2016; HD video; 3 minutes; Sound design by Stephen Farrell
Green play is a joyful orchestration of one of the great meeting places in New York City—Central Park, a utopian playground and repository shared by locals and tourists alike. The spliced footage choreographs a single summer Sunday and encapsulates an optimism that is central to American life. Green Play is part of The Humors, a four-part video collage series exploring urban dispositions.
Note on The Humors:
Ancient Greek philosophers wrote of four temperaments (or ‘humors’) that color all of creation: sanguine, choleric, melancholic and phlegmatic. Urbanity is part of this creation, and also embodies versions of these dispositions. The Humors suggests urban behaviors and relationships, those of people and of the built environment itself.
Exhibition History of Green Play:
- 94th Annual Exhibition and Juror Award Winner, Curated by Paul Kotula (Nov. 2016), Ann Arbor Art Center, MI
- ATHICA Second Annual Juried Exhibition, Curated by Annette Cone-Skelton (Oct.2016), Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, GA
- The 14th annual International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa) exhibition (Oct.2016), Curated by Christiane Paul and Dene Grigar
- The UMW Media Wall moving image exhibition at University of Mary Washington, VA (Sept. 2016)