Harriete E Berman's Videos (crafthaus) - crafthaus 2021-09-24T14:29:39Z https://crafthaus.ning.com/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=0jrd2ywywagjo&rss=yes&xn_auth=no The Fabrication Process - Consuming Conversation tag:crafthaus.ning.com,2009-04-11:2104389:Video:42868 2009-04-11T15:35:22.045Z Harriete E Berman https://crafthaus.ning.com/profile/HarrieteEstelBerman <a href="https://crafthaus.ning.com/video/the-fabrication-process"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="90" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/328441914?profile=original&amp;width=120&amp;height=90" width="120"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>The Fabrication Process is a documentary video that accompanies Consuming Conversation video and highlights the making of the 200 teacups in the artists studio. The 200 teacups are made from recycled tin cans from post consumer products.<br></br> <br></br> You can also see inside my studio and the methods that I use to construct my work in… <a href="https://crafthaus.ning.com/video/the-fabrication-process"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/328441914?profile=original&amp;width=120&amp;height=90" width="120" height="90" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />The Fabrication Process is a documentary video that accompanies Consuming Conversation video and highlights the making of the 200 teacups in the artists studio. The 200 teacups are made from recycled tin cans from post consumer products.<br /> <br /> You can also see inside my studio and the methods that I use to construct my work in general. Consuming Conversation Video tag:crafthaus.ning.com,2009-04-11:2104389:Video:42864 2009-04-11T15:31:46.476Z Harriete E Berman https://crafthaus.ning.com/profile/HarrieteEstelBerman <a href="https://crafthaus.ning.com/video/consuming-conversation-video"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="90" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/328441821?profile=original&amp;width=120&amp;height=90" width="120"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Consuming Conversation is an experimental video based on a sculpture by the same name of 200 teacups made from recycled tin cans that responds to and reflects on the consuming conversation of our consumer society.<br></br> <br></br> Conspicuous consumption as a cultural norm flourishes in the rapid-fire pace of changing styles, models, and merchandising and even influences the marketing… <a href="https://crafthaus.ning.com/video/consuming-conversation-video"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/328441821?profile=original&amp;width=120&amp;height=90" width="120" height="90" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Consuming Conversation is an experimental video based on a sculpture by the same name of 200 teacups made from recycled tin cans that responds to and reflects on the consuming conversation of our consumer society.<br /> <br /> Conspicuous consumption as a cultural norm flourishes in the rapid-fire pace of changing styles, models, and merchandising and even influences the marketing of art and craft. My work questions whether creativity, content, and craftsmanship are becoming yet another disposable commodity.<br /> <br /> Most importantly, the use of recycled packaging as a medium and source of content addresses a spectrum of social and political issues. Hopefully, this work transforms the viewers awareness of their participation and challenges their own complacency.<br /> <br /> Producer, Harriete Estel Berman; Video Director, Will Zavala, Morsel Pictures; Music by David Ricard, 2006 (running length: 7:48). Grass \’gras\ Video tag:crafthaus.ning.com,2009-04-11:2104389:Video:42862 2009-04-11T15:28:59.597Z Harriete E Berman https://crafthaus.ning.com/profile/HarrieteEstelBerman <a href="https://crafthaus.ning.com/video/grass-gras-video-1"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="90" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/328441819?profile=original&amp;width=120&amp;height=90" width="120"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Video<br></br> A 8:45 minute video accompanies the installation. This video grass \’gras\ exposes the roots of Berman’s metal sculpture. The construction process is revealed, from recycled tin cans in the studio, to the marathon assembly at which the 32,400 pieces of the metal grass were inserted into the base. Grazing freely from studio to the suburban “lawnscape”, the video playfully provides… <a href="https://crafthaus.ning.com/video/grass-gras-video-1"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/328441819?profile=original&amp;width=120&amp;height=90" width="120" height="90" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Video<br /> A 8:45 minute video accompanies the installation. This video grass \’gras\ exposes the roots of Berman’s metal sculpture. The construction process is revealed, from recycled tin cans in the studio, to the marathon assembly at which the 32,400 pieces of the metal grass were inserted into the base. Grazing freely from studio to the suburban “lawnscape”, the video playfully provides the museum audience with material for a deeper understanding of the sculpture’s historical, ecological and cultural themes.<br /> <br /> <br /> Recently the Grass/gras' installation won First Place Prize!!!!!!!!!! in the SMART Art – Trash into Treasure’ exhibition! This is sponsored by Lincart Gallery - in collaboration with David de Rothschild's Adventure Ecology &amp; Sculpt the Future Foundation. The exhibition is on view in San Francisco June 2009.<br /> <br /> Producer: WILL ZAVALA is a video producer whose work ranges from personal profile to historical documentary. His films and videos have been screened in festivals in the United States and Germany, won awards in the U.S. and appeared in local PBS broadcasts.<br /> Music: Beth Custer