Ken Paul Rosenthal

Ken Paul Rosenthal's recent films explore the geography of madness through natural and urban landscapes. These films re-envision the way we think, speak, and feel about emotional distress and wellness in today's chaotic world by connecting the fissures and fault lines of human nature to the unstable topography and mercurial weather patterns of the San Francisco Bay Area. Using the outer world, home movies, and repurposed social hygiene films to embody and navigate extreme mood states and liminal sensitivities, Rosenthal crafts authentic and redemptive healing narratives. His early work embraced hand-made image making through alternative photochemical and bacterial processes, direct manipulation techniques, and multiple projection performance.

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