Filmmaker, Writer, Curator, Publisher
brett.d.kashmere (at) gmail (dot) com
PhD student in Film + Digital Media, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2016-present
MFA in Studio Arts (Film Production Option), Concordia University, Montreal, 2006
MA in Film Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, 2004
Thesis: "Freedom of Expression: John Coltrane, Stan Brakhage, & the American Avant-Garde, 1957-67"
BA cum laude, Major in Film & Video Studies, Minor in English, University of Regina, Regina, SK, 2000
Studies for BFA in Film & Video Production, University of Regina, Regina, SK, 1995-2000
Founding Editor and Publisher, INCITE Journal of Experimental Media, 2008-present
Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, 2008-2012
Undergraduate Courses Taught: Sound & Image Workshop, Advanced Media Production, Cinema Studies Practicum, Documentary Workshop, Exhibition Practices in the Media Arts, Space / Time / Media, Remixing the Archive: Techniques of Appropriation, Avant-Garde Cinema: Theory and Practice
Instructor of record for the Filmmaking II: Experimental film production course at Concordia University, 2005-2006
Archival Researcher and Consultant, National Film Board of Canada, for The Arthur Lipsett Project: A Dot on the Histo-map (Eric Gaucher, 2007, digital video, 52 minutes), 2005
Website Consultant and Copywriter, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, 2005
Teaching Assistant for the Filmmaking II: Documentary Approaches course at Concordia University, 2004-2005
Research Assistant for the filmmaker Marielle Nitoslawska, 2004-2005
Film Editor, Le Bombardement le port des perles (Richard Kerr, 2004, 35mm film to digital video, 9 minutes)
Film Editor, collage d'hollywood (Richard Kerr, 2003, 35mm film, 9 minutes)
Teaching Assistant, MA in Film Studies programme, Concordia University, 2000-2001
Studio / Research Assistant for the filmmaker and artist Richard Kerr, Montreal, 2001-06
Gallery Assistant, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK, 1999
Film Theatre Assistant, Regina Public Library Film Theatre, Regina, SK, 1999
Founding Director, The Antechamber Art Gallery & Cinematheque, Regina, SK, 1999-2000
Gallery Assistant, Neutral Ground Artist-Run Centre, Regina, SK, 1998-2000
Projectionist / Technician, Audio-Visual Services, University or Regina, 1998-2000
Ghosts of Empire, HD video, in pre-production
Cleaning the Glass, HD video, 11 minutes, color, sound, 2016
Formations, HD video, 4 minutes, color, sound, 2016
From Deep, HD video, 88 minutes, color, sound, 2013
Valery’s Ankle, digital video, 33 minutes, b&w and color, sound, 2006
Frames and Leaves, 35mm film, 3 minutes, color, silent, 2006
unfinished passages, digital video, 17 minutes, b&w, sound, 2005
When Canadians Attack, digital video, 4 minutes, color, sound, 2004
Hollywood Décollage, Collaboration: Richard Kerr, digital projection, 9 minutes, color, sound, 2004
up with nothing, 16mm film, 5 minutes, b&w, sound, 2002
SOLO AND TWO-PERSON Screenings and Exhibitions (Selected)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2018
Available Light Collective co-presented with VISIONS @ la lumière, Montreal, 2017
Lexington Film League @ 21c Museum Hotel, Lexington, KY, 2016
UNEXPOSED Microcinema, Durham, NC, 2016
SPORTSNATION, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 2015
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, 2015
UnionDocs Center for Documentary Arts, Brooklyn, NY, 2015
Cinematheque Quebecoise, Montreal, 2015
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2015
Milano Film Festival, Milan, Italy, 2014
Images Festival (Closing Night FIlm), Toronto, 2014
Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI, 2014
Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, BC, 2014
VIA Festival of Music & New Media, Pittsburgh, 2014
Headroom Screening Series @ FilmScene, Iowa City, IA, 2014
Nothing to See Here @ The Sidewinder, Denver, CO, 2014
Conversations at the Edge @ Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, 2013
We Do Not Remember, We Rewrite History: An Evening with Brett Kashmere, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, NY, 2008
Winters of Discontent, Available Light Screening Collective, Ottawa, 2007
GROUP SCREENINGS AND EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)
Leisure Industrial Complex, Kassel Documentary Film Festival, Kassel, Germany, 2017
From the Farm, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Harwick, Scotland, Curator: Sarah Bliss, 2017
CROSSROADS, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Curator: Steve Polta, 2017
Some Poetic and Political Currents, Los Angeles Filmforum, Curator: Simon Tarr, 2017
Antimatter Media Art Festival, Victoria, BC, 2017
Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Milwaukee, WI, 2017
Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, Iowa City, IA, 2017
Videos for a Stadium, University of Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY, Curator: Stuart Horodner, 2017
Artistic Exercises, Other Cinema, San Francisco, Curator: Craig Baldwin, 2014
Game Changer, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO, Curators: Ruth Bruno and Cortney Lane Stell, 2014
Spectator Sports, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago, Curator: Allison Grant, 2013
Sports: Observations and Criticisms, Contraband Cinema, Atlanta, 2012
Cross-Listed, Baron Gallery at Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, organized by Exhibition Initiative, 2012
Psycho-Geography, Other Cinema, San Francisco, Curator: Craig Baldwin, 2011
The Sports Show, Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Curator: Ben Russell, 2010
Arena: The Art of Hockey, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, 2008
