Machete – Kisumontao el Documental: online release on New Year’s Day!

Machete – Kisumontao documentary editing continues! Online release is pushed back until New Year’s Day – kick off 2015!!!

And don’t forget, Machete is playing First Night downtown at CAPA between 7 & 11 pm, 3 performances!

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Licht Ex ~ 12/27

Since it is my birthday today, and I completed Licht Ex, one of my favorite pieces (which also screened during the April 2014 Gallery Crawl in downtown Pittsburgh), on my birthday in 2013, I thought I’d re-post it today!

New video: workworkworkwork

Re-edit of a collection of workers filmed by Frank Bunker Gilbreth, who studied workers’ motions in order to improve efficiency. He was also the central character in Cheaper by the Dozen.

Despite research into how to improve the ways in which workers do their work (Gilbreth wanted to improve conditions for workers, but some of his contemporaries just wanted to increase profits, rather than concern themselves with workers’ welfare), it still seems rather unnatural for human beings to be doing repetitive tasks, like a machine. In modern times, we hear about workers in factories being forced to do repetitive tasks in sterile conditions, without breaks or time to feel…human. Many have, sadly, killed themselves.

This is a short piece, showing the monotony and repetitiveness, seemingly driven by Gilbreth’s motion clock. It is also a study in early industry, which some may say was the beginning of the end of art in making things.