River released October 2015!

(10 minutes, 2015, HD video; film by Stephanie Maxwell; music by Tom Davis; co-editor Manojh Reddy)

River presents a unique perspective on the exquisite beauty that is present in infinite abundance when one focuses attention on the intimate motions of river water and its animated reflections and refractions of sunlight and sky. Image sequences of the river's interplay of motion and the changing patterns of light on the water are merged into a playful choreography with the music score. What culminates is to marvel at the natural splendor of distinctively subtle but profound impressions of a river.

River was filmed on the Chetco River and Moolack Creek in Oregon, and the Smith River in Northern California. The work was shot digitally using a Canon Mark III 5D camera and an iPhone 4s.

To learn more about River, including the artists involved on the work, please visit https://vimeo.com/139824355.


Two Works in 2014!


(11.5 minutes, 2014, HD video; music by Michaela Eremiasova; co-editor Manojh Reddy)

Filmed on the beaches around Newport, Oregon during Summer 2013, Ocean creates a dramatic and powerful choreography of light and motion captured in the ocean's 'swash' zone, the turbulent area of water that washes up on the beach. The beauty of light on moving water and bottom sand, shot in HD in close-up detail, reveals the infinitely animated and ever-changing world of visual landscapes and events that have a charged, emotive power when presented as dramatic visual variations and themes interwoven with the musical score....The film is lively and sensuous, and it reveals an extraordinary beauty that exists in the most minute and overlooked spaces along the beach. Ocean is an intoxicating experience where the powerful allure and exquisiteness of the ocean evoke a blissful insight into an undiscovered beauty. Ocean was premiered on January 14, 2014 at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon. This work was partially funded by a FEAD grant at the Rochester Institute of Technology. To learn more about Ocean, including the artists involved on the work and a sneak preview, please visit http://vimeo.com/82510509.

Marimba Quartet

(8.5 minutes, 2014, HD video; music by Michael Burritt)

Michael Burritt, Professor at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and Stephanie Maxwell collaborated on this work where the music and the imagery intertwine in an intimate and emotive conversation of movement, light, and location.The visuals consist of both underwater and 'on water' HD video that was shot in Bonaire, Dutch Antilles in December 2013. The work premiered on April 5, 2014 at the Eastman School of Music with the live performance of Burritt's composition, Marimba Quartet. See the entire film at http://vimeo.com/94714624.


Stephanie Maxwell, Animated Works, 1984-2007
in Los Angeles has released a DVD compilation of 14 stunningly beautiful and original experimental animations by artist/animator Stephanie Maxwell. Included on this DVD is a new documentary, " The Art Form of Stephanie Maxwell" that presents the artist in her studio at home where she creates her unusual works. This documentary shows clips from her animations to demonstrate concepts and techniques, and the artist and composer Allan Schindler discusses the nature of 'true collaboration' where all artists on a project contribute to a work, from concept through realization. You can learn more about this new DVD and make a purchase online at iotaCenter's Kinetica Video Library and Store.

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