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History of the Future

Posted on Sep 24, 2009 by billsimmon in filmmaking, friends, Life of Bill, science, whining about being busy | 0 Comments

Hey bloggyland… I know it’s been a week since the last Candleblog post. Insert my usual complaints about my busy life, etc. here. I’ll have a big juicy likdump for you tomorrow to make up for it, I promise.

Emily and I just got home from Selene Colburn’s History of the Future Collection dance performance. Neither Emily nor I consider ourselves conversant in the art or appreciation of dance, but despite our philistine handicap, we enjoyed ourselves a great deal. The mix of dance, humor, science (yes, science) and video (some of which was created by me, incidentally) was just perfect for keeping the performance accessible and meaningful for a dunce like me.

Tonight’s show was sold out, but I believe there are still tickets available for tomorrow’s show and I highly recommend it.

In honor of Selene’s performance, I’m posting this 10-minute film I made in 2007 that combines elements from a couple of the pieces she presented tonight. This is about as close as I’ve ever come to making an “art film,” but I hope I get the chance to flex my art-film muscles some more in the future.

In the future, I’m an art-film director.

History of the Future Suite from Bill Simmon on Vimeo.


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