And that’s a wrap on our first #WITHTEETH takeover, behind the scenes and down the rabbit hole of the supremely talented @kimnoce’s creative process! Her commission ‘Your Mothers Are Mine’ will be premiering at #LSFF15 next January, and follow us on Twitter (link in bio! @withteethfund) for info and updates.
Kim is one of this year’s three (all women!) #WITHTEETH commissionees, a new moving image commissioning fund conceived by LSFF and supported by @aceagrams.
1st Stage of Grieving •The time of loss•
After I crashed the car, Reality hit me. Moments later, I had an outer body experience, everything went silent and I remember not being able to feel my heart beat, and I stopped breathing.
For anyone who has gone through a traumatic time, you might’ve heard this before, but learning how to take deep breaths, changed my every move. I didn’t do it for a while, because I just thought it would never help.. let alone help me feel better. .but it really does make a difference.
Today..If I start to feel overwhelmed and anxious, I take deep breaths until I’m able to calm myself down. No matter where I am...if I’m crying, doesn’t matter how hard, I just close my eyes and listen to myself breathe deeper and deeper, no matter how hard it seems to be, I promise you, it can help a lot. I never knew how much tension my body was really holding in until I would start to bring my mind to my breath. I would feel much lighter.. slowly but surely. You have to be patient with yourself. Sometimes, when you run out of options..breathing is all you can do.
Message me if you want to talk about this more 🙏 or for anything really xo I’m here.
P.S. If you’re in Brooklyn.. stop by @maharosenyc ... it’s where I go to learn different techniques as to how to calm myself down.. I think you’d really like it here. It helped me feel like I wasn’t alone.
Featured: Brian Bress, 'Blue and Orange with Tan (Sliced Bread)' 2017; High definition single-channel video (color), high definition monitor and player, wall mount, framed; 18 min, 26 sec. loop.
Brian Bress is an American video artist living and working in LA. Bress received a BFA in film, animation and video from RISDI in 1998 and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from UCLA in 2006. In 2007 Bress attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. He is represented by @cherryandmartin.
Bress creates every aspect of his work himself from the video to the collage to the costume to actually acting in the piece.
His work has been exhibited globally, from the New Museum in NYC to Rome's contemporary art museum. Bress's work was the subject of a touring ten year retrospective exhibition at Utah Museum of Fine Arts which opened in September 2015. The show then traveled to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver in January 2016 and to the Orange County Museum of Art in August 2016.