For Immediate Release
December 12, 2002


   

Project Room hosts curator Tim Fleming from Seven Three Split [Chicago] with a video show titled Video Holiday, including artists from Chicago and Glasgow, UK. The opening of Video Holiday will run concurrently with the 4th Annual Project Room Holiday Benefit Dance Party. FRIDAY DECEMBER 20

Project Room is pleased to announce the opening of a group show of video artists, curated by Chicago artist and curator, Tim Fleming of Seven Three Split. This will be the second time Fleming has curated a show in Philadelphia the first time being a Chicago/Philadelphia alternative gallery exchange in March, 2001 organized by Project Room Director, Kait Midgett.

The show will feature recent video works by Chicago and Glasgow, UK based artists: Katy Dove, Stephen Sutcliffe, Scott Roberts, and Cooper Battersby & Emily Vey Duke.

Katy Dove screens Melodia, a computer animated adventure with felt tip drawings. Dove is currently working on collaborative animations for 73SPLIT's first ever solo DVD release ready this spring. She has teamed up with three European sound artists and will be finishing her animations during her November residency in Cove Park, an isolated peninsula north of Glasgow.

Stephen Sutcliffe just finished his MFA at Glasgow School of Art. He is currently working on a loose video adaptation of The Day of The Locust by Nathaniel West, with Glasgow artist Alan Michael. Screening are his absurdly economical music art videos of Smiths tracks. Sutcliffe is also featured on the EVIL EYE IS SOURCE video compilation. The Smiths videos are currently traveling with a British Arts Council video program.

Scott Roberts animates video interviews from the annual gaming convention Gen Con in My Favorite Character is a Wizard. Roberts just completed his Masters degree at University of Wisconsin.

Cooper Battersby & Emily Vey Duke, Canadian artists now pursuing master degrees at University of Illinois, screen Rapt and Happy, a 17 minute perverse autobiography about 3some couples, and being as fashionable as can be.

The UK media label, SHADAZZ produced a video collection titled EVIL EYE IS SOURCE - 10 Glasgow bands paired with 10 Glasgow artists. 73Split has just released an NTSC version of the tape and begun work on a Chicago version. The collection is an incredible snapshot of how Glasgow 's creative community collaborates. The entire compilation will screen.

Running concurrently with the opening of Video Holiday, is the 4th Annual Project Room Holiday Benefit. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature DJs Soul Korea, Matt Turner, and Eric Midgett, and the band 4th Dimension. Project Room items will be for sale.

WHAT: Video Holiday show & Project Room 4th Annual Holiday Benefit Party
WHERE: 960 North 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123
WHEN: Reception and Dance Party are on FRIDAY, DEC 20 7PM 12AM
Video Holiday runs from Dec 20 Jan 31, 2002
Gallery Hours: Wed and Thurs 12PM 5PM
CONTACT: Kait Midgett, Director 215.413.3101 www.projectroom.org


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Melodia
Katy Dove


Rapt and Happy
Cooper Battersby & Emily Vey Duke


My Favorite Character is a Wizard
Scott Roberts


THE SMITHS: That Joke
Isn't Funny Anymore

Stephen Sutcliffe