IN-PROGRESS

 

While You Were Here A friendship lost more than 60 years ago is revisited through a family archive, revealing a complex history still playing out.

 

 

COMPLETED WORKS/EXHIBITIONS

 

Postcard Series (2002 - present):

An ongoing series of short "postcard" films - shot in places I have traveled, inspired by vacation amateur/home movies and travelogues.

 

Postcard #3:  Niagara Rises  (2009, 16mm film finished on video, silent 2.5 minutes)

New York Film Festival                                        New York, NY (September 2009)

Views From The Avant-Garde

21st Onion City Film Festival                               Chicago, IL USA (June 2009)

 

Postcard#1:  North Sea Harbor (2004, 16mm film finished on video, sound, 4.5 min.)

16th Onion City Film Festival                                Chicago, IL USA (Sept 2004)

 

Postcard #2:  Weather, Channel (2002, (16mm film finished on video, sound, 3.5 min)

 

For The Record (2003, 16mm, b/w, sound, 7.5 minutes)

University of South Carolina                               Columbia, SC USA (March 2006)

Orphans of the Storm Film Symposium

San Francisco Cinematheque                              San Francisco, CA (February 2006)

PDX Film Festival                                                 Portland, OR  (April 2005)

San Francisco Art Institute                                           

Film and Video Festival                                       San Francisco, CA  (January 2005)

Association of Moving Image Archivists             

Annual Conference                                             Minneapolis, MN (November 2004)

Chicago Underground Film Festival                     Chicago, IL USA (August 2004)

Collectif Jeune Cinema                                       Paris, France  (February 2004)

Chicago Filmmakers, Onion City Film Festival      Chicago, IL USA (September 2003)

 

Waltz (2000, 16mm, color, silent, 3 min.)

Robert Beck Memorial Cinema,                             New York, NY USA (March 2000)
Chicago Ear and Eye Control #3: Un Grand Pomme
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Chicago Filmmakers                                             Chicago, IL USA (February 2000)

Chicago Ear and Eye Control

 

IOTA (1998, 16mm, color, sound, 6 min.)

Double Double Land, Fragments From a Room   Toronto, Ontario, Canada (October 2010)

LA Film Forum, Orphans West                             Los Angeles, CA USA (May 2009)

University of Fine Arts of Cuenca                       Madrid, Spain (July 2002)

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin*                                                                          

La Enana Marron*                                                Madrid, Spain (October 2001)

Brotfabrik                                                            Berlin, Germany (June 2001)

Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin #4                                                                       

Video Balagan, Independent Exposure*              Boston, MA USA (May 2001)

New/Re/View

Cinema Entrepot *                                              Paris, France (March 2001)

University of California, Pacific Film Archive      Berkeley, CA USA (January 2001)

Aurora Picture Show, Experimental Chicago      Houston, TX USA (December 2000)

Festival: Crash Arte Audiovisual Alternativo*    Mexico City, Mexico (October 2000)

Chicago Underground Film Festival/                             

Vedanta Gallery, Flicker                                      Chicago, IL USA (August 2000)

Wollongong Fringe Film Festival*,                        Wollongong, Australia (July 2000)

Cinema Rex*                                                        Belgrade, Serbia (June 2000)

Athens Film and Video Festival                           Athens, OH USA (April 2000)

Thaw '00 Film Festival                                          Iowa City, IA USA (April 2000)

Ann Arbor Film Festival                                       Ann Arbor, MI USA (March 2000)

Independent Exposure: March Madness*                                                                

Norrkoping Film Festival*                                     Norrkoping, Sweden (March 2000)

Speakeasy Cafe                                                    Seattle, WA USA (March 2000)

University of South Carolina                                         

Orphans of the Storm Film Symposium              Columbia, SC USA (September 1999)

Millennium Film Workshop                                   New York, NY USA (June 1999)

University of Wisconsin                                       Madison, WI USA (April 1999)

Chicago Filmmakers, Creating Light,                   Chicago, IL USA (March 1999)

Cinematheque Ontario                                        Toronto, Ontario Canada (June 1999)

 

 

*Indicates screenings as part of Blackchair Productions' Independent Exposure series.

