Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bidarki: Where Science and Spirit Meet

Bidarki: Where Science and Spirit Meet from Kevin Co on Vimeo.

Subsistence. What does that word mean to you? To many Alaskans, subsistence is a way of life: living off the land and the ocean. There's a saying here that "When the tide is out, the table is set." Take a stroll at low tide and you will encounter a life clinging to every available surface. Rainbows of snails. Carpets of mussels. Forests of kelp.

This is a video about Bidarkis, An invertebrate critter that is important for both native culture and modern science.

I edited for an upcoming exhibit at the Pratt Museum along with Wendy Erd, another local filmmaker.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Film Diary: Istanbul

Film Diary: Istanbul from Kevin Co on Vimeo.

Back in the day, right at the dawn of Final Cut Pro, miniDV and firewire, I went to art school. We learned how to make lots of different types of things on lots of different types of media. Posters, magazines, newspapers, cookie packages, drawings, paintings, plaster, photo, silkscreen, videos, films... one of my big loves was film diaries. Like a big dork, I carried my super8 camera with me everywhere. This is one of my favorite pieces of work from that period, a super8 film diary of a trip to Turkey. This is a synchronized dual-projection film. Good times.