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watching, 2002
This video looks at how terror is affecting us on an unconscious level since 9.11. Footage shot on 9.9.01 from the World Trade Center [my studio in Tower One as part of a LMCC art residency] is manipulated to simulate surveillance in order to create a pseudo-narrative from the position of the security personnel. The viewer witnesses an over-tired security person suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder when the present collides with the past, as the repetition and boredom of watching creates a space for the unconscious of the ‘watcher’ to erupt: he/she seems to ‘experience’ multiplying subliminal flashbacks of Tower Two [along with sound from television coverage on 9.11]. Originally conceived before 9.11 as a response to the security focus at WTC, the video now has also become an acknowledgment of the WTC security personnel, as well as all those that the event still exists for within their unconscious.

A powerful variation on what may already be a genre: the security camera film. The film was made from a studio in the former World Trade Center in New York. Brown divides her image strictly into four, which is briefly interrupted by what looks like a technical fault. -International Film Festival Rotterdam 2004 catalogue

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SELECTED SCREENINGS
2011   New York State Museum Albany, NY Before the Fall exhibition
2006 One Minutes Festival Amsterdam, NL
2005 Video Dictionary Video Art Foundation
2004 International Film Festival Rotterdam  Rotterdam, the Netherlands watching in Homefront USA
2003Next 5 Minutes International Festival of Tactical Media Library Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2002 Artist Space  New York, NY  of moving time as part of Take Me From Nowhere to Nowhere
TENT. Rotterdam, the Netherlands  watching [test screening for final edit] and general description
2001 P.S. 1/Clocktower Gallery, NYC  Lecture Lounge
Medi@terra_01 Festival~Fournos Centre for Art & New Tech Greece of moving time
White Box Gallery, NYC  The Scene of the Crime>Sally Gurtierrez
2000 Greenwich Film Festival/APT Gallery, London, UK of moving time, going someplace…
291 Gallery, London UK  Church of the Living Cinema; of moving time
Darklight Digital Film Festival  Dublin, Ireland of moving time, going someplace….
The College Art Gallery of New Jersey Black Box Video Shorts(+)exhibition
Digital Video Wall at Rockerfeller Center NYC  excerpt
1999 The Kitchen  NYC tv is a window included in Television Delivers Us (to ourselves) screening
Catalyst Arts Belfast, N. Ireland January: a forest of forgotten words
The Knitting Factory  NYC tv is a window and excerpt included in audio/visual screening

COLLECTIONS
2005 Video Art Foundation videoDictionary
2004 Rhizome.org ArtBase LIVE!NUDE!SPACE! and [excerpts from current English] net.art works
2003 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Library Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Video Lounge + [excerpts from current English]
1996 Pierogi 2000 Flat Files Brooklyn, NY-http://wwwpierogi2000.com/flatfile/brownlha.html Speaking in Public: site-specific drawing series. travels nationally and internationally

CATALOGUES
2006 crISIS Published by ISIS Arts Newcastle, UK ISBN: ISBN: 978-0-9554317-0-8
PARANOIA edited by Paul Ryan Published by Paranoia Publishing ISBN: 0955330904
2004Site Matters: The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s World Trade Center Artists Residency,
1997-2001 Distributed Art Publishers, New York ISBN: 0-9726973-1-4
The Violence of the Image, the Image of Violence
Published by META Cultural Center Romania  ISBN: 973-86344-2-3
2002 Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt 2002, Published by Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt, Berlin, Germany
Parallel Zone Published by Cara Foundation Miami, Florida
Evidencing: Drawing with Light and Pixels Published by TCNJ College Art Gallery
2001 Medi@terra_01 Festival Published by Fournos Centre for Art & New Tech Greece
2000 Freeze II curated by Anya von Goesseln Published by Arthouse Dublin, Ireland Feature Presentation: Black Box Video Shorts (+)  Published by TCNJ College Art Gallery