Tag Archives: AudioVisual

Spring Screenings and Lectures

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Here are some exciting events I will be taking part in the next few months.

4/18/15- Visiting Artist at VSW Visual Studies Workshop

5/15/15-Curating films and screening one roll of Journal of Drifting Hours at Sonic Circuits

5/18/15-Local Filmmaker showcase at Hyattsville Library

5/22/524-Miniature Landscape Correspondance at Soundscapes and Sound Identities, Italy with Una Lee

There are other developments in the works, much more soon!

Preparing Notes for SU lecture and excerpt from Tongjing

Next week I am off to Salisbury University to deliver a talk and screen some of my films for the visiting artist lecture series (3/12/15). I am really grateful to have the opportunity to showcase my work and to discuss the audiovisual, landscapes, field recordings, and other things with the students of SU.  Here is a link to the event. This is part of their exhibition Alternative Topographies  In the meantime, below is a clip from a new work I will screen for the lecture along with super 8 films.

A special thanks to Li Xiaoxing for taking a number of us to TonJing last summer. A distinctive place  along the banks of the Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province. More on this later

Finally arrived!!


Robert Robertson’s new book arrived last night!
I am really honored and moved to be included in this work.
The text is beautifully written and quite suitable for pedagogical purposes, practitioners, or for someone just venturing into cinema studies.
A must read on the audiovisual!
Here are some links to purchase-
Thanks again Robert!

Urban/Rural Landscapes 8th Edition at the Utopia Film Festival this Saturday! 10/25/14

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Urban/Rural Landscapes 8th Edition Program begins at Noon on October 25, 2014 in The Community Center

Directors: Angus Carlyle, Rupert Cox, Ann Deborah Levy, Tomonari
Nishikawa, Pat Doyen, Robert Robertson, Chris H Lynn
Locations: Japan, China, Cuba, California, Louisiana

1. Doors of the Spirits (Robert Robertson, 2006)
A procession of ancient and weathered doorsfrom the oldest district
in Havana is counterpointed by the pathos of an old
revolutionary song.

2.Kiatsu: The Sound of The Sky Being Torn (Angus Carlyle and Rupert Cox, 2010)
“Kiatsu” is a collaboration between anthropologist Rupert Cox and
artist Angus Carlyle. It draws on their experiences of recording the
activities of the last farming family living within the concrete and
steel infrastructure of Japan’s largest airport, where noise – of
taxiing and of take-offs and landings – exerts a constant pressure
from before dawn until well after dusk. The work has also been
informed by an extended collaboration with Professor Kozo Hiramatsu
(the UK President of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science),
who participated in the second period of fieldwork and who has
provided us with the perspective of acoustic science.

3. Rain Painting (Ann Deborah Levy, 2014)
The landscape seen through car windows as “painted” by rain striking
the glass. Three realities are represented: the landscape viewed
through the window, the surface of the window with the raindrops, and
the space inside the car. Each of the first becomes visible depending
on where the camera is focused, the third is not seen but becomes
present when the rain quiets and the sounds inside the car are heard.

4. Views from Jiangning at Night (Chris H Lynn, 2014)
Figures and lights are reflected on the Qinhuai River in Nanjing, China.

5. Sketch Film #5 Tomonari Nishikawa ( 2007,US, Super 8, silent,
18/24fps, b&w, 3 min.)
All images had been shot at the site of Marin Headlands County in
California. The footage shows the nature in the area, as well as
historic buildings originally built for the US Army, including
batteries and the Nike Missile Site

6.Another Louisiana Story, (Pat Doyen Super-8 film, silent, 6 min.)
A journey through the swamps and wetlands of Louisiana. These areas
are disappearing – an area approximately the size of a football field
continues to slip away every hour.

Greenebelt, Md
Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd.

NorthNorthEast and Ships Passing screened at the Experi-Mental Festival in New York City on 10/29/14

NorthNorthEast and Ships Passing on the Huangpu River will be screened on 9/29/14 at the Spectrum in Brooklyn, NY. This is part of the Experi-Mental festival in NY City. The event is curated by Jim Tuite. NorthNorthEast  is the third collaboration  with German sound artist Marcus Beuter.  I composed the visuals and Marcus did the audio. Here is a link to the festival.  Preview is below