Hello, Week 3 of O.Funmilayo Makarah’s Heritage Film Festival has started and they are screening one of my earlier films. “Bayside in December” You can register here to view. watch.eventive.org/heritagefilmfe
Thank you Heritage!
I am happy to report the Heritage Film Festival has started and they will be screening a few of my films. The festival runs for 4 weeks. Deep appreciation to everyone who put this together.
This week they are screening “Visiting the House I Grew Up In”, my video for Sound Artist Una Lee’s rendition of Liska Pleines poem.
Super 8 still from Visiting the House I Grew Up In.
I’m currently working on a new series of views of the Atlantic Ocean. Here is view 5
I am excited about posting some upcoming screenings and live events this Autumn. As some of you may be aware, my last in-person show was at the Librairie Avant-Garde in Nanjing, China, 2019 .
As a rule, I do not submit my films to any festivals because I like to have some control over how my work is exhibited. Over the years, I have been very fortunate to be able to create my own events and to have been invited to show my works or collaborate with fellow filmmakers, curators, musicians, sound artists, librarians, book store owners, educators, students, historians, authors, poets, painters, environmentalists, gallerists, bloggers, ….I am always open to explore new screening possibilities.
Recently, the brilliant filmmaker and curator O.Funmilayo Makarah invited me to participate in the Heritage film festival, a festival she created in Prince George’s County 17 years ago. She will be screening several of my films from November to December, along with other international works. This is truly an honor. The festival will be online. More info on this soon.
In addition, I also have two exciting events planned in December. The first is a solo screening show at the newly renovated Hyattsville library in Maryland. I will be presenting recent audiovisual landscape works and a few new silent super 8 films from the Journal series. I am really looking forward to seeing the new building and being in a real communal setting. Some of my most memorable screenings have been at the Hyattsville library!
Lastly, also in December, I will be doing a live show in Vienna, Austria, with Japanese sound artist and frequent collaborator Hiroko Komiya. This is part of a Butoh-Hybrid event, with 20 other performers. It will include digital projection of Super 8 films, field recordings, live music, and several Butoh dancers. Incredibly thrilling.
More on all of these events with links soon.
Look for some new audio work as well !
Nov 17-Dec 14 -Heritage Film Festival
Dec5- Hyattsville Library-A Season Close to Mountains: Recent Landscape Films and new films form the Journal series
Dec 10-Butoh Hybrid Festival in Vienna, Austria. Live Performance with Hiroko Komiya with digital projection of Super 8 films/ field recordings/objects —
Atlantic views is an ongoing series that will observe various views/lights/sounds of the Atlantic Ocean. These two views are from March.
New audio release on Bandcamp
From Winter to Spring was recorded during the months of February to April in 2022.
from winter to spring-
a night walk on the ice-
afternoon train journey south-
morning bird song from an open window
Massive thanks to Artist and DJ Mayuko for playing “Ima no oto” on her excellent radio show Mirage Station on WGXC. I was away on holiday when the show aired. I am not sure if you can still listen to the program, but I did provide a set list. “Ima no oto” is from my recent collaboration with Hiroko Komiya Oto no Yukue. Deep thanks to Mayuko, WGXC, and Hiroko. Links below:
I am thrilled to share a new release with Hiroko Komiya: A Tale of Two Bays
A tale of two bays is a blended audible view of two historic bays: the Chesapeake bay in Maryland, USA and Tokyo bay in Tokyo, Japan. Both recordings occur on a spring day and are mostly unembellished. They present the listener with a brief moment to enter these watery spaces and create their own tale. This is the first composition in an ongoing project.
A tale of two bays. -二つの湾の物語-。米国メリーランド州のチェサピーク湾と、日本の首都圏に囲まれた東京湾。これら二つの湾が過ごしてきた長い長い時間、そして聴こえてくる風景が重なってできた曲。現在進行中のプロジェクトにおける第一弾目の曲です。
Blue Ridge is a silent b/w super 8 film from the ongoing Journal of Drifting Hours series: Drifting moments, lyrical passages, memory impulses, landscape studies and visual notations explored on super 8 film. This footage was recorded in North Carolina and Maryland during the Autumn of 2021
Thrilled to be part of Framework’s 20th anniversary show. Tracks from Oto no Yukue, my recent collaboration with Hiroko Komiya, were featured. You can listen to the show here Great to see Una Lee (half of Lynlee) on here as well !