Video Art & Projection Design

Ross Karre is a video artist based in New York City. His pri­mary focus is on com­bining media, including clas­sical per­cus­sion per­for­mance, elec­tronics, the­ater, moving image, visual art, and lighting design. He designs inte­grated, moving images that emerge from an aes­thetic foun­da­tion in Amer­ican exper­i­mental music as well as that of the Euro­pean avant garde. His pro­jec­tion design and video art has been pre­sented in such pres­ti­gious venues as the BBC Scot­land (Glasgow Con­cert Halls), Miller The­atre (NYC), The Park Ave. Armory (NYC), the Kennedy Center for the Per­forming Arts (DC), BIMhuis (Ams­terdam), and the National Gallery of Art (Wash­ington, DC).

Reynolds: george WASHINGTON

Roger Reynolds was com­mis­sioned by the National Sym­phony in Wash­ington DC to com­pose a work using texts from George Washington’s let­ters, jour­nals, and writ­ings. Reynolds asked Ross Karre and Jaime Oliver to col­lab­o­rate in the cre­ation of an orches­tral piece with three nar­ra­tors, video pro­jec­tion, and live spa­tial­ized elec­tronic sounds. The piece pre­miered on October 3, 4, 5th in the Kennedy Center in Wash­ington DC.

The cre­ation of the video involved sev­eral trips to Washington’s Estate at Mt. Vernon where Reynolds and Karre cap­ture images of the local land­scape, orig­inal 18th-century struc­tures, and arti­facts from Washington’s life as a sur­veyor, army gen­eral, and president.