In my Asian American studies class we learned about a group called the Barnstormers. I thought they were pretty cool so I thought I would share a couple of their videos. They are time stop videos of them just non-stop painting. The Barnstormers, is a New-York/Tokyo-based artist group. In exhibition they usually find a large open space. Then the space is basically just used for experimental art and they videotape the whole thing. Their work is temporary because it gets painting over and over and what you are left with is one image upon layers and layers of images it is the videos that capture everything. This is also the reason for why these videos are what is exhibited. One of the barnstormers exhibits usually occupy room with a video projector. Through video projection on its four surrounding walls, the box-shaped, room becomes a virtual theater.
David Ellis the one who started the Barnstormers is originally from North Carolina spent his time painting abandoned tobacco barns in his hometown. He started inviting people from around the US to come and paint with him. Nothing more just paint. That's were the barnstormers came to life. Today David Ellis lives in Brooklyn and the group that is constantly changing in members and numbers continues to paint. Each group member has their own style often falling under the umbrella or urban and pop-art.
I think it is cool to find a group that was solely found on the idea of just coming together and painting in a creative experimental space.