Words and Video 2013

Each year, CDA collaborates with the Brattleboro Literary Festival and Write Action to host the Words and Video Exhibition, a special one-evening screening of short films and video art pieces that are inspired by works of writing, or made in collaboration between writers and filmmakers – shown together in the spirit of exploring the intersections between words and images, written language and visual signifiers.

The fourth annual Words and Video Exhibition was presented on October 3rd, 2013 – the first night of the 2013 Brattleboro Literary Festival. As always, it was presented free of charge and open to the public.

The call for submissions for the 2014 Words and Video Exhibition – our fifth year in a row – has officially opened! Click here for more information.

Words and Video Artists

For the fourth annual Words and Video Exhibition, nine established and emerging video artists and filmmakers were selected by the event presenters to be a part of this exhibition – comprised of six short films, two experimental video art installations and one reading accompanied by a video projection.

Kevin Abrams is a puppeteer, animator, and visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. His work has appeared with Cinema Club, Runaway Parade, Divergent Magazine, and the blog The Not So Starving Artist.

Wyatt Andrews is a cinematographer and videographer; he currently shoots and produces creative content at Mondo Mediaworks, a Brattleboro-based marketing agency specializing in web video.

Christian Hali is an award winning art director, creative executive, published illustrator, painter, and video/performing artist. Hali has worked in the art departments of MTV, Nickelodeon and Disney, among others. He currently lives in Los Angeles and focuses on his art.

Michael Hanish is a videographer, editor and film educator based in Southern Vermont. Hanish’s film work is primarily based in documentary and performance videos. Currently, he is the Projects Coordinator for Sandglass Theater in Putney VT.

Christian McEwen is a writer, educator and cultural activist. Her latest book is World Enough & Time: On Creativity and Slowing Down (Bauhan Publishing, 2011). She is currently working on a play about women and money called Legal Tender: Women & the Secret Life of Money.

Michel Moyse is an artist, filmmaker, teacher and Artistic Director and Founder of the Center for Digital Art. His multi-channel experimental film “The Runner” was selected for the 8th Biennial at the Center for Contemporary Image in Geneva. Currently he is focused on teaching and creating experimental digital art and “motionpaintings.”

Genna Nethercott is a poet, playwright, performer, and a Brattleboro native. Earlier this year she premiered her theater piece Ghostmaker: A Myth for Voices, which ran at the Hooker Dunham Theater among other area stages. She is currently touring Europe making poems-to-order from an antique typewriter.

Jessica Oreck is an independent filmmaker and producer. Her short film “Venus,” selected for this exhibition, was an Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010. Her new film, Aatsinki: The Story of the Arctic Cowboys premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.

Matt Ostrowski is a digital artist and composer from New York City, active in both live performance and fixed-media audio and visual works. His work has been exhibited at PS1 and The Kitchen in New York, the Wein Modern Festival, the Kraków Audio Art Festival and the Rencontres Internationales Video Festival in Madrid. Matt will be exhibiting new work in an installation at the Center for Digital Art this December.

Lissa Weinmann works at the World Policy Institute where she directs the Cuba Project, a national educational program dedicated to forming a more progressive approach towards US-Cuban relations. She is also a prose writer and has worked organizing the Brattleboro Film Festival since its inception in 2013.

Walter Ungerer has been a celebrated experimental filmmaker and video installation artist for over forty years. His films have been exhibited/installed at MoMA, at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center and at the SPACE Gallery in Portland, Maine, among others. Ungerer has received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Film Institute to make his films. Though he made his home in Vermont for decades, Walter Ungerer currently lives in Maine and continues to make new work.

Emma Zbiral-Teller is a New York-based film designer, writer, director and editor. She currently lives in Brooklyn, where she is working on the conception of two music videos and a play about an astronaut.

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