In some respects I'm a bit late to the party on this one, though is such an expression applicable when the party has seemingly been so sparsely attended in the first place?  A few minutes with the video work of Kyle Canterbury and one is ready to curse such injustice, but rather than wallow in indignation I suppose its better to instead simply try and make a few more humble invitations...


Like all invitations this is post is just an announcement, an announcement that will hopefully give way to a more substantial gathering once I'm able to collect thoughts that have been sent scurrying in all directions.  These videos have a pulse unlike any I've encountered, a pulse that reverberates on the surface of the eye in an entirely unfamiliar way.  So to spruce this invitation up, some images from the work itself and few more words to liven up the mood...


(7 Videos: #7)

(19: Passage)

(A Video)


(Color Shifts)

(Fragments from a Room)



(...seven parts...)


"For the past several years Kyle Canterbury has been quietly, in the shadows, creating a stunning body of work.His videos are among the richest expressions of cinema of the last several decades. His eye for color and texture, rhythm and composition, rival many of the masters of experimental film. But comparisons are facile - Canterbury is working different terrain. He is rooting to the primal essence of the video medium unlike anyone before." (White Light Cinema)

"But such pieces as Color Shifts, Building in Detroit #2, 7 New Videos #3, 7 New Videos #7, and LX evoke for me some of the graphic power of the very different Oskar Fischinger, which goes to show the diversity of Canterbury's work. And he does some things with rhythm and texture I haven't seen before in film or video." (Jonathan Rosenbaum)

"Canterbury continues to be the most astonishing (and still overlooked!) artist working today." (Patrick Friel)

More to come for certain...


Anonymous said...

This artists work is over hyped!