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

A believer in having many strings to one’s bow, I am a freelance video producer, ESL tutor, and gardener based in the West Midlands and I am always looking for new projects and opportunities. I’ve yet to find one that combines all three of these things, so if you have something like that for me you might just make my day. ^_^ Contact: mail (at) emmapuente (dot) com
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