Poetry

1988
Daniel Reeves, Sombra y Sombra

An example of what Reeves terms “video poetics,” layered images of a deserted village in the Spanish countryside play counterpoint to poetry by Cesar Vallejo and Pablo Neruda. Using slick production techniques, Reeves marks the passing of time and human presence with a video transparency effect. What we see is a ghost of what was. Reeves’s precise editing makes for an extraordinarily fluid tape, as images seem to fly through the landscape, through past, present and future.

1990
Son of Border Crisis

In these seven short video performances directed by Isaac Artenstein, Gómez-Peña confronts Mexican-American culture clashes, stereotypes, and the Fourth World (immigrants). Speaking through a bullhorn or on the airwaves of mock-station Radio Latino FM, he broadcasts a message that will not be silenced.

2011
Stone Boy, The

He hears the whispers of gargoyles in a hall of heavy stone.

-- Mike Kuchar

2019
Sunkissed, Mike Kuchar

Part One of Secret Spaces. This outdoor meditation is drenched with sunlight, carressed by breezes and blessed with a young man who discovers his special 'role' in Time's dimention. 

2018
Mike Kuchar; Surfing The Streams Of consciousness

A poet is troubled, the words in his poems seem futile and uninspired... must he always wrestle with the wind and loose the key that unlocks dreams?

2009
Swan Song

A pair of de-iced dove wings are on the floor next to his bed, states the poet who is deeply in love, and falling deeper, in this pictoral poem.

2019
The Boy Upstairs, Mike Kuchar

Part 1 of Two Movies by Mike Kuchar.

2019
Still from American Hunger

Ephraim Asili’s five-part series The Diaspora Suite is both a personal and global study of the African diaspora. Created over the course of seven years, every film in the series has a unique rhythm built around a specific amalgam of footage shot in American and international locations — each an important site within the African diaspora.

2019
The Guy Next Door, Mike Kuchar

Part 2 of Two Movies by Mike Kuchar.

2012
The Name is not the Thing named, Deborah Stratman

In support of experiences that are essentially common, but to which language does not easily adhere, the video passes through places that are both themselves, and stand-ins for others. The title is taken from Aleister Crowley’s 1918 translation of the Tao Te Ching.

Camera, Edit, Sound Design: Deborah Stratman

Music: Eliane Radigue

 

2014
Mike Kuchar, The Spider's Parlor

...As the Moth is lured to the candle's flame, so it is that a group of misfits enter a dark house to converse with shadows amid the dust of Time.

—Mike Kuchar

2011
These Blazeing Starrs!

Since comets have been recorded, they've augured catastrophe, messiahs, upheaval and end times. A short film about these meteoric ice-cored fireballs and their historic ties to divination that combines imagery of 15th-18th Century European broadsides with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory footage.

2019
Thoughts and Feelings, Mike Kuchar

Thoughts and Feelings is comprised of five short works which are a part of Mike Kuchar's ongoing Soul Searching Series. Each episode is designed with reflective, meditative, and philosophical tones, expressing the emotional and problematic state of existence. This collection is sensual and mood provoking.

2012
Tickled Pink

He is mute flesh that the stroking of fingers can bring to sing.

-- Mike Kuchar

2009
The Tiger

One's 'softest parts' are 'scooped out and eaten alive'.