Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

New Installation Film Piece

A collabo with young visionary intermedia artist named Jaclyn Campanaro, this will be available for viewing until the end of the Platform Animation Festival, Saturday June 30th. We created this while participating in a workshop with Dryden Goodwin called "One Location, Two Experiences." our piece is located in room 201E- back right-hand side corner upstairs in the main PNCA building on the corner of NW 12th & Johnson.

"Suspended" is a sculptural video installation that focuses on the
dichotomy of individual and shared experiences and the connections
between the two. Consisting of two parts that must be viewed
separately, the piece explores the themes of public and private, past
and present, experience and nostalgia.
On the 'public side' of the piece, we can experience together a
replica of the St. John's Bridge and riverbank, and projected super-8
imagery of its environment reflected off of water. This
multi-dimensional 'postcard' is indicative of our attempts at
re-creating experiences post-fact in order to share them with others.
Whether through storytelling, photographs or moving images, our
experiences become simulacra of themselves once they are given form
outside their original context.
On the 'private side' we are left alone, peering inside of a box that
conceals frenetic memory fragments and dream-like abstractions.
Juxtaposing single-frames of super-8 film and digital video we get a
sense of the past moving into the present through a series of abstract
vignettes. These call to mind the ephemeral nature of an experience
which cannot be adequately conveyed through words or mechanical
reproduction and which are ultimately kept to ourselves.
Our interpretation of 'animation' is largely conceptual in this piece.
In regard to its definitions "to give life to" and "create the
illusion of motion", we have developed a surrogate experience for the
viewer through digital video and through super-8 film shot frame by
frame, using stop-motion techniques. The cut-up single frames of
super-8 film in the reflecting pool are from the actual footage we
shot; suspended animation.


PNCA (Pacific Northwest College of Art) 1241 NW Johnson Street Thursday, June 28 9 pm - midnight Come view the entire Installation Competition at once. Stroll through the streets of the Pearl District surrounded by performances and animation in unusual places. All installations will be on display for three hours on one night only, with animation to be shown on buildings, in windows, in parking lots, stores and a restaurant. Begin your walking tour at PNCA and follow the map, stopping along the way to select your favorites. When you've finshed, circle back to vote for the People's Choice Award for best installation.

Rocktober 23rd, y'all!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Tammytown is Graduating!

Much like one of her lead characters, Tammytown is graduating after five awkward years! That's right folks! We are actually putting the movie in the can, well, er, more like box! Tammytown will be coming out on DVD this fall through a wonderful and supportive indie film distribution "helper company" called
Tentative release date is October 23rd. So, keep your eyes peeled for news, spread the word. And, please contact me if you would like to added to the mailing list to know about some upcoming special screenings, parties, and release news.

Thanks to everyone that's ever helped!

Saturday, June 9, 2007


It f-ing rained cats and dogs on us at the Etsy fair today. Wish I had taken some pictures. It was pure miracle that anyone sold anything, as people were dodging in and out of tents towards their cars. There were a surprising amount of ballsy, soggy Portlandians who came out and gave us good cheer. We did still pack up early with the farmers. I thought I'd wear a skirt and not freeze my nuts off. I thought wrong! So, we tried to stay chipper, but periodically pissed and moaned until Michael Lefevre brought us legwarmers and yummy yummy food from La Bonita. We all agreed that saying "Shut the Front Door!" as if you were saying "Shut the F*ck up!" is the world's best fake expletive, right in front of my others: "Mother Hubbard!" and "Chees'n'Rice!" Big Love totally inspired me to clean up my language- comically of course. What are your favorite fake swears? I want more.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Etsy Fair on Saturday

Melissa & I will be sharing a tent with Alex of Cecily Ink right next to the center of the park block next to the Farmer's Market at PSU on Saturday. Egads I hope the weather isn't too bad. Michael L. thinks Portlanders are tuff about rain anyway. Here's hopin'! Spread the word, yo.

Monday, June 4, 2007


Must be slow day at the give rats skin cancer lab, as I got this loving reminder of familial bonds from Philip earlier today. I love you, too Bro.

Friday, June 1, 2007

June 3rd
Portland, OR

The fair is going to be fantastic. Rontom's is a beautiful space in very-close-in Southeast, indoor and outdoor tables, cocktails and food, music, demonstrations, raffle, a make-and-take craft table, and a whole lot more.

Rontom's is 21 and over.
Melissa and I will be sharing a table. xo