Chris King completed the performance video FTW with help from composer Aime Caron, who produced the moody soundtrack for the piece during the summer of 2017. The acronym FTW has varied meanings including: For The Win (chat slang), Forever Two Wheels (biker motto), and Fuck the World (antisocial slogan). The FTW video shows a solitary figure, symbolic, alone in the forest, searching for deeper meaning, desperate to find freedom from the lonely and troubled world outside his wooded hollow.
FTW, 2017, digital video by Chris King with sound by Aime Caron
After his 2014 artist residency in the Arctic, Louisiana artist, Chris King collaborated with Los Angeles composer, Aime Caron, sending him sound files that King recorded while sailing in the Arctic Circle. Inspired by these sounds, Aime created original music which he layered with King's digital sound recordings. King then combined Aime's composition with digital video footage he shot during the month long expedition. To complete the project, King added a sort of poetic element consisting of text taken from the journal he kept while sailing in the Arctic. *Video Projection
Enter a Starship, 2015, Digital Video by Chris King with Sound by Aime Caron
Chris King's performance video, Amerricane Dream was created in 2012 in his pickup truck, at his studio as Hurricane Isaac brought harsh tropical wind and rain into Louisiana. King claims, "The extreme conditions and inability to do anything about it, paralleled the lack of clarity and loss of control I was feeling at that point in my life, still adjusting to the culture shock of relocating to the deep south."
Amerricane Dream, 2013, Digital Video By Chris King with Sound by Aime Caron
In 2010, Chris King began exploring the use of digital media in his work. Medi_ation was produced from footage he shot in 2011 while hiking along a riverbank during a residency at the Vermont Studio Center. He then edited and manipulated the video, sending the digital files to his longtime friend and composer, Aime Caron in Los Angeles, who assigned digital sounds to the individual colors in King's video. The end result is a digital projection with abstract, atmospheric qualities, in which imagery moves and transitions happen, so does the flow of sound. *Video Projection