Click image for my new Music Video: Nicky Da B “Go Loko” (NSFW, Seizure Warning)
It’s with great pride that I debut “Go Loko,” the insanely fun new music video I directed for Nicky Da B. Prepare yourself for machine-gun New Orleans Bounce, twerking latex-clad bunnies, intergalactic booty constellations that would make Carl Sagan cry tears of joy, an asstronaut, a possibly demonic hairless cat, and perhaps my greatest invention yet: The Asscam™.
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If you haven’t seen the stunning 2001 documentary “War Photographer” about prize-winning conflict photojournalist James Nachtwey, you really must. It’s a beautifully filmed, deeply contemplative study of what it means to be a photographer, and what it means to be a witness to conflict.
It also features an absolutely enthralling cinematic technique: a tiny camera mounted above Nachtwey’s own shutter button, so you can see the stream of time and context around each of his decisions to capture (or not capture.) You can see it in the trailer above, at the 1:17 mark.
And this brings me back to my recent essay, On the Constant Moment. If the Decisive Moment is Nachtwey’s shutter button there with the protestors on the West Bank in 2001, the Constant Moment is your ability to choose different moments from the video feed, from wherever you are, in 2013.
Freed from instant decision in the middle of chaos, able to pause and rewind, did you make different aesthetic choices about when to “shoot?” Would Nachtwey, if he could?
“10 min. edited video document detailing “The History of the Creole Wild West as Told by Themselves”. A performance and panel discussion with the Creole Wild West Tribe of the Mardi Gras Indians.
All events took place at the Louisiana Humanities Center on Saturday, April 19th 2008, 8pm. And were produced by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council.”
French television network CANAL+ ran a segment on Hysterical Literature on their program L’Oeil de Links. Embedded here, my segment comes on at about 10:00. Featuring clips and interviews with me and Session Three reader Danielle. I’m voice-overed in French for those of you who might be curious about how I’d sound in a Francophile Kung Fu movie.