DALLAS SEITZ
Choked
a video by Dallas Seitz

Choked is a video about 2min 45 seconds in duration. The video was made by simply
trapping a moth in a Styrofoam cup then by placing the cup onto the lens of the camera the
moth was unable to get out of the range of the shot. The moths rapid movement is in parts
slowed down so much that the moth transforms into a puff of smoke or angelic ghost. The
sound track for Choked  was composed by layering several tracks of people choking,
coughing or clearing their throats. The effect is that the moth seems somewhat trapped or
suffocated and perhaps the object that is logged in the throats of the Coughers, endlessly
fighting towards the light.


Education

October 2000 – August 2001
Master of Arts, Combined Media Chelsea College of Art and Design, London UK

September – December 1997
Artist in Residence, Apocalypso Residency The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff Canada

September 1992 – May 1996
Diploma, Department of Sculpture The Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary Alberta
Canada

September 1990 – June 1991
Intern, Scenic Arts Department The Julliard School for Performing Arts, New York USA

Selected Exhibitions
Solo

2007
    Carter Presents, London (upcoming)
    The Pump House Gallery, London
2004
     DEAD COWBOYS  Gibo, London
2000
     VIDEO SPIN The Photographers Gallery project space, London
1998
     PUNCH Harcourt House Gallery, London
1998
     PROSPECTUS FIN Truck Gallery, Calgary
1997
    TIME FOR PAUSE The Little Gallery, Calgary
    PUNISH Stride Gallery, Calgary
1995
    JACK PACK The New Gallery, Calgary

Group

2007  
 YEE HAW, Vegas Gallery London
2006
 Mining, Gallery west germany, Berlin
 Everybody Comes to HollyRood, Attic Salt, Edinbourgh
 Black Implication Flooding, Colony, Birmingham
 FAMILY VIEWING Curators Space, London
 PENCIL Carter Presents, London
2005
 HOW DID I GET HERE  Events Network, London
 LONDON MOVIES Cinema Bozar, Belgium
 OFF LOOP, Barcelona Spain
2004
 STRATAGIES AGAINST MARKETECTURE Temporary Contemporary, London
 THE SNEEZE 80X80 Gallery Gason Rouge, Athens
 ROYAL ROAD TO THE UNCONCIOUS, Freud Museum, London
 CINDERELLA  Trailor, London
 MOTOR CITY  27 Spital Square, London
2003
 GODZILLA Trailor, London
 SPACEMAN MOT Gallery, London
2002
 US AND THEM The Great Eastern Hotel, London
2001
 HEART OF GLASS The Mirror Gallery, London
 TIPPI HEDRON VTO Gallery, London
2000
 MAGAZINE SHOW Centre of Attention, London
 EX. 120 The New Gallery, Calgary
1998
 RECURSION Flipside Gallery, New York
1996
 EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE Gallery 101, Ottawa

Awards

2002          Alberta College of Art Alumni Award of Excellence
2002          Canada Council for the Arts Video Production Grant
2000          The Alberta Heritage Scholarship
1998          Department of Foreign Affairs Research Grant (Canada)
1995          The Frank Vervoot Memorial Scholarship
1994          The Don Ray Memorial Scholarship
1993          The Gregory Arnold Memorial Award

Reviews

2006        CANADA/LONDON Lucy Hawkes, Galleries West
2002        WHO, ME? Pablo Lafuente, Art Review
1997        LORDING OVER PUBLIC ART Cate Rimmer, FFwd EntertainmentWeekly
1997        EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE Sylvie Fortin, Parachute 85
1996        CUBSCOUTS AND OTHER PACK ANIMALS Andrew Griffin, Capital Extra
1996        NEW GROUP OF SEVEN …Virginia Howard, The Ottawa Citizen

Published Writings

2005
    Victim, Clare Hooper Project, London
    PILOT 2 at St. Johns Street, London
2004
    PILOT 1 Projects at LimeHouse Studios, London
2002
    INTERGALACTIC AUTOMATIC Catalogue Essay on the work of Herald Hvingleby
1997
    BEHIND THE ROSE HEDGE article on the work of Laura Vickerson, Inversion, Spring
Issue