Sookoon Ang
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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
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Rosalind Peters
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Frederic Post
Gunter Puller
Marco Raparelli
Alia Raza
Asad Raza
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Manuel Saiz
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Claudia Sohrens
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Jennie Thwing
Lucia Tkacova
Nathan Townes-Anderson
Thomas Tsang
Ken Ueno
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Patrick Ward
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Emiliano Zelada
Sarah Zwerling

I'm trying to learn the words to Josie Cotton's "Johnny Are You Queer?" and now you can, too.
2005, 8 min.
(video, color, sound)

Winner of a Juror Award from Big Orbit Gallery Members’ Show, Summer 2005

This video documents an intimate performance by Julie Perini wherein she attempts to learn the lyrics to a popular American 80s tune with a 60s girl group sound, Johnny, Are You Queer? by Josie Cotton. Viewers are privy to an unusual sense of immediacy – conception and realization of the work seem to occur simultaneously. Objects in the surrounding domestic environment function as both the mise-en-scene and the tripod on which the camera rests. Viewers witness this slight amount of staging as Julie builds a tripod from books available in the environment and positions herself in relation to the camera. The lyrics are included in the finished video as text in the lower portion of the screen. This piece has been shown as an endless loop on a monitor and screened as a single channel projection.

Let's watch this guy at a coffee shop.
2005, 4:32 min. (video, color, sound)

This video captured a serendipitous moment that took place in Spot Coffee Shop in Buffalo, NY. Viewers witness an intimate exchange that occurred between Julie Perini and a stranger at another table.

Watch me break it down.
2006, 1:50 min. (video, color, sound)

Julie Perini proves that any space can become a temporary disco in this series of solitary improvised dances in public locations. This short, fast video gives viewers an intimate, ground level view of the performances.


Program 01 : 10 October 2005
Program 21 : 11 March 2006
OVP at the American Academy
OVP at Pesaro Film Festival


Julie Perini is an artist who makes experimental videos, installations, performances and events. She works with strangers, friends and other artists, as well as alone. She uses what is available in her everyday life, particularly time, space, people, gestures, gifts, words, ideas, an assortment of tasks and various machines. Perini received an M.F.A. from the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo in 2006 and a B.S. in Communication from Cornell University in 2000.