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There is an existential inquiry at the heart of each experience I design.

 

IT WILL ALL DISAPPEAR — Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 2016. LED duratrans light boxes in collaboration with Renzo Vitale | Soundscape Ian Thompson | Sarcophagus in collaboration with Nicholas Papadakis & Miguel “Dizmology” Ovalle.

We live each moment on the precipice of becoming a new person. Only he, who bravely excoriates himself, can excite one's power to imagine and reinvent oneself, provoking questions of who must we resign in ourselves in order that a new person may come into being. At the center of this mortal interrogation, lies a sarcophagus for an absent body, commemorating the person we are in this moment, and reverently laying to rest the pain that has sculpted our spirit so that we may assimilate our lives in a constant state of infinite rebirth. Thus, a new kind of question bears itself: Who is the person underneath the anguish we wish to expel? Who is the person free from conditioned habits and fears? Who is the person we are responsible to become with our time, knowing it will all disappear?

Such inquiry cannot be solved, it is a thunderous ocean that can only be penetrated, lived in, experienced from beginning to inevitable end, he, to himself, for his own.

IT WILL ALL DISAPPEAR    — SNUG HARBOR CULTURAL CENTER, 2016
 

My intention is to awaken ourselves to the vastness of our own emotional landscape,

to seek out the sources of fear that disengage us from one another

and recalibrate one’s spiritual compass of truth.

 

UNTIL I KNOW MY TRUTH (VIDEO DIPTYCH) — with Lynn Barr, 2014.

 

THE SEEDS THAT RELEASE — commissioned for the (UN)FAIR with NYC Armory Arts Week + Cutlog Art Fair with Frieze Art Week NYC, 2013.

Featuring Akil Vishus Davis & Bryan Longchamp, music by Julianna Barwick. "Seeds..." is about understanding divine interference and finding catharsis through severance.

 

To achieve this heightened sensibility, I integrate my roots as a filmmaker

with various aesthetic principles of performance, sculpture, interactive installation,

neuroscience and more to better shape a Neo-Narrative that aims to reveal

the story of each viewer and facilitate a question that was never asked before,

one with an answer that can only be found within an individual who is eager to seek it. 

 

STASIS — Times Square “Midnight Moment”, 2013.

Every night in January of 2013, on 16 screens for 3 minutes, TAXIPLASM & Jonathan Henry's STASIS played, facilitating a whirlwind of galactic color, shape, and possibly revelations too. Featuring Vanessa Walters, Noan Major, Sherry Dobbin, Jonathan Henry, Maria Bruun, Jennifer Kachler, Jarrett Wetherell, Enki Sumer, Michele Galletti. Music Julianna Barwick.

 

IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE — music video for Fiji, 2019.

 

Although my vocabulary of images and concepts can perhaps be unsettling,

I believe that that which discomforts us can often break the walls we hide behind,

and transform them into an unexpected gateway toward what we truly value,

illuminating new pathways of thinking, being and becoming…

 

NO END IN SIGHT — 2015.

Featuring : Akil Apollo Davis & Autumn Kioti. Set design Miguel “Dizmology” Ovalle. "Holy" by SORNE. Intoxicated by their senses, two figures love and abuse one another in an effort to hold onto one another.

 

Commissions + Inquiries | George Del Barrio

 
 

Brian Gonzalez (aka TAXIPLASM) graduated from the School of Visual Arts as the winner of Outstanding Cinematography Class of 2009 and has garnered accolades with film, performance, and installation, from Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Art Basel Miami Beach, NADA Art Fair, Lincoln Center’s Dance On Camera, NYC’s Armory Arts Week, Cutlog Art Fair and more, along with residencies at The Robert Wilson Watermill Center for Performance, The Standard, and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

His video painting series Stasis was screened as a 20-screen video installation for Times Square’s Midnight Moment, the largest coordinated effort by sign operators in history. Gonzalez has also created multi-disciplinary video works with Untitled Magazine, Atlantic Records and Chimera Music, while working to develop multi-sensory interactive experiences. Currently, Gonzalez co-directing a feature length non-fiction film with Sean Ono Lennon chronicling legendary avant-garde designers threeASFOUR.

Gonzalez is also a guest lecturer at Stanford University and School of Visual Arts NYC and continues to design hyper-conceptual cathartic experiences that are as painful as they are pleasurable, prompting one to ask questions one did not ask before. 


SOLO & COLLABORATIVE EXHIBITIONS

2016 It Will All Disappear/Le Poisson Rouge NYC

2014 Tell Me Your Secrets/P3 Studio at The Cosmopolitan Hotel Las Vegas, NV

2013 Stasis/Times Square’s Midnight Moment NYC

2013 Ripening: The House/The Standard Hotel 24/7 Projection Summer Residency Los Angeles, CA

2013 Gadfly/The Standard Hotel 24/7 Projection Summer Residency West Hollywood, CA

2009 Harbor/Robert Wilson Watermill Center Southampton, NY 


SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 εὖτόπος/Snug Harbor Cultural Center NYC

2015 The Wound Opens/Las Vegas Contemporary Arts Center Jury Show Las Vegas, NV

2015 Ripening: Yield/Lincoln Center Originals: Digital Dance, David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center NYC

2015 (UN)SCENE Art Show, Armory Arts Week NYC

2015 When It Comes/human/Nature, Vohn Gallery NYC

2015 Art From The Heart 2015/Gowanus Loft Brooklyn, NY

2014 Until I Know My Truth/Cutlog Art Fair NYC

2014 Ripening: Playmate/New York Video Art & Experimental Film Festival NYC

2013 (UN)FAIR Art Show/Armory Arts Week NYC

2012 It Can’t Be True/Lincoln Center Dance On Camera Festival NYC

2012 Ripening: The House/Cucalorus Film Festival Wilmington, NC

2012 As Above, So Below/Essential Light Festival: Verge Art Fair Art Basel Miami Beach, FL

2012 Tell Me Your Secrets/NADA Art Fair video Art Basel Miami Beach, FL

2010 Black: 4X Magazine/Big Screen Plaza Residency NYC

2006 Positive/FYI - Film Your Issue Festival United Nations, NYC