Joseph Amodei Still Life, Stagnant Life? University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Video
Artist Statement A collection of documented nervous tics and habits collaged together to form an interpretation on ‘The Still Life’. As our everyday is not exotic products shipped from afar, but repeated habits and action communicated. This video is a cross section of people reacting to anxiety inducing situations. It captures the movements and patterns of people in the moments where they are sharing a collective set of reactions often unnoticed. As the pace quickens the viewer journeys forward with tempo in considering their nervous habits. This documentary process and pace increased collage is meant to have the viewer become aware of moments of stagnation in their own life and others so as to be more aware of them. Hopefully to be able to learn to cope without resorting to being a still, life.
Artist Bio Joseph Amodei is a rising senior at The University of North Carolina pursuing a BFA in studio art with focuses in video and performance art. He is also studying minors in Philosophy and Music. He is an active Theatrical Lighting Designer on campus and in the community. Joseph creates art work that tries to call attention to the unspoken or socially swept under the rug. A freedom and raising of awareness through aesthetic process and exploration.