Western Wild

Western Wild
painting from an animation

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wanderlust West: Expanded cinema performance

Wanderlust West: Expanded cinema performance
triple 16mm and super 8 mm film projections and live music by Orquesta del Perdido
Jan 28. 2018
International Film festival Rotterdam
stills by Ernst van Deursen

the movement 'West'

'Western Wild...how I found wanderlust and met Old Shatterhand' is about my mythical space and the mythical space that Karl May created and his 'followers' followed as a way towards a resolution to the violence or oppression they experienced in their society. The story of the West is a shared historical terrain of ideas about heritage, geography and the artists place in all of this. The American West was an idea that Karl May formed in his imagination; that became a place through the production television shows,Spaghetti Westerns and American Westerns. I am a descendant of the Western edge of the European continent (Ireland and Scotland) and my early relatives in the 1600’s, moved to the hinterlands of North America. This movement became a main directional thrust or theme of the idea of America and came to represent the idea of freedom; the movement West. The film is about movement both as a topic and contains the concept of it within its structure. It reflects a free mind at play, it is an essay, a documentary and an animation.

Friday, January 19, 2018

USA and World/ Dutch Premier

World Premier
International Film Festival Rotterdam​
In the program ‘Living Statues’ Bright Futures
Friday, January 26, 19:30- 21:30 Cinerama 5 , Rotterdam, NL
Saturday, January 27, 12:00-13:48 Kino 4, Rotterdam, NL
Expanded Cinema Performance ‘The Wanderlust West’
part of Sound/ Vision program at IFFR
Sunday, January 28, 21:30-late, WORM, Rotterdam, NL

North American Premier
Western Wild…or how I found wanderlust and met Old Shatterhand​‘​
2017. USA. Directed by Martha Colburn. 9 min.
North​ ​
American premiere
​Museum of Modern Art New York​, NY USA
Sunday, February 18, 7:30 p.m. T2
​in the program ​Doc Fortnight: 17th Annula MoMA International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
Opening for ‘A Ludodrama about Walter Benjamin’ Directed by Carlos Ferrand. 78 min. ​
screening discussion with Ferrand and Colburn

trailer to 'Western Wild...or how I found Wanderlust and met Old Shatterhand'


trailer to 'Western Wild...or how I found Wanderlust and met Old Shatterhand'