Filmmakers Jan Wandrag and Adam Baran are currently seeking participants for an, as of yet, untitled video portrait project. They have been filming gay men from New York City for the project over the last two years and hope to wrap up it up by the end of this summer. Displayed as a group of moving portraits both in gallery and internet settings, the success of the piece is largely dependend on having a good number of participants. Subjects are invited to sit for a period of 35 minutes being filmed from the chest up by a standard in-laptop webcam. Your participation would be greatly appreciated.
If you would be interested in sitting for one of the portraits,
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More About the Artists
Adam Baran is a NYC-based filmmaker and writer. His short films "Jinx!" and "Love and Deaf" currently air on the IFC Channel and Here!TV respectively. He also recently finished writing the comedy show "MTV Detox" and the fashion series "What Were U Thinking?" for MTV.com, and has completed his first feature-length screenplay, titled "Jackpot." Adam also co-curates (with Ira Sachs) the Queer/Art/Film series at the IFC Center in New York, which was called "essential" by the New Yorker. In 2003 Adam began writing articles for the groundbreaking gay journal BUTT magazine and his responsibilities have grown along with the status of the magazine. Today he is a contributing editor of BUTT and the editor for the BUTT Blog.
Jan Wandrag was born in South Africa and currently lives in New York where he works as an artist/photographer/filmmaker/designer. He loves to collaborate with other artists and co-produces the independent publications When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again and No Milk Today with Billy Miller. He also did the installation design for a number of group shows curated by Billy, most notably Straight To Hell: In Cock We Trust at Exile in Berlin and Artist as Publisher at The Center for Book Arts in New York. Jan's short film David+Jonathan has been included in festivals in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Madrid, Paris and Berlin. He has presented a solo show in New York of his photography at Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art and has also participated in numerous group shows in the United States, Africa, and Europe.