Thursday, March 19

RECENT AUDIO INSTALLATIONS/RADIO PERFORMANCES





  • November 24, 2008: “Letter From Takashi” – 11 Minute experimental sound art documentary about a letter I received from an acquaintance in Japan, who I used to live with.
  • November 23, 2008: Pocketsound: “Jump Ship” Sound Collage - Combining numerous elements of the performance into a dual channel audio recording, played on CFRC 101.9fm, Kingston ON – Collaboration with Jared Scotchmer
  • November 16, 2008: Pocketsound: Sound Art Collage - Combining a mixture of found sound, original music and original field recordings in the creation of a dual channel soundscape, played on CFRC 101.9fm, Kingston ON – Collaboration with Mark Delottinville 

CHILDHOOD'S END

Childhood’s End - Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor & Music
10:19min – Super8 & Digital Internet Camera: March 2008
  • February 2009: Featured at the 2008 KINGSTON CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL as part of the Local Shorts Program opening for the film “Examined Life” (Dir. Astra Taylor, 2008)
  • April 2008: WINNER of BEST CINEMATIC PRODUCTION at the 2008 GOLDEN TAM AWARDS, Queen’s University, Kingston ON
  • April 8th – 26th, 2008: Featured at the Union Gallery, Kingston ON, as part of the experimental exhibition: “Linear/Non-Linear: An Exhibition of Experimental Proportions
  • February 7th 2008: Featured in “Come See What You’re Missing”, a film screening showcasing experimental works at Queen’s University, Kingston ON
Synopsis:

CHILDHOOD’S END is a short autobiographical self-examination, exploring “who I am” by reflecting on a range of childhood memories and emotions. Guided by the topics of loss, death, and nostalgia, CHILDHOOD’S END acts as a form of therapeutic analysis, probing the darker side of childhood innocence and the loss thereof. The film is also an experiment in the materiality of film, juxtaposing hand-coloured Super8 footage with highly pixelated digital media. The dichotomy of old and new helps articulate the dying relationship between time and space, blurring the line between the past and the present, as well as reality and the make-believe. The non-linear narrative is an eclectic mix of events, people, objects, and emotions melted together in a tenuous journey of salvation and restoration.















دار فور “Home of the Fur”

دار فور “Home of the Fur” - Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
8:54min – MiniDV: February – March 2008
  • March 2008: Featured at the 2008 KINGSTON CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL as part of the Local Shorts Program opening for the film “Up the Yangtze” (Dir. Yung Chang, 2007)
  • April 8th – 26th, 2008: Featured at the Union Gallery, Kingston ON, as part of the experimental exhibition: “Linear/Non-Linear: An Exhibition of Experimental Proportions”
Synopsis:

روف راد (HOME OF THE FUR) examines the concept of voicelessness in regards to social and political injustices, and crimes against humanity, unheard around the world. Using child-like drawings and poetry in juxtaposition with harsh photographs of reality, HOME OF THE FUR attempts to provide a sense of youthful optimism in an ageing land filled with deafening cries of sorrow. The film is segmented into three conceptually and visually original acts playing on words (“Are Two Pee U.N.Voiced?” is a reference to the United Nations Responsibility to Protect (R2P)), and attempting to view this complex and devastating genocide in the most simplistic manner: from a child’s point of view. However the film does not, by any means, make-light of the genocide, rather it aims to articulate the vulnerability of the Darfurian people, not as a plea for pity but instead as a signal for hope, and a testament to the human will and the power to survive. 

Chapter I: I Spy with my little eye genocide& murder (0:00-4:30min)

Sometimes when I sleep,
I think there is something under my bed.
When I ask, “who is there?”
The silence responds by filling me with uncertainty.

Chapter II: Are Two Pee U.N.voiced? (4:30-5:50min)

I try to climb the tree
But I am too short.
Billy tells me he can climb it,
And I am incapable.
This only makes me taller.

Chapter III: If we weren’t vulnerable, then we would be secure (5:50-8:53min)

When I look out my window at night,
I see thousands of people shining down on me.
But where are their smiles in the hot sun?












VINYL INTERPRETATION

VINYL INTERPRETATION - Co-Writer, Co-Director, Co-Cinematographer, Co-Editor
(3:00min – 16mm Collage Animation: February – March 2008). VINYL INTERPRETATION is a collaborative, 16mm, stop-motion collage animation exploring the conceptual relationship between music and the the world around us.