April 4 – April 20, 2013
Opening Event: Thursday, April 4, 6-8pm
This event is free and open to the public.
Arlington is a brief video sketch that relates several stories from within a biker community in Arlington, Texas. It focuses primarily on the role of motorcycles within the culture. The piece features the machines, depicting their influence as a catalyst for important events within the member's lives.
Michael Woody (b.1976) lives and works in Champaign, IL. He has an MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA in New Media from the University of Illinois. His work has been shown at festivals and galleries in New York including Vaudville Park, The Ende Tymes Festival and the Wassaic Project, as well as having been shown at The Horse Hospital, Aid and Abet and Alexander park in the UK. Michael’s work has been shown at The Arts Armory in Pasadena, CA, and on closed circuit TV stations and experimental radio broadcasts in Chicago, Mexico City and New York. He has been a featured lecturer at the University of Illinois and the University of Missouri, and has been featured in the Cutbank Literary Journal at the University of Montana and the Journal of Short Films at Ohio State University. Michael is currently working from a photographic archive of bikers from Arlington, TX from the late 70s, a case file from an obscure murder investigation in the Southeast and an extensive set of radio broadcasts related to the influenza virus.