Following are six videos I made in 2004. Trying everything, really just my first efforts. You should right click and download the file before viewing.




Popahna. 2004. 11:25 mins. 20.7 mb. With Tyler Carter, Popahna Brandes, Natalia Stefans. Music by Leos Janacek, Public Image Ltd., L Voag. A short drama shot in Providence in a low-tech “Alphaville” style charting the adventures of a protagonist, “The Flaneur,” as he seeks to take down the Ice Queen, “Popahna,” who weaves her magic from a hideaway known as “The Arcade.” In the meantime, other secrets of their relationship are revealed. In German with subtitles.


Self Portrait as the Shroud of Turin. 2004. 3:42 mins. 2.7 mb. Depending on your mood, this is either four minutes of me noodling around in my room or a profound exploration of what it must be like shooting mini-DV video after death by crucifixion. For the martyr in all of us.


Sirius Returned. 2004. 2:58 mins. 3.7 mb. Starring Durango. Inspired by Stan Brakhage’s short film, Sirius Remembered, which centered around the remains of his dog that he discovered in the woods around his home (shot in extremely short bursts of a few frames as was his technique), this short experimental video is completely unedited, but has been reshot in reverse through the viewfinder of another camera. I think it’s cool.


How Are Them Raviolis? 2004. 5:26 mins. 4.9 mb. With Kelli Auerbach, Brian Kim Stefans. I class this as a “performance piece” but I’m not going to tell you what the rules were, you just have to find out. Partly inspired by some Vito Acconci videos I was looking at, or maybe William Wegman. The sound is not so good, but it’s worth listening to as I recreate the voices of my New Jersey youth.


Mouths. 2004. 3:13 mins. 9.3 mb. With Brian Kim Stefans and brief appearances by Rodrigo Toscano, Kim Rosenfield and others. Soundtrack includes reading by Ed Sanders and a sound piece by Marcel Duchamp. This was actually taped by Tim Davis, poet and photographer, in something like 2000 or so in a small bookstore in Williamsburg, but I reshot it in reverse through another camera. Only very slightly edited toward the end. The soundtrack is really funny if offensive.


There’s Something About Barney. 2004. 3:35 mins. 3.7 mb. With Brian Kim Stefans. Inspired by Alvin Lucier’s “I Am Sitting In A Room,” I recorded the same monologe nine-times and progressively increased certain video and audio filters. The monologue is really a scandalous attack on Barney the Dinosaur that I had discovered on the web and re-edited. I created a Flash telepromter to keep it all synched, but it got pretty sloppy anyway.