Michael Greathouse: What Is It That Wakes the Sleeper?

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AC[Institute Direct Chapel] is pleased to announce the exhibition of Michael Greathouse's series of videos that will run from December 18- Jan 17, 2009.

547 W. 27th St., 5th Floor
NY, NY 10001

Opening December 18, 6-8 pm

AC [Direct] I, Michael Greathouse exhibits his most recent series of video shorts: Banquet, Valentine, Badlands, Windows, Everything Seems to Be OK…, In Dreams as well as the first showing of Incarnation. Inspired by the cinema genres of film noir and early Hollywood horror, each piece is a cinematic collage of composited, found images and sounds seamlessly integrated with 3D computer animation.

Within an infinite loop of isolated moments, Greathouse captures the surreal, oneiric storytelling reminiscent of black and white films of the ‘40s and ‘50s. Filled with ominous, asynchronous sounds, he creates dark, unsettling hyper-real images saturated with visual metaphors and non-linear associations. His experimental and conceptual narratives leave questions unanswered and the storylines implied yet never defined.

Influenced by his background in sculpture, Greathouse’s videos have the profound awareness of space along with a poignant, dreamlike clarity and form. His enigmatic and sensuous monochrome palette captures impossible places suspended in time and reality.

Born in Kansas City, and presently living in New York, Greathouse has been exhibited in numerous film festivals including the Ace Film Festival, (New York); Cannes Film Festival; Kargart International Video Festival, (Istanbul); “Videologia” (Volgograd) and the International Festival of Independent Cinematography, "KinoLev," (Lviv) where he was awarded first place in animation. He has also exhibited in the Louisiana Biennial; the Louisiana Contemporary Arts Center; the New Orleans first international biennial, “Prospect 1” as well as an upcoming exhibition in 2009 at “Die Begegnung mit der andren Art,” Museum of Contemporary Arts (Siegen).

For additional information about Michael Greathouse please contact AC [Institute Direct Chapel] at info@artcurrents.org. AC is a 501(3) c

More of Greathouse’s work is also on view at: www.michaelgreathouse.com