured during the talk and married it to the PowerPoint Jill had assembled to create the video embedded below, which consists of her entire talk.

The video clocks in at about an hour and a half.  For the first 55 minutes, Jill discusses and surveys a range of artists whose work either is inspired by, responds to, or utilizes scientific methodology or techniques. In the final 40 minutes, Jill shows images of her own work and discusses arc of her creative career.

The video starts with former DCAC President, Benjamin Krevolin's introduction of Jill. 

Arthur Ganson is one of the artists Jill discusses, and originally, showed two youtube videos of his kinetic sculptures in action. Since the videos embedded in the original presentation didn't work, we've simply added the video url's. But below is a video of one of the two Ganson works played by Jill (the other, Wishbone with Machine has been removed from youtube).

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