Ned Hurley: Film Editor / Media Producer

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Mar 30 '14
Always fun to have a small-town newspaper do a little write-up about work you’re doing—IN ACTUAL PHYSICAL PRINT! No digital edition for this paper. The Dassel History Center has a beautiful building and I’d love to get back there to install a few more immersive media installations.

Always fun to have a small-town newspaper do a little write-up about work you’re doing—IN ACTUAL PHYSICAL PRINT! No digital edition for this paper. The Dassel History Center has a beautiful building and I’d love to get back there to install a few more immersive media installations.

2 notes Tags: Dassel History Center Dassel Minnesota Dassel Dispatch 2013

Feb 27 '13

When I started working on this project, I had no idea precisely how little I  actually knew in specifics about the Civil War. My prior knowledge can basically be summed up as follows: North v. South, slavery, Lincoln, Lee, Gettysburg, Gettysburg address &c.

So once I was thrust neck-deep into this specific battle, I was in awe of the wealth of history and depth of narrative that was available. The Civil War was the first nation-wide event in U.S. History to have first-person narratives paired with rich photographic imagery. We took full advantage of that while putting this together, and it was fascinating to do so.

This is the first of several ‘episodes’ we’ll be putting together on Minnesota’s involvement with the war, so I’ll have a lot more learning and discovering to do… 

2 notes Tags: Minnesota Minnesota Historical Society The Civil War Antietam Civil War Abraham Lincoln Sharpsburg Robert E. Lee Battle of Antietam The Battle of Antietam MNHS MHS History United States

Feb 16 '12

The Sports Show opens tonight at the MIA. It’s been a lot of fun to work on, being the first major install I’ve worked on at the Institute. It’s also proving to be one of the most media-heavy shows they’ve ever exhibited.

Although the bulk of the pieces on display are photographs, there are some really astounding media works that it has been a privilege to work around and with. From Buster Keaton to Zinedine Zidane, the range of work selected by curator David Little really touches on pretty much every aspect dealing with the intersection of sport and art culture.

Above are stills from some of the featured media pieces:

  1. Clips from the Buster Keaton film College.
  2. Kota Ezawa’s Brawl, a cut-out animation re-contextualizing of the 2004 Pistons-Pacers brawl. Shown on a 16mm film looper.
  3. The O. J. Simpson Project by Roger Welch, a multiple projection and monitor setup featuring an interview with the Juice on two synched monitors, along with projections of him on the football field and a double projection of fans in the stands.
  4. Paul Pfeiffer’s The Saints, mainly a massive audio installation featuring the sounds of the 1966 World Cup crowd, recreated and pumped through large speakers to fill a mostly empty gallery. Three video elements are also a part of the piece. One, featured above, is focused on a single player of the World Cup game by editing out every other player on the field.
  5. Filz-TV by Joseph Beuys. We all love a little Beuys — here he boxes with himself in front of a small television set, among other things.
  6. Tim Davis’ triple monitor piece The Upstate New York Olympics, which feature him conceiving and carrying out various fake Olympic events he builds around what he can find driving around the northern part of his state.
  7. Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, a dual screen documentary film about the controversial French soccer player, featuring a soundtrack by Mogwai. This piece really works well as a closer, as it ties together so many aspects of the Welch, Ezawa and Pfeiffer pieces. Also the projections are massive and daunting.

This exhibition has been one of the most exciting and challenging events I’ve ever worked on and I’m really looking forward to seeing what visitors make of it. So if you’re in the MSP area in the near future, make sure to swing by and see The Sports Show. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

7 notes Tags: Minneapolis Institute of Arts Minneapolis MSP St. Paul Buster Keaton Kota Ezawa OJ Simpson Roger Welch Paul Pfeiffer Joseph Beuys Tim Davis Zinedine Zidane MIA Minnesota Art Art Museums Media Installation Exhibition The Sports Show