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fmoffe

video artist, teacher, sleeps very well at night

FEVER FREAKS

FEVER FREAKS 8:18 | HD | 2017 With music composed by Ben Lamar Gay | Sound Mix by Lou Mallozzi A detective is hired to find the original copy of a lost ancient book. The book recounts the tale of a plague. A form of radiation, unknown at […]

THE MAGIC HEDGE

THE MAGIC HEDGE 9:00 | video | 2016 The Magic Hedge explores a bird sanctuary located on a former Cold War Nike missile site on the north side of Chicago. Left to wander and observe, the viewer becomes aware of the park’s open secret: men looking for fleeting […]

ADRESSE PERMANENTE

ADRESSE PERMANENTE 6:40 | video | 2014 A son discreetly records fleeting moments in his parents’ suburban home. An intimate portrait of a stable life lived according to the rules of society. Distributed by Video Data Bank and Videographe Screenings (so far): Roots and Culture in Chicago, Frontier […]

OTHER ARRANGEMENTS

Inspired by the research I did for The Faithful, Other Arrangements is a program that offers historical and philosophical perspectives on queer folks struggles with traditional conceptions of marriage and family and explores different avenues based on friendship, community and contacts with strangers. The program includes: The Continuing […]

L’ÉCURIE 360

L’ÉCURIE 360  12:00 | immersive installation/contemporary dance video | 2009-2012 L’Écurie 360, an immersive video installation created for the dance company Manon fait de la danse was presented as part of SAT Fest at Société des Arts Technologiques, from March 21 until April 28, 2012. The project was […]

THE FAITHFUL

THE FAITHFUL  installation | 16 mm film transferred to HD | 2011 In a large room of a galley or public site, two walls facing each other are covered by video projections displaying a series of portraits originally shot on 16mm film. On one wall a succession of […]

POSTFACE

POSTFACE  7:30 | HD | 2011 In a celebrity-obsessed culture, filmmakers often exploit the downfall of a star to amplify the emotional undertones of the fictional films in which they perform. POSTFACE takes a look back at the filmography of Montgomery Clift whose private life and career spiral […]

CRIMINAL CASE 40/61: REVERB

CRIMINAL CASE 40/61: REVERB   Co-editor for a project by Andrea Geyer Based on edited transcripts of the 1961 Trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem and the writings of Hannah Arendt, an abstracted trial scene stages six characters: Accused, Defense, Judge, Prosecution, Reporter, Audience. Each character within the scene […]

ELEANORE AND THE TIMEKEEPER

ELEANORE AND THE TIMEKEEPER  76:00 | Documentary | 2010 Editor for a documentary directed by Danièle Wilmouth The complexities of a mother’s sacrifice are discovered when Eleanore, at age 91, moves her developmentally disabled son Ronnie into a group home, after 64 years of devoted companionship and daily […]

VISIBLE EVIDENCE

In 2009, I presented a paper on Paul Chan‘s video Baghdad in no particular order entitled “I will always love you: Paul Chan in Baghdad” as part of a panel on Solidarity Documentary at the Visible Evidence conference. Liz Miller, Thomas Waugh and Pratap Rughani also presented paper.

THE BODY PARLOR

THE BODY PARLOR  14:00 | HDV | 2009 Video Adaptation of a performance piece created by Katrina Chamberlin and James Kubie. In The Body Parlor, both man and sheep as combined sacrificial bodies become subjects of biological investigation. In discovering new forms of health care (regenerative medicine) and […]

I DO NOT WANT TO TELL YOU WHO I AM

On November 14 2008, I presented I DO NOT WANT TO TELL YOU WHO I AM at Ex-Centris (Montreal) a program of contemporary videos curated from the collection of the Video Data Bank. The selection focused on work created by western artists visiting the Middle-East. This project was […]

RESOLUTION 3

I was invited to be a Panelist, Featured Artist and Workshop Leader at the Resolution 3 symposium in LA in October 2008. During this conference i met the lovely Amitis Motevalli and Irina Ambriz Dacumos. Good Times.

