May 6, 2016

Collaborative Works

viDEO sAVant vs. duo B. at Shapeshifters Cinema

Live audio visual improvisation with duo B. on December 19, 2018 at Shapeshifters Cinema in Oakland, CA.

viDEO sAVant vs. duo B. at Center for New Music

Live audio visual improvisation with duo B. on September 26, 2018 at Center for New Music in San Francisco, CA.

Canto One

Canto One – 2017

This animation is created by Charles Woodman & Kim Anno. Woodman made the images and voice recordings Anno adapted Canto 1 from Dante’s Purgatorio, making the text secular, and she created the soundscape effects. Keisha Kemper and Michael Burham are the actor’s voices.

viDEO sAVant at EnsAD – 2016

In December 2016, Woodman was invited to teach a week long workshop at EnsAD ( Ecole nationale des Ars Decoratifs) in Paris. In the culminating event four different groups of students each performed a live sound and image mix. On the second half of the bill, he collaborated with a colleague from Oakland and three Paris Read more about viDEO sAVant at EnsAD – 2016[…]

Berkeley Arts Festival – 2016

Live audio visual improvisation on 07/25/2016 at the Berkeley Arts Festival

Pattern Logic

Pattern Logic – 2016

Live audio visual improvisation on 06/10/2016 at Modern Makers in Cincinnati, OH

Pulse Generator Pastry

Pulse Generator Pastry – 2016

Pulse Generator Pastry is my first collaboration with my mother, the ceramic artist Betty Woodman. Betty created the shapes which contain the patterns in the video, based on the forms she uses in her work. I used those shapes as stencils into which both the positive and negative spaces were filled with textures, created using Read more about Pulse Generator Pastry – 2016[…]


Wavelength 12.13 – 2015

Live audio visual improvisation on 12/13/2015 at Shapeshifters Cinema in Oakland, CA.

Terminal Beach

Terminal Beach – 2015

Live audio visual improvisation on 09/3/2015 at Micro Mini Cinema in Cincinnati.

Great Ring Road

Great Ring Road – 2015

Live audio visual improvisation with Phi 4 on 06/11/2015 at Spazio Contemporanea, Brescia, Italy.

Video Savant @ SF Cinematheque – 2015

Live audio visual improvisation on 05/3/2015 at SF Cinematheque, Center 4 New Music, San Francisco.


Contusion – 2015

Documentation of an audio visual improvisation. Performed at Headlands Center for the Arts Spring 2015.


Wavelength 3.17 – 2015

The original material for this video was produced during a residency at Signal Culture in 2014 using three oscillators. The output of the first two was mixed by keying those images into portions of the output of a third. Subsequently, that footage was slowed down to about 10% of the original speed. During my stay Read more about Wavelength 3.17 – 2015[…]

Dharma Pops

Dharma Pops – 2014

A meditation on the pleasures of observation. Image, music and text weave around each other in a multi-layerd dance. The images were built around the pre-existing soundtrack.

Lateral Thinking at 21C

Lateral Thinking at 21C Museum/Hotel – 2014

Performance organized in conjunction with Passages, my one-person show at the Weston Art Gallery in Cincinnati.


Megurs Ehd Ffleweh at MATA Festival – 2013

Documentation of live performance of the music with cinema accompaniment. Performed by Meitar Ensemble as part of MATA Festival at Roulette in Brooklyn. Shot from an audience member’s cell phone.

Albright Knox

viDEO sAVant and Ubudis Quartet at Albright-Knox – 2013

The Ubudis Quartet combines Mexican guitarist Omar Tamez with Buffalo-based musicians Steve Baczkowski (saxophones, clarinets, and ethnic woodwinds), Jonathan Golove (electric cello), and John Bacon (percussion).


Danny – 2013

Produced for Yoni Wolf and Why? Animation by Alex Woodman

Megurs Ehd Ffleweh

Megurs Ehd Ffleweh Bq Nsolst – 2012

An ecstatic chant to the rising of the sun. Sound and image are juxtaposed and find moments of synchronicity, while remaining parallel and separate. Time rushes forward slowly. Narrative is all and nothing. Left over material from Bloom was adjusted to accompany Chris Bailey’s music.

Lateral Thinking at Autumedia

Lateral Thinking at Autumedia – 2012

I was commissioned by Andy Marko of Semantics Gallery in Cincinnati to create a live show as the concluding event for his annual Autumedia Festival. The space at Semantics was filled with other work in the show, so he approached Third Party, another artist run space down the street, to host the performance. I sent Read more about Lateral Thinking at Autumedia – 2012[…]

Spiders Mix

Spiders Wheels (Shrimp Mix) – 2012

Video edited to match the music by guitarist/composer Val Opielski. Intended to act as a demo for a proposed appearance as performing duo.

