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Notes – Night Lights at RACC on December 6, 2018 by Roland Dahwen Wu

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.

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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.

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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.

Notes – Dao Strom music video at Satsop Nuclear Power Plant by Roland Dahwen Wu

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.

Notes – Oregon Media Arts Fellowship by Roland Dahwen Wu

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.

Notes – «Ojos del Sol» in Portland Music Video Festival by Roland Dahwen Wu

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.

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