Toban Nichols
Since 2008
Works in Los Angeles, California United States of America

Toban Nichols, is a deconstructivist artist living in Los Angeles. His work has been seen internationally in SCOPE New York, SCOPE Basel, the Digital Fringe Festival in Melbourne Australia, Les Territoires in Montreal, as well as The Seattle Art Museum.

After earning a Bachelors degree in painting, he moved west to study New Media at the San Francisco Art Institute in California where he recieved an MFA in Digital Media and Videography. He has been granted a residency with the Experimental Television Center in New York, and awarded the Juror's Pick at the ArtHouse Film Festival in 2009 for his video entitled "BATTLESTATIONS!!"

In 2011, his work will be seen in new exhibitions in New Zealand, Los Angeles, and in the Artist’s collaborative magazine “Color&Color”

More of his work can be seen at
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New video launch: Mysteries Of Carom

Tue Nov 16, 2010 00:00 - Tue Nov 16, 2010

Mysteries of Carom
4:19, 2010
Single channel video made completely from found footage.

No matter the great lengths I've gone to in order to elevate the video contents to a level of artistic merit and provoke intellectual conversation, it remains quite graphic in some sections so please be aware of that fact in deciding to view this video.

video description:
Mysteries Of Carom derives it’s title from the origin word “Carom” which is a type of Billiard game. The video is meant as a contemplation of a specific sexual act that is difficult to view, or for some people hard to understand. Upon discovering the origin video, I found the subject matter complex and disturbing but also felt compelled to use the negative feelings I was having to create a work of art that is multi-layered, interesting and has a sense of humor and wonder about itself. The soundtrack is meant to provide context and assist the audience in the formation of a complex narrative and should bring about a feeling of child-like wonder, whimsy and surreal if not disgusted interest in the world we live in. The music is meant to be disparate and opposite of the source video. The comedic and curious stance the video takes is meant as an elevation of this type of subject matter to an artistic context.


YouTube remix/mashup project

Tue Jul 26, 2011 07:40

Remix/Mashup/Mess up the video Kaci's America and repost as a response. Instructions at the link.
Do your worst/best!



Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:20 - Fri Apr 22, 2011

“Never eat more than you can lift.”
cast aluminum, aluminum engraved plate,
rubberized weight grip, steel base, 2011


Kaci's America, the remix

Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:57

Artist's are invited to remix/mashup/mess up the video for Kaci's America at the link provided...we're off to a good start and would love for you to join...just follow the directions under the video.
Go ahead, really screw it up. Then upload it with the other video responses.


This is a remix project.

Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:31

One little girl sings her heart out for the country she loves...
This is a remix project...go ahead, mess it up...
original file download-

Or use one of the following remix tools-