I am proud to announce that Anita White and I finished our collaborative video Drawing in the Moment. Just shy of ten minutes, it documents Anita's intuitive artistic process. More than a music video, this experimental moving image project is a poetic exploration and journey of looking within and using drawing to appreciate various moments in life. From meeting strangers to processing difficult health challenges, the art and music from Anita express compassion and humor. The video shows how she uses drawings as a way to navigate and sanctify everyday moments. Her pen and open sketchbook allow her to receive and honor what comes her way with joy and wonder.
Music, lyrics, and art by Anita White. Camera and editing by Jes Reyes.
Drawing in the Moment will premiere next week on September 7 with Feminist Video Quarterly as part of Sound Unseen. The screening will take place at the Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis. More details here. Facebook event page.
It was an honor to work with Anita. We met nearly every Sunday this summer putting the film together. Every moment of making the work was literally in the moment and intuitive - just how I like it! As Anita would say, "Ole!"
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