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.
Adam Liam Rose - An image still from the short film "Man Above the Fog." The still shows an extreme close-up of a middle-aged man's eyes, unkempt eyebrows, and a worried look.

HD video still. video link upon request

Adam Liam Rose - An image still from the short film "Man Above the Fog." The still shows a middle-aged man in a dark blue suit and red tie standing at a podium. 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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Adam Liam Rose - 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 says: "We're really good" in large font the takes up most of the page.

HD video still. video link upon request

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

HD video still. video link upon request

Adam Liam Rose -  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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Adam Liam Rose -  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.

HD video still. video link upon request

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.

Short film screened at the Austrian American Short Film Festival.
HD Video 5min 20sec (looping). 2017
performed by: Jack Mulcahy
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Adam Liam Rose - Man Above the Fog install shot
Rrrrose Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. 
Adam Liam Rose - Man Above the Fog install shot detail
Rrrrose Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. 
Adam Liam Rose - Man Above the Fog install shot detail
Rrrrose Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. 
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