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.
thanks to manuel arturo abreu, Stephanie Snyder, Kevin Holden, Victoria, Steven, the Cooley Gallery, and everyone involved in home school's FIELD DAY #2 that happened yesterday.
i gave a workshop on hospitality and the limits of cinema.
A few upcoming events:
I'll be showing a short video as part of claire berrera's performance at New Expressive Works, June 15, 16, and 17.
Also, I'm giving a workshop as part of Home school at the Cooley Gallery. June 23.
Special thanks to claire, Stephanie, and manny for these opportunities.
I'm grateful to receive the Oregon Media Arts Fellowship for 2018. On June 10, from 1-3pm, there will be a presentation of the four recipients and our past and future work at the Whitsell Auditorium. The fellowship I received will offset production costs for our forthcoming film Borrufa. Many thanks to the NW Film Center, Ben Popp, Oregon Arts Commission, and the Oregon Community Foundation for supporting our work.
Yesterday we installed the de-canon photography exhibit – part of de-canon's residency – and tomorrow (Saturday, May 12) will be the opening reception.
Featuring the skillful and beautiful work of Intisar Abioto, Vincent Trinh, and Dao Strom.
The exhibit and library installation will be in place through July 28, 2018.
Presentation of FIELD THEORIES (poems and videos) with Samiya Bashir at PCC Cascade. Special thanks to Samiya and Christopher Rose.
On May 19th, we'll be screening HAFT-SEEN at Portland State University's 5th Avenue Cinema.
We'll also show new works by Jonathan Raissi, Stacey Tran, and myself.
Screening followed by Q&A, moderated by Takahiro Yamamoto.
Special thanks to Craig Epplin.
510 SW Hall Street
As part of de-canon's residency, I'll be showing work in a photography exhibit May 12 – July 28, 2018.
Photographs by Intisar Abioto, Vincent Trinh, Dao Strom, and myself.
Opening reception Saturday, May 12, 6–8pm
Artists' Milepost 8155 NE Oregon St, Portland OR
Becky Win interviewed Stacey Tran, Jonathan Raissi and I about our short film «HAFT-SEEN» and it was published in diaCRITICS. Special thanks to Dao Strom, the editor at diaCRITICS for the introduction and for publishing this interview.
I'm fortunate to be an artist in residence at PICA's Creative Exchange Lab. On Tuesday, I presented some work:
«We are all the production line (part VI)»
Two-channel film. 8mm. Cassette tape and digital audio.
2018. 7 minutes.
On Thursday, April 5, at S1, I'll be screening some new work, WE ARE ALL THE PRODUCTION LINE (part V), as well as an except from HAFT-SEEN.
Part of an event celebrating Stacey Tran's new book SOAP FOR THE DOGS.