Akomfrah, John, dir. and Black Audio Film Collective. Handsworth Songs. Third World Newsreel, 1986. Film.
This documentary film chronicles the riots in Birmingham, England in 1985. It explores the historical causes that led to the riot such as racism of migrants, harassment, and the death of a black woman and white policeman.
Beckett, Samuel, Krapp’s Last Tape. Dir. Donald McWhinnie. Perf. Patrick Magee. BBC, 1972. “www.dailymotion.com/video/xqn64n_samuelbeckettkrappslasttapepatrickmagee_creation”:http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xqn64n_samuelbeckettkrappslasttapepatrickmagee_creation
Bergman, Ingmar, dir. Through a Glass Darkly. Janus Films. 1962. Film.
Beowulf. Trans. Seamus Heaney. New York: W. W. Norton and Co., 1999. Print.
Bishop, Claire. Installation Art: A Critical History. London: Tate Publishing, 2005.
Blakeman, John. “Where do hawks sleep?” Hawkwatch at the Franklin Institute. 28 Jun 2009. Web.
Clair, Rene, dir. Entr’acte. 1924. Film. www.ubu.com/film/clair_entracte.html
People run in slow motion, watching things happen in reverse, looking at a ballet dancer from underneath, watching an egg over a fountain of water get shot and instantly become a bird, and watching people disappear. The moviemaker experiments with slow motion, taking shots from unusual angles, and incorporates interesting scenes of surprising activities.
Clark, Gary. “Nature: Hawks show off their parenting skills.” Houston Chronicle. 18 Aug. 2007. Web. chron.com/disp/story .mpl/headline/features/5064146.html.mpl/headline/features/5064146.html
Clarke, Shirley, dir. Bridges Go Round. 1958. Film. www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gxX74iGRTc
￼An interesting perspective of film shots, with montages of the NYC bridges looking as if they are dancing and images superimposed on one another. Great perspective of NYC.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Live! RedTail Hawk Nest at Cornell University. Web. www.allaboutbirds.org Live cam of redtail hawk nest at Cornell University.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Your online guide to birds and bird watching. Web. www.allaboutbirds.org. Information on birds of all kinds. Photographs.
Côté, Denis, dir. Bestiaire. 2011. Film.
It’s about a park/zoo and the animals in captivity. No words. Beautiful images of the animals: their lives in captivity, frustration, sadness.
“Falconry with a Redtail Hawk.” YouTube. Web. www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx_GEGMvttI
An interesting video showing a hawk being trained to hunt for sport. It features beautiful images of the hawk in flight.
Flight LaboratoryUniversity of MontanaMissoula. Web. dbs.umt.edu/flightlab/videos.htm
Gablik, Suzi. “Connective Aesthetics: Art After Individualism.” Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art. Ed. Suzanne
Lacy. Seattle: Bay Press, 1995. 7487. Print.
Hearn, Lafcadio. “Hoichi the Earless.” Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things. Project Gutenberg. Web.
Hughes, Ted. “Hawk Roosting.” PoemHunter. Web. “www.poemhunter.com/poem/hawkroosting/”:http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/hawkroosting/
A poem written from the view of a hawk. A somewhat arrogant view of his supremacy and position in the food chain as predator with instinctive abilities and honed physical capabilities.
￼Jackson, Gale P. MeDea. Enfield, NH: Glad Day Books, 2005. Print.
John Cage: Zen OxHerding Pictures. Ed. Stephen Addiss and Kay Kass. New York: George Braziller Publishers; Virginia: University of Richmond Museums, 2009. Print. A collection of brush and wash drawings on paper towels
depicting Cage’s interpretation of a Chinese Zen oxherding poem.
Kaprow, Allan. “The Real Experiment.” Artforum 22.4 (1983): 3742. Print. Art is more meaningful if it takes place in the social realm.
Kester, Grant. Conversation Pieces: Community and Communication in Modern Art. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. 82123. Print.
Lauenstein, Wolfgang and Christoph Lauenstein, dir. Balance. Material Verlag, 2003. Film.
Macy, Joanna. “Engaged Buddhism.” Joanna Macy and Her Work. Web.
MattaClark, Gordon, dir. City Slivers. 1976. Film. “www.dailymotion.com/video/x3ugdh_citysliversmattaclark_shortfilms#.US5sP6X7U zI”:http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3ugdh_citysliversmattaclark_shortfilms#.US5sP6X7U zI
In this 16mm silent color film, the director uses film segments to create an interesting presentation of the city in vertical sections of viewing. Slivers of images composed in film.
Merton, Tom. Letters from Tom. Scarsdale, N.Y., Fort Hill Press, 1984. Print. A selection of letters from Father Thomas Merton, a monk at the Abbey of Gethsemani, to his friend W. H. Ferry on the subject of nuclear weapons, race, and the authority of Catholic Church. Merton wrote the book Seven Storey Mountain and was a prolific poet and essayist.
