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Jody Wood and Mikel Durlam
Episodes of Violence
October 3rd - November 2nd

Drawing inspiration from popular crime drama television, Episodes of Violence acts to examine and unravel specific formulaic devices by reducing scenes to their fundamental components. Focusing on the oddly calm moments before or after the crime or trauma, the work aims to compose an ongoing thread of displaced, fragmented narrative moments that exist in the space between the artificiality of cinema and the humanness of trauma, seeking a balance between suspense and meditation, violence and stillness.

Video Installation
2013

Jody Wood’s work is time-based and performative, utilizing video, installation, performance, and community organization to engage with socially charged content. Primarily focusing on transitional experiences of death, trauma, and social isolation, her work aims to unpack and meaningfully interpret these issues by frequently working one-on-one with members of her community. Her work has been supported by organizations including Brooklyn Arts Council, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She is currently a Socially Engaged Art Fellow with A Blade of Grass, NYC.

Mikel Durlam (b. Fort Dodge, IA) is an artist, musician and performer in Brooklyn, NY. Since 2000 he has collaborated as the creative entity The Fluff Construct / Lost Camp. Durlam has been an artist in residence at Pro Artibus (Finland), Wassaic Project (NY) and Vector (Romania). He is an ongoing member of the art glam performance group Glitter Chariot and the doom psych band The Phantom Family Halo. Performing and recording under his own name or various monikers, Mikel is releasing a solo EP as High Prayer in Fall 2014. www.mikeldurlam.com