MISDIRECTIONS (work in progress)
Reminiscent of a whodunit mystery, viewers of this documentary are positioned in the role of detectives, 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.
2019 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