Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"Gentle Wind" screens at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Jack Curtis Dubowsky's digital video "Gentle Wind" screened Saturday, January 8, 2011 as part of the VCCA Filmmakers Showcase at the VCCA 40th Anniversary event at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia.

“Gentle Wind” (2008) (2:13) shows the persistence of nature within a highly urbanized environment: a plastic bag, the leaves of weeds sprouting in the pavement, and peeling paper from a disused billboard react to the motion of air. A birds flies over barren rooftops. Light penetrates an overpass. Our constructions also form part of “nature.”

Suny Monk of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts says, "We expect to use the film showcase for at least three other events - one now envisioned in tents (yea! could work beautifully), one in NYC (venue not yet known), one at our studio facilities in Auvillar France, and one here in the hayloft barn which will lend itself to the multiples concept."

Suny says, "We owe huge thanks to Karl Nussbaum whose brain hatched the first film ideas and who followed through to plan, notify, receive, edit and refine the showcase and to Lexie Boris, our director of communication, who worked alongside Karl and is handling the use of all the films going forward."

Here's an interview of Suny with Tanja Softic on TV! Tanja and I were fellows at VCCA together in November of 2009.

Here's the digital video of "Gentle Wind."