“California artist Christina McPhee refers to the significance of both [Jordan] Belson and Stan Brakhage films in regard to video work, citing especially Belson’s ‘color-space and atmosphere and the fluidity of edges’ and Stan Brakhage’s Dog Star Man (1961-64). These influences can be seen in her recent abstract video projections for Carbon Song Cycle (2013-2014); the colorful,layered three screen Bird of Paradise (2011-12); and the spectacular MEAT OIL JOY PAINT (2010), a tribute to artist Carolee Schneemann’s performance from 1964, Meat Joy. In these videos, McPhee draws from Belson’s and Brakhage’s use of color and superimposition and their explorations of the nature of light. ” – Cindy Keefer, “Visual Music’s Influence on Contemporary Abstraction,” in Gabrielle Jennings, editor, Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art, Oakland: University of California Press, 2015.
Bird of Paradise
nine channel three screen video installation
Edition of 3 + AP
1920 x 1080 HD maximum scale per channel
Los Angeles County Museum of Art / Stark Bar / July 24, 2011 - February 14, 2012 evenings and mornings in the program "Expanded Abstraction," curated by the Center for Vsual Music, Los Angeles. LACMA blog...
Expanded Abstraction : Christina McPhee, Robert Seidel, Baerbel Neubauer, Maura McDonnell, Charles Dockum, and Scott Draves