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October 19, 2016

Video for Honnda’s song Box Outs, on his new album Diamonds in the Microwave.

With Amber Jade Schaefer and PA help from Emma Stern.

June 24, 2015

Video, Sound, Costume, Story: Will Rahilly
Poem: Los Angeles by Ben Fama
Hand: Monica McClure
Girl: Lady D

Blue Dot follows a person’s exposure, then reaction to a book of poems.

Ben Fama asked me if I’d be interested in making a video incorporating one of his poems, Los Angeles. The project grew beyond its original intent of a brief visual component to the poem.

This video was released in parallel with Fama’s new book of poems, Fantasy, put out by my friends over at Ugly Duckling Presse.

As with any of my videos, I ask that you use headphone or good speakers and watch in full screen mode.

March 10, 2015

Boils

Boils

Boils

Positioned in a dark echoing room, two projectors are aimed at two basins of water resting on two speakers. The aesthetics of the installation bring to mind the grid-like, abstracted early computer graphics of the 70’s with an additional layer of natural processing via the vibration and sloshing of the water. The room could be seen as the central node of some biologically-driven spacecraft.

Blasts of synthetic sounds come from the speakers, creating a variety of interference patterns in the reflected images as the relationship between the two projected entities progresses.

One screen flashes, then the next. Particles of light trickle down from the reflected images. The two entities engage in a cacophonous sonic language that moves from lust to war, synchronization to battle until they are destroyed.

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Huge thanks to Nick Emmet for design consultation and construction and Matt Ching for shoot + installation assistance.

Sarah Patch – Makeup Artist
Alexandra Davila – Model

October 17, 2014

An introductory performance at Artists’ Space for Cecilia Corrigan’s book, Titanic.

titanic-02

titanic-01

March 17, 2014

CHORUS

CHORUS

A collaboration with Dan Meth.

Curaçao C.M. + Eyelevel BQE – Curation
Micaela Carolan – Main Fabrication
Nick Emmet – Installation Help
Singing Heads: Vera Balyura, Gabrielle Herbst, Sharron Paul, Megin Jiminez, and Jessica Kingdon

Press

Wall Street Journal - Writeup of CHORUS
New York Arts Magazine - Photos of CHORUS

November 29, 2013

ExS-01

 

Created for a large, 4-sided video cube, ExStanchion follows the path of rope as it weaves its way through the abstracted working day of a man.

Played as part of Monkeytown, Denver, CO for three months, summer 2014, Bushwick open studios, 2014 and Aqua Fair, Miami, FL December 2013 as part of Art Basil. It is to play in Monkeytown in Barcelona in 2015.

Set Design, Video, Audio: Will Rahilly
Set Construction Coordinator: Steve Grisé
Actor: Robert Shulman
Production Help: Jocelyn Spaar
Makeup: Toby Klinger
Additional Talent: Ana Lieberman
Singing Voice: David Altman
Thanks also to Jessica Kingdon, Matt Lange, Hannah Gregg, and Tony Lowe.

November 7, 2013

Stills from the video:

Humidity's Jag

Humidity's Scanner

Humidity's Kitchen

September 20, 2013

 

Official Website

 

SCREENINGS

Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (CPH:DOX)

Official Competition: New Visions
World Premiere
November 14, 2013

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
January 18, 2014

International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR)
Netherlands Premiere
January 28, 2014

Lisbon International Independent Film Festival (IndieLisboa)
Portugal Premiere
May 2014

New Horizon International Film Festival
International Competition: Films on Art
Poland Premiere
July-August, 2014

Asterisco International LGBTIQ Film Festival
Argentina Premiere
June 3, 2014

May 22, 2013

THE FERTILE SWIPE

Fertile Swipe - Wallet

The Fertile Swipe, 2013-16 is an interactive video performance lecture on the topic of food created for specifically for the 4-sided, seamless video cube dining experience of Monkey Town. Performed over 100 times at EYEBEAM—Chelsea, Manhattan’s new media cultural center—during the summer of 2013, it was performed for an additional four weeks when the traveling version of Monkey Town made its way to Denver, Colorado in 2014, and then Austin, TX in 2015/16.

