Jordan Rathus, Based on, If Any and Real Work/ The Game Show
The HVCCA presents Jordan Rathus in a live, multimedia, musical performance, featuring long time collaborators Nick Paparone and Bill Santen. The event will be spotlighting the world debut of the band “Tiny Rothko”–Rathus with Andrew Adolphus!
The HVCCA will show a Rathus “mini-retrospective” installation featuring multiple moving image works, whose theme centers on over-the-top creations of on-camera personas and unique interpretations of specific film and television tropes. Several of Rathus’ video works will be shown, plus a full red carpet and a celebrity “step and repeat” is installed.
One of Rathus’ exciting new video pieces is titled Based On, If Any. In the screenwriting software program Final Draft, there is a title page template that prompts the user to type in the title of the screenplay s/he is writing. Just below, another prompt reads: Based on, if any, suggesting the screenwriter pay homage to the source material for the screenplay.
Another film on view at the HVCCA will be Real Work/The Game Show. Here Rathus performs the multifaceted role of a “real person,” i.e. a video artist, who transitions into a reality show celebrity.
Jordan Rathus was born in Princeton, NJ in 1983. She studied at the Manhattan School of Music, Preparatory Division from 1994 to 2002. Rathus earned her BFA in Film and Television Production from New York University, NY in 2005. In 2012, she completed a MFA in Visual Arts (New Genres) at Columbia University, NY. She was the 2012 MFA Artist in Residence at Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI, and is a recipient of the Brooks Fellowship Award from Anderson Ranch, Snowmass Village, CO and the Tony Hawkins Award from New York University, NY. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.