Born 1976 - Boston, MA
Ben Coonley is a video and performance artist who uses comic pedagogical styles and direct audience address to explore aspects of media culture and film history. Drawing from the avant garde canon and amateur/public access video conventions, his videos are sardonic no-brow subversions of cinematic form and genre.
Coonley studied Art Semiotics at Brown University, and received his MFA from Bard College. His works have been screened at venues and film festivals including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, New York Underground Film Festival, Cinematexas and the Pacific Film Archive, San Francisco. He is a regular contributor to Movies with Live Soundtracks, a quarterly DIY film/performance series based in Providence, RI. He lives in Brooklyn.
He was recipient of the 2003 Barbara Aronofsky Latham Memorial Award, given to an Exceptional Emerging Video Artist.
Available Titles by Ben Coonley
|3D Trick Pony||2002||Single Titles|
|Ben Coonley: Post Pony Trilogy||2003||Single Artist Compilations|
|Ben Coonley: Trick Pony Trilogy||2002||Single Artist Compilations|
|Every Pony Plays the Fool||2003||Single Titles|
|Experimental Philosophy Trilogy||2013||Single Artist Compilations|
|Experimental Philosophy Trilogy Part 1: The Side-Effect Effect||2009||Single Titles|
|Experimental Philosophy Trilogy Part 2: Happinessness||2012||Single Titles|
|Experimental Philosophy Trilogy Part 3: Absolute Folk||2013||Single Titles|
|The Last Pony||2003||Single Titles|
|One Trick Pony||2002||Single Titles|
|Pony Changes Everything||2003||Single Titles|
|Trick or Treat Pony||2002||Single Titles|
|Valentine for Perfect Strangers||2006||Single Titles|
|Wavelength 3D||2003||Single Titles|