Notes – ARENA – VIDEO AND BEYOND (CORTONA ON THE MOVE FESTIVAL) by Roland Dahwen Wu

July 11 opening.

INFO

Cantonese translation and voiceover: Shao Way Wu
Italian translation: Valentina Scaramella
Curator: Liza Faktor
Supported by the Regional Arts & Culture Council

Short excerpt

Notes – video festival in Italy by Roland Dahwen Wu

Excited to show a video piece in the upcoming festival Cortona on the Move (section: Arena – Video and Beyond) in Cortona, Italy. The work will be exhibited for the duration of the festival: July – September, 2019. Many thanks to Liza Faktor for curation.

LINK TO INFO

Notes – Takahiro Yamamoto performance at Lumber Room by Roland Dahwen Wu

Thank you to Takahiro Yamamoto for asking me to perform with him in his piece Property of Opaqueness at the lumber room on May 5, 2019.

Fotos from our rehearsal.

Notes – Screening at Boathouse Microcinema by Roland Dahwen Wu

On Sunday, April 14, THERE ARE NO BIRDS IN THE NESTS OF YESTERDAY is screening at Boathouse Microcinema, alongside work by Pam Minty and Julia Oldham.

Doors at 7.30pm, showing at 8pm. $8 at the door – no advance tickets.

INFO HERE

Notes – Upcoming screenings and exhibitions by Roland Dahwen Wu

UPCOMING SCREENINGS AND EXHIBITIONS

TRAVELER’S ODE
April 4, 2019
Performance video
Cadence Video Poetry Festival – Seattle, USA

THERE ARE NO BIRDS IN THE NESTS OF YESTERDAY
April 14, 2019
Documentary short
Boathouse Microcinema – Portland, USA

MAY 35 (short)
April 22 – 29, 2019
Video installation
Festival Internacional de Videoarte de Camagüey – Camagüey, Cuba

MAY 35 (expanded)
July 11 – September 29, 2019
Video installation
Cortona on the Move Festival (ARENA) – Cortona, Italy

Notes – Screening at White Noise Project by Roland Dahwen Wu

Thanks to Jake and Ryan for inviting us to show our short film THREE MOONS (made with Stephanie Adams-Santos, Kazumi and Rikuku Heshiki, Alma García, and Amanda Consuelo García) at their White Noise Project reading series. The event was their two year anniversary of the reading series. Thanks to everyone who attended.

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Notes – De-Canon photo exhibit closing reception by Roland Dahwen Wu

We’re holding an informal closing reception for the De-Canon photography exhibit that has been installed in the library since May. The exhibit features photography by Intisar Abioto, Vi Son Trinh, Dao Strom, and myself.

Sunday, January 27, 2019
6.30pm
De-Canon Library @ Milepost 5
8155 NE Oregon St, Portland, OR

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Notes – «Traveler's Ode» video in Poetry NW by Roland Dahwen Wu

Poetry NW published Dao Strom’s video «Traveler’s Ode» this month.

LINK TO PUBLICATION

Video credits:

Traveler's Ode
music & words: Dao Strom
director: Roland Dahwen
director of photography: Edward Pack Davee
sound recording & mixing: sidony o’neal, Dao Strom, Jim Han
mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering
with thanks to Kyle Macdonald
with project support from Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) & Creative Capital Foundation
filmed at Satsop Power Plant, Elma WA
video produced by Patuá Films
daostrom.com
patuafilms.com



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Notes – Screening of «Traveler's Ode» «Three Moons» and «We are all the production line (part V)» by Roland Dahwen Wu

Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s screening at the De-Canon Library at Milepost 5. Special thanks to Dao, Neil, Kyle, Lincoln, Ted, and everyone who made the event possible.

The «Traveler’s Ode» video will be released online soon by Poetry NW.

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Notes – Screening on December 30, 2018 by Roland Dahwen Wu

Screening December 30:

TRAVELER’S ODE by Dao Strom
director: Roland Dahwen
director of photography: Edward P. Davee
sound recordist: sidony o’neal

THREE MOONS/TRES LUNAS/3つの月
by Stephanie Adams-Santos and Roland Dahwen
with Amanda Consuelo García, Kazumi Heshiki, and Rikuku Heshiki

EVENT LINK

6.30PM
De-Canon Library @ Milepost 5
8155 NE Oregon St
Portland OR

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Still from  Three Moons/Tres Lunas/3 つの月

Still from Three Moons/Tres Lunas/3つの月

Notes – videos in Amsterdam by Roland Dahwen Wu

The FIELD THEORIES videos that I worked on for Samiya Bashir (with keyon gaskin) were recently part of keyon’s NASHA festival in Amsterdam. These are very special artists and I am fortunate to have contributed a small part to this.

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Notes – Night Lights at RACC on December 6, 2018 by Roland Dahwen Wu

Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday’s NIGHT LIGHTS event at Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC). Special thanks to William, Ella, and everyone who helped set up and take down the altars.

EVENT LINK

Three Moons/Tres Lunas/3つの月

How the moon speaks through the dark—
carving the shores of this world!

Tonight we honor and celebrate three brilliant and beautiful people who quietly and powerfully influence the world in their own ways: Amanda Consuelo García, Rikuku Heshiki, and Kazumi Heshiki. As elders, they are steeped in life’s riches; they are portals to lost places and times, carriers of rarest cargo, bearers of songs and stories that hold the mysteries of life, death and everything between.

Our hope is to bring you into proximity with these people. To shine their light on this cold December eve because it is a warm light and beautiful light.

Our hope is remember better how to be present with our loved ones. How to listen and receive. How to look up to the moon. For we cannot know all the mysteries of the moon, so vastly far away, but we can bask in its light and let its questions reach us.

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This installation is a continuation of work that Roland Dahwen Wu & Stephanie Adams-Santos have been doing to share their ongoing work around poetry, memory, and honoring our elders.

Notes – Dao Strom music video at Satsop Nuclear Power Plant by Roland Dahwen Wu

Last week, we filmed a music video for Dao Strom at the Satsop Nuclear Power Plant in Washington state. Director of photography: Edward P. Davee. Sound recordist and engineer: sidony o'neal. Music and producer: Dao Strom. Very special thanks to Kyle Macdonald. 

Filmed with the Arri Alexa and Ursa Mini.