Boxes

Influenced by the work of arist Joseph Cornell, writer Vladimir Nabokov, and philosopher Walter Benjamin; Guy Livingston has been building self-contained boxes for several decades. 

Frequently these take a multimedia approach, as with his one-minute videos. The music for each of these miniature films is by a different composer. The videos were designed and produced in Den Haag by Guy Livingston and “Newt Hinton”. They were filmed in Amsterdam. All the boxes incorporate movement in addition to the musical soundtrack; the potential energy of inanimate objects is explored in a playful or sinister way. Balls roll back and forth inexplicably; wood is consumed by violent drilling; objects burst into flame; and old-fashioned turntable begins to smoke as it plays a mysterious record…

video by Guy Livingston/Newt Hinton. music by Art Jarvinen, performed by Guy Livingston

Video by Guy Livingston/Newt Hinton. Soundtrack by Oliver Schneller.