“The Phoenix Portal brings together two versions of the actor River Phoenix: the child actor who appeared in The Explorers, and the adult actor, very near the end of his life, in My Own Private Idaho. Using editing, compositing and other techniques, the artists create a mesmerising time travel narrative where the narcoleptic hustler of the latter film is united with his youthful, hopeful self.” – The Guardian, August 14, 2013, Andrew Frost

Soda_Jerk is a New York-based two-person art collective comprised of Dominique Angeloro and Dan Angeloro, who work with sampled material to construct rogue histories and counter-mythologies, taking the form of video installations and live video essay. Their installations include After the Rainbow, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. (2014); Hollywood Burn, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (2014); and The Carousel, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Australia (2013). Soda_Jerk’s residencies include the European Media Artists-in-Residence Exchange, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool, UK (2015); International Studio and Curatorial Program, ISCP, New York, NY (2013, 2014); and Artists-in Residence, Flux Factory, New York, NY (2012, 2013). Dominique received a B.A. from the University of New South Wales, and Dan received a B.S. and a B.A. from the University of New South Wales.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist