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Notes – Upcoming screenings and exhibitions by Roland Dahwen Wu

UPCOMING SCREENINGS AND EXHIBITIONS

TRAVELER’S ODE
April 4, 2019
Performance video
Cadence Video Poetry Festival – Seattle, USA

THERE ARE NO BIRDS IN THE NESTS OF YESTERDAY
April 14, 2019
Documentary short
Boathouse Microcinema – Portland, USA

MAY 35 (short)
April 22 – 29, 2019
Video installation
Festival Internacional de Videoarte de Camagüey – Camagüey, Cuba

MAY 35 (expanded)
July 11 – September 29, 2019
Video installation
Cortona on the Move Festival (ARENA) – Cortona, Italy

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.

EVENT LINK

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 – upcoming events by Roland Dahwen Wu

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.

Notes – FIELD THEORIES by Roland Dahwen Wu

Presentation of FIELD THEORIES (poems and videos) with Samiya Bashir at PCC Cascade. Special thanks to Samiya and Christopher Rose. 

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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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Notes – Dao Strom featured on OPB by Roland Dahwen Wu

Dao Strom's work is featured on OPB's Oregon Art Beat, including a few videos that she and I worked on together. 

Link to article and video

Notes – with Takahiro Yamamoto for 'ICONIC' show by Roland Dahwen Wu

Takahiro Yamamoto and I created a video for last week's ICONIC show – a fundraiser for Linda Austin's Performance Works Northwest. INFO

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Notes – «Flower Diatribe #1» for Dao Strom in Poetry Northwest by Roland Dahwen Wu

Dao Strom's piece «Flower Diatribe #1» is featured in Poetry Northwest, along with the video we made together. Words and voice by Dao Strom, sound by Barry Brusseau, video by Roland Dahwen Wu.

Link to article

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 - 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 - photography by Roland Dahwen Wu

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