Some Mistakes I Have Made

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"Mistakes are a gift to begin to imagine." - Stéphane Mallarmé

In Some Mistakes I Have Made, I re-imagine almost 50 years of super-8mm, 8mm, 16mm, and half-inch video outtakes, experiments, accidents, processing errors and unplanned occurrences calling attention to the constructed nature of representation. Do these recordings of past failures reveal any new meanings?

The film was inspired and preceded by my artist book of the same title made in 2018 in which I re-purposed the residue of a tool that was used to create documents for most of the 20th century: the typewriter. I was fascinated with the innovation of correction tape that magically lifted typed errors off the page and I saved many reels of tape from those times before I used a computer. View a video of this artist book here:

How often do we get to see our mistakes in life graphically represented?

Musical contributions:
Hiatus by Rob Stephenson
Violin Study 003 2020 by John Wynne

Production formats: 16mm, Super 8, 8mm, half-inch videotape

Note: SMIHM can be presented (by special arrangement) as a live cinema performance where composer Molly Fishman and artist Janis Crystal Lipzin improvise a live soundtrack

World Premiere: Dec. 1, 2021. Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley Art Museum
In conjunction with the exhibition:: New Time: Art and Feminisms in the 21st Century - "Persists, Resists, Exists" program

Awarded Honorable Mention by the 2022 Thomas Edison Film Festival (formerly Black Maria FF): for its "engaging and dense imagery, full of life, melancholy and nostalgia."

Selected Screenings:
25th Antimatter, Victoria, BC, Canada
Bay Area Now 9, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Gravity Spells II New Music Expanded Cinema, The LAB, San Francisco with live music
Big Muddy Film Festival
Experiments in Cinema Film Festival
Non-Syntax Experimental Image Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
5th Photometria in Motion International Photography Festival, Greece
Engauge, Seattle

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