Ted Kennedy is an artist based in Brooklyn & Hudson, New York. He has an MFA from Bard College.
My work, primarily film, video, and installation, focuses on how a person, real or fictional, is determined by the conditions of their environment and their personal history. I use archival recordings, ephemera and documents, reenactment, computer-generated images and fabricated objects to explore the ways that individuals come into being. Moving between original and appropriated materials, the videos challenge notions of stable knowledge and received wisdom.
Having read, one writes in a room to save their life. The Long Viewincorporates video footage from a famous psychologist’s home and narration from a documentary about a man defending himself on death row. Additional computer-generated images depict a staged environment of domesticity.
Pittsburgh 8/5/68 is part of a series of films based on the original 16mm camera rolls from a Pittsburgh TV news station during 1968/69 depicting a police raid at Erectors Club set against “Turn Around, Look At Me” by The Vogues.