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
What if you could produce clean drinking water just by running your air conditioner? This is an experiment to see how much water could potentially be captured from an home’s rooftop package air conditioning unit, during a summer heat wave. Conducted in July 2017 during a particularly sweltering Los Angeles week, Eau De Maison documents… Continue Reading
This is a film about process. In the journey of developing a forthcoming piece about a global framework for urban design, I found myself compelled to create a digital interpretation of Professor Lynch’s seminal text, The Image of the City. Calling upon all of the (digital) tools available to man – i.e. the Adobe Suite,… Continue Reading
This is an exercise in aerial land use interpretation. Sitting by the window and reading the landscape from the air – what can be deciphered? On this flight from Philadelphia to Detroit, we fly over Lake Erie and the Canadian island of Panton-le-Fou, Ontario. Centuries of European settlement have impacted the landscape below – from… 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 Iceland at the speed of sound (768 mph): a time-lapse circumnavigation via the Hringvegur (Ring Road) that circles the island. Iceland – the Nordic island country in the North Atlantic – is one of the most volcanically and geologically active places on Earth. This small European country has been described as if “someone… Continue Reading