TRYPPS and The Black and White Gods
Part of Expanding the Frame: Journeys
The Chicago-based photographer, curator, and experimental filmmaker presents some of his key works. His TRYPPS cycle (Parts 1–6, 2005–2009) captures the energy of the noise music scene in Providence, Rhode Island, and includes other psychedelic journeys, both physical and psychological. The Black and White Gods (2008) is a performance in which looped projections are manipulated to alter both image and sound. Russell won the Overkill Award at the 2009 Images Festival for his work, which approaches extremes of incorrigibility through form and challenges the notions of experimental practice. 2005–2009, film/performance, program length 77 minutes.