Tuesday, September 30, 2014

How to Draw Clouds at Out There

How to Draw Clouds will be included in Out There starting October 10th in Maastrich. The following is from their website.

"The two-part exhibition Out There with venues in Maastricht (October / November 2014) and Rotterdam (February 2015).  Set up in collaboration with the Dutch Photography Museum in Rotterdam, is showing present-day landscape images by contemporary artists who work with various media such as video, photography and ‘net art’. Distributed over two exhibition zones and two cities 50 artworks are put on display that are part of the 500-year-old tradition of landscape art and at the same time stretch and make current the traditional frames of meaning through new techniques and views.

From the 17th-century Hollandse Meesters (Dutch Masters) until the beginning of the 20th century a ‘landscape art work’ has always been a momentous representation of the culture of which the work was part. The landscape painters not only presented their views of nature, they also captured relevant changes within that culture. In his book Filosofie van het landschap (Philosophy of the Landscape) (1970) philosopher Tom Lemaire argues that landscape art has lost its relevance as image carrier of a culture and that the 20th-century representations of the landscape in painting and photography are merely iterations of past moves and no longer incite new insights.
Due to the rise of digital technology and media at the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st centuries fine art and the ‘landscape genre’ have undergone a radical development. The ways in which 21st-century man observes and interprets the world and gathers information has fundamentally changed.

In Out There contemporary video projections and video installations are matched with the latest digital landscape photography and computer-generated artworks that bear direct links to social media, Google Maps, Google Earth, Streetview, GPS, satellite images, security camera’s, webcams, flickr and Instagram. The omnipresent and ‘makeable’ image forms the basis of new and exciting landscape works. The world today is fragmented and highly dispersed and hence requires different visualisations, interpretations and explanations.

By means of moving images, slide shows, stop motion or digital editing present-day moving and ‘still’ landscape works address social, political, ecological or ethical issues and thematize notions of time, standstill and movement. The myriad images that make up the collective memory of art history are used to tell new, meaningful narratives. Narratives about how we relate to the rural and urban landscapes and the image culture of today."

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September Screenings

Still from Everyone I Have Ever Known, 2007


I have a couple screenings coming up soon. On Saturday the 20th Other Cinema in San Francisco will screen Yugoslavian Home Movies. Earlier this year in May they premiered my newest film Lucky. Yugoslavian Home Movies was made of footage gathered from a residency at Academic Film Center in Belgrade, Serbia last year. On Tuesday the 23rd EXcinema will screen one of my early films made in 2007, Everyone I Have Ever Known. This film is written and narrated by Seattle poet Larry Crist.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Yugoslavian Home Movies in Marseille

Festival Images Contre Nature in Marseille, France will screen Yugoslavian Home Movies, July 3rd and 5th in their program Sense. This will be YHM first European screening outside of Serbia.

Monday, June 16, 2014

How to Draw Clouds in Brooklyn

I will be in Brooklyn this Saturday, June 21th for Basement Media Fest at Spectacle Theater. They will be showing my film How to Draw Clouds along with what looks to be a very good program. If you're in the area that evening I hope you'll come and say hi. The link above has the play list and other details. This will be the fifth time HTDC has screened in the New York area. This is a record, and I'm kind of surprised New Yorkers would like a film about clouds so much...

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

EXcinema

In Seattle we are starting a new experimental film group, EXcinema with quarterly screenings at the Grand Illusion Cinema. Our first screening is June 17th at 7:00. I will have two Seattle premieres, Yugoslavian Home Movies, and Lucky. Other filmmakers on the program include Martha Colburn, Reed O'Beirne, Eric Ostrowski, Kelly Sears and a multiple projector performance by Devon Damonte.

Monday, May 12, 2014

LUCKY


The premiere of my newest film Lucky will screen at Other Cinema, in the city of its origin- San Francisco, on May 31th. It's the first of a series of Erasure Films where I focus on different genres, and a confrontation with an unknown. Lucky is a film about luck, fate, the unknown, and an event that changed the world.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Charade - West of Lenin

Ben Popp is bringing "A Few Favorite Short Films from EFF Portland - in Seattle" to West of Lenin Wednesday April 30th. This is a collection from last years festival that includes my film Charade. The following link is to the Facebook page with photos posted of the films in the program.