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Potter-Belmar Labs is Leslie Raymond and Jason Jay Stevens, collaborating artists since 1999, with internationally exhibited work including live cinema performance, single-channel video, and installation art. They were awarded Best Video Installation at Orilla '06 at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Santa Fe, Argentina, and first prize in three performance competitions, including the Unreal Tournament at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Their latest video short, Double Thunder, won Honorable Mention in Experimental Moving Image at the Fargo Film Festival. Potter-Belmar Labs was awarded the 2010 Idea Fund in support of their ongoing Panorama video project. The duo was commissioned to perform a new live cinema composition, I Am Curious (Remix), as part of the 2010 Aurora Picture Show Media Archaeology Festival.
Potter-Belmar Labs specializes in multimedia spectacles and curiosities often employing audience-participation. Their work offers means of interaction, like unique switches, sounds and peepholes, and their live cinema performances often involve direct audience participation. . The duo has toured extensively, weaving postmodern narratives in sound and image for audiences from New York's The Lab for Performance and Installation Art to San Francisco's Other Cinema. Through exhibition and performance, novel uses of technology and media, and their consideration of site, PBL invites the audience into a cinematic escape.
Leslie Raymond produces work in expanded cinema forms including installation, site-specific and public art. In addition to her art practice, Raymond produces special projects in contemporary expanded cinema practice. Raymond is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Oakland University in the Detroit-area.
Jason Jay Stevens is an artist, designer, and a maker of music and sound. His 3-D work includes interactive museum exhibitions, furniture, and sculpture. A member of of punk rock and noise ensembles throughout the 90's, today he composes on laptop computer for sculpture and scores for video.
Leslie and Jason also design and fabricate client-based museum exhibition projects as Flutter + Wow.