I had been observing the camera work of a friend, Robert Pacelli, who was playing with a "colorizer", using video feedback to capture a wide range of feelings and states of consciousness through imagery. I was fascinated, watching the many permutations of continually changing patterns. One day it occurred to me to use those special effects to tell a story about personal transformation, using video feedback to illustrate energetic movement within an individual's psyche. The result: CELEBRATION: I Am All of These
Self-awareness, Support/recovery groups,
Footage from the film CELEBRATION has been used in a variety of other artistic works. Video artists who discovered this film on the internet have been able to build new creations in which CELEBRATION acts as the "mother", giving birth to these filmic children created by others! Because CELEBRATION has a particular Creative Commons license, the footage in it is available to use in this way.
Videos by other artists incorporating footage from CELEBRATION:
Light Sound Dimension
We Are Scientists
CELEBRATION re-enacts the symbolic union between male and female forces within one individual. Unique special effects recreate the inner experience of transformation through original music, images, and dance. The resulting union gives birth to a vibrant, integrated sense of Self.
Bilbao Film International Film Festival (Spain)
"Exquisite fluid imagery, celebrating the ceaseless rebirth of life..."
ASSOCIATION of HUMANISTIC
"A sumptuous feast of visuals and music reveals the multiple facets of light which the sensitive narration weaves into a universal totality."
REVIEW JOURNAL of the
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION