Paul Clipson is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who often collaborates with sound artists and musicians on films, live performances, and installations. His Super 8 and 16mm films aim to bring to light subconscious visual preoccupations that reveal themselves while working in a stream of consciousness manner, combining densely layered, in-camera edited studies of figurative and abstract environments, in a process that encourages unplanned-for results, responding to and conversing with the temporal qualities of musical composition and live performance. His work has screened around the world in festivals and at sound & film events such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, The New York Film Festival and the Cinémathèque Française. Clipson recently presented the feature-length sound/16mm collaboration HYPNOSIS DISPLAY with Liz Harris (Grouper) in Athens, Greece.
UNION (2010); LIGHT FROM THE MESA (2010); CHORUS (2009); SPHINX ON THE SEINE (2009); WITHIN MIRRORS (2008); BEND SINISTER (2007); THE PHANTOM HARP (2007); TUOLUMNE (2007); ECHO PARK (2007); CORRIDORS (2007); PASSAGEWAYS (2007); CONSTELLATIONS (2006); THE LIGHTS AND PERFECTIONS (2006); WATERCOLOR NIGHT MONTAGE NO.7 (2006); OVER WATER (2006); EARTHLIGHT (2006); TWO SUNS (2005); PUT IT ON THE GROUND (2004); BIG BLACK SQUARE (2004); BUMP PAST CUT UP THROUGH WINDOWS (2004)