USA / Duration 3m 29s / 2009
claudia and paul is an experiment to discover what artistic event would occur if we could see all the activity around us in the next couple of minutes juxtaposed. Would our actions appear more meaningful? Would a choreography emerge? Is the motion around us better observed by extending our memory into the past and future simultaneously? Therefore, there are four short scenes in claudia and paul which repeat the same two characters in the same scene but in different locations, a minute apart, as copies, clones. In the final scene, all four repetitions are juxtaposed. My work is about the choreography of reality. It`s about the way everything moves and is interconnected to create beauty.
Henry Gwiazda was born in 1952 in New Britain, Connecticut. He received degrees from the Eastman School of Music, The Hartt School, and the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. His new media work has been shown by Lumen Eclipse(Cambridge), FONLAD Digital Arts(Portugal), the Logos Foundation(Ghent), Liquid Fridge(Cape Town), the WRO International Media Art Biennale 2007, Digital Subjects(Portugal), Upgrade International (Vancouver-P2P Outdoor Art Video), the aniMOTION Festival(Romania), the Summer Belgrade Festival, Upgrade International Seattle, Upgrade International Boston, DigiFestival.net (Florence), FlashFlood International Video Art Festival(Tuscon), One Minute Film and Video Festival(Switzerland), Plains Art Museum(Fargo), Exploding Cinema(London), Skopje Museum(Macedonia), and the 2007 Twin Rivers Media Festival(Official Selection). His web site has been featured at Web Biennale 2007 in Istanbul, 00130Gallery web projects (Helsinki) and ElectroOnline-Electrofringe 2007(Newcastle, Australia) . He was short listed for THE BIGGER PICTURE COMMISSIONS 2007(public video screens UK).
He has received much critical acclaim including the Village Voice and The New York Times.