Notes – «MAY 35» at Northwest Filmmakers' Festival 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. 

«MAY 35»
2.5 mins. 8mm. 2017.

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Notes – «There are no birds in the nests of yesterday» by Roland Dahwen Wu

Last week in Seattle, I had the pleasure of speaking to three classes about my very first video work: «Ya no hay pájaros en los nidos de ayer» («There are no birds in the nests of yesterday»). Special thanks to Michael Harper for bringing me to visit his classes and screen the film. 

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Notes - HAFT-SEEN @ EPALF and Whitsell Auditorium by Roland Dahwen Wu

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.

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Notes - HAFT-SEEN and FIELD THEORIES at NW Film - Sept. 26 by Roland Dahwen Wu

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.

Notes - TBA Festival performance - September 12 by Roland Dahwen Wu

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.

LINK TO INFO

LINK TO PORTLAND MONTHLY COVERAGE

 

Notes - HAFT-SEEN at UNA Gallery by Roland Dahwen Wu

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.

Notes - Direct Path to Detour (book) by Roland Dahwen Wu

I had the tremendous honor of contributing to Takahiro Yamamoto's book Direct Path to Detour, as well as to the group show that marked the book's release.

-Contributors-
Takahiro Yamamoto
Sofia Acosta Rascon
sidony o'neal
Sachi Sekimoto
Roland Dahwen Wu
Rachel Cook
Lu Yim
Lisa Jarrett
Jesse Mejía
Julian Barnett
Erin Boberg Doughton
Drew Klein
Angela Mattox
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.

Notes - HAFT-SEEN at UNA Gallery by Roland Dahwen Wu

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. 

INFO

Notes - De-Canon (A Visibility Project) Opening at UNA Gallery by Roland Dahwen Wu

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.

INFO

still frame from «We are all the production line (part II)». Patuá Films, 2017

still frame from «We are all the production line (part II)». Patuá Films, 2017

Notes - Direct Path to Detour by Roland Dahwen Wu

Takahiro Yamamoto's book release and group show is August 3 at Compliance Division

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.

INFO

still frame from «present day boundaries shown». Patuá Films 2017

still frame from «present day boundaries shown». Patuá Films 2017

still frame from «present day boundaries shown». Patuá Films 2017

still frame from «present day boundaries shown». Patuá Films 2017

Notes - new record «Redesign» from Nick Delffs by Roland Dahwen Wu

My friend Nick Delffs releases his new record «Redesign» on July 21st.
I took this foto of him while we were filming the music video for «Golden House» and months later, after I had forgotten about it, he asked to use it for his new record. 

More about Nick and the record here.

Notes - photography by Roland Dahwen Wu

A few fotos from Mexico City – las calles, los pirámides, el museo de memoria y tolerancia...

Notes - HAFT-SEEN with Stacey Tran and Jonathan Raissi (trailer #3) by Roland Dahwen Wu

Trailer #3

HAFT-SEEN
Stacey Tran • Jonathan Raissi • Roland Dahwen Wu
7pm • 3.15.17
High Low Gallery
936 SE 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Notes - HAFT-SEEN with Stacey Tran and Jonathan Raissi (trailer #2) by Roland Dahwen Wu

Trailer #2

HAFT-SEEN
Stacey Tran • Jonathan Raissi • Roland Dahwen Wu
7pm • 3.15.17
High Low Gallery
936 SE 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Notes - HAFT-SEEN with Stacey Tran and Jonathan Raissi (trailer) by Roland Dahwen Wu

HAFT-SEEN
Stacey Tran • Jonathan Raissi • Roland Dahwen Wu
7pm • 3.15.17 • High Low Gallery
936 SE 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

poster and trailer, below:

Notes - Field Theories (with Samiya Bashir and keyon gaskin) by Roland Dahwen Wu

Last summer, Samiya Bashir and I sat down to talk about making a video for her book of poetry FIELD THEORIES (Nightboat Books, 2017). One video became six: one per month until the book's release. We worked with the incomparable movement artist keyon gaskin who appears in all six videos, and many generous people participated in Field Theories #4. The six videos will be woven together into one continuous film for the month of March.

I'm honored and proud to share Field Theories #6 (February):