 

 

INSTALLATIONS

 

Untitled  (2003, 16mm projectors, film loops, and found objects)

Chicago Filmmakers                                  Chicago, IL USA (December 2003)

Multi-projector, 16mm film loop installation in 6 x 6 room at Chicago Filmmakers as part of their 30th Anniversary.

 

For the Record  (2001, 16mm, b/w, Silent, 3 min.)

Chicago Underground Film Festival/                   Chicago, IL USA (May 2001)

Art Expo Chicago, Sidewalk Cinema

 

PERFORMANCES

 

1993-2004:  Curated and/or participated in numerous performances combining multiple film loop projections and live music at venues in Chicago and New York including:

 

Block Museum of Art (Evanston, IL)

The Hideout (Chicago, IL)

Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago, IL)

Hot House (Chicago, IL)

Chicago Filmmakers (Chicago, IL)

Robert Beck Memorial Cinema (New York,NY)

Cook County Theater Department (Chicago, IL)

Anthology Film Archives (New York, NY)

The Empty Bottle  (Chicago, IL)

Squeaky Wheel (Buffalo, NY)

 

Musicians and collaborators have included:

 

Califone

Labradford

Gene Coleman

Metamkine

Kevin Drumm

Jim OƕRourke

Jeff Economy

Pan American

Frontier

The Red Krayola

Gastr del Sol

Sinister Luck Ensemble

Charles Kim

Ken Vandermark.

 

 
2004 PERFORMANCES

Firefly Club                        Ann Arbor, MI  (March 2004)

16mm multiple projector performance with Jeff Economy, Ann Arbor Film Festival.

Anthology Film Archives    New York, NY (April 2004)

16mm multiple projector performance with Jeff Economy

 

2002 PERFORMANCES

Darling Foundry                  Montreal, Quebec, Canada (August 2002)

The Cube Montreal - collaboration with French sound and film performance artists Metamkine

Odum                                 Chicago, IL (July 2002)                     

16mm multiple projector performance with Jeff Economy and Kevin Drumm

The Hideout                       Chicago, IL    (July 2002)    

Chicago Sound and Vision 16mm projector performance with Pan American

Funky Buddha Lounge        Chicago, IL (June 2002)      

Chicago Underground Film Festival Benefit; 16mm multiple projector performance with Jeff Economy  

Squeaky Wheel                   Buffalo, NY (April 2002)

16mm multiple projector performance with Jeff Economy and Frontier

Robert Beck Memorial Cinema New York, NY (April 2002)      

16mm multiple projector performance with Jeff Economy and Frontier

Empty Bottle                      Chicago, IL (April 2002)

16mm multiple projector performance with Jeff Economy and Frontier

Chicago Filmmakers           Chicago, IL (February 2002)

The Projector in Performance multiple projector performance with Jeff Economy and Sinister Luck Ensemble          

 

2001 PERFORMANCES

Block Museum of Art          Evanston, IL (November 2001)

16mm and 35mm projector performance with Jeff Economy and Califone

The Hideout                       Chicago, IL (August 2001)

Chicago Underground Film Festival event, multiple projector performance with Jeff Economy and Frontier

The Hideout                       Chicago, IL (May 2001)

Chicago Underground Film Festival's Sidewalk Cinema event. 16mm multiple projector performance with Jeff Economy and musicians, Charles Kim and Frontier

Feticio Gallery                    Chicago, Il (April 2001)

Gallery event. 16mm and 8mm multiple projector performance with live DJ

Schubas                              Chicago, IL (February 2001)

16mm projections with Labradford

Chicago Filmmakers           Chicago, Il (February 2001)

Chicago Ear and Eye Control: Image Interventions, 16mm manipulated projector performance

Feticio Gallery         Chicago, IL (January 2001) 

Gallery event. 16mm and 8mm multiple projector performance with live DJ