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A page in progress documenting creations for which I am responsible or with which I’m involved.

11/21 – 11/28

By |November 29th, 2020|Categories: Illustrations, Sketchbook|

Film Recommendations

By |November 20th, 2020|Categories: Advice|

Thanks to my friends on Facebook Miklos, Steve, Shane, Lucas, Mike, Lisa, Ami, Lori, Lucas, Erick, Ed, Justin, Richard, Wendy, Mux, Hills, and Shawn for helping with this list of movie/cinema/film and media outlet recommendations.

Tampopo
Lost in Paris
Andrew Bujalski films
Paris Texas
My Own Private Idaho
Kuroneko

Abstraction 53 by Morgan Beringer – 2017

ALTOSTRATUS: AN ALLEGORY is a video work by performance maker Okwui Okpokwasili with collaborating artist, Peter Born.

A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (225 minutes, Martin Scorsese, 1995)
Visions of Light (92 minutes, Glassman, MacCarty, Samuels, 1992)
Hitchcock/Truffaut (79 minutes, Kent Jones, 2015)
What Is Cinema? (80 minutes, Chuck Workman, 2014)
Australia
Ten Canoes (92 minutes, Rolf de Heer and Peter Djigirr, 2006)
Walkabout (100 minutes, Nicolas Roeg, 1971)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (107 minutes, Peter Weir, 1975)
The Last Wave (106 minutes, Peter Weir, 1977)
An Exercise in Discipline – Peel (9 minutes, Jane Campion, 1982)
The Plumber (77 minutes, Peter Weir, 1979)
Where The Green Ants Dream (100 minutes, Werner Herzog, 1984)
Samson and Delilah (100 minutes, Warwick Thornton, 2010)
Charlie’s Country (108 Minutes, Rolf de Heer, 2014)
America
Reel Injun (86 minutes, Neil Diamond, 2009)
The Fast Runner (161 minutes, Zacharias Kunuk, 2001)
Aguirre, The Wrath of God (94 minutes, Werner Herzog, 1972)
Embrace of The Serpent (125 minutes, Ciro Guerra, 2015)
Jauja (109minutes, Lisandro Alonso, 2015)
Burden of Dreams (95 minutes, Les Blank, 1982)
The Emerald Forest (114 miniutes, John Boorman, 1985)
Icaros: A Vision (84 minutes, Leonora Carabollo and Matteo Norzi, 2016)
The New World (135 minutes, Terrence Malick, 2005)
Meek’s Cutoff (104 minutes, Kelly Reichhardt, 2010)
Little Big Man (139 minutes, Arthur Penn, 1970)
Dead Man (121 minutes, Jim Jarmusch, 1995)
The Blues According To Lightnin’ Hopkins (31 minutes, Les Blank, 1968)
Stroszek (115 minutes, Werner Herzog, 1977)
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (20 minutes, Les Blank, 1980)
Gates of Heaven (85 minutes, Errol Morris, 1978)
Crumb (119 minutes, Terry Zwigoff, 1994)
The Last Soul On A Summer Night (85 minutes, Daniel Nearing, 2012)
Herzog Documentaries
Wheel of Time (80 minutes, Werner Herzog, 2003)
The White Diamond (90 minutes, Werner Herzog, 2004)
Grizzly Man (203 minutes, Werner Herzog, 2005)
Encounters At The End of The World, (101 minutes, Werner Herzog, 2007)
Happy People (90 minutes, Werner Herzog / Dmitry Vasyukov, 2010)
Preparation for trips to The Cave Without A Name
The Cave of Forgotten Dreams (90 minutes, Werner Herzog, 2011)
Seeing, Searching, Being (80 minutes, Ken Burns, 2002)
Folk Horror
Nosferatu (81minutes, F.W. Murnau, 1922)
Shadow of The Vampire (93 minutes, E. Elias Merhige, 2000)
The Lair of The White Worm (93 minutes, Ken Russell, 1988)
Only Lovers Left Alive (123 minutes, Jim Jarmusch, 2013)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (107minutes, Peter Weir, 1975)
Long Weekend (97minutes, Colin Eggleston, 1978)
Odilon Redon or The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity
(6 minutes, Guy Maddin, 1994)
The Wicker Man (103 minutes, Robin Hardy, 1973)
A Field in England (90 minutes, Ben Wheatley, 2013)
The Falling (102 minutes, Carol Morley, 2014)
The Witch (92minutes, Robert Eggers, 2015)
Rabbit Holes
AION (50 minutes, Jacob Kierkegaard, 2005)
Vertigo (128 minutes, Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
Stalker (163 minutes, Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)
Sans Soleil (103 minutes, Chris Marker, 1983)
La Jetée (28 minutes, Chris Marker, 1962)
La vie d’un chien (13 minutes, John Harden, 2005)
Alice In Wonderland (72 minutes, Jonathan Miller, 1966)
Alice (86 minutes, Jan Svankmeyer, 1988)
A Brief History of Time (80 minutes, Errol Morris, 1991)
Side Trips in The Old World
The Exterminating Angel (95 minutes, Luis Buñuel, 1962)
The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie (101 minute, Luis Bunuel, 1972)
Au Hasard Balthazar (95 minutes, Robert Bresson, 1966)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (82 minutes, Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928)
Somewhere A Village Is Missing Its Idiot (watch in this order)
A Face In The Crowd (126 minutes, Elia Kazan, 1957)
Don’t Look Back (96 minutes, D.A. Pennebaker, 1967)
Bob Roberts (102 minutes, Tim Robbins, 1992)
The King of Comedy (109 minutes, Martin Scosese, 1982)
Being There (130 minutes, Hal Ashby, 1979)
Look Who’s Back (116 minutes, David Wnendt, 2015)
Origins and Futures
2001: A Space Odyssey (149 minutes, Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
Metropolis (153 minutes, Fritz Lang, 1927)
Idaho Transfer (86 minutes, Peter Fonda, 1973)
The Cars That Ate Paris (91 minutes, Peter Weir, 1974)
Alphaville (99 minutes, Jean Luc Godard, 1965)
Brazil (132 minutres, Terry Gilliam, 1985)
Masked and Anonymous (112 minutes, Larry Charles, 2003)
Under The Skin (208 minutes, Jonathan Glazer, 2013)
Ex Machina (208 minutes, Alex Garland, 2015)
Interventions
Wings of Desire (128 minutes, Wim Wenders, 1987)
The Navigator (90 minutes, Vincent Ward, 1989)
Fearless (104 minutes, Peter Weir, 1993)
Magic and Myth
Heart of Glass (94 minutes, Werner Herzog, 1976)
Careful (100 minutes, Guy Maddin, 1992)
The Saddest Music In The World (110 minutes, Guy Maddin, 1993)
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus (123 minutes, Terry Gilliam, 2009)
Paranoid Lampshades
King of Hearts (102 minutes, Philippe de Broca, 1966)
Lenny (111 minutes, Bob Fosse, 1974)
The Tenant (126 minutes, Roman Polanski, 1976)
Man Facing Southeast (105 minutes, Eliseo Subiela, 1987)
Devil’s Playground (77 minutes, Lucy Walker, 2000)
Donnie Darko (113 minutes, Richard kelly, 2001)
A Brilliant Madness (60 minutes, Mark Samels, 2002)
Brand Upon The Brain (95 minutes, Guy Maddin, 2008)
John Smith
Associations (7 mins. 1975)
The Girl Chewing Gum (12 mins. 1976)
Om (4 mins. 1986)
The Black Tower (24 mins. 1985-7)
Slow Glass (40 mins. 1988-91)
Gargantuan (1 min. 1992)
The Kiss (collaboration with Ian Bourn, 5 mins. 1999)
The Waste Land (5 mins. 1999)
Lost Sound (collaboration with Graeme Miller, 28 mins. 1998-2001)
Worst Case Scenario (18 mins. 2001-3)
Blight (14 mins. 1994-6)
Regression (17 mins. 1998-9)
Films to Accompany the book Cinema and Painting by Angela Dalle Vacche
An American in Paris (113 minutes, Vincent Minelli, 1951)
Red Desert (117 minutes, Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964)
The Marquise of O (102 minutes, Eric Rohmer, 1976)
Pierrot le Fou (110 minutes, Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)
Andrei Rublev (205 minutes, Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966)
Five Women Around Utamaro (106 minutes, Kenji Mizoguchi, 1946)
Nosferatu (81 minutes, F.W. Murnau, 1922)
Therese (94 minutes, Alain Cavalier, 1986)

