Welcome to the home of Nick Garofoli.

I'm a visual programmer/artist. I specialize in custom analog and digital systems that aim to transform live spaces in a dynamic way. The work is always live but can be used for video and image making.

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Jun 14, 07 | 9:05 pm

Paper Performance 2009 from Garo on Vimeo.

I just posted a new video via Vimeo. This is a piece originally shown on (3) 60" monitors. So compressing it to fit on one computer screen doesn't really do it justice.

There are pictures of the actual installation set up in my gallery. Here:

Dec 20, 10 | 3:14 pm

(Not sure why I wrote this, but I think I still believe in what it says so I'll leave it up) Documentary films are projects with the goal of documenting reality. The cinematic tradition actually started with documentary film making. Taking a look at the genre and what it means today is very interesting considering the popularity of reality television. What’s the difference between Reality TV and Reality Film? Tradition tells us that documentary films are supposed to record and present glimpses of reality at times and places that have passed us by. This reality is supposed to be reported with as little interference and bias as possible; no one expects the same from Reality TV. Most of the great documentaries over time have done this well. There have been great improvements since early films like Nanook of the North. The perfection of this Non-fictional form is nearly complete. One thing that has always occurred to me is the amount of “set up” that documentaries get. Whether it be the PBS broadcaster in the home, or a director/professor at a screening documentaries are one of the most pre-contextualized media forms. It is this set up and identification of the project that causes bias in documentaries. On this note I would make a documentary that would be very minimal; long simple shots, no special effects, and no constructed narratives. The most important aspect of my documentary would be to require its minimal post-production contextualization. I think a number of important issues can be contextualized and invoke complex emotional responses during such a minimal visual experience. Our media savvy culture has extensive training is this; why not put all that Reality TV training to good use.

Feb 19, 08 | 5:55 pm