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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 – screening @ S1 by Roland Dahwen Wu

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.

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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 – «Field Theories» featured in Cascadia Magazine by Roland Dahwen Wu

Three poems from Samiya Bashir are featured in Cascadia Magazine, along with the video we made together with keyon gaskin, and several still frames from the six «Field Theories» videos.

Link to article and video

 

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Notes – «Field Theories» in OPB State of Wonder by Roland Dahwen Wu

Samiya Bashir's poetry and book Field Theories is featured on OPB's State of Wonder, along with video that I made with Samiya and keyon gaskin. Listen to some excerpts from Samiya's book and her interview:

Link to article

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.