The award-winning experimental filmmaker Evan Mather (“Icarus of Pittsburgh”, “Scenic Highway”, “Sic Erat Scriptum”) recounts the context surrounding his attempt to complete a shot-for-shot remake of Woody Allen’s “Hannah and Her Sisters” using his original Kenner Star Wars action figures.
In the late 1980s, award-winning filmmaker Evan Mather (“Scenic Highway”, “A Necessary Ruin”, “39-A: Een Reisverhaal Van Eindeloos”) began shooting a shot-for-shot remake of Woody Allen’s “Hannah and Her Sisters” using his original Kenner Star Wars action figures. In this autobiographical essay film, Mather recounts the formulation, production and eventual abandonment of his attempt at… Continue Reading
My education of United States geography came from a Fisher Price jigsaw puzzle – and by reading TV Guide. In August 1979, our family vacation took us on the road from our home in Baton Rouge to visit cousins in Indiana and friends in Cleveland. At the time, the country was covered by about 90… Continue Reading
Was the Interstate created by dinosaurs? Whereas the anthropocene is a proposed geological period defined by the fact that the earth’s systems are now fundamentally determined by human activity; and whereas the United States Interstate Highway System is considered one of the great engineering marvels of the twentieth century; and whereas dinosaurs roamed the Earth… Continue Reading
This is a manifesto on the proper usage of type in the built environment. Tightly adapted from a mysterious analog audio tape found on the side of the road, this video mash-up meshes infrastructural convergences and reveals intuitive paradigms by using the city of Los Angeles as a testbed for seizing urbanistic ecologies, curating front-end ecosystems,… Continue Reading
39-A: Een Reisverhaal Van Eindeloos (A Travel Tale Of Interminable) is an experimental film that challenges and subverts the typical elements of documentaries, thus making us all reflect upon important questions in documentary filmmaking such as What material can be trusted, can the voice-over narrator be trusted, where does documentary end and fiction start? Besides… Continue Reading
Due to the recent unpleasantness, Baton Rouge has eclipsed New Orleans as the largest city in Louisiana. Is the city destined for greatness? Scenic Highway is the name of US Highway 61 as it passes through northern Baton Rouge. It is also this trip to the city – and such landmarks as Huey Long’s art… Continue Reading