MISDIRECTIONS (work in progress)
Reminiscent of a whodunit mystery, viewers of this documentary are obliged to look for clues between oral histories and official accounts, implicit connections and archival evidence. What begins as a biographical portrait of the magician Werner "Dorny" Dornfield broadens into an ode to those puzzles which capture the attention of life-long learners, artists, and creative problem-solvers.
New Experimental Works, Other Cinema, San Francisco
Misdirections (detail from video), [in progress]
MORNINGS OF THE MAGICIAN
A companion piece to Misdirections: Unlike other magicians in the family, my father was a private magician, the pancake was his philosopher’s stone. Idiosyncratic culinary rituals are explored through family history and a metaphorical framework of alchemy.
2017 Electronic Elsewhere: Video by Carl Diehl, NW Tracking, Whitsell Auditorium, Portland, OR
Mornings of the Magician (detail from video), 2017