is a multi-disciplinary artist working with the language of moving images.
Dexter's 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.
contact :: thomas.dexter(at)gmail.com
SKEUMORPH I (2014)
HD Video, 53sec loop
An array of film emulation post-production effects applied haphazardly to a neutral white square, 1920x1080 pixels.
30min looping HD (excerpt)
16mm "scratch" film digitized and reanimated in a continuous loop.
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
90sec HD video and sound
"Commercial" for Invisible: a fully-functional genetic privacy product offered for sale by the imaginary biotechnology company Biogenfuturess.
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
OPEN CIRCUIT (2010)
Interactive sonic architecture and performance @ PS1 MOMA.
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.