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B&T are a collaborative duo based in Los Angeles working primarily in video, performance, and installation. By romanticizing their collaborative processes, they create poetic portraits of their collective interests. Their investigation as performing bodies in space has created a trajectory of performances and installations with melodic accompaniment that creates a world that beautifully blends the mundane and the absurd. As performance for video became their sole focus, they happily embraced the colorful drama that this graphic new world could provide. After years of silent video making as the “glitzy mutes”, B&T find a new voice in pieces such as Timeless and Finally Famous, and a new direction in their feature-length, narrative dramedy, Regulars.



Education:

2005             MFA Art Center College of Art & Design

2002             BFA Otis College of Art & Design

Selected Exhibitions And Performances:


2011             Telling of Tales - Pathfinders video installation -  Makespace Arts Pasadena, Ca

2010             Eternal Telethon - Peformance @ Machine Project, Loa Angeles, CA

                 Regulars Screening - Armory Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA

                 Fresh - Pathfinders video installation - An Exhibition of the Armory Center for the                      Arts' Teaching Artist Fellows, One Colorado, Pasadena, CA

2009             Regulars Premier - Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA

                 Heavy Weight - The Body Firm, 75 N Arroyo Prkwy Pasadena, CA 

2008             Reclaiming Inter-generation - Timeless video instalation w/ Bas Jan Ader I'm too sad to                  tell you  - Former Otis Administartion Building, 627 S. Carondelet St,  Los Angeles, CA

2007             Video Sphinx - Hammer/SoCCAS Symposium, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2006             Flourish, LACE Benefit Auction, Los Angeles, CA         

                 www.LivingWithBandT.com, web project

                 The Latest Fiction, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005             Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL

                 VoiceOvers, LACE, Los Angeles, CA

                 Rogue Wave ’05, LA Louver, Venice, CA
        
                 Supersonic 2005, LA Design Center, Los Angles, CA

2004             Mania For Coleslaw, Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA

2003             Midas, POST, Los Angeles, CA

                 Systems Of Interiors And Exteriors For Better Living, Nichols Gallery,                    
                 Pitzer College, Claremont, CA

                 Saturday Night Shoppe Fever, Five Month Artists In Residency                          
                 Performance Series, New Chinatown Barber Shop, Los Angeles, CA

                 SMORGASBORGA!, Solo Exhibition, Miller Durazo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2002             Monthly Performance Series, Latch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
                  Conceptuesque, Los Angeles Freewaves Film Festival

Bibliography:

2005             ArtScene Vol. 24, No. 11 July/August, 2005, cover and review of Rouge  Wave, LA Louver

                     Los Angeles Times, July 8th, 2005, Review, Summer Sampler Has A Dark Side, David                        Pagel

                     The New York Times, July 3rd, 2005, First Come the Dealers, and Then The Diplomas,
                     Jori Finkel

                     Santa Monica Mirror Vol. 7, issue 15, Review, LA Louver Catches Rogue Wave

                     Los Angeles Times,  June 25th, 2005, Review, Swift to make their mark, Hugh Hart

                     ROGUE WAVE, 30 Artists from Los Angeles, Catalog of Rogue Wave I & II

                     Extensions: The Online Journal for Embodied Technology
                     Harmony Bench, Jason Farman, and Carol Mc Dowell
                     Vol. 2 (2005) Mediated Bodies: Locating Corporeality in a                              
                     Pixilated World www.wac.ucla.edu/extensionsjournal

2004             "Mania For Coleslaw", Ron Athey Performance Pick of The Week,
                     LA Weekly, April 30-May 6, Vol.26, No.23, p.90

                    Art Week, "Midas At Post", Thomas McGovern, February 2004, Review

2003             "Systems Of Interiors And Exteriors For Better Living", Tim Kopperud
                     Christian, Nichols Gallery, Pitzer College, Exhibition Catalog

Lectures:

                  University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 2004

                  Otis College of Art and Design, 2003