Websites:
Ubu
Kanopy
Mubi
Criteron
JokerJokerTV/
MKE Film

Live Stream Saturday Night, Nov 21

By |November 19th, 2020|Categories: Music|

Tune in Saturday Night! I’ll be playing organ 🙂 This is presented by Cactus Club in Milwaukee and will stream on their Vimeo channel. Cairns plays too. 9pm Eastern / 8pm Central / 7pm Mountain / 6pm Pacific / 3am UTC

Grocery Bag Purse

By |November 19th, 2020|Categories: Textiles|

An experiment in materials. The result of joining 100 grocery bags by ironing them between sheets of parchment paper to make one large piece of material, then cutting and sewing the material to make a simple functional object.

Mask Back On

By |November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Music|

I sampled Obama talking in Flint from a stream I was watching and sounds from “ONE” by John Inzane Olson.

UPKEEP 03

By |October 29th, 2020|Categories: Mixes|

UPKEEP 02

By |October 21st, 2020|Categories: Mixes|

UPKEEP 04

By |October 19th, 2020|Categories: Mixes|

UPKEEP 01

By |October 18th, 2020|Categories: Mixes|

NEW ROOTS GROW: A Benefit Compilation For The CRANDIC Corridor Derecho Storm Recovery

By |October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Collaborations, Music|

Shuffling minimal electronic music track I produced for a Money Tapes benefit release: NEW ROOTS GROW: A Benefit Compilation For The CRANDIC Corridor Derecho Storm Recovery.

