25 Mar 2014


Familiars is an experimental video project re-imagining the Skinners Massachusetts Wistariahurst family house and grounds as a fictional residency program populated by speculative Holyoke entities. Scenes include variable collaborations between (Kirsten-cameras), Hanne-recorders, kitten & catman, living relative memory, baseball ramblers, silk worms, immersion Man, frozen aviary, Japanese & Holyoke mill workers, ectoplasmic typewriters, and spectral publishing entities.

FAMILIARS – HDV – 9:00 – stereo – color – variable dates / variable versions – Torsten Zenas Burns
Special thanks to: Holyoke, MA, The Skinner family, Wistariahurst, The staff and
volunteers at Wistariahurst Museum, Kari Gatzke, Hanne Burns, Lee Pembleton,
Alexis Fedorjaczenko, Chris Nelson, Michael Martindell


13 Mar 2014

Altitude Zero – Lauren Cook

Altitude Zero
16mm film
a feminist palimpsest of cinematic representation

Selected Screenings: Athens International Film Festival, Wisconsin Film Festival, Women in the Director’s Chair, PDX, Humboldt International Film Festival, VideoEX Film Festival, Antimatter Film Festival, Brighton Film Festival, NextFrame Film Festival, Des Moines Art Center, Cannes Film Festival’s Emerging Filmmakers Showcase, Gene Siskel Film Center, Braquage Paris, KinoLab Poland, FOL Istanbul, Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn), Fem&Co. @ Denver Museum of Contemporary Art


06 Mar 2014

PXXL – Lauren Cook

Using century old technology, PXXXL creates digital glitch from analogue process. It was animated directly on the celluloid without a camera, in a darkroom, using lights, objects, and handmade lenses. Please do not watch if you are prone to seizures. 35mm print, optically printed.


24 Jan 2014

Video on PCS80 – Denis Luzuriaga

A camera, a projector, a Friday.


15 Dec 2013

Out of Town Noir – Baird Soules

The Professor has a couple of things he’d like to say…


14 Dec 2013

Video Tagging in Holyoke

Nothing else to do on a Friday evening in Holyoke except drive around with Sara Krohn and throw some video on buildings. -Denis Luzuriaga


14 Dec 2013

Playing With Tension – Chris Nelson

Installation by Chris Nelson, one of the artists participating in REACH April – May 2013. Kinetic, interactive sculpture installed in historic Wistariahurst Museum.


19 Oct 2012

In The Round

“In The Round” is a site specific art installation. Nine artists have installed works in the old Victory Theater in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The artists are Taiga Ermansons, Amy Johnquest, Chris Nelson, Christopher Willingham, Olivia Bernard, Torsten Zenas Burns, Kari Gatzke, Joshua Vrysen, and Angela Zammarelli. Victory Theatre is slated to be restored in 2013. For more information visit Mifafestival. The exhibition is on view by appointment until November 18th, 2012. Please contact Chris Nelson.


14 Oct 2012


Performance by Gema Álava and Jessica Higgins at Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery – NYC