I have just been awarded a grant from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture to begin a series I’m calling Erasure Films. This series is based on themes begun in my film Nothing to Fear but Nothing Itself. In that film I took footage from the 60’s spy genre, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and erased the threats. In this new series I plan on extending this theme to other film genres: rogue cop, film noir romances, horror, etc… films that have a clearly definded Other. At the same time I have a lot of “found footage” that I brought back with me from Belgrade Serbia. This footage ranges from Yugoslavian home movies from the 60’s & 70’s, 60’s military educational films, and TV coverage of student rebellions in the 60’s and anti-war demonstrations in the 90’s. The wealth of this footage will probable create another series of films. There are obvious themes between these two series that may keep me busy for years.