Double Visions, British Film Institute, London, England, 2008
Superfan, Artengine, Ottawa, ON, 2008
NO CUTS. NO SPLICES. A selection from the One Take Super 8 Event, The Images Festival, Toronto, Curator: Alex Rogalski, 2008
Game On!, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, ON, Curator: Sarah Beveridge, 2008
New Prairie Cinema, WNDX Festival of Moving Image, Winnipeg, MB, 2008
O Canada, University of California at San Diego, 2008
Brett Kashmere: Carte Blanche du Canada, Cinema Project @ New American Art Union, Portland, OR, 2007
Documentary Reframed: Process, Politics and Aesthetics, PAVED Arts, Saskatoon, SK, Curator: Maureen Latta, 2007
Anthology Film Archives, New York, 2007
From Looking to Telling, The Images Festival, Toronto, 2007
Chicago Underground Film Festival, 2007
Animal Instincts, Canadian Film Centre’s Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto, 2007
The Cult of the Mustache & Other Cultural Phenomena, PDX Documentary & Experimental Film Festival, Portland, OR, 2007
Rendez-vous du cinema quebecois, Montreal, 2007
video_dumbo, Brooklyn, 2007
Rewriting History, Kassel Documentary Film Festival, Kassel, Germany, 2006
Made in Video: International Video Art Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2006
Distance and Displacement, London Film Festival, London, England, Curator: Mark Webber, 2006
Antimatter Underground Film Festival, Victoria, BC, 2006
New Prairie Cinema: Horizon, WNDX Festival of Moving Image, Winnipeg, MB, 2006
Xalapa Animation and Experimental Film Festival, Xalapa, Mexico, Curator: Michael Rollo, 2006
Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas, 2006
Antimatter Underground Film Festival, Victoria, BC, 2005
Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary, Alberta, 2005
Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, New York City, 2004
The U.S. Without Us, Small Change @ Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, 2004
Saskatchewan Experimental Cinema, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, curated by Jason Britski, 2003
Prizes, Awards and Commissions (Selected)
Florence French Scholarship, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2018
Arts Dean's Fund for Excellence Award, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2018
Film + Digital Media Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2018
Florence French Scholarship, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2017
Chancellor's Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2016-17
Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Award for Emerging Artist of the Year, 2015
The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments: Investing in Professional Artists, Creative Development Grant, 2015
Core Visiting Artist, ACRE (Artists' Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions), Steuben, WI, 2015
Deluxe Cinematic Vision Award, for "excellence and innovation in the visual realization of work by a Canadian film or video artist," Images Festival, 2014
Professional Development Fellowship, Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, 2014
Flight School Fellowship, Pittsburgh Filmmakers / Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 2013
Canada Council for the Arts, Film and Video Production Grant, 2010
Oberlin College Faculty Research Grant, 2009
Canada Council for the Arts: Travel Grant for Arthur Lipsett Retrospective and Tour, France, 2007
Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival: Nominee, Golden Sheaf Award - Documentary P.O.V., 2007
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois: Nominee, Le Prix Pierre et Yolande Perrault pour le meilleur espoir documentaire, 2007
Canada Council for the Arts: Travel Grant for Kassel Documentary Festival, Germany, 2006
Film commission, part of Short & Wide, Niagara Custom Lab, Toronto, 2006
Fondation de Sève Graduate Award in Film Production, Concordia University, 2006
Research Grant, Centre interuniversitaire des arts mediatiques (CIAM), 2005
Canada Council for the Arts: Travel Grant for Seoul Net & Film Festival, Korea, 2005
Masters Fellowship, Power Corporation of Canada, Quebec, 2004
Henry P. and Thomas R. Schreiner-National Film Board of Canada: Research/Production Grant in Documentary, 2003
Graduate Studio Arts Advisory Committee, Incoming Student Award, Concordia University, 2003
Saskatchewan Arts Board: Individual Assistance C-Grant, 2003
SaskFilm & Video Development Corporation: Film Production Grant, 2002
Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative: Film Production Grant, 2002
Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative: Film Production Grant, 2000
Best Critical Thought, National Student Film & Video Festival, 1998
18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA, 2018
Collaborating Artist-in-Residence, Grand Central Art Center, City of Santa Ana and California State University, Fullerton, 2016
Independent Imaging Retreat (Film Farm), Mount Forest, ON, 2015
Experimental Television Center (ETC), Owego, NY, 2008
Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, Toronto
Hot Docs Documentary Festival: Online Documentary Library
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
New York University, New York
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
University of Alberta, Calgary
University of Winnipeg
Video Pool Media Arts Centre, Winnipeg
York University, Toronto
Reviews / Press (Selected)
MUBI NOTEBOOK (May 18, 2017): "Three Days in May: San Francisco's Crossroads Festival 2017," by Michael Sicinski
THE CINEMA OF HOCKEY: FOUR DECADES OF THE GAME ON SCREEN, by Iri Cermak (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017).
