Thanks to curators Ashley Stull Meyers and DJ Hellerman for including my work in Everson Museum of Art’s Video in America series.
Thank you to the organizers of the Festival Internacional de Videoarte de Camagüey (FIVAC) for including my work in their festival April 22-29, 2019. Thank you also to Hector Remedios for the initial encouragement. And special thanks to Stephanie Snyder and the Cooley Gallery for their generous support.
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.
I had the pleasure of contributing to claire barrera’s performance SUGAR on May 3, 4, 5 at De-Canon’s space at Milepost 5.
Performance by claire barrera, with dramaturgy by Allie Hankins and video by Roland Dahwen.
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.
April 4, 2019 screening of Dao Strom’s Traveler’s Ode in Cadence Video Poetry Festival in Seattle, Washington.
Thanks to Stephanie, Leo, and everyone who attended Monday’s conversation at the Cooley Gallery.
UPCOMING SCREENINGS AND EXHIBITIONS
April 4, 2019
Cadence Video Poetry Festival – Seattle, USA
THERE ARE NO BIRDS IN THE NESTS OF YESTERDAY
April 14, 2019
Boathouse Microcinema – Portland, USA
MAY 35 (short)
April 22 – 29, 2019
Festival Internacional de Videoarte de Camagüey – Camagüey, Cuba
MAY 35 (expanded)
July 11 – September 29, 2019
Cortona on the Move Festival (ARENA) – Cortona, Italy
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.
Thanks to the organizers and everyone who attended last Friday’s film panel at Reed College with Carmen García and Maya Scherr-Willson. Special thanks to Libby Drumm for her constant support and encouragement.
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
De-Canon Library @ Milepost 5
8155 NE Oregon St, Portland, OR
Poetry NW published Dao Strom’s video «Traveler’s Ode» this month.
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
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.
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
De-Canon Library @ Milepost 5
8155 NE Oregon St
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.