Last week, shot Audra at Abbot Kinney and Manhattan Pier: she rocked that Anthropologie hair and green dress. The sunset was a gray orange sherbet... always feel so fortunate whenever I make it out to the beach.
Caught the Polish filmmaker Zbigniew Rybczynski and an evening of his selected works at Cinefamily a few weeks back. Most significantly a blue/greenscreen pioneer, Rybczynski was also a prolific music video director: his most famous arguably being John Lenon's "Imagine."
Out of his shorts, "The Fourth Dimension" (1988) captivated me - the clip above is an excerpt. No CGI, just unadulterated slit-scan cinemagic. Other amazingness / Tango (Academy Award for Best Animated Short 1983) + the Nowa Zsiazka / New Book (1974).
I mention all that to non-sequitor-ly say / here's twenty tracks for the seventh month. Will be on rotation at Andante this weekend as I hijack the sound system while pounding out espressos.
To kick off Pride Week, Ace hosted an LGBT event at the rooftop last Sunday. Devendra, who was DJing with Amy von Harrington, kindly helped me pass out questionnaires, and I shot corresponding portraits for Ace's blog. Met the sweetest people, and had such a blast... pretty fortunate to be part of this. Thank you, Yael.
Two Saturdays ago, I was honored to shoot stills for my talented friend's curated show at the Ace. Producer/performer Nicole Disson's The Series, a beautifully curated evening of performance and visual arts, intertwines the experience of performer, audience and space. Blown away.
musical performance by TEARIST feat. CAUGHT A GHOST
singer-songwriter by JENNY O.
contemporary violist CHRISTEN LIEN
choreography by KITTY MCNAMEE with HYSTERICA DANCE CO.
burlesque by TANSY
performances by ZOE AJA MOORE & CO.
poetry by MANDY KAHN, performed by NICOLE DISSON + dancer AUSTIN WESTBAY
Knapp's Castle / Chumash Cave Paintings / Thousand Steps Beach
Checked out an installation opening at the High Desert Test Site in Wonder Valley with my good friend Steven. Los Angeles-based artist Carmen Argote used the floor plan of the Schindler House as an inspiration and guide to literalize the understanding of architectural space as delineated and distinguished from non-architected space. Argote’s sculpture was separated from its defining walls and reconstructed here in the Mojave Desert. The traced line-as-object ghosted the sociocultural imprint of the house.
It was pretty cute to see children playing within the labyrinth. Steven kept me laughing the entire night with impressions of friends, and we sipped bourbon tinged with the purpleorangenavy sunset before partaking in the potluck spread. Also, thoroughly enjoyed the amazing star gazing, per desert evening norm.
Brenna Murphy + Birch Cooper = MSHR
The Portland, OR-based duo produces sculptural synthesizers, ritualistic performances and installations that place the human body into a dynamic relationship with sound and light, generating expanded sensory experiences.
I'm still kinda blown away by the experience. Also, Brenna and Birch are super sweet, down-to-earth people... made me appreciate them even more. Have a rad unfolding of your tour!