“Notes on Place and Moment.” 1993. First published in Max Neuhaus: Sound Works, Vol. I. Inscription (OstfildernStuttgart: Cantz, 1994). “www.maxneuhaus.info/soundworks/vectors/place/notes”:http://www.maxneuhaus.info/soundworks/vectors/place/notes “These terms ‘place’ and ‘moment’ which I use and within which I work have evolved into general forms—two complementary areas within which I group individual works. The thing that makes moment pieces different from place pieces is that the moment pieces are in all places, but only occur for a moment in all those places; while the place pieces are only in one place, but are continuums which are always there.”
Norris, Leslie. Walking the White Fields, Poems 19671980. Boston, Little, Brown and Co., 1980. Print. A collection of poems by a Welshman, concerning nature, people of importance to him, and the countryside and villages.
Olson, Roberta J. M. Audubon’s Aviary: The Original Watercolors for The Birds of America. New York: New York Historical Society Museum & Library and Skira Rizzoli Publications, 2013. Print. A wonderful collection of Audubon’s watercolors on display at this New York City museum.
Penders, Emiel, dir. Angst. 2005. Film. www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAH4klqLTXg
I thought the drawings were beautiful in this animated film. I liked her style very much. The story is about a
boy’s fear of the wind and storms. It takes him on some difficult journeys with his dog and younger brother into the sky and elsewhere. In the end, they all make parachutes and return home safely.
“RedTail Hawk.” Warner Nature Center. Web. www.smm.org/warnernaturecenter/animals/hawk
Roberts, Sam. “100 Years of Grandeur.” New York Times Magazine 18 Jan. 2013. Print. Interesting and informative history
of Grand Central Station.
Rumi, Jelaluddin. The Essential Rumi. Trans. Coleman Barks. San Francisco: Harper, 1995. Print.
Selick, Henry, dir. The Making of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. 2000. Film. “www.YouTube.com/watch?v=MLXKoNOMj0”:http://www.YouTube.com/watch?v=MLXKoNOMj0 A very interesting, informative look at the making of Tim Burton’s animated stop motion film. Includes information on the lighting, the story, the making of puppets, the music, and the enormity of the tasks to make the film.
￼“SlowMotion EagleOwl Landing: Remarkable Video Shows Animal In Flight.” Huffington Post. 8 Aug. 2011. Web. “www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/08/slowmotioneagleowlvideo_n_921033.html”:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/08/slowmotioneagleowlvideo_n_921033.html
Amazing video of eagle owl approaching camera lens.
Smarter Every Day. “How Bird Wings Work (Compared to Airplane Wings).” YouTube. 6 Oct. 2012. Web.
Smarter Every Day. “MACAWS in SlowMotion! Rainforest Research!” YouTube. 19 Sep 2012. Web. www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTVigNA3KCY
Amazing video showing front stroke/back stroke of bird wing motion, the real motion.
“The American SparrowHawk.” National Audubon Society. Web. web4.audubon.org/bird/BOA/F2_G9d.html Informative writing on this hawk, including its habits, mating, living, and survival techniques.
UltraSlo. “Geese take off in UltraSlo motion.” YouTube. 18 Mar. 2009. Web. www.youtube.com/watch?v=x01l8fdf8to UltraSlo
UltraSlo. “Osprey (Fish hawk) take off in UltraSlo.” Web. www.ultraslo.com/bird
Remarkable video shows animal in flight.
Wallen, Ruth. “Ecological Art: A Call for Visionary Intervention in a Time of Crisis.” Leonardo Journal 45.3 (2012): 23542. Print.
“Washing.” 1974. Perf. Mierle Ukeles. www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ9GWlFZz
This is a short excerpt from a documentary piece on her practice in which she takes over a section of a SoHo street and washes clothes.
Whyte, William H., dir. The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces. 1988. Film. vimeo.com/6821934
In the excerpt “The Street Corner,” Mr. Whyte studies a few built plazas in New York City and discovers people’s gathering and social patterns, along with what is important in designing a popular city meeting place.
Winterson, Jeanette. Written on the Body. New York: Vintage International, 1994. Print.
The story of a woman’s relationships with others. I like the format she uses, and her method of voice.
Zeman, Karel, and Borivoj Zeman, dir. A Christmas Dream. Castle Films, 1946. Film. www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1GbmXFCBAM
A wonderful Czechoslovakian stop motion film about a young girl who discards her favorite sock doll when receiving new dolls for Christmas. The girl falls asleep and dreams that her sock doll has come to life, skating, playing with yarn, riding her toy horse, climbing bookcases. She rolls, jumps, and climbs.
Within these letters I explore precepts of Buddhism such as emptiness, impermanence and transformation through sculpture, drawing, video, writing, and photography. These letters also tell a story of a personal journey and a deep relationship developed through a synthesis of artwork, spiritual practice, and dialogue with another.