Drawing the Moment is among the Official Selection of the 2018 Mespies.
It will screen on Monday, March 26 at 8:30 PM.
FREE ADMISSION! Small contributions accepted at door.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/168092487307941/
The film is also nominated for four awards, including:
Best Documentary Short
Best Sound Editing
"Drawing in the Moment" (9 minutes 54 seconds) (2017) is a short experimental documentary that explores the intuitive artistic process of Minneapolis-based artist Anita White. I feel very fortunate to have made this project with her.
The film is a journey of looking within and uses drawing to appreciate various moments in life. From meeting strangers to processing difficult health challenges, the art and music from Anita express compassion and humor. The film also shows how she uses drawings as a way to navigate and sanctify everyday moments. Her pen and open sketchbook allow her to receive and honor what comes her way with joy and wonder. The accompanying song is paired with the imagery.
I hope you consider coming out to support our short film! I would love to see you.
Over ten years ago, I started a video diary series, as part of a larger interdisciplinary project called Jean Says. A nod to Lou Reed, it was a play in persona making, exploring Minneapolis, and diving into being in the moment. I uploaded my videos (which were often 10 seconds or less) on YouTube and posted writings to a LiveJournal page. As I look back now on this project, I am proud that I developed and finished it. Jean Says was never going to be a long-term thing; it lived and breathed when I needed it. With that said, I am Jean Says though. Always and Forever.
You can check out a selected roll of Jean Says diaries this Thursday at 7:30 PM when Altered Esthetics screens a variety of video works from local moving image artists at The White Page. More details here.