Selected Works 1996-2009 by David Sherman: Tuning the Sleeping Machine, To Re-edit the World, The Graceless, Roman Chariot, Work Song, OM (for Allen Ginsberg)


The Graceless David Sherman, 2003, DV, color/sound, 11 min.

Available only on DVD David Sherman: Selected Film/Video Works 1996-2009

A post 9/11 meditation on the new millennium, The Graceless is a video tapestry of digital and analogue artifacts rephotographed and collaged from discarded 16mm educational films, Air Force test footage, live broadcast streams of pre-invasion television news and reality entertainment. Layers of images collide and tear away, often within short seconds, and the pulsing light from mismatched frame rates create rhythms that feel as much like visual music as kinetic sculpture.

Screenings: 11th New York Underground Film Festival, San Francisco Cinematheque, Other Cinema, and included in the exhibition "Modernity and Its Discontents" at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

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Roman Chariot 2004, DV, color/sound, 3 min.music by Gianfranco Plenizio

Available only on DVD David Sherman: Selected Film/Video Works 1996-2009

A vehicle of consciousness navigates the vertiginous labyrinths of San Francisco. Roman Chariot was filmed over several months with a spy camera mounted on my son's baby carriage .

"Hi this is Steve Goldstein. Happy Thanksgiving. Two nights ago I saw Roman Chariot for the first time, thought it was fabulous and of course in an enormous rush it brings back Frederico Fellini's E la nave va ( The Ship Sails On) and those enchanting minutes I spent with you guys in Bisbee. So, any rate have a good time. Love to everybody and It's a wonderful film!"

Screenings; Pacific Film Archive, Documental, Other Cinema

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Work Song 2005, DV, B&W/silent, 6 min.

Available only on DVD David Sherman: Selected Film/Video Works 1996-2009

Gesture, labor and technology at the dawn of the 20th century. Macro-photographic examinations of the photo archive from the Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum cascade hypnotically into the mind's eye.

Screenings: Copper Queen Public Library, Documental

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OM (for Allen Ginsberg) 2009, DV, B&W/sound, 5 min.

Available only on DVD David Sherman: Selected Film/Video Works 1996-2009

An invitation to a participatory homage to the poet of peace.

Screenings: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Documental

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