I’ve made this short video with an excerpt from The Cage, a reading by Adrienne Rich and music by Stepancic Gidron.
Get the CANCELLED FACES soundtrack from iTunes:
I wrote a short director statement for THE CAGE. The text is here.
I wrote a short text to give some information about the unique production of my film Fallen Blossoms.
You can read it here
PROCESS TO PRACTICE
intensive workshops for performance works in progress at PAM
Eight 3-hour classes over four weekends 12-3 each day
$70-100 sliding scale
Limited to 8 participants
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P2P #1: MIRROR
A Meditation on the Construction of the Real
with Lior Shamriz
Film director and artist Lior Shamriz leads a 4-week intensive workshop expanding the realm of performance for the camera. This workshop—the first in our series—will be using the live process of recording as means to create a framework for extended representation.
The task of constructing representations of the “real” within live performance for the camera confronts us, as directors and performers with questions about our desires and expectations of how the real should look, sound and feel. Performers and film makers are invited to explore methods for creating the “illusion of the real” with film director and artist Lior Shamriz. MIRROR is a workshop for those who want feedback on a long term project in an intimate setting and also for those who desire to make a new project within the class. Collaboration is invited among participants but not expected.
8/27 & 8/28: Introduction & Sources: Theory, History and Experiments
9/3 & 9/4: Door: Performer & Personae, Initiation, Conceptualizing, Language Materials
9/10 & 9/11: Timelessness Against the Scenery: Action, Film, Performativity, Acting
9/17 & 9/18: Editing: Framing & Re-Framing a Mirage
12-3 each day
I wanted to make this loop for a long time, maybe a decade, but never did, until last Wednesday. It’s an hour long loop of Saraghina’s Rumba scene in Fellini’s 8 1/2.
This is a loop I used at an open performance at PAM Los Angeles as part of the Fallen Blossoms film project, to the sound of E Rautavaara’s Symphony 8 – “The Journey”: