Million Man March/World Wide Web


Reggie Woolery is a visual artist and writer based in New York City.

His videoworks CONVERSE, PLAYING IN THE LIGHT, and THIRTY-EIGHTH PARALLEL have screened at colleges, libraries, museums and festivals in the U.S., Europe, and Canada. Woolery's CD-ROM WORLD WIDE WEB/MILLION MAN MARCH, a meditation on identity and community, premiered as part of "Translocations" an exhibition of new media photography, installation, and computer art at The Photographers Gallery, London. His work in progress, KEEP YOUR HANDSA OFF THE PARK: A Roleplaying Game in Real and Virtual Worlds is an Internet/Board Game which brings participants into a fun yet critical engagement with democracy, identity, and the public sphere. He is currently doing research on the HANDSA as a fellow at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, 1998-99.

Reggie's writing on media art as been featured in {TRANS}:, Bomb, Black Film Review, and FUSE, an arts and culture journal based in Toronto, Canada, where he is currently a contributing editor. Articles on his work can be found in PARACHUTE, THE INDEPENDENT, and AFTERIMAGE. Reggie has taught film/video production and history at New York University, Rutgers University, Long Island University, and The New School for Social Research. He has done arts-in-education work for youth programs at School of Visual Arts and Cooper Union College of Art. He received his BFA from Parsons School of Design and a masters from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program.

Reggie has worked for three historic non-profit arts and educational media distributors, Black Filmmaker Foundation, Third World Newsreel and New American Cinema Group. During this time, he organized social issue and experimental video exhibitions for Artists Space, American Film Institute, The Brooklyn Museum, Bard College, and The Images Festival, Toronto, among others. Reggie Woolery has received arts development support from The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Sidney Poitier Foundation, The Lew Wasserman Foundation, Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Art Matters, Banff Centre for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, and the Independent Television Service.

Conceptual Description

A meditation on the paranoia and utopia of identity and community.