Y La Bamba's «Ojos del Sol» music video, made with Luz Elena Mendoza and a bunch of generous and talented folks, has been selected for the Portland Music Video Festival on March 7th at the Hollywood Theatre. Luz and I will do a Q&A after the screening. The festival starts at 7:30pm.
Three poems from Samiya Bashir are featured in Cascadia Magazine, along with the video we made together with keyon gaskin, and several still frames from the six «Field Theories» videos.
Samiya Bashir's poetry and book Field Theories is featured on OPB's State of Wonder, along with video that I made with Samiya and keyon gaskin. Listen to some excerpts from Samiya's book and her interview:
Dao Strom's piece «Flower Diatribe #1» is featured in Poetry Northwest, along with the video we made together. Words and voice by Dao Strom, sound by Barry Brusseau, video by Roland Dahwen Wu.
As part of NW Film Center's partnership with Kodak, I created this short film that will be shown at the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival, November 1 – 5, 2017.
2.5 mins. 8mm. 2017.
HAFT-SEEN screened twice at EPALF (East Portland Arts & Literary Festival) on September 23rd.
Then the Northwest Film Center screened HAFT-SEEN at the Whitsell Auditorium, inside the Portland Art Museum on September 26th.
Thank you to everyone who attended, who contributed to the film, and who made these events possible.
A long-term dream I've had is coming true: we're having a screening at the NW Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium, inside the Portland Art Museum. LINK TO INFO
The night will include:
Haft-Seen by Stacey Tran, Jonathan Raissi, and myself
Field Theories by Samiya Bashir, keyon gaskin, and myself
Sight by Kalimah Abioto
Many thanks to everyone who made this possible.
I have the tremendous honor to present at PICA's TBA Festival this year. With Samiya Bashir, Shayla Lawson, Dao Strom and Ronaldo V. Wilson, we will be creating a multimedia performance – music, sound, text, film. September 12, 2017 from 6:30 - 7:30pm at PICA's NE Hancock location.
Thank you to everyone who attended and organized last night's screening of HAFT-SEEN at UNA Gallery. The screening was part of De-Canon's programming at the gallery this month. Special thanks to Mercedes, Blair, Vanessa, Dao and Neil for making this possible.
Sofia Acosta Rascon
Roland Dahwen Wu
Erin Boberg Doughton
Published by Container Corps in Portland, Oregon
More information about the book and how to order here
A few photographs of the show by Jonathan Raissi, below.
As part of De-Canon's programing during the month of August, we will be screening HAFT-SEEN (30 minutes, digital, color) on August 16 at UNA Gallery. Stacey Tran, Jonathan Raissi and I created HAFT-SEEN together, with the participation of many incredible people. Doors at 8pm, screening shortly after.
De-Canon's opening at UNA Gallery is August 3.
De-Canon is doing a month of programs at UNA Gallery. There will be performances, readings, screenings, and more. The installation will include a video of mine «We are all the production line (part II)» (4 minutes, 8mm, black and white), as well as «Flowers», a video I made for Dao Strom and «Field Theories», a series of videos I made for Samiya Bashir. Press release.
There will be art, sound, videos, and more from many beautiful artists. I'll be showing a very short video installation entitled «present day boundaries shown». Two of my photographs and two texts are also included in Taka's book Direct Path to Detour, printed by Container Corps.
A few fotos from Mexico City – las calles, los pirámides, el museo de memoria y tolerancia...