Feb 25th 2022


(Various artists, 1974 – 2021, 16mm & digital)

“Holding Binoculars, Pointing a Camera” is a program of short films centered on birds and birdwatching practices as vectors of social and personal investigation. With works by Kevin Jerome Everson, Margaret Tait, Frédéric Moffet, Deborah Stratman, and additional artists, these films explore human-avian relationships from a variety of formal, emotional, and conceptual perspectives.

Filmmakers Frédéric MoffetJoelle Mercedes, and Deborah Stratman in conversation.

About the films:

Brown Thrasher (2020, 3 min, digital) Kevin Jerome Everson

Aerial (1974, 4 min, 16mm) Margaret Tait

come wishes be horses (2016, 8 min, 16mm) Rebecca Meyers

Observeillance (1975, 3 min, 16mm) Tyler Turkle

The Very Big Crow (2021, 3 min, 16mm to digital) Joelle Mercedes

The Magic Hedge (2016, 9 min, digital ) Frédéric Moffet

Birdsaver Report Volume 2 (버드세이버 보고서 제 2장) (2021,11.5 min, digital) Heehyun Choi

Bird-cams (digital, 8 mins, digital) Sam Easterson

Ray’s Birds (2010, 7 min, 16mm) Deborah Stratman

Cardinal (2019, 2:30 min, 16mm transferred to digital) Kevin Jerome Everson

With thanks to Video Data Bank, LUX, Picture Palace Pictures, Canyon Cinema, and the artists for providing access to the films. Kevin Jerome Everson’s films appear courtesy the artist and Picture Palace Pictures.

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