In an instant you will not be the same as you are right now. In an instant you will know something more than you did just then. In an instant everything changes. In an instant things stay exactly the same. In an instant there is a stillness and in an instant there will be a disruption. In an instant your life can turn on its heel in a direction you never imagined possible. In an instant the horizon can open up or the sky can come crashing down.
Beth B is a living icon of the New York City film scene. Her present work includes finishing the edits on a film about Lydia Lunch who Beth B has known she she was 23 years old. She considers this the most difficult film she has ever made and at the same time the most satisfying. To hear why and to hear more about Beth B’s incredible career spanning decades and what she’s up to now, listen to the complete interview.
Tobe Carey is an independent filmmaker living in upstate New York. At the moment, Carey is involved in several projects. He is collaborating with Linda Montano, with whom he has worked many times, on a piece titled Linda and Tobe Make a Tape for the Dorsky which is part of a larger series. At the same time, Tobe is working on a documentary about fishing in a famous trout stream nearby where he lives. Much of his work concentrates on Hudson Valley history. To hear more about Tobe’s work, past, present and future, and the ways in which Tobe Carey finds funding for his work, listen to the complete interview.
A Few Words to Keep in your Pocket:
In an instant it can all arrive and in an instant be taken away.
Books to Read
What are you reading? Add your titles to our reading list here. Praxis user Renate Roske-Shelton is reading When You are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris. Meanwhile, Praxis user Kathleen is re-reading Thinking Like a Mountain: Towards a Council of all Beings by John Seed.
Opportunities / Open Calls
Storm King invites artists to apply for their no fee residency program, Shandaken: Storm King. The residency description is as follows:
“The residencies are designed to honor experimentation and process. Part of the program experience is living on the Storm King Art Center grounds, working in the garden, being surrounded by the field, and woodland, and living with the rich history of the Hudson Valley region. Applicants may apply for a residency that lasts two to six weeks, at their discretion.”
Residency includes shared housing. See website for further details. Deadline is February 18.
Weekly Edited Grant and Residency Deadlines – review the list here.