Promotional videos for Michael Takeo Magruder

Having put together a couple of documentation/promotional videos for Michael’s artworks and installations in the past, we thought it would be a good idea to come up with a standardized format so that I could make a series of them that he could use to promote his work, send out with submissions etc. This is the video for Insurance.AES256, one of his most recent works which was commissioned for the All that Fits: The Aesthetics of Journalism exhibition at QUAD, Derby (May-July 2011), and also featured at the Filmwinter Festival in Stuttgart (Jan 2012) – the piece raises questions regarding the mysterious file insurance.AES256 released by whistle-blowing non-profit organisation Wikileaks in 2010.


Michael Takeo Magruder is an American artist residing in the UK – his practice “explores concepts ranging from media criticism and aesthetic journalism to digital formalism and computational aesthetics, deploying Information Age technologies and systems to examine our networked, media-rich world.” Check out his site!

About Emma Puente

I am a freelance artist mainly working with digital video, regularly managing video productions for both organisations and individuals and specialising in the documentation of arts events, exhibitions and performances and interviews, as well as creating my own films. In my own work, I like to examine the poetry in the commonplace, the beauty that goes unnoticed, and the ‘what if?’ I work with a variety of technologies ranging from high definition broadcast suites to low-cost mobile devices. Clients and employers have included British Library Labs, PQA, NCS The Challenge, Kings College London, Thinktank Science Museum and AL Control Laboratories. I am an independent Arts Award Advisor (trained to Gold level) and have worked with numerous community arts organisations in the UK, sharing my skills with young people interested in media production and the creative industries. I have produced and delivered hundreds of video projects, technology-based workshops and public art events. I also offer services such as media conversion, image editing and occasionally design/illustration work. I have my own equipment and car, and can multi-task like a fiend. Contact: mail (at) emmapuente (dot) com Vimeo Facebook LinkedIn
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