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