[April 8, 2013]
I made the music video for Disappears' new EP Kone. I used hi-con 16mm to create color separations with footage of industrial elements shot in Chicago.
[January 9, 2013]
Music video I did for Chicago friends Acteurs for their new album.
[November 30, 2012-January 4, 2013]
Where'd I Leave the Thing Itself
Collaborative work by Lilli Carre and Alexander Stewart
Roots & Culture Contemporary Art Center
1034 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Opening reception Friday, November 30, 6-9 pm
[October 27-28, 2012]
The full program lineup for the 2012 Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation is now available on the festival website. Lilli Carre and I co-direct this festival, which features programs of classic and contemporary short animation works.
Zummertapez 2012 screenings at Roots & Culture contemporary art center:
Sunday, June 10, 2012, 8:00 pm, Will Goss
Sunday, June 24, 2012, 8:00 pm, Jo Dery
Sunday, September 2, 2012, 8:00 pm, Thomas Comerford
[May 21, 2012]
My film Crusts is playing in San Francisco at the Crossroads film festival, presented by SF Cinematheque, on Sunday May 20 at 3:00 pm. This piece is a collaboration with White/Light. The full piece is 12 minutes; here's the trailer:
A new zine/artist book I made called Not Invented Here is available at Printed Matter in New York and Quimby's in Chicago. The book is a collection of abstract collages I made using photocopy textures, printed with a two-color photocopy technique.
[February 25 - March 25, 2012]
The 16mm film On the Logic of Dubious Historical Accounts, 1969-1972 I made with Peter Miller will be showing at Volker Bradtke in Dusseldorf as part of a group show called 1969-1972. Other artists in the show are Christos Dikeakos, Charles Duke, and Robert Smithson.
Eyeworks has been awarded a generous grant from the Propeller Fund for the 2011 festival.
[November 5 & 6, 2011]
[October 10, 2011]
On Psychedelia, an interview I did with Andy Roche in 2009 on psychedelic film and politics, has been published in the newest edition of the online journal Drain.
[November 5-6, 2011]
Lilli Carre and I are planning the 2011 edition of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, to be held November 5 & 6 at DePaul University in downtown Chicago. We will screen approximately 35 new and classic short films over four programs. Stay tuned for more details, including program lineups, festival trailers, and an exciting new poster project from our friends at Sonnenzimmer.
4000 Frame Throw (Pitchin' Machine)
2:50, 16mm, 2011
The Battle of the Stand-Stills
15:45, HD, 2010
Documentation of the making of 4000 Frame Throw/Pitchin' Machine
[June 23 - July 14, 2011]
4000 Frame Throw / Pitchin' Machine
Running Room exhibition
Columbia College A&D Gallery
619 S. Wabash Ave.
4000 Frame Throw is a durational performance piece that will be taking place at the A&D Gallery from July 6-9, 2011. A Bolex camera is loaded with a 100-foot roll of 16mm film. Clicking off one frame at a time, 4,000 exposures are needed to finish the roll of film. A plexiglas target is set up so that when it is hit by a thrown ball, one frame of film is exposed. Participants stand across the room and throw balls, attempting to hit the target. Hits and misses are recorded on the wall. The piece is open to participation from anyone who comes to the gallery.
In conjunction with this piece, a selection of short films will be screened on Thursday, July 7, at 6 pm in the gallery. The films are various takes on absurdity, wit, deadpan and slapstick. Admission free.
[April 23-24, 2011]
April 34-24, 2011
MDW Fair, ACRE booth
3636 S. Iron St.
[February 26, 2011]
100 Foot Ride
February 26, 2011
Happy Collaborationists Exhibition Space
1254 N. Noble St., Chicago
[November 6, 2010]
The Eyeworks festival trailer is finished. It's made up of 200 silkscreened posters designed by Sonnenzimmer, shot frame-by-frame and animated.
[October 26, 2010]
I will be projecting some new footage to accompany a performance by Chicago duo White/Light at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Tuesday, October 26, from 6-7 pm. White/Light does some excellent noise and drone music, and it's great to be collaborating with them on this performance. I'm showing a piece that features macro photography of minerals, crystals, bricks and shells, which I shot this summer as part of my Fort Morgan project. It's a lot of gnarly, crusty and geometric textures rotating on screen, which I think intersects White/Light's music in a really cool way.
Face The Strange at the MCA, Tuesday October 26.
[November 6, 2010]
Lilli Carre and I have organized a new film festival called Eyeworks, which will take place in Chicago on November 6, 2010. The festival features experimental animation ranging from abstract work to unconventional character animation. Animator David O'Reilly will be in attendance and will presenting a program of his work.
Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation
Nov. 6, 2010
247 S. State St., Chicago
[September 21-26, 2010]
The Battle of The Stand-Stills will premiere at the 25fps International Festival of Experimental Film & Video in Zagreb, Croatia in the "Lone Elements" program on Wednesday, September 22.
[July 12 - 17, 2010]
Iceland Spar will screen as part of a program of animation from Chicago in the Animator Festival in Poznan, Poland.
[June 25 - 27, 2010]
Iceland Spar and Very Similar To will screen in shorts programs in the 17th Chicago Underground Film Festival. Iceland Spar will show at 9:15 on June 25th, and Very Similar To will show (on 16mm) at 1:15 on Sunday June 27th, both at the Gene Siskel Film Center.
[June 19, 2010]
Iceland Spar will screen as part of the 22nd Onion City Film Festival on Saturday, June 19, at 4:00 pm at Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark St.
An HD version of my 2005 film Errata is now online.
[April 10, 2010]
100 Foot Pull will show in the inaugural installment of Saturday Cinema, which is a monthly film installation project space in Chicago run by Kat Parker and George Monteleone. The films at Saturday Cinema will be rear-projected in the front window of their apartment on a loop every Saturday starting at sundown for two hours. Saturday Cinema is located at 1369 W. Chicago, at Noble St. 100 Foot Pull will screen at sundown on April 10, April 17, April 24, and May 1.
Winter/Spring program has been set for the Roots & Culture screening series.
February 20, 2010 - Steven Summers
March 13, 2010 - New acquisitions from the VDB collection
May 15, 2010 - Steve Reinke
May 30, 2010 - Jo Dery
I put together a list of all of the Roots & Culture screenings we have done. See them in chronological order here. We just passed the 25 mark.
The Battle of The Stand-Stills (16:00, HD) is finished. It's a movie about match-sprint racing, and is focused on an extended track-stand face-off that took place during the 1990 Match Sprint World Championships.
I have started a new web project called Collector Not Completist. It's a blog that features original scans of record labels, one posted each day. The project is a collaborative appreciation of record label design by a few record collectors I know.
[September 24, 2009] Full version of my animation Iceland Spar, with soundtrack.
Iceland Spar, 2009, 3:16.
[September 19, 2009] I will be showing two new pieces as part of a group show at FLAT, a one-night-only gallery operated by Erik Brown and Catie Olson. Erik and Catie are both contributing work to the show. Lilli Carre has made a shadow-puppet piece and some drawings for the show. I am showing a new drawn animation, and a mirror sculpture.
FLAT is located at 2332 W. Augusta Ave in Chicago.