Aron Namenwirth
Since 2005
Works in Brklyn, New York United States of America

Aron Namenwirth is a painter, media artist , curator , and co-director of artMovingProjects founded in 1995. Aron was born in Ipswich Mass. He got his M.F.A. in Painting in 1987 from Yale. He works and lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Aron’s work is involved in contemporary American politics, war and consumerist culture. He recently showed at Momenta , vertexList. and Galapagos. Namenwirth’s Video and Animations have been screened at Diva in Miami. He has written and curated for Zing Magzine. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, Time Out, Italian Vogue, and Broadcast on PBS and CNN.
Discussions (6) Opportunities (0) Events (14) Jobs (0)

Digital Political Time Lapse

Thu Sep 20, 2007 00:00 - Sat Aug 04, 2007
Long Island University
Gallery hours are M-F 9-6 - weekends
contact : 718-488-1198 Nancy Grove

Digital Political Time Lapse

Septeber 3-28 2007
Opening 7.00-9.00 P.M.
Thursday, September 20th 2007

Perry Bard, Rico Gatson, Perry Hoberman, Jillian Mcdonald,
Tom Moody, Marcin Ramocki, Zoe Sheehan Saldana, Paul Slocum, Adam Simon, William Stone, and Momoyo Torimitsu

Curated by Aron Namenwirth

In many different approaches these artists address
our current political and physical environment.

Perry Bard
“Logic” DVD 2006
Philosopher Nick Pappas expounds on Aristotle’s definition of a syllogism using the
Department of Homeland Security as inspiration. Footage of Homeland Security at work in NY subways and airports mix with pure color while the syllogism dissolves into babble.

Aunrico Gatson

"Evidence of all things" 2003 Color DVD.
Two-channel video comprised of footage culled from various early 70's films including "The Exorcist", "The French Connection" and "Cotton comes to Harlem" . The footage has been arranged in a grid/patchwork orientation. The soundtrack is a recording of a ritual ceremony by the Tuareg people a nomadic tribe of the northern Sahara desert. The chant is all purpose from curing the common cold to exorcising demons.

Perry Hoberman

“Condemned to Repeat“


Jillian Mcdonald

Horror Cycle: The Bloom of the Triffid
video • 2006

animation • 2006
The Bloom of the Triffid is a one and a half minute animation loop. In August 2006 one of the world’s most rare and remarkable plants, a corpse flower, bloomed in Brooklyn’s Botanical Garden. Visitors came in droves, attracted to the flower's monstrousness. Notably, in Victorian times, ladies were not permitted to view such a bloom due to it’s phallic visual reference. A webcam was trained on the bloom which released a gruesome stench. Throughout the week-long bloom, I tracked the webcam, fanatically downloading images. The title and soundtrack reference "The Day of the Triffids", a novel written by John Wyndham in 1951 and made into a cult film in 1962. Triffids are fictional plants that are capable of various animal behaviors including attacking and killing humans.

Tom Moody

"Guitar Solo" DVD 2005

comments from blog

omg, what the hell IS that? that's amazing. - paul (guest) 2-17-2005
11:47 am I like it! - sally mckay 2-17-2005 11:59 am that's totally
great. - mbs (guest) 2-17-2005 12:35 pm nice notes! - atomicelroy (guest)
2-18-2005 6:14 pm Hunter S. Thompson blew his brains out yesterday. Did
this mpeg play a part? - pmsummer (guest) 2-21-2005 7:30 pm

Marcin Ramocki

“Torcito Projects”

“Torcito Portraits” are digital animations based on re-purposing an old Macintosh musical software Virtual Drummer.

Zoe Sheehan Saldana

“Homegrown” DVD 2007

A Video Camera grabs every two minutes a still of tobacco plants growing at artMovingProjects over the duration of the show creating an animation.

Adam Simon

Video Portrait DVD 2002

Moyra Davey talks about “afgani boys playing with gameboys” - “we have to shop to save ourselves” - “we lay waste our powers in getting and spending” -

Paul Slocum with Chad Hopper

"A big chunk of Slocum's screen space is taken up with a banal jpeg of
baseball hats on an armchair; the rest is a confused multiplicity of
windows opening and closing as well as overlapping and interrupting a guy
confessing on YouTube his unfaithfulness to his girlfriend." Tom Moody

William Stone

“Pural Nounsss” DVD 2004
This video first shown at artMoving in 2004 shows President George Bush talking on National television. The Cuts make him seem more himself.

Momoyo Torimitsu

(Part of) Horizon DVD 2004
This video is part of an installation in which a hundred toy businessmen crawl around in a model world with oil fields.
courtesy of :The Swiss Institute and Deitch Projects


Zoe Sheehan Saldana and Tom Moody at artMovingProjects

Sat May 19, 2007 00:00 - Sat Apr 21, 2007

166 N.12th St, between Bedford and Berry Sts., Williamsburg (917-301-6680, 917-301-0306).
Subway: L to Bedford Ave.Thu-Sun, 1pm - 6pm
Opening 7-9 Opening Saturday May 19 - June 24th
*On Closing day all the plants will be given away, along with cultivation instructions.

