THOMAS DEXTER

is a multi-disciplinary artist working with the language of moving images.

Dexter's solo and collaborative projects have been featured at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum NYC, PS1/MOMA, Microscope Gallery, Experimental Intermedia, Roulette Intermedium, Issue Project Room, The New York Museum of Art and Design, Sight and Sound Festival, the Mononoaware Festival, The Lesley Heller Workspace, and ESP TV among others. Dexter received an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA from Bennington College. Vitae

contact :: thomas.dexter(at)gmail.com

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  • SKEUMORPH I (2014)

    HD Video, 53sec loop

    An array of film emulation post-production effects applied haphazardly to a neutral white square, 1920x1080 pixels.

  • RUINS (2014)

    30min looping HD (excerpt)

    16mm "scratch" film digitized and reanimated in a continuous loop.
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    FUTURE ARCHAEOLOGY: OHM IV (2013)

    A site-specific performance environment harnessing the conductive / resistive properties of the human body to create an evolving sound-scape. Premiered at SIGHT + SOUND festival 2013
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    INVISIBLE (2014)

    90sec HD video and sound

    "Commercial" for Invisible: a fully-functional genetic privacy product offered for sale by the imaginary biotechnology company Biogenfuturess.

    A collaboration with Heather Dewey-Hagborg.

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    RUINS (2012)

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    XLVII (2014)

    4 hour looping single channel HD video (excerpt)

  • III (2014)

    4 hour looping single channel HD video (excerpt)

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    UNTITLED (2014)

    Triple 16mm projection, modified shutters, acrylic dye on film leader
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    UNTITLED (2014)

    Film leader, pins, 96" x 120"
  • SATISFACTION IS DEFERRED (2011)

    Intro and verse of pop song time-stretched at a ratio of 1:33. 4 hours (excerpt)
  • UNTITLED (2011)

    6min ink on 16mm film leader and optoelectronic sound transferred to HD (excerpt)
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    OHM II (2011)

    Performance documentation. Crowd interaction is harnessed into a large-scale "human sound circuit."
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    FUTURE ARCHAEOLOGY

    Collected installations and performances 2008 - 2011. External link: www.futurearchaeology.org

    In collaboration with Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Ellie Irons, Dan Phiffer and Matt Radune.
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    FILM STILL (2010)

    Installation. Ink on film leader, copper tubing, rewind hardware, spools.

    The film's original function is apparent but inaccessible..
  • DRAWING STUDY FOR "OHM" (2010)

    Sound circuit drawing exercise.

    With Heather Dewey-Hagborg.
  • FUTURE ARCHAEOLOGY: OHM (2010)

    An experiment in sound, drawing, and human conductivity. A graphite drawing filling the gallery wall diagrams the hexagonal, layered structure of carbon in its graphite form. This wall drawing becomes a network capable of conducting an electrical current. Out of this network emerges an evolving sound environment, and an opportunity to explore the conductivity and resistance of human touch. See the full event documentary HERE
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    OPEN CIRCUIT (2010)

    Interactive sonic architecture and performance @ PS1 MOMA.

    in collaboration with Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Matt Radune. Performances by Maria Chavez & Shelley Burgon.
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    HYDROPHONY (2010-2011)

    Hydrophony is an ongoing series of works that utilize underwater sound recording techniques to reveal the hidden soundscapes beneath urban waterways. These field recordings function as both chance sound compositions and observational tools allowing listeners to reflect on the dynamic interplay of nature, commerce, and recreation that characterize these places.

    Hydrophony was performed and broadcast live online as part of the Art in Odd Places festival in 2010. Covered by Time Out Magazine And New York Press. Hydrophony has also been exhibited at the New Museum's Festival of Ideas for the New City, Seaworthy at the Elizabeth Foundation Project Space, and the Montior Digital Festival in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2011.

    With Heather Dewey-Hagborg.
  • DARK DETECTION - (2009)

    7min re-photographed Super 8 film, sound, electronics.

    A modified "darkness alarm" circuit sonifies areas of moving shadow.
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    LIVE @ ROULETTE NYC (2007)

    Audio/visual duets with Maria Chavez exploring memory and interpretation.
  • STUDIO PERFORMANCE (2014)

    Triple 16mm projection with beam-splitting glass
  • STRIATED FIELDS I (2006)

    VHS tape transfered to HD. 5min looping.