"A Body in Fukushima is a film created by Eiko Otake to be screened either with or without a photo exhibition and/or Eiko's live performance. The film was crafted from hundreds of photographs, taken by William Johnston, of Eiko Otake in the surreal, irradiated landscapes of post-nuclear meltdown Fukushima, Japan."
I was involved with this body of work as a video editor. The first work I edited for Eiko is A Body in Places: Met Edition,
which was a 7.5 hour long video projection and dance performance piece commissioned by Metropolitan Museum's Live Arts.
This work was showcased at the Met Cloisters, the Met Breuer, and
the Met Fifth Avenue. I later assisted with the editing of
other iterations of this project in preparation for
showcases in Taipei, Taiwan.
Prototype is an in-progress archival film
documenting stories and opinions within the
Latine community about colorism.
This project is a collaboration with Yahaira Tarr. My role is
to record and edit footage, and their role is to conduct interviews.
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Heaven, USA Show Recap
Heaven, USA was the first show hosted by Chicago's independent
record label, FMT. I edited this footage from the show together
as a recap of the event.
TINY SHED: 2020
Tiny shed is a student run DIY venue that hosts live studio recordings
in a shed at Wesleyan University. My role as one of the organizers
is to help reach out to performers, to coordinate with the
musicians, the sound gear co-operative, and the sound engineer to
accumulate the necessary sound technology, to help
with the sound recording process, and to edit together the
final video of the studio recording session.
Using footage from a "drawing tool" that I programmed in Processing with Java,
I edited together a short promotional video for Chicago entertainment collective
"internet.hotspot," founded in 2019 by my friend Brandon Lee and Kieran Hush.
FREELANCE WHITEBOARD ANIMATION: 2020
I made this whiteboard style animation for a fundraiser that Hoopla Communications
organized to support Kaleidoscope. Kaleidoscope is
a nonprofit that provides a variety of services for children, youth, and families
impacted by abuse and neglect, and
Hoopla Communications is a small business in Chicago that specializes
in event planning for nonprofits.