Using Bender’s notion of deathlessness as a framework, Virtual Histories is a special series of film and video screenings that presents short video works and feature films by artists who explore multi-dimensional memory, alternative scenarios, and imaginary time.
As a follow-up to their short, each artist has been invited to screen a personally influential film that reflects Bender’s contributions to new media theory and production.
Jacolby Satterwhite is celebrated for a conceptual practice addressing crucial themes of labor, consumption, sex and fantasy through immersive installation, virtual reality and digital media. He uses a range of software to produce intricately detailed animations and live action film of real and imagined worlds populated by the avatars of artists and friends. Satterwhite draws from an extensive set of references, guided by queer theory, modernism and video game history to challenge conventions of Western art through a personal and political lens. An equally significant influence is that of his late mother, Patricia Satterwhite, whose diagrams for somewhat absurd household products and ethereal vocals serve as the source material within a decidedly complex structure of memory and mythology.
On occasion of Gretchen Bender: So Much Deathless, Virtual Histories is a special series of film and video screenings that present short video works and feature films by artists who explore multi-dimensional memory, alternative scenarios, and imaginary time. As a follow up to their short, each artist screens a personally influential film.