Between Two Urns

Between Two Urns is video series documenting conversations I had with Alfred University’s faculty and graduate students during my first semester of graduate school in the fall of 2013. Playing off of the comedy video series, “Between Two Ferns,” Between Two Urns took the close quarters and minimal features of the original set and added a twist of self-awareness about its own absurdity as a talk show focused on the host and the setting. Guests sat for two five-minute sessions each and conversations consisted primarily of speculations regarding the merit of the conversations being had and videos that would result from them. 

This project was a way to have and record a studio visit with each of my faculty and peers in a moment of great personal confusion regarding my work, and as such, the piece became the formal presentation of the attempt to make sense of my artistic aspirations via conversations with others.