FILMMAGIE no. 672 (February 2017): Review of FROM DEEP and CLEANING THE GLASS, by Bjorn Gabriels.
GLOBAL POWERS OF HORROR: SECURITY, POLITICS, AND THE BODY IN PIECES, by Francois Debrix (New York: Routledge, 2016), pp. 79-80.
ART WORLD Magazine no. 311 (September 2016): "Brett Kashmere: The Nerds Have Defeated the Jocks"
BLOUIN ARTINFO (Dec. 28, 2015): "18 Underappreciated 'Films' of the Year," by Craig Hubert.
PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER (Aug. 5, 2015): "From Social Critique to Urban Landscapes, Solo Shows Impress at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts," by Bill O'Driscoll.
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE (June 9, 2015): "Let's Talk about Art: Brett Kashmere," by Joe Bisciotti.
GRANTLAND (Feb. 12, 2015): "Saskatchewan to Syracuse: FROM DEEP is an Indefinable, Experimental Celebration of Basketball and Hip-Hop," by Jason Concepcion.
BLOUIN ARTINFO (Jan. 16, 2015): "Jumping Through Hoops: Kashmere's FROM DEEP," by Craig Hubert.
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH (Jan. 15, 2015): "Film FROM DEEP Documents Connection Between Basketball, Hip-Hop," by Terry Mikesell.
NBA RIVISTA UFFICIALE no. 95 (January 2015): "Photo Book: FROM DEEP."
THE L MAGAZINE (Dec. 31, 2014): "Truth at 24 Frames Per Second and Ball Don't Lie: Brett Kashmere's FROM DEEP," by Adam Nayman.
THE MAGIC BIRD (Dec. 9, 2014): "Interview with Brett Kashmere," by Marius Valdes.
PITTSBURGH CITY PAPER (Oct. 1, 2014): "Brett Kashmere's New Film FROM DEEP Examines Basketball, Race, Hip Hop and Popular Culture," by Al Hoff.
SPORTWEEK MAGAZINE (Sept. 6, 2014): "Il Tempo del Basket," by Davide Chinellato.
DENVER WESTWORD (Aug. 15, 2014): "Score Big with FROM DEEP, Brett Kashmere's Basketball Documentary," by Kyle Harris.
THE BROOKLYN RAIL (May 6, 2014): "Dots & Hoops: Experimental and Nonfiction Cinema at the 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival," by Leo Goldsmith and Rachael Rakes.
ARTSLANT (Apr. 26, 2014): "FROM DEEP and the Rise of the Dunkadelic Era," by Brad Phillips.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL (Apr. 17, 2014): "Court of Appeal: FROM DEEP Takes on Love Affair Between Basketball and Hip Hop," by Pasha Malla.
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED'S HARDWOOD PAROXYSM (Apr. 7, 2014): "What's Happened So Far: A Review of FROM DEEP," by Miles Wray.
CINEMA SCOPE ONLINE (April 2014): "Digital Images: Images Festival 2014," by Kiva Reardon.
NEWCITY ART (Dec. 17, 2013): "Eye Exam: My Top Art Picks for 2013," by Pedro Velez.
CINE-FILE (Oct. 18-24, 2013): "Crucial Viewing: Brett Kashmere's FROM DEEP," by Christy LeMaster.
NEWCITY ART (Apr. 23, 2013): "Review: Spectator Sports," by Pedro Velez.
BAD AT SPORTS (Apr. 8, 2013): "Where is Here: An Interview with Brett Kashmere," by Jesse Malmed.
