I'm in Pittsburgh and It's Raining
14:20, Video, 2015

Anecdotally, Andy Warhol once asked the Velvet Underground that the record bearing his name be inscribed with a purposeful skip during the song “I’ll be Your Mirror.” Listeners, faced with the endless repetition of that particular lyric, would be forced to rouse themselves and manually drive the needle onward. The group declined this request.

I’m in Pittsburgh and It’s Raining honors the concept: both the act and the idea of being caught in a reflexive moment. This video is an experimental portrait of a lighting stand-in/body double whose work and corporal self appears in films even if her name does not. Through a purposeful masking of the (sometimes subtle) differentiations between performance and acting, famous Hollywood actress and her double, character, actual person, audience expectation, and cinema magic this video offers a look behind the silver screen.

Screenings:
Festival International du Film de La Roche-sur-Yon, , La Roche-sur-Yon, France
European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival , Chicago, IL (First Prize)
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI
Athens Film and Video Festival, Athens, OH
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL
Nonplussed Fest, Los Angeles, CA (Audience Award for Best Documentary Short)
Oak Cliff Film Festival, Dallas, TX
Winnepeg Underground Film Festival, Winnipeg, Canada
Kassel Dokfest, Kassel, Germany
Filmer A Tout Prix, Brussels, Belgium
Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, Recife, Brazil
25 FPS, Zagreb, Croatia
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
Seoul International New Media Festival, Seoul, South Korea
Videoex Experimental Film and Video Festival, Zürich, Switzerland