Georges Gurdjieff once referred to humanity as “food for the moon”, explaining that our
existence is part of a large magnetic field, constantly pulling and feeding. Whatever we
do, whatever choices we make, however long we live, we will eventually be consumed
by our surrounding atmosphere for the sake of its vitality, conscious or not. This vitality
is powered by the sun, at the heart of the cycle, which projects heat and light onto the
atmosphere, bounced back to us by the reflective moon. This is nature. We are all
“Food for the Moon” is an experiential video installation exploring small moments of that
magnetic field. Through atmospheric shifts in a dark room, can we begin to understand
our cyclical relationship to everything that surrounds us?
Please feel free to take your shoes off and tread on our elements, here for your sensory
consumption. Though they are human-oriented and manipulated, they are nature-made
and still floating along in space beside us and everything else.
At Standard ToyKraft
722 Metropolitan Avenue, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11211
From 5pm to 9pm on a loop
About the Artists
Emma Zbiral-Teller is a Brooklyn based video artist and production
designer. She studied at the Prague Film School and earned her BA from
Hampshire College. Currently, she works in commercial and independent
film production as an art director and is a curator at The Tank NYC with a
series called “Spatial Film” that explores the atmospheric environment and
viewing experience of new video works. Exhibitions of her personal work
have been featured on Nobudge.com, at the Center for Digital Art in
Brattleboro VT, Pleasant St. Theater, The Canal Gallery, Microscope
Gallery, Standard Toykraft, The Brick and The Tank.
Jenn Ruff is a video artist, film editor and collagist based in Brooklyn. She is obsessed with assemblage. She wants to explore the alchemy that
results from combining divergent shots, paper cut-outs and celluloid. She
believes that art can cast spells. She got her start working on a bunch of
cool films, including Y Tu Mama Tambien, Boy's Don't Cry, and Old Joy.
She recently edited the cult horror film Lyle, starring Gaby Hoffman, as well
as Elisabeth's Subrin's A Woman, A Part. She is a Asst. Arts Professor at
NYU in the Graduate Film Program and has exhibited her videos and
collages in galleries in NY, LA, Tokyo and London.
Nic Koller is a multi-disciplinary artist exploring the boundaries of collage in video, painting & installation. His works tell emotional narratives through
depictions of individuals & their everyday lives. His broad interest in people
motivates him to push beyond individual identities, to understand &
express shared aspects of the human experience. He works & lives in Los
About Standard ToyKraft
Standard ToyKraft is an artist run theater that offers low-cost performance and rehearsal space as well as a puppet shop and private studios for visual artists. The founders of STK discovered a derelict factory floor located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. With lots of blood, sweat and more tears than any of us care to admit we transformed this old sweatshop into a community organization. At the core Standard Toykraft is a community endeavor. Our community of artists continues to grow in this tough city because, we provide a supportive refuge for the development of work. We also produce many of our own shows and events including puppet slams, variety shows, vaudevillian weirdness and various spectacles for the amusement of our patrons.