SKATE 1.0 is an abstract virtual skate park manifested through an immersive light and sound installation. 60 four-foot T5HO fluorescent lights and multi-channel sound system blast 300,000 lumens of pure white light attitude. It was installed at the Los Angeles Architecture and Design Museum for three months. 2011.
The film “Realtime” is a psychological portrait of a female woman actor who explores the Los Angeles landscape while seeking the Hollywood sign, and on her journey she just happens to pass through a few Electroland projects. Director: Cameron Mcnall. Producer: Damon Seeley. Actress: Jill Evyn. Director of Photography: Philip Holahan. 2009.
3-D animation where the camera dives into the 2-D space of a drawing by the Venetian artist Canaletto, while sunlight moves through the space. The production involved modeling the Basilica of St. Marks and creating over thirty clay figures that were digitized and digitally painted. It was rendered to 35 MM and Dane Davis modified the recording to 5.1 sound. This film traveled to many film festivals worldwide, winning many awards including its presentation at the prestigious Siggraph theater. 2000
Seven large-scale shadow installations of iconic movie scenes are precisely situated on rooftops to cast figurative shadows onto the building facades across the street. The shadows refer to their Hollywood place of production and suggest that "public language" and "city memory" are inextricably tied to ephemeral media images. The sun provides both the illumination to re-project these optically gained images and the motion to animate them. 2002
Luce. Tempo. Roma. is a time-lapse study of the motion of light and shadows inside and outside buildings and public spaces. This experimental work reveals patterns of city life that are tied to the movement of the sun, the complexities of reflected light, and how light and shadow are shaped by and reveal the urban environment. Two Bolex 16mm cameras with battery powered actuators and primitive analog timers were used. Two visits to Rome between 1997-1999 resulted in about 60 minutes of raw footage. This film traveled to many film festivals and received many prestigious awards.
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Footage from my beloved 1977 orange plastic Quasar Television. I returned everything to the sidewalk when I left the Manhattan. I still rue the day I walked away from that beautiful television.
Installation in my studio at PS1 in New York, 1987. The installation explores the ambient and kinetic qualities of objects and spaces illuminated by the light of a television, abstracted and programmed onto a VIC-20 Commodore by Tom Dadras and played through a Quasar television. The Quasar is positioned at waist height aimed towards the ceiling; the emanation of light and the appearance of the screen surface is as compelling as the ambient light experience of the room.
This film was shot with a super-8 camera inside the American Academy in Rome, where I was a Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture. 1992.
Contestants practicing outside the auditorium of Physique contest, Culver City, CA 2012
Spoiled footage, outakes, leaders and headers from the production of Luce.Tempo.Roma.