I will be participating in a performance-based residency at Gasworks, London, Situation|Event, with a presentation of works-in-progress created for the residency August 10. This will include a live cinema re-working of an unfinished film “The Counter.”
For Hostings 11 – GHost-dance I: ghosts as cultural and political movement at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design on April 17 in London, I will give a talk on spirit conjuring and laying down hoodoo tricks to combat anti-culture austerity politics.
I will be giving an illustrated lecture, George Van Tassel, at Inquiry Toward the Practice of Secular Magic, an evening of art and live cinema at pixel + frequency gallery in Los Angeles at 9pm on Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27.
About George Van Tassel (the lecture): The life and work of a California eccentric becomes a node for topics such as UFO contactees, magnetic vortices, cell rejuvenation, sacred geometry, visionary architecture, desert mysteries, and pulp paperbacks. A lecture with photos, video, narration and sound.
My new film, Sangre de Cristo, will be shown on a loop in the CU Art Museum video gallery as part of CU Boulder’s Spring 2011 MFA show, Beyond, which opens Friday, April 1 from 5-7 pm and continues through April 14.
The work in the show from my super amazing MFA brothers and sisters Amber Dawn Cobb, Jesse Ryan Kuroiwa, Shannon Lowry, Adrianna Marie Santiago, Thomas Spradling, Kari Treadwell, Lydia Young and Xi Zhang ranges from photography and digital art to installation, community-based practice, sculpture and painting.
still from Sangre de Cristo
My new film.
This fall I took 5 rolls of Kodachrome 16mm with me on a visit to Rabun County, Georgia. These photos are portraits of each of those rolls, created by projecting each roll and making a long exposure onto 4×5 positive film. Five 17 x 22″ pigment ink prints.
(click on an image for an enlarged slideshow)
This Kind of Town screens at the Basement Media Festival in Boston on August 21. They’re “a ‘meta-media’ festival specializing in work that focuses on the act of mediation. That means scratched film surfaces, warbly audio, and low-res imagery.” Ah, a festival after my own heart (and work). Wish I could attend!
More work-in-progress: stills from The Counter, a short video originally conceived as one part of a gallery installation, currently undergoing re-editing with an eye toward making a stand-alone single channel piece. The Counter deals with the relationship between words and numbers, abstract signifiers and concrete objects.