Zoe Sheehan Saldana

In her first show at artMovingProjects the artist grows an edition of 96 tobacco seedlings (Nicotiana tabacum Burley) under indoor lights. In a companion piece, the artist’s all-natural, garden-grown tobacco has been made into cigarettes, which have in turn been placed on the shelves of Brooklyn bodegas, unbeknownst to either the merchants or the potential customers. The artist embraces the ‘do-it-yourself’ ethos in her investigation of the American spirit.

Project Space
Tom Moody

For the first time a blog is shown in a gallery space. Tom Moody has been posting art, music, animation, art criticism, political commentary, and found internet art on his blog at since Feb 2001. For this exhibition artMovingProjects will present his blog as a performance work. During gallery hours a computer terminal in the project space will be dedicated to whatever Moody posts. A mouse and keyboard will also be supplied if viewers want to leave a comment. Anything can happen, and anything can be said. This is an experiment in total freedom.


Linda Post opens at artMovingProjects March 24 Praxis Project Space

Sat Mar 24, 2007 00:00 - Thu Mar 08, 2007

166 N. 12th St, between Bedford and Berry Sts., Williamsburg (917-301-6680, 917-301-0306). Subway: L to Bedford Ave. Thu- Sun, 1pm - 6 pm

Linda Post

Opening 7-9 March 24th- May 13th


With AFIELD Linda Post continues to plumb the sculptural possibilities of video in an experiential installation that brings together interactions with landscape and recollections of corn fields. Video projections, a dry-stone hedge created from canvas covered televisions, and disembodied audio recounts converge in a mediation of perception and nature.

Project Space

Praxis (Delia Bajo and Brainard Carey)


An audition from Praxis Studios Metalobe Production.


Jillian Mcdonald and Carlo Zanni at artMovingProjects

Sat Jan 27, 2007 00:00 - Wed Jan 10, 2007

We invite you to   aMP     artMovingProjects
166 N. 12th St, between Bedford and Berry Sts., Williamsburg (917-301-6680, 917-301-0306).     Subway: L to Bedford Ave. Thu- Sun, 1pm - 6 pm                                                                      
Jillian Mcdonald  
January  27th  7-9pm      through March 18th  Opening Night Performance 8pm
Zombie Loop
2-channel video, 2006
My new body of work, Horror Cycle concentrates on the manufacturing of fear as entertainment that the horror film genre accomplishes. Unlike contemporary horror films, this work offers no extreme violence, little gore, no character development, and zero plot. These are stripped away in order to highlight the protagonists and their dilemmas.
The zombie, among other "undead" monsters, is the definitive horror creature thanks to its abject existence - robbed of identity, neither fully dead nor fully alive, neither clever nor resourceful, and driven only by its hunger for flesh. The central dilemma of the sub-genre of zombie films is that the survivor must outrun and therefore outlive the zombie. Victims turn into zombies, therefore to be caught and find oneself zombified is the most horrifying resolution. The sub-genre plots survivors on the move and ever vigilant, or temporarily holed-up and sleeping with one eye open. It is impossibly difficult to escape zombies, despite the fact that with little exception they move agonizingly slowly. Although it should be easy to escape them, the earliest victims are those paralyzed by their own fear.
Zombie Loop is a two-channel video in which projections on two opposing walls position the viewer in the center of a visual loop, wherein a gruesome zombie endlessly pursues a running survivor. On screen, I "play" both zombie and survivor. The video tracks are the same length. The zombie, prepared with professional make-up and filmed from the front stumbles, expressionless but threatening, towards its goal of catching the survivor. The survivor runs, occasionally glancing over her shoulder and exclaiming in fear as she becomes aware of the imminent danger. In the scenarios, filmed on a country road in Avoca, Wisconsin, it is obvious that the zombie and the survivor are somehow the same, referencing the genre's implied life-cycle where the living become the undead and the undead want only to consume the living. The tracks are projected simultaneously and the sequences looped continuously.
Locating the viewers physically between the two roles positions them as both the pursued just out of reach of danger, and the pursuer hungering for its prey.

Project Space
Carlo Zanni
Inspired by the graphics of Leisure-Suit-Larry (1987), AVERAGE SHOVELER (2004-05 at The New Museum commission) is an online game challenging the boundaries between photo, paintings and short movie. The location is the NYC’s East Village. It’s snowing, and you have to keep your way cleaned. Each flake of snow contains an image taken live from Yahoo’s news feed while people tell you top stories in cartoon bubble gathered from the same sources. All this is set to music composed by Gabriel Yared, award-winning composer of scores for movies such as The English Patient and Cold Mountain.

Freeze writing on Average Shoveler by  Marco Antonini






artMovingProjects at Diva Miami

Wed Dec 06, 2006 00:00 - Mon Dec 04, 2006

We invite you to aMP artMovingProjects

166 N. 12th St, between Bedford and Berry Sts., Williamsburg (917-301-6680, 917-301-0306). Subway: L to Bedford Ave. Thu- Sun, 1pm - 6 pm
DIVA ART FAIR Miami 12th street sea container E6 December 7-10 2006
With Sarah Stanley KBP

Perry Hoberman

Jillian Mcdonald

Tom Moody

Linda Post

Marcin Ramocki

Adam Simon

David Wells

Also, screening 8 BIT
Victor Hotel 12/08 7.00-8.30 rsvp