Looking forward to being a juror again at this year’s Kansas City Film Fest - check out their schedule for a great program. April 13 - 16.
So excited to be in this group show at 50/50 a great gallery space in 2 shipping containers in KC with an outstanding curatorial team. Here’s what they had to say about the show: Inherent to contemporary art today are forms of practice that work between many iterations of image making, including painting, film, video and performance. This exhibition examines the work of three artists that place their subjects within this history through political, bodily and collective forms of practice.Where do we place work by its medium? What is the image within contemporary practice and how does it function within three dimensions, video or installation? SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF works within and against this history through artists that function in-between and along the lines of this lineage.
I had the extreme good fortune to spend this January in the amazing town of Seaside, Florida for an Escape to Create residency. Seaside is beautiful and an amazing community so supportive of the arts - each of the artists did a presentation of their work to large audiences and we were even on local tv. It was an awesome month spent with other outstanding artists and the generous organizers of the residency. Many thanks to E2C and the community of Seaside.
Excited to be moderating a panel on documentary filmmaking for the Kansas City Women in Film and Television at KIFF this year - Saturday November 7th at 10:30am - it’s going to be fun… Check out the festival lineup and go see some films!
Big big thanks to ArtsKC for awarding me an Inspiration Grant to cover my travel expenses to and from Escape to Create.
I’m so pleased to announce that I’ve been selected as one of the artists for the Escape to Create residency in Seaside Florida! I will be spending January working on a new 16mm film project and I couldn’t be more excited.
Here’s a nice review of “The Center is a Moving Target? by Neil Thrun for KC Studio Magazine.
The Center Is a Moving Target.
I feel so fortunate to be a part of this excellent exhibition curated by Erin Dziedzic at the Kemper Crossroads. I’m in extremely good company and there are really powerful architectures of space and knowledge at work in the show - check it out until January 6th. https://www.kemperart.org/exhibitions/center-moving-target-if-you-lived-there
I had the great pleasure to be a guest on KCUR to talk about my favorite art exhibition that has happened in Kansas City this year. More here about the amazing exhibit and our radio conversation… Click the link above to read a great New York Time’s story about the show.
Coming up at FPS - “A Spell To Ward Off the Darkness” - FREE - April 16th 7pm at the Tivoli.
Due to the impending rain “Map Of Rain Hitting Water” has been changed to April 15th - same time & place. Very much hope to see you there!
Images from _place _plateau a site-specific installation I did for the Hown’s Den Domestic Exhibition space at 5624 Lydia in Kansas City, MO. The exhibition consisted of two video/sound installations (on the backdoor and in Elliot’s room), one light/sound installation (in the bathroom) and a sculptural video installation on the mantlepiece. A link to the event page here. And show statement here.
It was really a pleasure working with Crystal, Bobby and Elliot and getting to know the neighborhood. Big thanks all around.
Had another fantastic experience at the True/False Film Festival - this time with students from my Documentary Film History course. As usual the films were outstanding and the company even better. Had a great time teaming up with KU friends Bob Hurst and Tamara Falicov and their students - some of our crew made the paper even… http://www.columbiatribune.com/multimedia/photo/true-false/collection_e7ce89f4-7455-5201-9335-5689c3d3f2ff.html#image_23
Was very honored to be included this line-up of amazing artists - big thanks to Christel Highland and Mark Berndt for their beautiful work.
It was such a pleasure and honor for Resistant History to be a part of the Craft, Care & Justice Hub at Project Space. We had a screening of work by myself, Emiel Cleaver, Asriel Brown and Skylar and discussion about the films which addressed the history of civil rights struggles in Kansas City, gun violence and stereotyping. The Hub was an amazing project - big thanks to the organizers and to Susanne Mitko from the Youth Ambassadors Program. You can view the films at http://www.resistanthistory.org and share your own stories of resistance.
More info about the Hub: Monday, December 1 though Friday, December 19, 2014, Charlotte Street Foundation’s Project Space Gallery (21 E. 12th St., KCMO) will become The Craft, Care & Justice Hub, home to an 8-evening series of free-to-attend events addressing the issue of violence in its myriad forms. Co-organized by 2014-15 Curator-in-Residence Danny Orendorff with local artist NedRa Bonds and independent curator Anna-Maria Kretzer, this series will include film-screenings, pop-up exhibitions, a book-club, artist talks, open forum discussions, and presentations by area social-workers and activists. On view for the duration of the project will be a small selection of artwork curated by Kretzer, an informal library, and a feedback graffiti wall capturing attendee thoughts on each of the presentations.
More info about Resistant History: Resistant History maps sites of change in the history of the Kansas City region through the creation of a group of videos that engage the viewer in the urban environment. Screening this evening will be excerpts from Horsmon’s own documentary, “The Right thing to do: The Walker School Boycott”, as well as projects by Emiel Cleaver (“Freedom is Now: The History of Freedom Incorporated”) and members of the Kansas City Youth Ambassadors program.