Tim McLoraine's Hindsight: Stories and Loops

January 19th - March 7th, 2018


Hindsight is an exhibition of video works created by artist Tim McLoraine. The stories being told contain a density that, through their archetypal vocabulary, aim to construct a bridge to meet the viewer in their own personal history. Emotionality and revelation are important in both the content and the structure of these pieces. Themes of pilgrimage, connection and isolation, and discovery appear at times meditative, stark, or humorous.

This body of work is constructed mainly from the material of appropriated and ‘poor’ images taken from sources that range from old home movies to pop culture iconography. Through layered video and over-saturated colors, the pieces in this show have a richness and depth both visually and in their implied narratives. Aesthetically, this work looks more toward painting than digital art. While the pervasive visibility of the pixel embraces the data driven materials from which they are constructed, the work searches for an analogue physicality and a connectivity with our corporeal form.

Tim McLoraine creates video art for live performance and installations. Notable productions include Cunning Little Vixen at Lincoln Center, Orphic Moments at National Sawdust, The Body of an American at Theater J, and Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at the Tanglewood Music Center. His concert based video works include Bartok’s Miraculous Mandarin with the Columbus Symphony, Stravinsky's Persephone for the American Symphony Orchestra, and a collaboration with the Capital City Symphony for the Atlas Theatre’s Intersections Festival.

Tim’s experimental films have been chosen for video and public art festivals, and his installations have appeared in solo and group exhibition. His work explores the density of digital information, the complexity of personal narrative, and their intersection. Layering both video and narrative, Tim endeavors to paint with the medium of the pixel. His artistic alter-ego, VJ Bjørn, can occasionally be found throwing video art dance parties around the DC region.