Summer 2015 updates!


Here are some upcoming screenings this summer, and a few cool things which happened already. Very honored and excited to be participating/have partipated in such great events with these excellent artists and curators!


La Vidéoshop – Sarah Christman + Jesse McLean – Honored to share the evening with Sarah Christman, who will screen  Gowanus Canal, Broad Channel, As Above, So Below, 7285 followed by a screening of mine featuring The Eternal Quarter Inch, Somewhere only we know, The Invisible World and The Burning Blue. 

La Vidéoshop is the first and last store in a video rental chain that will never stretch from North America to France. La Vidéoshop will offer videos that you can’t find at a video shop. Avant-garde, anti-commercial, and DIY. La Vidéoshop will be located in a space that we can’t afford (Do you have any idea how much it costs to rent this place?). La Vidéoshop doesn’t sell anything. We don’t charge admission to the nightly screenings. Even the wine is free. Our business model is fatally flawed. La Vidéoshop won’t last. Enquire within for franchising opportunities. One day, there won’t be a Vidéoshop near you. Curated by Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown.

Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowsky Castle, Flex Fest with Kino.Lab, Warsaw, Poland, Somewhere only we know + Yesilçam Sinemasi, FOL Sunar: Amerikan Deneysel Sinemasi’ndan Seçkiler, Istanbul, Turkey, Somewhere only we know + Carte Blanche au FLEX FEST, Paris, France, Somewhere only we know-  these screenings curated by Roger Beebe, other artists include Jodie Mack, Steve Reinke, Lauren Cook, Ben Russell, Paul Clipson, Hope Tucker, Adele Horne, Mike Stoltz, Scott Stark!!!

CAC Cinema, Human. Machine. Material, Vilnius, Lithuania, The Invisible World – organized by Leo Goldsmith and Lukas Brasiskis, an experimental film program on the subject of machinic vision called ”Human. Machine. Material.” The film program will take place in August 4–16, 2015 at CAC Cinema in Vilnius, Lithuania. They have selected 20 films and video artworks from different periods of experimental film history and from different countries (France, US, Germany, Russia, US, etc.).

Secret Cinema: Star Wars, Future Shorts, London, England, The Eternal Quarter Inch, organized by Emma Mattei, who also programs and co-founded kinematic International Short Film Festival in Malta. September – more details to come…

Festival International du Film de La Roche-sur-Yon, Nouvelle Vagues Competition, La Roche-sur-Yon, France, I’m in Pittsburgh and it’s Raining – French Premier! Curated by the amazing Paolo Moretti! October, 2015, more details to come…


Live to Tape: Artist Television Festival, Links Hall, Chicago, IL, Somewhere only we know – organized by Jesse Malmed, this was an incredible event in Chicago that featured days of incredible videos and more…

About Live to Tape: a week of smart, groundbreaking, funny, beautiful, vital, courageous artist videos, talk shows, films, performances, psychedelic cartoons and surprises by more than sixty artists spanning over four decades—Monday, May 18th to Sunday, May 24th at 7:00 (plus an extra, kid-friendly program Saturday at 1:00 pm) as the legendary Links Hall (3111 W Western).

European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck, Germany, I’m in Pittsburgh and it’s Raining

Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Underground Film Festival Award Screening, Chicago, IL, Remote



Some life changes! In July, I’ll be leaving Iowa City and my position at University of Iowa in the Department of Cinematic Arts and moving to Milwaukee to join the Dept. of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres at UWMilwaukee. Thrilled to join this wonderful program and the incredible film/video/art community in Milwaukee! Headroom Screening Series will continue to program and support experimental cinema in Iowa City under the guidance and curation of the excellent Mike Gibisser and Jason Livingston. Thanks to all my Iowa colleagues and friends for all the support and inspiring collaboration over the years.


Spring 2015 updates

Hello and Happy Spring! Below are some updates regarding upcoming activities, lots of cool stuff coming up with some travel and screenings:

March 23-29Ann Arbor Film Festival, I’m participating as a juror and am thrilled to see so much great work and present a solo program.

March 23The Invisible World screens at the Cleveland Institute of Art

April 3-9 – I’m in Pittsburgh and It’s Raining screening as part of the Athens International Film and Video Festival

April 5-7 –  First Person Cinema – UC Boulder screening, looking forward to mountains!

April 18-20 –  Experimental Response Cinema screening in Austin and a visit to Texas State.

May 13-17 –  I’m in Pittsburgh and It’s Raining screens as part of Chicago Underground Film Festival.


I’m in Pittsburgh and It’s Raining


To Feel What I Am – Hap Gallery, Portland, OR

I’m happy to announce that I am part of a group show at Hap Gallery  in Portland, OR, To Feel What I Am, curated by Iris Williamson and Eileen Isagon Skyers. The show runs from March 5-28 and featuring artists Zoë Burnett, Calos Jiménez Cahua, Jennifer Chan, Valerie Green, Ivan Lozano, Ian Swanson, Tobian Zehntner and myself.

In To Feel What I Am, curators Eileen Isagon Skyers and Iris Williamson take a nuanced approach, cultivating works by artists working with various media to survey the power and failure of communication in a digital age.

The exhibition considers the ways in which digital media meant for connecting people instead disconnects and alters human interaction. Many of the urgencies and demands placed on humans by technology begin to produce a sensation of guilt and failure–what becomes prevalent is the sheer quantity of circulation itself, rather than the content of any message being circulated.

To Feel What I Am explores how the constant dialogue between person and screen both reveals and conceals emotional vulnerabilities below the surface.

Hap has also released an accompanying publication, titled To Feel What I Am, as this month’s Hap Edition. The book includes essays written by Jesse Darling, Jessica Sage, Eileen Isagon Skyers, and Brooke Wendt and art by Zoë Burnett, Johnny Ray Alt, Darren Goins, Christina Humphreys, and Layet Johnson.