Arlington is a brief video sketch that relates several stories from a biker community in Arlington, Texas. It focuses primarily on the role of motorcycles within their culture, featuring the machines as a catalyst for important events within the community members’ lives.
About the Artist
Michael Woody (b.1976) lives and works in Champaign, IL. He has an MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design and an MFA in New Media from the University of Illinois. His work has been shown at festivals and galleries in New York at Vaudville Park, The Ende Tymes Festival, and the Wassaic Project, as well as in the UK at The Horse Hospital, Aid and Abet, and Alexander park. In addition, Woody’s work has been shown on closed circuit TV stations and experimental radio broadcasts in Chicago, Mexico City, and New York. Woody is currently working with a photographic archive of bikers from Arlington, TX from the late 70s, a case file from an obscure murder investigation in the Southeast, and an extensive set of radio broadcasts related to the influenza virus.
Image courtesy the artist.