L. Dolphin Brown
L. Dolphin Brown
Dolphin's journey with video creation began in the 8th grade purely by accident, when she took tv news as an elective. She soon discovered that being in front of the camera was intimidating, but she loved working behind the scenes. After being accepted into the Media program at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX, Dolphin went on to complete her BFA in Video Arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design. While there, Dolphin had the opportunity to liaise with renowned video artist Dara Birnbaum. That opportunity set her on the path to creating the first multi-channel video installation at the college and began a new phase of her artistic development.
Dolphin began creating non-narrative shorts that were more about feeling than a clear storyline. She experimented with video as texture, color, and mood rather than clear images. The more She experimented, the more I wanted to take video art in new and unthought-of directions. Eventually, Dolphin found her voice by creating meditative, textural abstracts which opens the mind to new ways of seeing and thinking; a moment where you can breathe deeply and experience magic. Her art is a call to transcend beyond the moment and dive below the surface; to immerse ourselves in new worlds of possibilities.
Art should, in her opinion, always push the boundaries of its "technology". Dolphin has always believed that video art can and should defy conventional "television" restrictions. She love building unique multi-screen layouts, collaging together moving images into deeply layered visuals, and intermingling distinct audio streams into mesmerizing soundtracks. She turns everyday video into abstract works of art that envelop you in a world of sounds and visuals; art that goes beyond the canvas and brings you fully into a different reality that only a multi-sensory experience can.