Recent Video I: 2013-2016
I created “Monteverde Music” by returning to shooting and editing techniques that I developed in earlier videos (“Barcelona Mosaics”, “Cicada Songs”, Mexico Painting”). All visual footage is shot by dividing the screen either by placing a mirror in front of the lens or by aiming the camera at the edge of an object within the scene. The soundtrack is not prerecorded – instead, the musical phrasing comes as the result of many short edits of sound/image source footage.
“Sky Buy” is an experimental video conceived as a dream collage. My intent was to arrange a set of images with all the logic and shifting pacing of a dreamscape. In the principal scenes, various artifacts of TV media are subjected to a forceful purifying water barrage. I collaborated with computer animator Francisco Olivares to create a waterspout sequence designed to overwhelm a series of abstracted scenes drawn from commercial media. A second animated water sequence depicts the flooding of the physical detritus of our media infrastructure. Additional footage includes night driving, two plazas in Madrid, a ringing ocean buoy, driving in a rainstorm, and an impromptu Klezmer band. Elliott Grabill provided principal sound/music sequences.