Motive

High-definition Video (2008)

motive video still

“Motive” examines 8 University of Minnesota Cheerleaders as they perform. Their individual performances are composited into a flickering video of the group as a whole. The resultant concatenation reveals subtle shifts in gesture and affect as each individual cheerleader attempts to synchronize her movement with the others.

Exhibition History:
Group Exhibition: Faculty Exhibition
August 28th – September 25th, 2009
Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Two Person Exhibition: Joe DeNardo and Aaron Henderson
September 12th – October 25th, 2008
Chicago, IL


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  1. [...] scene, just posted a short interview with me. In it I speak briefly about two recent video pieces, Motive and the Metamorphoses series. I’ve created a slideshow of video stills from Metamorphoses to [...]

  2. Mikey Thomas says:

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  3. wonderwood says:

    Looks great on my phone. Wish i could see it in real life, projected. Cheerleaders make for great subject matter– especially the wholesome midwester variety…

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Aaron Henderson’s videos and installations examine the ways that humans move. Recent projects examine the personal, cultural and political ramifications of all action, from intimate gestures to displays of super-human acrobatics.

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