Paradise Now Lathe Cut 7″ + Booklet by Kendraplex

By |October 1st, 2020|Categories: Lathe Cuts|

Released October was a 1 sided 7″ square polycarbonate picture disc + 16 page picture booklet. I recorded the music on synths at home, then cut the music onto a polycarbonate disc with a 1940s Presto record lathe I acquired over the summer. I created the images in the booklet by scanning plants, then collaging the scanned images in Photoshop. After printing the images, I bound the booklets with a sewing machine.

Animated Video for Garcia Peoples

By |August 6th, 2020|Categories: Animation|

Check out this rotoscope animation I made for Garcia Peoples for their new song One at a Time. I traced over video footage frame by frame in Photoshop, then further arranged and edited in Premiere. It was laborious but I enjoyed the process of quickly identifying which shapes in each frame were essential for visual communication. It brought me back to my most memorable times in front of a screen, 90s MTV.

Building A Better Reality: A Benefit Compilation

By |June 19th, 2020|Categories: Collaborations, Music|

Track I produced for JMY Music.

Building A Better Reality: A Benefit Compilation
All proceeds from this compilation will go to:
Black Lives Matter
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Greater Chicago Food Depository

No Justice is Violence

By |June 5th, 2020|Categories: Music|

This song is pretty low demo quality for metal but my soul needed to respond to the movement towards justice and equality and I wanted to help raise money. 100% of proceeds went to Leaders Igniting Transformation.

Experimental-fantasia artist Kendraplex (formerly known as Kendra Amalie) dropped a new track a few months back in the wake of Black Lives Matter marches across the globe. In black metal mode, Plex shares haunting yet blunt lyrics about every aspect of our sociopolitical system being a factor in racism, classism, bigotry, and fascism. Ultimately, she dooms Trump (“evil spirit”) and calls to vanquish his influence from society for good. Ending with a drone, this piece may be dark, but it’s a powerful ode to standing up together and taking back our power from grotesque leaders. All proceeds go toward Leaders Igniting Transformation (LIT). We look forward to seeing what Kendraplex does next.

Breaking and Entering

Say Their Names

By |June 1st, 2020|Categories: Illustrations|

Illustrations of Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, and George Floyd. They should still be here. Illustrations may be freely printed on 8.5×11 paper.

Wired Explorations Vol. 1

By |May 29th, 2020|Categories: Collaborations|

Buy Digital or LP on Bandcamp

I did the cover art for this LP, Wired Explorations Vol. 1, which celebrates electronic music artists connected to Milwaukee. I also contributed a track under the name PSYDYE, a pulsey remix of a Brett Naucke track I love called Hallucinations XIX – XXXV. Get a copy from the Triple Eye Bandcamp!

Plant TV

By |May 18th, 2020|Categories: New Media|

Plant TV was a 2-week experiment in April, around the beginning of lockdown in the US. I used Open Broadcasting Software (OBS) to live stream novelty plant related content 24 hours a day. The production included the use of old cell phones as RTMP cameras pointing outside at trees or at seedlings starting inside, contributions of plant pictures and videos from friends, original Greta Thunberg ascii art and other animations by me, generative background music from an open Ableton session, and a QR code for people to join a zoom room with the suggestion that they point their camera at a plant to be featured live on Plant TV, and for that plant to watch other plants, relieving the owner of the device from lockdown doom scrolling.

Papaya in a Hound’s Tooth by Kendra Amalie + Ryley Walker

By |April 26th, 2020|Categories: Collaborations|

Sound collaboration between me and Ryley Walker. I designed the cover art with Nick Cave’s Pink Moon cover in mind. Digital version available or hit me up for a tape!

New album by Milwaukee based songwriter/guitarist Kendra Amalie and NYC based songwriter/guitarist Ryley Walker

HUSKY PANTS 003
credits
released April 25, 2020

Kendra Amalie – Guitar/Voice/Sounds/Mixing

Ryley Walker – Guitar/Sounds/Mixing

Jack Callahan – Mastering
www.banhmiverlag.com/callahan

Masks

By |April 20th, 2020|Categories: Textiles|

“Her idiosyncratic approach to band merch has given her plenty of experience working with fabric, and plenty of material to work with.” – Noah Yoo for Pitchfork

How Musicians Are Fighting Coronavirus by Turning Merch Into Masks

Mask Scrap Quilts

Process

Late Winter Sketches

By |April 18th, 2020|Categories: Illustrations, Sketches|

People I Like

By |March 18th, 2020|Categories: Illustrations|

Digital illustrations of people some I like. January – March 2020.

Abyss for Cello by Louise Bock

By |January 20th, 2020|Categories: Collaborations|

Check out Abyss for Cello by Louise Bock on Geographic North. I contributed a small guitar part for the track “Oolite.”

Stills from Processing Animations

By |November 18th, 2019|Categories: Animation|

Flour Sack Towels

By |June 18th, 2019|Categories: Textiles|

Flour sack ice dyed towel merch for summer 2019 tour.

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