|A media art project involving children speaking a quotation by Albert Einstein on the nature of human community, in many of the over 85 languages spoken throughout Los Angeles. Designed for broadcast and public art installation. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, American Film Institute, and the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department.
Created media art workshops for hospitalized children. Participants produced video programs and broadcast their shows on the hospital’s closed circuit television system. Sponsored by the Mark Taper Foundation.
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
1991 - 1994
Created a video “manual” on how to make friends. Produced with developmentally challenged adults who participated in video workshops geared toward gaining production skills, and learning the basics of media as art and constructor of reality. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council.
Exceptional Childrens Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
1993 - 1994
Produced interactive “commercials” in collaboration with patients and staff. The videos are invitations to participate in hospital activities, and are cablecast on the Patient Television Network.
Attascadero State Hospital for the Criminally Insane
1992 - 1993
Exhibition video on the conception and creation of a sculpture by Jonathan Borofsky. Touring as part of the National Gallery exhibition. Sponsored by Gemini GEL.
Washington DC, permanent collection
A “social action music video” produced with youth in South Central Los Angeles. Received the Disney Hall Of Fame Award and the NAACP Image Award.
Mickey Mouse Club,
The Disney Channel
Music video to a song by artist Jonathan Borofsky. Word of God was selected by the Long Beach Museum of Art to represent “the future of music videos.” Toured museums throughout the US as part of the retrospective show -- Ten Years of MTV.
Pop-artist John Chamberlain crushes 100 brown paper bags and through a series of “bugged” telephone conversations expresses his views on art, seeing, and taking risks.
Long Beach Museum of Art, permanent collection
A “mosaic portrait” of New York City through the lives of 200 of its people. Designed for broadcast and an interactive museum exhibition.
New York Historical Society
co-produced with Wendy Clarke
Television pilot developed with monologist, performer Spalding Gray.
Inmate produced video shorts selected from three years of the Prison Video Workshop conducted throughout California State Prisons. National Public Radio called Walking Smooth “poetically charged, powerfully effective.”
presented on Charlie Rose’s CBS show
Created and produced “Inside Reports,” topical conceptual comedy shorts from behind prison walls. Singled out in Variety as “frighteningly funny.”
Created personalized comedy shorts for band members on a nationally syndicated show produced by Raybert Productions (Bob Rafelson And Bert Schneider).
A one hour documentary exploring the lives of thirty-two inmates in San Quentin and two California women’s prisons. Based on 48 hours of interviews, the work incorporates dream imagery and music, facts and statistics, and focuses in great depth on the often terrifying personal lives of the prisoners. Screened at American Film Institute’s National Video Festival and part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
co-produced and directed with Jonathan Borofsky