Will Rahilly Monkey Town Denver CO

The above is a segment of the performance in which the audience watches the screens alone, as most of it is meant to be seen alongside the performer. The character, “The Mother,” who has broken through Will’s Power Point presentation, explains where she came from.

Thank you to Mark and Kristen Sink for the photos from Denver above.

http://www.monkeytownhq.com/

http://www.eyebeam.org/events/monkey-town

Press

Wall Street Journal
Creator’s Project
Denver Post
Zagat
Vogue
Time Out NY
Urban Daddy

Artists in the Chelsea, NY Program

Jack + Leigh Ruby (produced by Eve Sussman and Simon Lee), Shana Moulton, Tara Sinn, Errol Morris, Trisha Baga, Zefrey Throwell, Kathy Rose, Peter Burr, Will Rahilly, Annie Pearlman, Brian Close, Ben Ridgway, William Strobeck, Lily Sheng + Antonia Kuo, Petra Cortright, Jeremy Couillard, Alison Mennor, Bunny Rogers and Filip Olszewski, Chris Rice, Theo Angell, Montgomery Knott, Astrid Menze

Credits

Mother – Amber Jade Schaefer

With Ana Lieberman, Jacob Alamanza, Mica Romero, Micaela Carolan

Production Help – Ana Lieberman

Mother Makeup – Aelfie Oudghiri

Cookies by Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin at Ovenly

Special Thanks to Montgomery Knott, Agatha Kulaga, Juan Romero, DUO Restaurant + BSP Lounge Kingston, NY, Greg Zifcak, Jocelyn Spaar, Dilian, Adam Kaufman

Songs by Will Rahilly and Amber Jade Schaefer

Sound, camera, editing Will Rahilly

May 18, 2013

A series of interactive video performances, readings, and video showings at Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn, NY — my favorite venue.

May 17, 2013

Shown May 2013 at Schoolhouse Projects. Documentation to follow.

Special thanks to: Jocelyn Spaar, Eric Shaw, Dilian, Nick Emmet, Ariel Kavoussi, and Carlos Diaz.

July 9, 2012

May 31, 2012

Stills

April 26, 2012

February 1, 2012

Performed at Diamond Mouth Surprise.

January 6, 2012

A video made in response to a performance and exhibition at Guided by Invoices, with Nicole Renaud, who sang at the opening.

April 19, 2011

From Saturday, April 30th, 2011 at St Mark’s Church. Part of a Poetry Project performance.

Other performances took place in Baltimore, MD, Brooklyn, NY and Hadley, Massachusetts.

April 29, 2010

February 26, 2010

Blastulacon is now available in its entirety on my Vimeo page. Or embedded below.

Some short clips from the video:

Nails Across the Sky

Archers

Dripping/Birth

Rods

Office

Lotion Emotion

Blastulacon

Production Photos

July 19, 2009

A scraping from the summer.

August 9, 2008

May 2, 2008

Created with Marianna Ellenberg for the 2008 PDX, Portland Film Festival’s Experimental Filmmaker Karaoke Throwdown.

Thanks to our lovely dancers:
Ginger Radi and Shanni Diamond

March 10, 2008


Excerpt from Suspicious Protrusions

March 3, 2008

Created in part by running a Beatles song through voice recognition software, then singing the results.

February 22, 2008
May 11, 2007

williamskullmaster_football_p1

williamskullmaster_football_p2

May 9, 2007

VomImage Slideshow:

Cast

Freddy Keys – Rob Grace

Freddy Drums – Will Rahilly

Scientist – Aloyse Blair

Cleanatist – Dan Lichtman

Vomitist – Dean Ebben

Guardatist Left – Justin Kray

Guardatist Right – Carolina Rojas

Credits

Camera & Lighting – Keiran Watson-Bonnice

Live Audio Mixing – Andy Jimison

Make Up – Carolina Rojas

Pumpatist – Laura Zajac

Live Music by Freddy

June 7, 2006

Information Kiosk 2006

Use my new Information Kiosk to guide you on your way as you surf the internet.

Information Kiosk