Sookoon Ang
John Arndt
Elisabetta Benassi
Wolfgang Berkowski
Johanna Billing
Brian Block
Opie Boero-Imwinkelried
Daniel Bozhkov
Lasse Brandt
aka Bosse Sudenburg

Sarra Brill
Thomas M. Callori
Rob Carter
Anetta Mona Chisa
Suzy Cho
William Cobbing
Tyler Coburn
Patricia Cronin
Keren Cytter
Jen DeNike
Robert Ladislas Derr
Stanislao Di Giugno
Ra di Martino
Honoré d'O
Steven Eastwood
Chris Ernst
Billy Erhard
Mariana Ferratto
Oriana Fox
Rainer Ganahl
Jean-Baptiste Ganne
Mario Garcia Torres
Emil Goh
Dara Greenwald
Vincent Grenier
Jesper Just
Rob Johannesma
John Kelly
Jeroen Kooijmans
William Lamson
Penny Lane

Sandra Eula Lee
Jochen Lempert
Jason Livingston
Jennifer Locke
Giuliano Lombardo
Marie Losier
Mary Magsamen
& Stephen Hillerbrand

Giulia Mainenti
Kristine Marx
Tara Mateik
Ursula Mayer
Jacopo Miliani
Franklin Miller
Vincenzo Mistretta
Liana Miuccio
Joshua Mosley
Willett Moss
Shana Moulton
Lydia Moyer
Jeremy Newman
New Humans
Olaf Nicolai
Dan Oki
Joao Onofre
Jimmy Owenns
Arzu Ozkal Telhan
Jose Parral
Sarah Paul
Julie Perini
Rosalind Peters
Alessandro Piangiamore
Cesare Pietroiusti
Frederic Post
Gunter Puller
Marco Raparelli
Alia Raza
Asad Raza
Jack Riccobono
G. Alan Rhodes
Manuel Saiz
Alessandro Sarra
Corrado Sassi
Mathew Sawyer
Jennifer Schmidt
Guendalina Salini
Cigdem Slankard
Claudia Sohrens
Mirjam Somers
Nomi Talisman
Jennet Thomas
Jennie Thwing
Lucia Tkacova
Nathan Townes-Anderson
Thomas Tsang
Ken Ueno
Guido van der Werve
Marcella Vanzo
Nico Vascellari
Luca Vitone
Clemens von Wedemeyer
Patrick Ward
Julita Wojcik
Emiliano Zelada
Sarah Zwerling

Fast, Faster, Fastest (American Attrition)
2003-6, 14:54 min. (video, color, sound)

This video work was created from de-editing (removing all slow motion, replays, etc.) appropriated police chase footage which was then set to music from selected live rock concert performance recordings in collaboration with the seminal New York rock band Sonic Youth. The compatibility of these two classic American activities is total. There is a particular emphasis on post-car foot chases.  This video looks at these individuals desperate grip on liberty against the state as they run it down to its most intense humanist elements in their cars, motorcycles and on foot. 

This video is related to my other works that explore a humanist point of view upon competition, power, and Social Darwinism in capitalist America.

The video has been exhibited at PARTICIPANT in New York City, and screened at IMPAKT in Utrecht, Projection in Liverpool, Select 5 in Chicago and others in 2006.


Program 13 : 06 January 2007


Brian Block is a New York based artist whose work has been shown in Europe and North America, including the Stellan Holm Gallery, PARTICIPANT, Maze Gallery, IMPAKT video Festival, and the Queens Museum of Art.  In addition to his solo work, he is a founding member of the NYC based arts collaborative A Front Group which have done several installation projects in recent years.

Born in 1966 in Milton, MA he studied English at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and received an MFA in Photography at School of Visual Arts in NYC, working closely with artists Mel Bochner and Sarah Charlesworth. Recent projects include a 2 person show at Participant Gallery in NYC, the world premier of a video at the IMPAKT video festival in Utrecht, as well as screenings in Liverpool and Chicago. 

Block's work reflects a sustained interest in the extremities of individualism in American society and how it connects to larger humanist qualities and capabilities. There is a strong focus on the human side of the great social experiment: how aspects of social Darwinism can push humanity to its limits.