A selection of short films & videos.
Jonathan Kane's February: Gripped (2009)
A music video for Jonathan Kane's all-guitar ensemble February. From the Table of the Elements release Jet Ear Party.
"Somewhere between Sonic Youth and Steve Reich is the drummer Jonathan Kane. Interested in the crossroads of new-music iconoclasm and experimental rock, he has a drummers sense of steady dynamic development and an unapologetic love of noise. Virtuosic" – New York Times
"Wedding the brutal severity of Delta country boogie and Seventies German pulse rock – all dead-ahead motion and mounting detail...Epic." – Rolling Stone
Last Visit with George (2011)
A short, informal video of my last visit with filmmaker, teacher, friend George Kuchar.
Faust and Guests - Death Valley - Friday May 13, 1994
A document of German art-rock group Faust and special guest performers (including Keiji Haino) during their acoustic call and response performance in Death Valley, California during their first US tour in 1994.
Strange Pussy (2002)
House of Harrington (2008)
Directed by Tyler Hubby & Jeffrey Schwarz
Curtis Harrington began making films as a teenager in the 1940s, beginning with his take on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher” on 8mm. During his fifty year career as a director, Harrington made many horror films dealing with the unseen and the macabre, featuring legendary Hollywood stars. “House of Harrington” profiles Curtis’ fascinating career, which ended with a full-circle return to the work of Edgar Allan Poe in 2002.
HUBBY'S CoTOUR (2008)
CoTour is a HubbyCo project, Bettina Hubby's brainchild took shape in the form of a Los Angeles tour of her own neighborhood that brought in the talents of other artists alongside her own to bring the sites to life. For CoTour, Bettina chose ten places that have special meaning to her. The sites ranged from Trader Joes to Cheetahs Strip Club to Skylight Books, and for each location she created site-specific garments. Many talented friends were invited to wear and enliven the garments for a one-day bus tour that guided spectators to each site.
This is the film documenting the one-day event by artist and filmmaker Tyler Hubby.
An in-camera video set to a series of emotionally disturbed answering machine messages.
Monday, 9:02 a.m. (1995)
16mm film shot on location in San Francisco entirely in one take.
An award-winning meditation on the knob and it's tactile attraction.
My Life With Webbed Feet (1992)
A short in-camera video featuring the magnificent webbed feet of Ross Guidici.
Exquisite Corpses (1999)
This in-camera video was made as a group project when, as a visiting artist, I led a New Genres class at the San Francisco Art Institute on April 19, 1999. Like the Surrealist parlor game from which this video takes its name, each artist was asked to record approximately 15 seconds (some did more) on the same tape without discussing what they recorded with one another. They were all required to feature some physical representation of themselves. After shooting their portion they all "signed in" thus forming the end credits. This is the result.
Happy Valentine's Day (1993)
A short in-camera video made entirely on Valentine's Day 1993.
Tea . . . My Lovely? (1988)
A 16mm film shot on black & white reversal in one day.