Please visit www.un-war.com for more information about “Un-War” a full length documentary about internationally renowned artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, one of the most thought provoking interventionists of our times.
Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection is a public art video installation by Artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, known for his large-scale projections art interventions. Wodiczko animated the lifeless commemorative statue of Abraham Lincoln through projections of war veterans and their testimonies of war. On view in Union Square Park from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. every evening from November 8 through December 9 2012 .
The 23 minute projected video consisted of 14 veterans from Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan sharing their memories and experience as their images were projected on the Abraham Lincoln bronze sculpture in Union Square Park, New York City.
Camera/Edit Maria Niro 2012 This work is copyright protected (c) 2012
Video + Sound by Maria Niro 2012
A short experimental film based on the sculpture Watching Upon the Present by Sequoyah Aono. Part of the Model to Monument Program with NYC Parks and The Art Students League of New York and it can be see on the Hudson Riverfront.
Video + Sound by Maria Niro 2012
Youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SMeNBEPIWo
Video Maria Niro 2009
Sound: Music - Dry Leves began to fall by Wood Made Sounds
It began as a still project and turned into a moving one.
I was also trying to achieve a look of layers in camera, by using the flickering light activity & the grass moving with the wind.... the sky falling into night, the mood of it all.
The 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge. Friday February 10th at 6:00PM curated and presented by Ingeborg Fülepp and Heiko Daxl.
Video Maria Niro 2011
Soundtrack Composer: Annie Gosfield
Un-War: Krzysztof Wodiczko directed and produced by Maria Niro
An artist's effort to end all war by transforming the Arc de Triomphe into a symbol of peace is
disrupted by the 2015 Paris terrorist attack.
A reverie on the East River NYC Jan 2010.
I feel Spring will be arriving early this year but maybe that's just wishful thinking.
Sound is an old dusty track of mine.
Shot with a bare Canon HV30 in Portrait mode. Edit done in FCP
Video/ Sound Maria Niro 2010
I saw this film Brown created and posted on Vimeo and I fell in love with it immediately! He had a note there about anyone who wanted to place original music to the film so I just had to mess with it.
Here is an original track I created. Enjoy- they don't make em like this anymore - Brill!
Film: Brown (Brown's post on Vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/1110944)
Music: Original track by M Niro (Maria Niro)
starring Mona in 2002/3?
This is the fourth and final installation of the collaboration WORDS.
Maria's turn and the fourth word is M O N E Y.
An online installation / collaboration between Richard Broomhall and Maria Niro.
Each artist takes a turn in proposing a word. Then they are to create a two minute video with original sound interpreting the proposed word more information at http://www.marianiro.com/words.html
Maria is based in New York, USA and Richard is based in Bristol, UK.
Another Experiment by Women Filmmakers Festival. Screening Tuesday March 13th 2012 @7:00 PM. Presented through The New Filmmakers Series at Anthology Film Archives. 2012
7th Berlin International Directors Lounge, 2011
Fri 18th 9:45pm 2011
Torso (2011) addresses individual responsibility toward collective consumption, the attempt to understand how one can relate to the global market place and challenge this relationship. The final lines from Rainer Maria Rilke’s Archaic Torso of Apollo are used as both a point of departure and a framing device.
Video/ Sound Maria Niro 2011
17 Days exhibition at Alfred State College Kalamazoo Michigan
The Real Leo Bloom
While filming on the Manhattan Hudson River pier one day an older gentleman claiming he was “the real Leo Bloom” insinuated his way into my film. Perhaps like James Joyce who saw Ulysses as his favorite hero my Leo sees himself as Joyce’s Leopold Bloom. A self-possessed character wandering about town on a journey of introspection, like Joyce he is full of puns, allusions and a broad humor. My Leo is in juxtaposition to the cityscape and the politics of space around him -constantly in flux and changing. The radio frequencies of the sound design were influenced by a sense of nostalgia he inspired in me.
Video+Sound Maria Niro 2012
With amnesiac like prose, the protagonist describes a near death experience. This short abstract is part of FINDINGS, an ongoing series exploring memory / remembrance , and fragments of dream states .
Video & Sound/Words Maria Niro 2010
This is my director's cut of some artistic web videos I've produced/directed recently for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - White Light Festival. http://www.whitelightfestival.org
Video Maria Niro 2011 www.marianiro.com
Sound Kevin FLyn
Video/Sound Maria Niro & Richard Broomhall 2011
Maria proposed the first word - B I R D -. I pulled images from my collection of birds in the city -I didn't know what Richard would come up with but I was surprised when I saw his pheasant. Apparently he had one sitting in his freezer!
An online installation collaboration between Richard Broomhall and Maria Niro.
WORDS is an evolving moving image collaboration, exploring language, cultural context, chance and the nature of online artistic relationships. Entirely remote from one another, the two artists Maria Niro and Richard Broomhall investigate the power of synchronicity in art. The artists never met in person, never seen the others face or heard the others voice.
Each artist takes a turn in proposing a word. Then they are to create a two minute video with original sound interpreting the proposed word. The work has to be shot in each artist’s lived environment and be a response to said environment. All images and audio must be original. There is no discussion of content or production techniques or direction. Neither watched the others work until both were finished. The videos are then composited as a diptych, with no tweaking to adjust synchronization, and is then uploaded to the internet and available for viewing world wide. The collaboration continues, each Artist both client and creator, remotely communicating only through email, video and sound - neither planning past the next word. They don’t know where the project will go or how it will end only that it is a work in progress, and unlike a hollywood film, it may not have an end and could go on for years.
Maria is based in New York, USA and Richard is based in Bristol, UK. They don’t know where the project will go or how it will end but ask you to accompany them in finding out by checking back regularly and giving your feedback.
part of a series exploring the changing landscapes of NYC and approaches seeing history through experimental video.
This version is cut to the composition "Ouverture for a Day of Anger" by Maile Colbert & Tellemake.
Many thanks to Maile
Overture for a Day of Anger by Maile Colbert & Tellemake. Released by TwentyHertz
new release: http://www.twentyhertz.co.uk/twentyhertz/
Maile Colbert http://www.myspace.com/colbertmaile
This music is used with permission - Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0.
Video by Maria Niro 2009
Video/Sound Maria Niro 2011
Souvenirs imagines a future not so distant from the present, where the inanimate world reflected in shop windows comes to life, and turns every human into a ghost that endlessly walk the streets of New York City. The mannequins have reached a state of greed, they want to keep all the souvenirs and shopping goods to themselves. Much like the classic sci-fi where the cyborg becomes more human, these mannequins prove there is indeed, a lack of distinction between reality and simulacra.