Poetry

2018
Mike Kuchar, Collected Thoughts

A young man in self imposed exile sits at the edge of the known world, looking "beyond" and looking within! 

2008
Come Closer

A poetic meditation on distance, Come Closer is a short and peripatetic film, casting an affective web between the locations of Lisbon, San Francisco and Brazil. Focusing on Brazilian-Algerian filmmaker Karim Aïnouz, musician Derrick Green –– the filmmaker’s brother and lead singer of Brazilian band Sepultura –– and her own work produced in Lisbon since 1992, Come Closer can be thought as a meditation on friendship and saudade.

2009
Cecelia Condit: An Interview

In this interview American filmmaker, poet, and lyricist, Cecelia Condit gives shape to the contours of her work process. The artist describes the influence of her relationship with her mother, her long-term investment in the macabre, and her ongoing desire to confront death through art. While covering a broad range of topics, Condit’s discussion of her work and interests returns to several defining themes: aging, grotesqueness, and the notion of movement, both in terms of her own past as a dancer and the notion of the body in decay. With a particular emphasis on the production and context of her videos, Annie Lloyd (2008), and All About a Girl (2004), this interview offers insight into the artist’s fascination with aging, sweetness, and storytelling, while also articulating her joyful sense of discovery within the art-making process. No longer working with scripts, Condit presents herself in the interview as a scavenger–much like the crows she incorporates into her work–assembling videos which straddle the line between strange and silly. – Faye Gleisser

1996
Cecelia Condit Videoworks: Volume 1

Though the use of fairytales and dark fantasies, these works combine the commonplace with the macabre to construct a new world of the subconscious.

2019
Dark Captivity, Mike Kuchar

What happens when a man’s inner contemplations are his only company?

This title is only availible as part of the Mike Kuchar compilation Thoughts and Feelings

2019
Dead Dreams, Mike Kuchar

A young man ponders a dizzying life cycle of dreams, desires and broken promises. “Yes I’m sick. But crazy? No, not yet”.

This title is only availible as part of the Mike Kuchar compilation Thoughts and Feelings

2005
A Declaration of Poetic Disobediance

As a "Post-Mexican” performance artist operating out of the US for over 20 years, one of my conceptual obsessions has been to constantly reposition myself within the hegemonic maps. Whether this map is the Americas, the larger cartography of art, or my personal biography, one of my jobs has been to move around, cross dangerous borders, disappear and reappear somewhere else, and in the process create "imaginary cartographies” capable of containing the complexities of my multiple and ever-changing identities, voices, communities and performative bodies.

2018
Deep Roots, Mike Kuchar

... A lonesome soul gives his body to an elemental force that enters in through open windows.

2006
The Divers

A lonely girl is approached by a shy boy on a moonlight balcony. Their longing is hampered by the mysteries of love. The Divers is a neo-romantic audiovisual painting. It is a poem that combines the quest of the artist for the mysterious elements that create pathos in sound and image, as much as it is a melodramatic experience reaching for the viewer's subconscious cinematic and emotional memory.

2004
Double Dummy

Four dummies, two cats, and a portal to bliss inside their attempts at symmetry. A hairball, and a mess of twigs, whose love has died and who are sad.

2010
The Dreamer's Tale

Videomaker and spoken word performer David Finkelstein sleepwalks down into subconscious corridors.

2014
Dreamsville, Mike Kuchar

Something lies yet unwritten within a poet who lost that 'spark' of having been born brand new onto a sacred stage.

— Mike Kuchar

1983
Earthglow

Earthglow is a poem written for the character generator and switcher that conveys a writer's internal dialogue through both subtle and dramatic color changes and through movement, size, and placement of words. The ambient soundtrack evokes the confluence of past and present perceptions.

2017
Eat Your Secrets

The fourth collaboration between Jessie Mott and Steve Reinke continues its melancholic musings on desire and mourning, this time with more twerking. Hypnotic backgrounds and eccentric animals lend to its psychedelic children's cartoon vibe, and the signature Madonna and Stockhausen soundtrack enhances the desperation for paradise among those extra long tongues and snake-y bodies.

2010
Echo's Garden

"Great woods, you frighten me like some cathedral's gloom, and awaken pastoral pipes on pagan heights."

-- Mike Kuchar