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Judith Supine

Brooklyn-based collage artist Judith Supine creates vibrant, dynamic and poignant collages using inexpensive art supplies and old printed material. At the Clocktower, Supine creates an environment for a music video with the band Ed Schrader's Music Beat, directed by Jay Buim.

Judith Supine is a collage artist who produces work using an Exacto knife, a pair of scissors, glue sticks and cheap paints. Drawing primarily from old pornography magazines, newspapers and art books, Supine seeks out figural elements which he then rearranges to create unique collages. He concerns himself not only with arrangement, but also with scale; once a collage is completed, it is digitally enlarged and reprinted in greyscale. It is then taken back to the studio to be colorized using acrylic paints.

Born in Portsmouth, Virginia and currently based in Brooklyn, Judith Supine had used art as his primary means of communication with the outside world. He has taken to salvaging printed material which he uses to create colorful, haphazard and poignant collages. In transforming photographs of nude models, celebrities and children into monstrosities, Supine brings attention to the class issues and twisted ideals that run rife in society.

Judith Supine Reception with Ed Schrader's Music Beat

Collage artist Judith Supine reveals his environment in which Ed Schrader's Music Beat will perform and shoot a music video. One night only. RSVP. Judith Supine sources material from old pornography magazines, newspapers and art books, which he then transforms into vibrant and haphazard collages. Supine concerns himself not only with arrangement, but also with scale; once a collage is completed, it is digitally enlarged and reprinted in greyscale. It is then taken back to the studio to be colorized using acrylic paints. In transforming photographs of nude models, celebrities and children into monstrosities, Supine brings attention to the class issues and twisted ideals that run rife in society, rendering his works poignant as they are beautiful. Ed Schrader's Music Beat is a group comprised of Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice. The two came together in 2011 when Schrader, who had been traveling around the country as a solo musician, asked Rice to join him onstage. Their music is reminiscent of David Bowie and King Diamond. Click here to to hear more from Ed Schrader's Music Beat.
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Jay Buim

Filmmaker Jay Buim shoots a macabre music video in the iconic Clocktower Gallery space, filmed in collaboration with collage artist Judith Supine and the band Ed Schrader's Music Beat. The music video follows the story of a world famous ballerina, who invites the three most significant men in her life to a secret performance at the Clocktower Gallery, which will be the last dance of her career. As the performance unfolds throughout the gallery space, the ballerina attempts to gruesomely murder all three of her guests. The entire video is shot to the song Signs by Ed Schrader's Music Beat and Judith Supine's Clocktower installation provides inspiration for the haunting visuals. Buim captures some of the last footage of the gallery's historic thirteenth floor location in Tribeca, including beautiful scenes of the main space, roof, and clock face, before the Clocktower's closing in November, 2013.
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