Sunday, November 30, 2014

End of Empire projection installation at MONO NO AWARE VIII, Brooklyn, NY December 6

Tara and I will be showing our large-scale homage to Kodak and Andy Warhol at Mono No Aware on December 6. This installation involves 4 formats of projected images to assemble the Kodak Tower. Formats include loops of 16mm, Super-8, 35mm slide and HD Video. All film used is Kodak Ektachrome reversal stock.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Screening in Rochester, NY: MOVIES FROM THE MULTIVERSE

This screening by film performance duo Shades of Fawn (Tara Merenda Nelson and Gordon Nelson) on November 7, 2014 at the Visual Studies Workshop includes a selection of favorite Super-8 and 16mm films made over the years along with some newer films. This screening will include our latest collaboration, SATURDAY NIGHT EXORCIST, a Super-8 sound live projection performance.

Full Program:

A struggle between the positive and the negative
Super 8 and 16mm 

Scarecrow Man
A found footage fiasco, ready-made

A cacophony of zippotone
Super 8 sound

Saturday Night Exorcist
A super-8 mashup, edited live on 2 projectors!
Super 8 

Once upon a time, in Pittsburgh....
16mm w/ live soundtrack

In China
A travel diary on 2 projectors, edited live 
Super 8

60's Teen Dance Party
Psychedelic slow motion freak-out, live sound

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Camera & Sound Work: Otto Piene Interview

I recorded this interview with the amazing Otto Piene at his home in Groton, MA on February 8, 2014. I was assisted by Tara Merenda Nelson, who conducted the interview. The video was commisioned by Senator Brian Tanaguchi of Hawaii and represents a collaboration between Somerville Community Access TV in Somerville, MA and Olelo Community Media in Honolulu, HI. Robbie Omura edited the finished video.

UPDATE: Sadly, Otto Piene passed away on July 17, 2014. It was such a great honor to have been able to spend a day with him at his home.  He was an extremely generous and kind host.