Phone/Film Portraits


Rental Format(s): 16mm

This film utilizes a telephone answering machine as the basic structure. During the past year I kept all the messages recorded on this machine, and then asked many of my friends for permission to shoot a ten second filmic portrait of them, with the messages used as a soundtrack. The resulting work is this piece which becomes a statement of the modern society and our technology at work.

Screenings:

Braque, Paris, France, 2003
City College, San Francisco, SF, CA One Person Showing, May, 1996
Kent State University, "Phone Film Portraits", March, 1995
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio "Phone/Film Portraits", February, 1993
Museum of Modern Art, "Cine Probe Series", October, 1993
Millenium Film Workshop, New York, March, One Person Showing 1990
Los Angeles Film Forum, Los Angeles, June, One Person Showing 1990
Utah Media Arts Center, Salt Lake City, June, One Person Showing 1990
Collective for Living Cinema, New York, One Person Showing 1989
Millenium Film Workshop, New York, One Person Showing 1988
Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco, "Phone/Film Portraits", November 1988
Millenium Film Workshop, New York, One Person Showing 1987
16th Note, San Francisco, One Person Showing 1986
Film Forum, Los Angeles, CA, One Person Showing 1985
Kokusai Theatre, San Francisco, "Phone/Film Portraits", November 1985
Kennel Club, Philadelphia, One Person Showing 1985
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, One Person Showing 1985
Berks Filmmakers, Reading, PA, One Person Showing 1985
City Movie Center, Kansas City, One Person Showing 1985
University of Wisconsin, Madison, One Person Showing 1985
Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, One Person Showing 1985
Millenium Film Workshop, New York, One Person Showing 1985
San Francisco Cinematheque, San Francisco, One Person Showing 1985
No Nothing Cinema, San Francisco, One Person Showing 1985

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16mm $45.00  

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