I made a short film for the Kronos Quartet that’s going to screen during their 40th anniversary concert at Carnegie Hall on March 28th. The piece is a 5-minute visual poem on the group’s rich history and the contents of their archive in San Francisco—a really fun project to put together.
We recently premiered The Measure of All Things at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and the screenings went really, really well. With this kind of live cinema piece, you never really know what it’s actually like until you screen it for a real audience—is it going to be too long? Too short? Confusing? Too dark?
We did two sold-out screenings at the Yarrow and both were terrific. Here are some photos. We’re now setting up other screenings—some will be with yMusic and some will be with my long-time collaborators the Quavers. Stay tuned for details.
I’m excited to announce that my new film “The Measure of All Things” will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Stay tuned for more details.
I put together a new short film called A Cinematic Study of Fog in San Francisco for the Oakland Museum. It’s a single-channel installation in one of the main galleries, so it’s always running if you are interested in checking it out. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out; it’s a short piece – 10 minutes long – but it includes many of my favorite moments from the ongoing project of shooting fog with Andy Black. The piece will be up through June 2014. Thanks to Rene de Guzman at the Oakland Museum for making it happen. www.museumca.org/exhibit/cinematic-study-fog-san-francisco
Things keep rolling along with The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller. We did some of our best screenings yet recently at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Detroit Institute of Art. We’ll be at the Barbican in London on December 8th, and more shows to come in 2014. Check out the website for more info: www.buckminsterfullerfilm.com
I did a residency recently at the Experimental Media and Performance Art Center (EMPAC) in Troy, NY, and here’s an interview that I did with Ash Bulayev, the Performance curator there.
I premiered a new “live documentary” about fog at the Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco on October 2nd. Cinematographer Andy Black and I have been shooting fog together for many years, so it was exciting to finally see the images up on the big screen. The whole event felt pretty magical—the theater at the new Exploratorium is fantastic, and Brooklyn-based band the Quavers (plus musicians Brendan Canty and Matt Bauder) played a great live soundtrack. A few photos from the premiere are below.
I was a guest on KQED’s talk show, Forum, in conjunction with the screening. Here’s a link to the program.
My short film Utopia Part 3: the World’s Largest Shopping Mall is screening on a continuous loop at Legion Arts in Cedar Rapids, Iowa thru the end of August. Check it out if you’re in the area!
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be performing two new, short pieces as part of the River to River Festival later this month. The show is June 20th at 9pm on the East River Esplanade, Pier 15.
I’ll be screening two new “live documentary” pieces: Love Letter to the Fog, a meditation on fog, grief, and the sublime in San Francisco, with Brooklyn-based musicians The Quavers; as well as The Biggest-Smallest, a poem about fate and the outer contours of human experience, with NYC band yMusic. The performance is part of a series curated by the wonderful Laurie Anderson.
You can read more about the project on the River to River website. Come check it out if you’re in NYC!
Yo La Tengo and I will be performing The Love Song of R. Buckminster at MASS MoCA later this month as part of Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival. Tickets and the full 3-day line-up are available on their website.