The Manual Project I & II
The Manual Project is an experimental sound and video project created by visual artist Christina Hunt Wood with musicians Julie Licata and Darwin Marcus Johnson, and sound engineer Andris Balins. The videos provide an instructional narrative to accomplish specific tasks, such as saddling a horse or building a woodstove fire. The narratives are deconstructed and rebuilt to sound believable and absurd simultaneously. Conceptually, the project is dynamic and includes several variations currently with room for additional videos and/or live performances.
The Manual Project is made possible in part with funds from the Delaware County Arts Grants, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the New York State Legislature and administered in Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group.