Man Above the Fog (2017)
In Man Above the Fog, a politician (played by Jack Mulcahy) reads from a seemingly endless stack of papers. The film takes the form of a Weekly Presidential Address with text appropriated from the transcripts of various political speeches. As the speech progresses, the form begins to unravel. Video teaser towards bottom of page. Full version with closed captioning option available upon request (audio description forthcoming). 
An image still from the short film "Man Above the Fog." The still shows an extreme close-up of a middle-aged white male's eyes, unkempt eyebrows, and a worried look.

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An image still from the short film "Man Above the Fog." The still shows a middle-aged white male in a dark blue suit and red tie standing at a podium. The podium is also a wall from which a window is cut out for the man to stand. Behind him is  a wall painted with a blue sky and fluffy clouds. The man's left hand rests on a large stack of papers that he is reading from, to his right is a mostly full glass of water.

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An image still from the short film "Man Above the Fog." The still shows a close-up of the man's hand resting on the large stack of papers. the top page reads: "We're really good" in large font that takes up most of the page.

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An image still from the short film "Man Above the Fog." The still shows the man in the action of rotating the podium at which he is speaking, revealing that it is on wheels and that the back side of the structure is also painted with a blue sky and clouds.

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An image still from the short film "Man Above the Fog." The still shows the man's back, as well as the back of the podium- which now blends into the sky that was behind him.

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An image still from the short film "Man Above the Fog." The still shows a close-up of the man's face with the blue sky and clouds behind him. He gazes up away from the camera as if looking towards the heavens.

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a zoomed out image of the entire scene that was taken during a performance of the project. The podium is in fact a large faux dark wood wall with a window cut out of its middle. Where the window is cut out a podium is attached (so that the wall and podium become one). In this image, we see the man standing behind the podium and window, looking to his left while grasping at a sheet of paper.

performance: repeating every 10min for three hours during Columbia University open studios. 2016

installation: painted room with rotating structure on wheels.

HD Video Teaser with sound. Full video link upon request

Short film screened at the Austrian American Short Film Festival.
HD Video 5min 20sec (looping). 2017
performed by: Jack Mulcahy

An installation shot of the project. Image description: a medium sizes room with a TV monitor hanging on the left wall and playing the short film "Man Above the Fog." At the corners of the room there are sections of the wall which are curved, with slits revealing the original corners of the room. The floor is covered with a grey carpet, and has boulder structures that are also made out of the same carpet. The boulders sat on motors which caused them to slowly rotate in the space. The room then, appears to mimic a kind of landscape.
Rrrrose Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. 
A detail shot of one of the rug boulders in the installation.
Rrrrose Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. 
A detail shot of the TV monitor with the middle ages man's eyes in the frame. To the right of the TV you can see the border of the room with a rounded edge.
Rrrrose Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. 
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