by "O" | by Jeanne Boyer, MA | by Daniel Foster, PhD | by Janell Glessner, MA | by Jonathan Green, PhD | Peter Erickson, MA
By curator Peter Erickson, MA, who chose to screen eight of my moviettes in a multi-disciplinary, four person exhibit titled Auroboros, at Little Berlin, Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
"The artworks [for Auroboros]...were selected because of their defiance of classification or objectives commonly held by academia or the art market.... Some have earned MFAs; others have sold works fetching 5-figure price tags. They...have chosen to delve deeply into artistic creation to explore and comment on the wider world.
The work does not seek to fulfill the strict requirements of an academic thesis, nor does it make attempts at being marketable for prospective buyers. It does not necessarily set out to comment on contemporary social trends, nor does it try to emulate an aesthetic movement.
Each work is a unique manifestation of the endless possibilities that can be explored from the depths of the mind.
It comes from a place that exists within all of us, where our identities are formed through self-written narratives; thought loops, drawing on memories and dreams; questions and conclusions; decisions and occurrences; theories and observations. Through looking inward, these artists shed light on the basic elements that we all share in being human.John Dingler, born in Italy, is a multi-disciplinary artist working in sculpture, painting, installation and video. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine. His video collage work, which he calls “moviettes” serve as both art pieces as well as documentation of his own and others’ politics."