The Northwest Film Center and the Oregon Arts Commission are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship: Michael Turner and Joan Truckenbrod.
Corvallis video artist, Truckenbrod, creates video sculptural installations in which the narrative of video projection intervenes in the cultural meaning of an object. The project outlined in her application, titled SEARCHING ESTUARINE SPACES, involves recording the fluctuating state of estuaries around Oregon and creating physical structures to be projected upon.
Not only are we part of that natural world, in the sense that we live in natural forms, but we live with natural processes. Our life is like the cycle of the salmon, or the cycle of the trees. These natural processes we experience outside of us, are also part of us.
My objective is to engage the audience to examine their own sense of being a part of the natural world.
An essential aspect of my artwork is making things by hand, integrating hand construction with the electronic imagery of video.
I shoot all of my own video, recording experiences as I travel. The video sequences usually inspire an integration with a structural form, either an object already existing or a sculptural form that I create.
The juxtaposition of the form and the visual imagery transforms them into a new experience.
Her book, The Paradoxical Object: Video Film Sculpture, explores the idea that video sculpture creates unique time-based objects with their own behaviors, stories and sound. Available at Amazon.com.