A storyteller can transform a space or a concept with their words.
“My name is Julian Yuri Rodriguez. This show is called No Seasons. It’s about my life in Miami. It’s all true stories that have happened to me here growing up.”
Directed by Lucas Leyva and Jillian Mayer of the Borsht Corp. and produced by MTV(other), No Seasons is exactly how Rodriguez describes it: an unscripted eight-episode web series that features him telling unique — and oftentimes incredible — stories about his life in Miami.
Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke
Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke was commissioned for Borscht 7 in April of 2011. It had its official premiere at Sundance of 2012 and played several dozen other film festivals and art museums, getting acquired by the Miami Art Museum as part of their permanent collection along the way. Now it is finally finally free for the world to enjoy/respond with racist comments on YouTube.
JILLIAN IN THE PRESS
The walls and rotunda inside the Guggenheim were splashed with a number of the top 25 selections for the first-ever “YouTube Play: A Creative Video Biennial.” Billed as a milestone for the vid-sharing web behemoth, the exhibited shorts were chosen by celebrated jurors that included Darren Aronofsky, Ryan McGinley and (semi-recent Guggenheim appointees) Animal Collective, from an open call this summer that topped 20,000 international submissions.
South Florida-based artist Jillian Mayer has long explored the ways technology affects our lives and shapes our relationships. One of her previous web-based projects, The Sleep Site, encouraged participants to tweet their dreams, thus digitizing our nightly fantasies. Another website, Selfeed, collected all the Instagram uploads hashtagged #selfie and displayed them in real time, yielding a constantly morphing collage of strangers’ self-portraits.