Competition: US & Canada
Morn December 3, 1936. My first films (1970 – 71) are mostly silent and meditative. The four films of “Elective Affinities’” (1971 – 73) use sonic elements equal to visual ones in formal structures. I made 8 more films and videos since then. The latest is from 2023. These continue to explore sound and image relationships that involve memory for the viewer. Without being didactic they touch on philophical and cultural issues. Hey have been shown in major museums and other institutions and festivals in the US, Europe and Asia. My background was in music and literature (Ph. in Comparative Literature Yale) I taught at Harpur College. SUNY Binghamton, where I began making films. I started a Cinema Department where I taught filmmaking and film aesthetics. I was visiting artist at the SF Art Institute. I served as president of the bound of the NY Filmmakers Coop. My book The Red Thread will be published in September2023 along with a DVD set of the “Elective Affinities” films. I have been awarded two National Avamt Garde Film Preservation grants. Fog Line is included in the “Treasures of the American Avant Garde Masters ” DVD set.