I practice filmmaking to understand myself, others and the world, vacillating from solipsism to symbiosis and back again. And so it goes.
“Unlike all the other art forms, film is able to seize and render the passage of time, to stop it, almost to possess it in infinity. I’d say that film is the sculpting of time.”
– Andrei Tarkovsky
‘What Remains” an excerpt of the currently untitled poetic documentary screened at Cleveland Public Theater’s “Station Hope”, 2018 and 2019.
This short film stirs isolated colors, shapes, words and whispers into Joan Southgate’s connection to St. John’s Episcopal Church, an authenticated stop on the Underground Railroad.
“Station Hope: A Conversation” premiered at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival. Produced by Cleveland Public Theatre, the film chronicles the continuing legacy of CPT’s annual event, “Station Hope” which celebrates and commemorates the history of a people seeking freedom along the Underground Railroad, and how that enduring spirit continues to inspire Cleveland and its residents today.
“Lumen Aborts Bulb,” depicts the tenuous threads between perception of an object and the object itself. Even as the eyes deceive, the mind insists not only upon the deception it holds but enforces that deception upon the object.
Contact me to request a screener of entire installation “Lumen Aborts Bulb,” trt: 05:30.
“Don’t Dream,” an excerpt from the American Slavery Project audio drama Black Women and the Ballot enunciates the tensions embedded throughout a day in the life of an undocumented worker, tensions articulated on this particular day, “Vote Day.”
A cinematic poem, “Bananas and Josephine” heads a collection of cinematic poems, titled Exoticisms, disembodying the voices of women desired for their delicious flesh while giving voice to the lush fruits extracted and traded from the same hemispheres as the desired exotic women.
The short film, “Hysteria,” portrays the silencing of a woman in an anguishing and solitary pain. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 1998