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Moving Image / Sound / Performance.

Dexter's solo and collaborative projects have been featured at Microscope Gallery, Experimental Intermedia, PS1, Roulette, The New York Museum of Art and Design, Sight and Sound Festival, Issue Project Room, the Mononoaware Festival, The Lesley Heller Workspace, Festival of Ideas for the New City, The Invisible Dog, Splatterpool, and ESP TV. He is a member of Future Archaeology.

contact :: thomas.dexter(at)gmail.com
  • SQUARE/GETS/THE/CIRCLE @ BALAGAN SCREENING SERIES (2013)

    Documentation from an expanded cinema performance
  • SQUARE/GETS/THE/CIRCLE @ SIGHT/UNSEEN (2013)

    Documentation from an expanded cinema performance
  • ACTION/FILM @MICROSCOPE GALLERY (2012)

    Documentation from an evolving performance that uses direct animation on 16mm film-leader, light-to-sound synthesis, and the destruction of the film itself.
  • ACTION/FILM @ THE INVISIBLE DOG (2012)

    Documentation from an evolving performance that uses direct animation on 16mm film-leader, light-to-sound synthesis, and the destruction of the film itself.
  • ACTION/FILM @ THE ANARCHIST ART FESTIVAL (2012)

    Documentation from an evolving performance that uses direct animation on 16mm film-leader, light-to-sound synthesis, and the destruction of the film itself.
  • ACTION/FILM (2011)

    Documentation from an evolving performance that uses direct animation on 16mm film-leader, light-to-sound synthesis, and the destruction of the film itself.
  • IMAGES (2006 - 2013)

    Photo documentation from selected performances in NYC.
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  • CINEMATIC ABJECT I (2012)

    30min looping HD (excerpt)

    16mm "scratch" film scanned to digital and reanimated in a continuous loop. The intentional removal of the filmic illusion and boundaries of the frame leaves a slowly-moving digital scroll.
  • CINEMATIC ABJECT I & 2 (2012)

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  • UNTITLED (2011)

    Ink on 16mm film leader and optoelectronic sound. Transferred to HD.
  • FILM STILL (2010)

    Installation. Ink on film leader, copper tubing, rewind hardware, spools.

    The film's original function is apparent but inaccessible..
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  • DRAWING ON FILM (2009)

    Process-drawings made, exhibited, and discarded over the course of a gallery show. The drawings are made on a simple apparatus suggesting a loom. The process is transparent and the results are immediate.
  • SPIN CYCLE: HORIZON I (2012)

    Looping single channel HD video and sound.

    A powerdrill mounted HD camera flattens and warps space as it approaches its representational and mechanical limits. All visual effects and sounds were derived from the camera apparatus itself.

  • SPIN CYCLE: HORIZON II (2012)

  • SPIN CYCLE: HORIZON III (2012)

  • SPIN CYCLE: HORIZON IV (2012)

  • DARK DETECTION - (2011)

    Rephotographed Super 8 film. A modified "darkness alarm" sound circuit alerts the viewer to areas of moving shadow.
  • STRIATED FIELDS I (2007)

    VHS tape transfered to HD. 5min looping.

    Square wave oscillation interferes with a series of cornfields (an allusion to the early history of televisual images.) The sound and interference frequencies are determined by the light emitted from the source footage.
  • FUTURE ARCHAEOLOGY: OHM IV (2013)

    A site-specific performance environment harnessing the conductive / resistive properties of the human body to create an evolving soundscape. Premiered at SIGHT + SOUND festival 2013
  • FUTURE ARCHAEOLOGY: OHM (2010)

    Exploring the conductive / resistive properties of graphite and the human hand, OHM transforms the Splaterpool gallery walls into interactive sonic drawings. Part of the Dead of Winter series, curated by Maria Chavez. See the full event documentary HERE
  • OHM II (2011)

    Performance documentation. Crowd interaction is harnessed into a large-scale "human sound circuit."
  • DRAWING STUDY FOR "OHM"

    Sound circuit drawing exercise.

    With Heather Dewey-Hagborg.
  • MINIMAL SATISFACTION (2011)

    Intro and verse of pop song time-stretched at a ratio of 1:33.
  • Rendering of a guitar amplifier and cabinet dimensionally stretched at a ratio of 1:33.
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  • Rehearsal for live performance of Minimal Satisfaction. Jake Adams: Drums.
  • OPEN CIRCUIT (2010)

    Interactive sonic architecture and performance @ PS1 MOMA.

    in collaboration with Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Matt Radune.

    Performances by Maria Chavez & Shelley Burgon.
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  • HYDROPHONY (2010-2011)

    Chance compositions comprised of underwater recordings taken from the East and Hudson rivers. Hydrophony brings unheard acoustic worlds to the surface - allowing the listener to experience familiar sites of recreation, travel, and industry in a new and intimate way. External site

    With
    Heather Dewey-Hagborg.
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  • LIVE @ ROULETTE NYC (2007)

    Audio/visual duets with Maria Chavez exploring memory and interpretation.
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  • FUTURE ARCHAEOLOGY

    Collected installations and performances 2008 - 2011. External link: www.futurearchaeology.org

    In collaboration with Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Ellie Irons, Dan Phiffer and Matt Radune.
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