REVOLUTIONARY LOVE

REVOLUTIONARY LOVE  performance/installation | 2008 Cameraman for a project by Sharon Hayes Artist Sharon Hayes invited people at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions to read a text in unison addressing political desire and romantic love as part of Creative Time’s summer-long, national public art initiative Democracy in America: […]

LA SOCIÉTÉ DE DEMAIN

In 2007, I received a grant from The Canada Council for the Arts to write a feature-lenght historical fiction inspired by legendary Québecois filmmaker Claude Jutra’s amateur film Mouvement Perpétuel as well as by the events happening in Québec and the world in 1949.  The piece relates the […]

9 SCRIPTS FROM A NATION AT WAR

9 SCRIPTS FROM A NATION AT WAR  installation | 2007 Editor for a project by Andrea Geyer, Sharon Hayes, Ashley Hunt, Katya Sander & David Thorne 9 Scripts from a Nation at War is a 10 channel video installation that responds to conditions and questions that have arisen […]

THE WATER FRONT

THE WATER FRONT  53:00 | documentary | 2007 Co-editor for a documentary by Liz Miller Residents of Highland Park, Michigan, known as the birthplace of the auto-industry, have received water bills as high as $10,000; they have had their water turned off, their homes foreclosed, and are struggling […]

JEAN GENET IN CHICAGO

JEAN GENET IN CHICAGO  26:00 | experimental documentary | 2006 A queer rewriting of the events surrounding the 1968 National Democratic Convention from the point of view of the controversial French writer. This “thief-video” combines disparate textual sources, contemporary reenactments of historical events and archival footage in order […]

L’ÉDUCATION PHYSIQUE

L’ÉDUCATION PHYSIQUE  14:00 | contemporary dance video | 2005 Video adaptation of a choreographic act by Manon Oligny – La Companie Manon fait de la danse What does the expression to fulfill oneself or to surpass oneself truly mean today? We are blinded by an exaggerated preoccupation with […]

INTERZONE

INTERZONE  multichannel video installation for Opera | 2004 Editor for a project directed by Anne Quirynen Taking W. S. Burroughs as a point of departure, Interzone was premiered as a concert at Konzert Oper 04 Produced by Berliner Festspiele. Eight right-angled white screens form a circle around the […]

SOMETHING BETWEEN HER HANDS

SOMETHING BETWEEN HER HANDS  17:00 | documentary | 2004 Editor for  Documentary directed by Sonya Shah This film offers an examination of the growing problem of sex slavery and labor for women in Southeast Asia. Something Between Her Hands follows the stories of six young Cambodian women who […]

LEVEL01

LEVEL01  12:00 | contemporary dance video | 2003 Video Adaptation of a choreographic act by Manon Oligny – La Companie Manon fait de la danse Created during a residency at Lugar Comum in Portugal. Two dancers test their physical capacities to the point of exhaustion. The work questions […]

HARD FAT

Hard Fat 22:00 | documentary | 2002 Hard Fat is a documentary based on an interview with “Rick”, the world wide web’s most celebrated gainer. A gainer is a man who purposefully gains weight because he enjoys inhabiting a fatter body. The video explores the gainer’s bodily transformation […]

24xCAPRICES

24xCAPRICES  7:00 | contemporary dance video | 2001 Video adaptation of a choreographic act by Manon Oligny – La Companie Manon fait de la danse When it comes to representations of the body, how far can we go with the most intimate, most troubling material? The body – […]

AN OBJECTIVE MEASURE OF AROUSAL

AN OBJECTIVE MEASURE OF AROUSAL 6:00 | video | 2001 An inquiry into the world of clinics specializing in the treatment of sexual offender. Third Prize Winner VideoEX  (Zurich), 2001 1:46 of 6:00 | video | 2001 Distributed by Vidéographe Screenings: VideoEx (Zurich), Video Pool (Winnipeg), Regulating Desire […]

FIVE O’CLOCK SHADOW

FIVE O’CLOCK SHADOW  15:00 | video | 1998 A man booked a room in a downtown hotel room. A secret journey comes to an end. Out of respect for his family, authorities are withholding the true identity of the deceased. MFA thesis at The School of the Art […]

COLD SORE

COLD SORE 12:00 | 16 mm | 1994 A condition related to the act of kissing. It happens to the best of us: we fall in love, get brutally dumped and make a film about it. Sorry. 3:00 excerpt of 12:00 | 16 mm | 1994

ALICE IS A BITCH

ALICE IS A BITCH  5:00 | 16mm | 1993 Favorite film from the undergrad work Bored with his sex life and addiction to porn, a young man decides to cross over to the other side of the television screen.  

QUEER ALIEN INVADES EARTH

Queer Alien invades Earth  5:00 | 16 mm | 1992 First film I ever completed as an undergrad student at Concordia University (Montreal) in 1992. Queer Alien invades Earth is a portrait of the legendary Madame Simone. 1:00 of 5:00 | 16 mm | 1992