Friday, July 3, 2015

TALL TREES IN MARSEILLE

Tall Trees, a film about a 1914 bank robbery in Sedro-Wooley, Washington will have its European/ French premiere at Festival Images Contre Nature in Marseille. Nine photos from a scrapbook my father kept about his father Emrys Hughes, pictured with the gun tell the story of the fate of the robbers.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

LUCKY AT EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA

Experiments in Cinema turns 10 this year, and it seems that Bryan Konefsky has had his hands tattooed for the event with pause and play buttons. This gives you an idea of his dedication to the festival, and filmmaking in general. My film LUCKY will be in the opening day line up, and I couldn't be happier. There's a great list of films and filmmakers spread out for the whole week of festivities.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

EXquisite Corpse Cinema Travels

EXquisite Corpse Cinema, a program of experimental films I commissioned for EXcinema is traveling this month. Today on January 14th it screened in Newcastle, UK. On the 25th it will go to Ruma, Serbia, then Belgrade on the 28th. On January 30th I will travel to San Francisco to present it at Artists' Television Access. Here is a trailer for for it. My contribution is Tall Trees.


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tall Trees at EXquisite Corpse Cinema

On Tuesday December 9th my latest film will premiere in an exquisite corpse program at Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle. Tall Trees is based on photos from a family scrapbook recording the search for bandits after a bank robbery that took place in 1914 in Sedro-Wolley, Washington State. My grandfather (second from the left) was a member of a posse sent to capture the bandits who attempted to escape into Canada. Until recently all I knew about the robbery was the text written on nine photos documenting the event.



Thursday, November 20, 2014

How to Draw Clouds in Maastricht

Out There is a two part exhibit in The Netherlands. The first part was from Oct. 10th- Nov. 9th in Maastricht. This is a photo of How to Draw Clouds shown on the streets of Maastricht. The second part of the exibit will be in Rotterdam in February. The Rotterdam info isn't on their website yet, but it will be soon.

Friday, October 17, 2014

LUCKY AT ANTIMATTER

Lucky will have its Canadian premiere tomorrow night at Antimatter Film Festival in Victoria BC. It looks like a very good program as usual and the title of the 9:00 program is "Close the Lid, Gently".

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."