Wednesday, December 12, 2018

ANTARCTICA


Antarctica is a collage of scratched and erased footage from world cinema, news reels, advertising, TV game shows, cartoons, and home movies marking the path of our own destruction. The protagonist is Antoine Doinel of Truffaut’s The 400 Blows who is still running from his damaged past. He is in exile, cut off from any livable place to call home. The polar ice on the continent of Antarctica is melting, but at the same time the location is an unattainable refuge, relatively untouched wilderness, a cool escape from a hot planet. His journey unfolds as a visual dreamscape through the history of cinema marked by ghosts who have been left behind.

2018
44 mins.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

JUDY'S WORLD


For Judy Barton, Hitchcock's common girl.

Made from footage of Claudia Weill’s Girlfriends, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, Rear Window, and The Ring.

Alfred Hitchcock, born in 1899 came of age with both cinema and the reckless modern women who bobbed their hair, and smoked and drank as freely as men known as flappers.




Wednesday, January 24, 2018

WAR TO END WAR: Joie de Guerre

War to End War: Joie de Guerre, 2018

Featuring manipulated footage from Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory & G. W. Pabst’s West Front 1918, as well as excerpts from Johann Strauss’ Emperor Waltz. The waltz was composed in honor of the newly formed alliance of Austria’s emperor Franz Joseph I and Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm II.

Joie de guerre (joy of war) is a conundrum best illustrated by a quote by Henry Kissinger, “By war alone can we acquire those virile qualities necessary to win in the stern strife of actual life.”