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Art-O-Mat: The Art Machine

Saturday, March 14
7:45PM - 9:15PM

Satellite Venue: Marchesa
6226 Middle Fiskville Road


Art-O-Mat: The Art Machine is a short documentary exploring Clark Whittington's original creation, the Art-O-Mat, a vending machine that sells small pieces of original art. The first Art-O-Mat was created by Whittington for one of his exhibitions, and dispensed black and white photographs. The piece was so popular that the owner of the place requested that he leave it there permanently. Soon afterwards, other artists got involved with the project, and it began to spread. Today there are over 100 individual machines around the world. Whittington now runs an organization called 'Artists in Cellophane' consisting of around 400 artists that sell their art out of the machines.

Section: Texas High School Shorts Competition
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 4min

Director: Jose Couvillion

Executive Producer: Caprica Wells

Producer: Konise Millender,

Screenwriter: Jose Couvillion

Cinematographer: Sophia Rangel

Editor: Jose Couvillion

Additional Credits: Assistant Director: Naomi Amaro, Field Producer: Isabell Mayer, Gaffer: Matthew Robeck, Assistant Editor: Ashton Simeon

Principal Cast: Clark Whittington, Betti Pettinati-Longinotti, Woodie Anderson, Mona Wu, Mary Beth Lock, Amber Coibsow, Gary Parrish


Jose Couvillion is a senior at the North East School of the Arts. He has been making films for about four years. His favorite filmmaking job is editing, and he hopes to make it his career. Jose has screened at several film festivals including Austin Film Festival, Cinefestival, and BCIFF in Houston, where he won 2nd place in the youth category.

Public Film Contact
Jose Couvillion

Publicity Contact
Konise Millender



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