1997 M.F.A. Filmmaking, San Francisco
Art Institute, CA.
1988 B.A. Film and Philosophy, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.
1984 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
FILMOGRAPHY / VIDEOGRAPHY
Wasteland Utopias (work in progress)
2008, 16mm film, DV, 40 min, installation/performance and single channel
Barring Celestial Navigation
2007, DV, co/sound, 2 min. loop
2007, DV, color/so, 2 min. loop
2006, found Dada films, two 16mm projectors, sound processing electronics,
2005, DV, b&w/silent,10 min.
2004, DV, b&w/silent, 4 min. loop
2004, DV, co/so, 3 min.
2003, DV, color/so,11 min.
To Re-edit the World
2002, DV, color/so, 32min.
Canyon Cinema News
2001, DV, color/so 3min.
Two Outdoor Cinemas in West Texas
2001, Video Installation, 3 monitors, 3 VHS video players,
The Silver Returns
2000-2001, 16mm, color/so, 25min.
Tuning the Sleeping Machine
1996, 16mm, color/so, 13min.
1995, 8mm video, color/so, 35min.
Howls in favor of Sade by Guy Dubord, reconstructed
1995, 16mm, b&w/so, 25min.
1994, VHS, color/so, 5min.
Home Mail Project
(made with Rebecca Barten),1994, 35mm slides, audio tape, 25mins.
Lipstick of Paste
1994, Super-8, color/so, 3min.
1993, 16mm, color/so, 9min.
The Heart Saint
1992, 16mm, color/si, 3min.
Rose and Rose Elaine
1988-91, 16mm, b&w/so, 10min.
1988, 16mm, b&w/si, 5min.
FILM SCREENINGS / EXHIBITIONS
(* solo shows marked with asterisk)
|| Museum of Contemporary Art*, Tucson,
||Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY.
University of Arizona*, Tucson, AZ; Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley,
CA; University of Colorado/Boulder, CO.
|| High Mayhem Emerging Arts Festival,
Santa Fe, NM; Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
|| Central School Project, Bisbee, AZ;
University Of Colorado/Boulder; Agnes Moon, Tacoma, WA; University
of MD/Baltimore County; Werkleitz Gesellschaft, Werkleitz, Germany.
|| Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito,
CA; Other Cinema, San Francisco; Bisbee Arts Commission, Bisbee, AZ;
University of Colorado/Boulder.
|| LUX Center, London UK, World Wide Video
Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; New York Underground Film Festival;
First Person Cinema*, University of CO, Boulder, CO. Athens Film &
Video Festival, Athens, OH; San Francisco Cinematheque, CA; San Francisco
Art Institute, CA; Le Quai, Mulhouse, France.
|| San Francisco International Film Festival;
Dallas Video Festival, Other Cinema*, San Francisco; New York Underground
Film Festival; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (catalog), Pacific
Film Archive, Berkeley; Documental, Santa Monica, CA; Extrapool, Nijmegen,
The Netherlands; Worm, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Vera Zienema ,
Groningen, The Netherlands; Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria , BC;
Blue Screen., Austin, TX; UC Irvine Film & Video Center; Museum
of Fine Arts Houston, TX; The Warepad, San Francisco, CA; Taiwan International
Documentary Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan; Centre Culturel Andre Malraux,
Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy, France; Gebaeude 9, Koln, Germany; Kino Abton,
Hamburg, Germany; Filmgruppe Chaos, Keil, Germany; EYZ-Kino, Berlin,
Germany; Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia; Filmcasino,
Vienna, Austria; Kommkino, Nuremberg, Germany; Scheune, Dresden, Germany;
Werkstattkino, Munich, Germany; Univ. of Zurich, Zurich, Austria;
Federation Hiero, Colmar, France; Lichtspiel, Bern, Chech Republic;
Kino XHX, Marseilles, France; TNT, Bordeaux, France; Cineteca Milano,
Italy; Illuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Brighton Cinematheque,
UK; Cube Cinema, Bristol, UK; Horse Hospital, London, UK; Phoenix
Arts, Leicester, UK; Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK; Hyde Park Picture
House, Leeds, UK; CCA-Glasgow, Glasgow, UK; Cineside, Newcastle, UK.
|| Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary
Art, Robert Beck Memorial Cinema*, NYC; California College of Arts
and Crafts, Oakland; San Francisco Cinematheque; Telluride International
Experimental Film Festival; Fine Arts Cinema, Berkeley, The Earwig
Factory, Bisbee, AZ; Sciences en Fete, Toulous, France; LArt
du Mouvement, Angeres, France; Ecole Regionale des Beaux Arts de Dunkerque,
Dunkerque, France; Mire, Nantes, France.
