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. 

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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.

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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.

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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):

Notes - photography archive by Roland Dahwen Wu

I was searching for a foto that a friend wanted to use for their album cover, and I found a ton of fotos that I had forgotten. These are discards from the last couple years – fotos that I ignored, but now, seeing them with new eyes, they were perhaps unworthy of dismissal. From Hong Kong, Portland, Texas.

Notes - Intisar Abioto by Roland Dahwen Wu

I had the tremendous fortune to document Intisar Abioto's dance rehearsal at the Portland Art Museum in November. Special thanks to the Museum and to Betsy Konop, who allowed us to film in the museum with freedom.

Intisar has a show at the White Box Gallery in Portland for the month of February, and the film that I made will be part of the exhibit, as a video installation.

«Intisar Abioto»
single-channel video
21 minutes. color

Opening Reception Friday, February 3
5:00 p.m. White Box Gallery

February 3 - February 25, 2017

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

Part 5 of 6 short videos that I'm making for Samiya Bashir's forthcoming book FIELD THEORIES. Poems by Samiya Bashir. Produced by Patuá Films and featuring the incomparable keyon gaskin.

Notes - Ojos del Sol music video for Y La Bamba by Roland Dahwen Wu

After many months, I've completed work on a new music video for Y La Bamba's song «Ojos del Sol». I worked closely with the band to realize their vision, and the video will be released soon.

Special thanks to Aaron Meola of Tender Loving Empire, Myranda Gillies, and the countless people who helped in large and small ways.

A few stills from the video, produced by Patuá Films—

Notes - history is a hole by Roland Dahwen Wu

I'm showing my video work as part of Physical Education's performance «history is a hole»

Performers: keyon gaskin, Allie Hankins, Lu Yim, Takahiro Yamamoto.

Video Work:
original videos by sidony o'neal, Stacey Tran, Maggie Heath, Kalimah Abioto.
edited videos by Samiya Bashir, Roland Dahwen Wu, Sharita Towne.

Pacific Northwest College of Art - Mediatheque
511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209
7-9pm. January 3, 2017

Notes - We are all the production line by Roland Dahwen Wu

New work commissioned by Physical Education

WE ARE ALL THE PRODUCTION LINE
Two-channel video installation
December 21, 2016 - January 4, 2017
hq Objective at FORTUNE Gallery
2235 W Burnside St. Unit A
Portland, Oregon

Featuring footage by sidony o'neal, Kalimah Abioto, Maggie Heath, and Stacey Tran.
Physical Education is keyon gaskin, Lu Yim, Takahiro Yamamoto, and Allie Hankins.
Works edited by Samiya Bashir and Sharita Towne - January 4-18, 2017.