Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Gimme Five: History of a Handshake is an independently produced video documentary examining the history and origin of the handshake a.k.a. daps, pounds, grips and soul shakes. 'Gimme Five' will look at how the traditional handshake has evolved to its present state among different ethnic groups, with a major emphasis on urban culture.

I am interested in hearing from people who have stories, photos, film and videotapes.

They must be able to give me theoretical observations, demonstrations and personal stories on the use of handshaking and what it means to them.

If you are interested in participating please send name, address along with e-mail and phone number to:


Also check out: gimmefiveproject.com

Find out more about the "Uncomfortable Truths"

Here is a link to an exhibition I am currently a part of:

"Tears" LaSonya Gunter

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Super "N" Word, Hot off the press and ready for screening!

Super ā€œNā€ Word
Format: Digital Video, Single Channel
Running Time: 3:07
Date Completed: 2007
Black and White footage is a metaphor for division, as The ā€œNā€ word takes center stage. We use the word as a term of endearment, and we party to it, with no problem. But who's having the last laugh?

Friday, March 16, 2007

Got Your Britto Badges?

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Michael Paul Britto's new video "Authenticity Of A Smile", Just completed and ready for exhibition!

"Authenticity Of A Smile"
Single Channel, Digital Video, 2007
TRT 3:21
Many people take temporal qualities of facial expressions into account when making inferences about a persons disposition. Can a smile influence consequential decisions? I smile when I'm mad, do you? But then again, I'm a person of color in America, what could I possibly be mad about?

Smack Mellon is pleased to announce the artists for the 2007 Studio Program.

Smack Mellon is pleased to announce the artists for the 2007 Studio Program:

Michael Paul Britto

eteam (Franziska Lamprecht & Hajoe Moderegger)

Jena Kim

Joan Linder

Jessica Ann Peavy

Virginia Poundstone

The panelists this year were: Clarissa Dalrymple, Independent Curator; Magda Sawon, Postmasters; Christine Kim, Associate Curator, Studio Museum Harlem and Kathleen Gilrain, Executive Director, Smack Mellon Studios

The Studios will be located in our newly renovated lower level at 92 Plymouth Street Duration of Program is May 1st 2007-March 31st 2008.

Working on getting my site together.

To Whom It May Concern,
I am currently in the process of trying to get my website together. In the meantime, if you know of anyone interested in lending a hand let me know, cause I could sure use some folk that know Dreamweaver & Flash!