About the Show
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 mirrors.
“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 Angeles.
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.