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Gene Gort

Gene Gort

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Professor of Media Arts

gort@hartford.edu
www.genegort.com

MFA, Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego
BFA, Fine Arts, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford

Gene Gort is a visual artist, video producer, and educator whose work aims to make the quotidian significant. Simple things are elegant, challenging, and revelatory. His use of technology in investigation focuses on the awareness of its role in determining meaning. His work employs diverse media, including video production, installation, multimedia performance collaboration, code-based drawing, photography, and digital print editions.

He has collaborated in multimedia musical performance projects with composer and sound artist, Ken Steen. He also has collaborated with Jeffrey Krieger, solo electronic cellist and principal cellist for the Hartford Symphony, and Robert Black, double bassist of Bang-on-a-Can All-Stars. He has presented at numerous international locations, including Dark Music Days Festival, Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, Calif.; TheVideoArtFoundation, Barcelona; Cyberarts Festival, Boston, Mass. He has been nominated twice by the Rockefeller Foundation in the Film/Video/New Media and has received grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation, Pollack-Krasner Foundation, LEF Foundation, and The New England Foundation for the Arts: National Endowment for the Arts Regional Artists Projects, and has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, and I-Park Artists’ Enclave, East Haddam, Conn.

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Videotapes produced:
  • Venetian Loops, video series for installation, Producer/Director/Editor, 2015
  • Drifting Off, performance video, Producer/Director/Editor, 2015
  • THE SYNC EFFECT, performance collaboration with Hartford Sound Alliance, 2009
  • Here / There, video for installation, Producer/Director/Editor, 2008
  • Still Life (with doubt), Writer/Producer/Director/Editor, 2008
  • Still Life (with exhaust), Producer/Director/Editor, 2008
  • Visible, (for “50,000 Beds”), Writer/Producer/Director/Editor, 2007
  • Narcissus O.C.D. , video for installation, Producer/Director/Editor, 2007;
  • Connecticut State Art Collection purchase, 2010
  • SAFE, video installation loop with live internet feed, Producer/Director/Editor, 2007
  • Escape Velocity, Writer/Producer/Director/Editor, 2006
Exhibitions/Screenings:
  • Venetian, solo exhibition, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT, 2015
  • Missing Links, Gallery of the Library Institute, New Haven, CT, 2014
  • As it ever was, ATOM Space @ Chinatown, Hartford, CT, 2012
  • Intellectual Property, solo exhibition, Still River Editions / Connecticut Photographics, Danbury, CT, 2012
  • ASPECT magazine, screening, 46 Waltham St, Courtyard, Boston, MA, 2012
  • Black Maria Film and Video Festival, touring, Director's Citation Award, 2011
  • SPILL>>FORWARD, curated by Transnational Temps, Media Noche, New York, NY and online @ http://transnationaltemps.net/spill/, 2010
  • Liquid, Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery, Manchester Community College, CT, 2009
  • Speak to Me: Connecticut Biennial 2008, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, 2008
  • 50,000 Beds, group project, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; Artspace, New Haven, CT; Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 2007
Performances:
  • Drifting Off, collaborative performance, with Ken Steen, Robert Black, Adam Lenz, @MENGI, Dark Music Days Festival, Reykyavik, Iceland; Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, 2015
  • As If, collaborative performance project, Slingshot Kidõ collaborative, Dark Music Days Festival, Reykyavik, Iceland, 2014
  • Reliquary of Labor, solo version, Jeffrey Krieger soloist, Cohen Family Studio Theatre Cincinnati Conservatory; Centinel Hill Hall, Capital Community College, Hartford, CT, Buckman Theater, Quinnipiac University, 2012
  • Reliquary of Labor, solo version, Jeffrey Krieger soloist, Avery Theater, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford CT; Boston Cyberarts Festival, Axiom Gallery, Boston, MA, 2009
  • Reliquary of Labor, solo version, Jeffrey Krieger soloist, American Embassy Center Auditorium, Mumbai, India. 2008
  • Reliquary of Labor, collaborative performance, premier, with Ken Steen, Jeffrey Krieger and Quey Percussion Duo, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, 2006