Magic and Mysticism

Past

JUNE 1 – AUG 27, 2011

The Magic of Things
Mark Wallinger, 2010, 9:38 minutes looped
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In The Magic of Things, Mark Wallinger revisits 70s TV classic series Bewitched, edits out all human characters, and stitches together scenes of telekenisis to create a universe in which inanimate objects are constantly moving on their own accord.

 

Hibiscus
Emily Halpern, 2007, 44 seconds
Video

Earth
Emily Halpern, 2007, 1:50 minutes
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Spider
Emily Halpern, 2007, 1:13 minutes
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Magicienne
Emily Halpern, 2006, 57 seconds
Video

For No One
Emily Halpern, 2005, 3:00 minutes
Video

Disappearing Act
Emily Halpern, 2005, 1:47 minutes
Video

Paper Planes
Emily Halpern, 2005, 2:33 minutes
Video

I Want You
Emily Halpern, 2000, 47 seconds
Video

Emilie Halpern uses inventive physical effects to create whimsical tromp l’oeil within digital video, resulting in visual puns and illusions that portray a desire to assert control over the forces of physics, love and nature.

 

The Mountain Where Everything is Upside Down
Shana Moulton, 2008, 4:51 minutes
Video

Feeling Free with 3D Magic Eye Poster
Shana Moulton, 2004, 8:13 minutes
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Sand Saga
Shana Moulton, 2008, 10:32 minutes
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The Galactic Pot Healer
Shana Moulton, 2010, 8:32 minutes
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Whispering Pines 1
Shana Moulton, 2002, 1:55 minutes
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Whispering Pines 2
Shana Moulton, 2003, 3:56 minutes
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Whispering Pines 3
Shana Moulton, 2004, 7:33 minutes
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Whispering Pines 4
Shana Moulton, 2007, 10:53 minutes
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Whispering Pines 5
Shana Moulton, 2005, 6:32 minutes
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Whispering Pines 6
Shana Moulton, 2006, 5:45 minutes
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Whispering Pines 7
Shana Moulton, 2006, 4:43 minutes
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Whispering Pines 8
Shana Moulton, 2006, 7:34 minutes
Video

Whispering Pines 9
Shana Moulton, 2009, 7:33 minutes
Video

Inspired by her mother and the trends of new-ageism in the Southwest, Shana Moulton has made Whispering Pines, a series of performative videos that explore the culture and pseudo-magic of the self-help industry and the humorous and kitschy mechanisms through which we seek enlightenment and healing.

 

Magic and Mysticism was screened as part of the UMOCA ongoing video series, Looped.