Here are some images from my new film poem:
Here are some images from my new film poem:
Currently in process with several new projects, including a piece for Graphical Recordings 002, featuring a selection of Canadian film and video artists reworking Michael Snow's "Poem" (1957).
This month also saw the publication of my essay "Some Notes on the Artistic Process (of Stephen Broomer)" for The Transformable Moment: The films of Stephen Broomer (Canadian Film Institute Press). As well, memento mori was profiled on PRIZMA, a great Hungarian avant-garde cinema website, and some of my recent photography was featured with an interview on get it on the neg, curated by Nancy Baric.
v 1.0 work in progress of something...
Excited to announce that the World Premiere of my new film pastoral (2014) will be at Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal, in the Lab #1: Impressions programme, screening on October 10th and 17th! The programme features works by Robert Todd, Vincent Grenier and Alexandre Larose. I will be in attendance for the screening on October 17. You can read a full write-up on events at FNC 2014 here.
Today I did some updating of the website, resulting in a significant increase in images and much less text. Hopefully people can still find their way around -- part of the motivation is to reward exploration. I still have a lot more content to put online, including some newer films and older videos, photography and collage, but these things take time.
Two recent screenings to note: routes (2011) was shown in the 90-second film programme at Winnipeg Underground Film Festival on June 26th, and hand-processing (2010) was a part of the "Visions" programme hosted by The Picture Show in Brooklyn, NY, on June 27-28th.
I am happy to announce that Montreal Underground Film Festival will present routes (2011) and memento mori (2012) as part of its 2014 lineup! Info will be on their website by next week, but from looking at their programming from last year, it seems clear there will be plenty of good company from other great Canadian and international film artists.
Additionally, last weekend recomposition (2007) was shown with a live scoring by composer Chris Thornborrow at Synaesthesia III: Film & Music, presented by FAWN Opera & New Music, in collaboration with The Seventh Art. I really enjoyed Chris' sonic re-interpretation of my work, which took the piece in several interesting new dimensions, generating substantial emotive force by the end. As well, the other works in the programme were also excellent — I particularly enjoyed Eva Kolcze's Markings 1-3 and Christine Lucy Latimer's The Magik Iffektor. Thanks to Patrick Murray and Amanda Smith of FAWN, and co-curator Christopher Heron of The Seventh Art, whose thoughtful approach towards selecting films (and including a Q&A following the screening of each piece!) was a real treat. Christopher interviewed myself and Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof about The Loop Collective several years ago - you can watch it here.
Here are some pictures from the recent installation of FLUX/FALL (2012) at Performative Ecologies, dc3 Galleries, in Edmonton, AB, March 16th - April 4th, 2014.
The second image doesn't show the installation very well, but gives a good context of the opening, from the guitarist that improvised over the drone soundtrack for a period of time, to performance artist Paul Couillard (seen here standing directly in front of the work), who conducted a series of micro-interventions in addition to giving an artist talk that night.
memento mori is being shown in Brooklyn on February 28th as part of an excellent programme curated by Jonathan Caouette of "films that exemplify the state in which we are half asleep and half awake," including work by Jaimz Asmundson, Solomon Nagler, David Lynch, Peter Tscherkassky, Gaspar Noë, Harmony Korine, Guy Maddin, and more... what an epic lineup, it is an honour to be a part of it!
Over the next months, I will also be presenting at several academic conferences: Performative Ecologies (University of Alberta, March 21-22), Process: In Media Res (Harvard University, April 10-12), Innovation and its Contestants (McGill University, April 18), and the annual Film Studies Association of Canada conference in late May. I am also co-curating an art exhibition, entitled Cross Sections, as part of the York/Ryerson Communication and Culture conference, Intersections 2014: Thinking|Feeling.