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The Work

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

I appropriate and re-purpose material from the television. I intuitively destroy and rebuild these pieces until by the end something has happened, and a record has been left.

I think of my videos as the dreams of a singular sentient television – dreams formed from the memories and emotions of all it has witnessed. I think somewhere out there, sitting on a grey, dusty shelf, there is an exhausted old analog TV set, dreaming as it’s fading light flickers.”

~ Donald O’Finn

Donald O’Finn

INTUITIVE • ORIGINAL  • INSPIRING

Since 1982 Mr O’Finn has been re-purposing and manipulating appropriated TV imagery into what he calls “the dreams of an old senscient television”. He was trained as a painter, with an MFA from San Fransisco Art Institute, and has always approached his video constructions as he would a painting, letting the process and the material determine the final outcome.

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Featured Work

DE-CONCEPTUALIZE • MASH-UP • RE-CONCEPTUALIZE
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“The most tripped out and intelligent re-cuts of movie clips, commercials, and various other resources you can imagine…masterpieces… his work provides a superb example of the mash-up as de-contextualizing the medium from the message in order to re-conceptualize a mindful imagination”
~ The Reverend, Bavatuesdays
“O’Finn, living like a post-apocalyptic caveman… is like a madman watching and cheering at the collapse of the media machine.”
~ Madeleine Gallagher, Curator and Professor, Mass College of Art
“Feverishly edited encyclopedicaly strange video colleges…lively rivers, a liquid experience”
~ The Village Voice
“Donald’s editing is so hyper-intuitive that the culture shocks and time warps gel into a state of half vertigo and half trance.”
~ The Voice's Best of Video Art
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