Moving pictures

At Steve Benson on vimeo I will continue to post video material, usually things I make as short films, like watching moving water.

unfinished & perfectly still: Four excerpts from a 35-minute 2010 improvisatory collaborative work planned and performed at the Poetry Project in New York City by the Jon Raskin Quintet as a musical ensemble, Konrad Steiner as a filmic montage and projection artist, and Steve Benson as voice-over.

At my PennSound page you will find three videos of improvisatory performances:

  • 02 05 2008 reading of an unpublished essay, with technical and other difficulties, at Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, NY
  • 02 14 2009 work in which I silently read a series of notes while improvising simultaneously on voice and on a keyboard, using a microphone and projection to present these to audience at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City, filmed by Brandon Downing, production by Konrad Steiner
  • 03 14 2009 performance of a closing talk at the Medium and Margin conference in the Maude Fife Room at Berkeley, CA, filmed by Konrad Steiner. (Note:  A transcript, with photographs from the video, appears in pages 274-285 of Vlak2, which can be read online.)

rice-paper-moonlight: the poet Erika Staiti has posted a video she  created from her own camera, my October 2003 improvisation recorded at the Discrete Series in Chicago, and an equally long song by Jacki-O Motherfucker.