THE OBERLIN REVIEW (Apr. 11, 2011): "Focus Group Screenings Bring Experimental Film To A Living Room Near You," by Lizzie Conner.
CINEFLYER (Oct. 31, 2010): "Interview with Brett Kashmere: Regarding the 'Escarpment School,'" by Ryan Simmons.
CINEMA SCOPE no. 42 (Spring 2010): "Top Tens of the Decade: Valery's Ankle," by Michael Sicinski.
THE OBERLIN REVIEW (Apr. 16, 2010): "On the Record: INCITE! Journal," by Will Roane.
IMAGES FESTIVAL BLOG (Apr. 10, 2009): "Interview with Brett Kashmere: Inciting quarter-life nostalgia," by Gabby Moser.
INSIDE HOCKEY (2008): “Filmmaker Ponders Hockey Violence,” by Brian Kennedy.
THE OBERLIN REVIEW (Feb. 29, 2008): “Kashmere Aims to Pique Student Interest and Broaden Horizons,” by Laurel Fuson.
STYLUS MAGAZINE (May 2007): “Interview with Brett Kashmere,” by Nancy Keefe Rhodes.
BROKEN PENCIL MAGAZINE no. 35 (2007): “Review: Valery’s Ankle,” by Sean Rogers.
THE ACADEMIC HACK (2007): “Valery’s Ankle,” by Michael Sicinski.
SYRACUSE CITY EAGLE (Apr. 19, 2007): “Brett Kashmere: Canadian filmmaker at home in Syracuse,” by Nancy Keefe Rhodes.
THE ROMANCE OF TRANSGRESSION IN CANADA: QUEERING SEXUALITIES, NATIONS, CINEMAS, by Thomas Waugh (Montréal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006), p. 211.
Strange Codes: The Films of Arthur Lipsett, co-edited with Chris Gehman and Amelia Does (forthcoming).
Reading David Rimmer: Commentary on the Films 1967-2014, co-edited with Mike Hoolboom.
Exhibition Catalogs (Edited)
INDUSTRIE / INDUSTRY: Oeuvres récentes / Recent works by Richard Kerr, DVD-format exhibition catalog, edited by Brett Kashmere (Montréal: Concordia University, 2005).
Journal Issues (Edited)
“Sports,” INCITE Journal of Experimental Media no. 7/8 (forthcoming December 2017). Co-edited with Astria Suparak.
“Exhibition Guide,” INCITE Journal of Experimental Media no. 4 (Fall 2013). Co-edited with Walter Forsberg.
“New Ages,” INCITE Journal of Experimental Media no. 3 (Fall 2011-Spring 2012).
“Counter-Archive,” INCITE Journal of Experimental Media no. 2 (Spring-Fall 2010).
“Manifest, INCITE Journal of Experimental Media no. 1 (Fall 2008-Spring 2009).
Essays, Journal and Magazine Articles
"Chemistry Class: Jeffrey Paull, the Escarpment School, and the Legacy of Process Cinema at Sheridan College" in Process Cinema: Handmade Film in the Digital Age, edited by Scott MacKenzie and Janine Marchessault (Montreal and Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen's University Press, forthcoming 2019).
"Neither/Nor: Other Cinema as an Archives and an Anti-Archives," PUBLIC Journal 57: Archive/Anarchive/Counter-Archive, edited by Susan Lord and Janine Marchessault (forthcoming 2018).
"'Is This my Life?' Public Intimacy in the Work of Anne Charlotte Robertson," Women's Film & Television History Network blog (March 1, 2018).
"'If We Could Grasp It with the Mind': The Obscure Cinema of Victor Grauer," Carnegie Museum of Art blog (April 8, 2016).
"Inventing a Tradition: Arthur Lipsett and the NFB's 'Studio X,'" National Film Board of Canada blog (May 13, 2015).
"Magic: The Gathering, or Spirits in Season" in The Transformable Moment: The Films of Stephen Broomer, edited by Scott Birdwise and Tom McSorley (Ottawa: Canadian Film Institute, 2014).
"Lessons from Valery's Ankle ," in Coming Down the Mountain: Rethinking the 1972 Summit Series, edited by Brian Kennedy (Toronto: Wolsak and Wynn, 2014), pp. 239-256.
"Seen Missing: The Case of Kitch's Last Meal," Millennium Film Journal 54 (Summer 2011), special issue on the films of Carolee Schneemann. Reprinted in Carolee Schneemann: Unforgivable, edited by Kenneth White (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2015).
“In Pursuit of Northern Light: Tracking Canada’s Living Cinema,” Live Cinema: A Contemporary Reader, ed. Thomas Beard (forthcoming). Co-written with Astria Suparak.
