Turbulence Commission: “Domain of Mount Greylock – Video Portal” by David Lachman
Adams and North Adams sit at the base of Mount Greylock, the highest point in Massachusetts. It is their unifying landmark and, according to local Indian legend, a spiritual beacon. A drawing of the landscape is used as the organizing structure for a series of embedded video clips. Seeded with videos by the artist, the domain is now open to everyone (artists, citizens, kids). Submissions should be relatively short and can be video art, documentary, animation, personal stories related to place, family histories, short film, experimental, or anything else. A united portrait of the towns, their people, and their history will be created by many voices contributing to the domain.
“Domain of Mount Greylock–Video Portal” is a 2008 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
“Domain of Mount Greylock–Video Portal” is part of “Networked Realities: (Re)Connecting the Adamses” — a collaboration between Greylock Arts, Turbulence.org and MCLA Gallery51– which includes four commissioned works housed in the Department of Public Works at www.newadams.es.
David Lachman earned his MFA in painting from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree in Art and Art History from Oberlin College. He is an interdisciplinary artist who currently works primarily in Film/Video, Installation, and Painting/Drawing. Lachman lives in Massachusetts where he works as a studio assistant for the painter Stephen Hannock. He was a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists Grant Program Finalist in Sculpture/Installation Art in 2007. His work has been supported by grants from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, the Northwestern University Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts, and the Pittsfield Cultural Council, and has been exhibited at museums, galleries and alternative venues in over 20 countries on 6 continents, including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Italy, Iceland, Israel, Argentina, Brazil, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Bangladesh, Germany, Greece, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Spain, the Russian Federation, the Czech Republic, Austria, Alaska, Texas, the Republic of Albania, and the Amundson-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica.
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