New Genres Festival

viDEO sAVant at New Genres Festival – 2012

Edited excerpts of the performance documentation from 2/25/2012. Curator and long time viDEO sAVant supporter Steve Liggeitt, of Living Arts of Tulsa, paired the sAVant crew with a group of choreographer/dancers for this improvisational extravaganza.

International House Philadelphia

Video Savant at International House Philadelphia – 2012

Live audio visual improvisation on 01/28/2012 at International House Philadelphia.

Sofferte onde serene… – 2011

Music Luigi Nono …sofferte onde serene… 1976, for piano and tape. Produced for Collide-o-Scope Music on the occasion of our performance at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC in 2011.

Echoes of Amber

Echoes of Amber – 2011

The image is of the Carew Tower in Cincinnati, and the video was shot on a Mattel Videster toy camera.

Xenakis Mists

Xenakis, Mists – 2011

Inspired by Mists, Iannis Xenakis, 1981, Live audio visual improvisation on 03/11/11 at Atlas Intersections Festival, Washington DC.

Fifth Element

The Fifth Element – 2011

Live audio visual improvisation on 01/21/11 at Taza Café, Cincinnati, OH.


viDEO sAVant and Friends at Herron – 2010

Live Audio Visual Improvisation on 11/03/10 at Herron School of Art, Indianapolis, IN.

Arvo's Clouds

Arvo’s Clouds – 2010

Commissioned by the Concert Nova chamber music group in Cincinnati. I created this image to accompany a performance of Fratres by Arvo Part. The recoding used on this version is by Kronos Quartet.

viDEO sAVant with NWEMO All Stars – 2010

viDEO sAVant w/NWEAMO All Stars, NOTACON, Cleveland OH, Live performance

Discerning Crane

Discerning Crane – 2010

Live Audio Visual Improvisation on 4/24/10 at Gallery CS13 in Cincinnati, OH.

Pi Squared

Pi Squared – 2009

Created to accompany a composition by Christopher Bailey, HK2. All the images are appropriated from the film Pi by Darren Aronofsky.

viDEO sAVant at Living Arts Festival with Adam Tendler

John Cage: Sonata and Interludes, viDEO sAVant w/ Adam Tendler, piano. Living Arts of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK, Live cinema performance.

Vox Baleanae

Vox Baleanae – 2009

I was commissioned by Concert Nova to produce this viual accompaniment to the score by George Crumb. Images were shot at the Monterey Aquarium.


Burner – 2007

These images were created to accompany the music track by Odd Nosdam, with whom I had done a few live shows that year in San Francisco and one a few years earlier at VOLK in Cincinnati. I admire the distorted and gritty feel of the track and developed an image treatment which worked well with Read more about Burner – 2007[…]

Ye Ying Di

Ye Ying Di (Nightingale Floor) – 2005

Ye Ying Di uses a video camera to track the movement of a dancer on stage. The performer’s speed and position determine which sounds are heard and what image is displayed.


Palimpsest – 2002

The term “palimpsest” refers to a text which has been written upon two or three times, but whose lines have been imperfectly erased, so that different layers of all the texts are visible and mix together.

Plunder Squad

Plunder Squad – 1996

A collection of images and sounds from television cop shows is interwoven with texts (selected by Scott Davenport) taken from pulp detective stories, the literary predecessor of the same genre.


Quique (Pais, Country) – 1996

Collaboration with Poet/Performer Enrique Aviles. This video has its origins as a part of the “video set” for a performance by Aviles, directed by Davis Chung. In the theatrical piece Aviles played the roles of two immigrants to the US (one Mexican and one Korean) who live on opposite sides of a rooming house in Read more about Quique (Pais, Country) – 1996[…]

Event Horizon – 1994

Excerpts from a concert by SLURrr with viDEO sAVant, January 1994, Arlington Planetarium, Arlington Virginia.

Dance Tracks

Dance Tracks – 1992

Compilation of various short treatments of material featuring dancers and set to music. Primarily choreography by Brooke Kidd, Washington DC, Yee Jen Bao, Norman, OK and Judith Mikita, Cincinnati OH, all processed at the Experimental Television Center.

Betty Woodman: Thinking Out Loud – 1991

Filmed on VHS, mastered on Betacam SP at Public Production Group, Washington DC. Ceramic artist Betty Woodman demonstrates her technique of ceramic art, discusses her background and talks with critic, curator and painter John Perreault about her work.

Partida – 1985

Produced on ¾” tape at Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe; features music by the Memluks, a band from Norman, OK, and appearances by my friend Willy.

Pumpkin Heart – 1983

Performance by Carl Stewart. Carl wears a suit made of Camel packs, all of which he smoked. Filmed in the garden at his house in Rye, NY, wearing a pumpkin head which he grew. Inspired by Marlon Brando’s portrayal of the death of Vito Corleone. Dearly loved by me, this video exists somewhere outside of Read more about Pumpkin Heart – 1983[…]