Sunday, December 22, 2013

Article: What Was Jefferson Presents...? published in INCITE Journal Issue #4 EXHIBITION GUIDE

Look for my summary of the history of Jefferson Presents... in the great INCITE Journal of Experimental Media Issue #4 Exhibition Guide. This issue is jam-packed with fantastic articles and provides an excellent guide to the microcinema movement.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Garment District: Nature-Nurture (Sonic Boom Remix) music video

I guided the footage along on this music video for my friends, The Garment District. This version of Nature-Nurture was remixed by one of my heroes, Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, Spectrum, E.A.R.).



Thursday, June 6, 2013

Moving Images >> CUTS AND SUCH (extension) screening at Pittsburgh Filmmakers on June 13, 2013



Olivia Ciummo, an amazing artist/filmmaker who I go WAY back with, has organized this very cool screening in my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, an organization that I am really proud to have been a part of for many, many years. I am showing a new collaborative super-8 film made with Mrs.Tara Nelson that we have called "Sad Mall" which was inspired by various sad malls around the country. The film is accompanied by an original Casio jam that Tara and I made for the film.  Tara is also screening her mind-blowing 16mm film "Hull." Other folks on the program include Olivia Ciummo, Ross Nugent, Ted Kennedy, Jennifer Montgomery & Michael A Morris + TBA!!!


Sunday, February 24, 2013

My super-8 film FEATHER is touring around



After appearances at the Chicago 8: Small Gauge Film Festival and Toronto's 8 Fest, Feather (2008) is now on a mini-tour of the west coast as part of a program entitled Small Poetry: Recent Highlights of the Small Guage Film Festival curated by Karen Johannesen. Screenings will be in San Francisco at Artists Television Access on February 24 and the Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles on March 2.

Feather by Gordon Nelson (5 min, Super 8mm, sound with mag stripe, 2008)

Feather is a mysterious cine-transmission obtained via aleatory and collage. The movie begins as a backyard nature film that disobeys logical time. A found-footage psychodrama interrupts without warning and a strange carnival also makes an appearance. The soundtrack was made on a misbehaving old Arp synthesizer. The is my final film made with Kodachrome. (GN)