|| University of South Carolina, Columbia,
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia; Rocky Mountain Film Center,
Boulder, CO; Hampshire College, Amherst, MA; Cine 104, Pantin, France;
Musee National dArt Moderne, Paris, France; Institut DArt
Contemporain de Villeubrane, Villeurbane, France; Acting Out, Rouillac,
France; Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille, Marseille, France;
Musee dArt Modern et Contemporain de Strasbourg, France; Services
Universities Culture, Clermont Ferrand Cedex, France.
|| Filme aus gefundenem Material #2 (catalog),
Bielefeld, Germany; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; Northwest Film
Study Center, Portland, OR; Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX; Eiga
Arts, Nagano, Japan; Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan; Kobe University, Kobe,
Japan; University of Iowa, Iowa City; Bisbee Underground Film Festival,
Bisbee, AZ. Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC; Art Toung!, Saint
Martin le Vinoux, France; The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School,
Jerusalem, Israel; Associazione Culturale Generazione Media, Milan,
||Biennale de Iimage Paris 98 (catalog),
Paris; San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco. Rocky Mountain
Film Center, Boulder, CO; Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam Film
Festival, The Netherlands; La Dame Bleue, Lieusaint, France.
|| Whitney Biennial (catalog), NYC; Bay
Area Now 1, San Francisco; Ann Arbor Film Festival; Impakt, Utrecht
Festival, The Netherlands; Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany; Mass
College of Art, Boston; Experimanta, Perth, Australia; Los Angeles
Film Forum; Eros European, tour 10 cities; ElectroMediascope, Kansas
City, KS. Athens Film & Video Festival, Athens, OH.
|| New York Film Festival; San Francisco
International Film Festival; European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück,
Austria; VIPER (catalog), Lucerne, Switzerland; SCRATCH Projections,
Paris France; British Short Film Festival, London; Harn Museum of
Art; Gainesville, FL; Film Arts Festival, San Francisco; Cork International
Short Film Festival, Ireland; Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley; San
Francisco Cinematheque; Other Cinema, San Francisco; Chicago Filmmakers;
Hampshire College, MA; Rocky Mountain Film Center, Boulder.
|| Artists Television Access, San Francisco;
University of Hawaii, Maui; University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
|| Film Arts Festival, San Francisco;
University of Oklahoma Cinema, Norman, OK.
Bisbee Arts Commission Grant, 2006
Artist Project Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts, 2006
Artist Commission, Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum, Bisbee, AZ
Residency, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, 2004
Fund for Independent Cinema Grant, Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco
Artist Development Grant, California College of the Arts Oakland,
Organizational Project Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts, 2002
Film Arts Personal Works Grant, Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco
Organizational Project Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts, 2000
SECA (Society of the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) Award for
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1998
Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Fellowship Nominee, San Francisco 1998
Old Peculiar Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1997
Guardian Outstanding Local Achievement Award, San Francisco Bay Guardian,
Merit Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute, 1993
Threshold Award, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. 1989
Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA.
California College Of the Arts, Oakland, CA.
International Film and Television School, Havana, Cuba.
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.
FILM / VIDEO DISTRIBUTION
Canyon Cinema, San Francisco, CA. http://www.canyoncinema.com/
Light Cone, Paris, France. http://fmp.lightcone.org:8000/lightcone/
Other Cinema DVD, San Francisco http://www.othercinemadvd.com
||Wasteland Utopias (work in progress)
two 16mm film projectors, two video projectors, live manipulated sound.
||Anarcho-Dada, High Mayhem Emerging Arts Festival,
Santa Fe, NM.
Found Dada films, two 16mm projectors, sound processing electronics;
||The Ecstasy of Kino Garbology, The Headlands
Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA.
Three 16mm projectors, stretched 16mm polyester film, found films,
euphonium, 80 minutes.
|| The Rape of Orson Lumier and other Historical
Reenactments, The Lab, San Francisco, CA. Video Projector, 1000w
light bulb, I.V. stand. 25 minutes.
|| Horses and Hypnosis, Total Mobile Home,
San Francisco, CA.
16mm. projection, pressure sensitive triggering mats, electronics,
|| The Somnambulist, New York Film Festival
|| Howls in favor of Sade by Guy Debord, reconstructed,
Other Cinema, San Francisco
|| From the Bedroom to the Banquet,
San Francisco Cinematheque
|| Urban Desert, Two
projector, video and sound installation, variable length.
|| The Ecstasy of Kino Garbology
Three 16mm. projectors, unspoiled & wrapped 16mm. polyester film,
architectural metal columns, film tins.
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA.
|| Two Outdoor Cinemas in West Texas
Video Installation, 3 monitors, 3 VHS video players, duration variable.
