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 […]
Interview in Title Magazine following the exhibition at Vox Populi gallery. Thanks to Timothy Belknap.
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 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 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 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 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 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 […]
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.
Lucas Hilderbrand and Lynne Sachs invited me to contribute to volume 51 of Millennium Film Journal: Experiments in Documentary
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 […]
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 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: […]
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 […]
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 – […]