California College of the Arts, Oakland, California
|| Total Mobile Home microCINEMA,
San Francisco, CA.
Zryd, Michael, "The Academy and the Avant-Garde:
A Relationship of Dependence and Resistance"? Cinema Journal
- 45, Number 2, Winter 2006, pp. 17-42
Anjula Razdan, Forget Cannes, Utne Reader,
June 2003, p.82.
Rahne Pistor, Resurrected footage lets filmmaker
breathe life into Frisco eccentrics, The Argonaut, September
26, 2002, p.18.
Paul Malcolm, Documental, LA Weekly,
September 27, 2002.
Susan Gerhard, "The basement tapes: David Sherman
and the footage that found him," San Francisco Bay Guardian,
May 15, 2002.
Michael Fox, " Decodings: A movie historian resurrects
a long-dead experimental filmmaker, and a long-departed era of San Francisco,"
San Francisco Weekly, March 13, 2002.
Craid Baldwin, Media Canibals Lost (and Found)
In the Forest of Signs), Found Footage, Pan Fredag KL, 21, 2000.
Rob Kenner, "My Hollywood," Wired,
7.10-Oct 1999. http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/7.10/microcinema.html
Mary Ellen Corbet, "Bisbee Set for First Underground
Film Festival," Bisbee Review, June 17, 1999, pp. 1, pp.
Joseph Christopher Schaub, MICROCINE MANIA,
Link, Summer 1997,
Wheeler Winston Dixon, The Exploding Eye: A Re-visionary
of 1960's American Experimental Film. Albany: SUNY Press, 1997,
Paul Arthur, "Avant-garde Retreat," Film
Comment, November-December 1996, pp. 67-69.
Janet Maslin, "For an Old-Time Vamp, Black Latex,"
New York Times, September 28, 1996, p.16.
Daniel Mangin, "Underground Cinema: Total Mobile
Home puts avant-garde film where it belongs-in the basement, "San
Francisco Weekly, November 1-7, 1996, p.12.
George Fifield, "State of the Art,"
The Independent, July 1996, pp. 14-17, 60.
BUFFER 99, 'zine First Bisbee Underground Film
Festival, June 1999.
Consciousness Cinema: An Art of its Time, co-written
with Steve Anker and Irina Leimbacher, CCAC Institute publication, 34
TMHMC 'zines: From the Bedroom to the Banquet
Tour Guide 1996, Total Cassavettes 1995, Letterism & Situationism
X-Factor Online Conference, 1997, Paper:
"Small is Beautiful".
Independent Distribution Symposium, Film Arts Foundation,
San Francisco, 1997.
Impact Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, "100 Years of Experimental
Cinema." Curated by Louise Bourque, 1995
Underground Film at Central School Project,
series 2005-2007, Bisbee, AZ.
Associate Curator, San Francisco Cinematheque,
SF, CA 2003, Super Fresh Eyes 2003, Wild Space. In Person shows with,
Tommy Becker, Jeanne C. Finley, Dominic Angerame, Bobby Abate, James
T. Hong & Gibbs Chapman.
Bisbee Underground Film Festival, Bisbee, AZ,
1999-2002, A three night outdoor film festival that highlights experimental,
silent, ephemeral and unusual films. Guest Artist have included George
Kuchar, Howe Gelb, Chiara Giavando.
Sidetracked: Histories of Cinematic Tracking,
CCAC Institute, San Francisco, CA, May 2001. A lecture/screening on
the origins of the movement of the motion picture camera through space.
Consciousness Cinema Film Series, Wattis Institute,
San Francisco, CA, Fall 1999, A seven program 36 film series, with catalog
presented in conjunction with the exhibition Searchlight: Consciousness
at the Millennium.
Total Mobile Home microCINEMA, San Francisco,
1994-1997 Invented the term and concept of microcinema that
started a worldwide underground movement in small exhibition of cinematic
works of art. Established and co-ran a 30 seat experimental film/video
theater that has produced over 120 shows. TMHMC currently functions
as a conceptual cinematic production collective (1997- present).
Adjunct Professor, School of Media Arts,
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
|1997 - 2004
|| Adjunct Professor, Department of Film/Video,
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA.
|1996 - 1997
|| Adjunct Professor, Department of Cinema,
Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA.
San Francisco Art Institute. San Francisco, CA.
|1989 - 2000
Canyon Cinema Inc., San Francisco, CA.
Arizona Commission for the Arts, grants panelist, 2006.
Central School Project Center for the Arts, Board Member, Bisbee, AZ.
San Francisco Cinematheque, Curatorial Committee 2002-2004
CCAC Junior Reviews 1999-2002.
Canyon Cinema Board of Directors 1998-2000.
Juried Independent Film Award, Marin County Arts Commission 1999.