"Flip Sides of Len Lye: Direct Cinema / Cinema Direct," Senses of Cinema Film Journal 43 (April-June 2007).
“Free Associating Around Whoever Fights Monsters: Semi-Random Thoughts on (a) Film, Jazz and Improvisation, In No Particular Order (Then Again, Maybe So),” Sound in Cinema and Beyond, edited by Randolph Jordan, Synoptique Film Journal, Hors-série No. 1 (2007).
“Une charge positive: le collectif Double Négatif,” Esse arts + opinions magazine 57 (Spring-Summer 2006): 38-39.
"Underground Film, Into the Light: Two Sides of the Projected Image in American Art 1945-1975," Synoptique Film Journal 8 (16 March 2005). Special issue on experimental cinema.
"R. Bruce Elder: In the Realm of Mystery and Wonder," Take One Magazine 45 (March-June 2004): 36-39.
"Arthur Lipsett," Senses of Cinema Film Journal (July 2004).
"Notes from Underground: Coltrane, Brakhage and the American Avant-Garde," Offscreen Film Journal (April 2003).
"Collage d'Hollywood," Protée: Journal of Semiotic Theory and Practice 31, no. 1 (Fall 2003): 48. Published by Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.
"Making the Anonymous Familiar: A Reconsideration of Jack Chambers' Circle," The Films of Jack Chambers, ed. Kathryn Elder (Toronto: Cinematheque Ontario, 2002), pp. 67-85.
"Jack Chambers," Senses of Cinema Film Journal (2002).
"Trading Places: Time, Location and the Moving Image," Inside Out and From the Ground Up (Cleveland: Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, 2012).
“Animating Inspiration: Notes on Regeneration,” ReGenerations - New Animations on Seminal Films (Toronto: Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre, 2008).
“That Reminds Me of Something: Obscured Referents, Approximate Indices & Counter-Archival Practice,” The Curatorial Incubator v.5: What’s Up Doc? Video and Animation (Toronto: Vtape, 2008), pp. 36-42.
"The In/Visible Architecture of Everyday Life: Nikki Middlemiss' Sky Lines," Centre des arts actuels Skol 2002-2003, exhibition catalogue (Montréal: Centre des arts actuels Skol, 2003), pp. 12-13.
"You've Got To Look Into the Light: An Interview with Jesse McLean," INCITE Journal of Experimental Media No. 6 (2015): 102-114.
“Individual Group Experiences and Unusual Acts of Kindness: An Interview with Astria Suparak (On Touring),” A Microcinema Primer: A History of Experimental Film Exhibition in the United States, edited by Ed Halter and Andrea Grover (Houston: Aurora Picture Show, 2009): 101-107.
"'At First Cozy, Became Transgressive: An Interview with Aleesa Cohene," INCITE Journal of Experimental Media No. 2 (2010): 52-58.
“Against the Current: An Interview with Karl Lemieux (and Daichi Saito),” INCITE Journal of Experimental Media No. 1 (2009): 69-88.
"Small Gauges for Small Cities: An Interview with Alex Rogalski," Splice Magazine (Summer 2007): 16-19.
"Inside the Pleasure Palace: Stephen Broomer's Hamilton Babylon," book review, The Brooklyn Rail (March 2017).
"Telling Time: Essays of a Visionary Filmmaker, by Stan Brakhage," book review, Canadian Journal of Film Studies 14, no. 1 (Spring 2005): 101-104. Special issue on Stan Brakhage.
"By Brakhage: An Anthology," DVD review, Offscreen Film Journal (January 31, 2004).
"Len Lye" and "Hot Docs," entries in The Encyclopedia of Documentary Film, ed. Ian Aitken (London: Routledge, 2005).
Curating and Programming
The Nation's Finest
Video screening, created for San Francisco Cinematheque, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 2018
Touring to: Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; Conversations at the Edge @ Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago; Scripps College, Claremont, CA; University of California, Santa Cruz; Lightbox @ International House, Philadelphia
Co-curator: Astria Suparak
DEEP PLAY: Sport and Experimental Media
Film and video screening, created for VISIONS, presented in collaboration with with Available Light, la lumière, Montreal, 2017
Revised program toured to: Amherst College, Amherst, MA; Action! Performance, Sport, and Moving Bodies in Film and Visual Media (conference screening), University of Pittsburgh
Public Launch and Screening, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, 2016
HABITAT: Experimental Visions of Montreal
Film screening, created for the Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Montreal, 2015
Co-curator: Leo Goldsmith
Publication Launch and Screening, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, 2013
Film screening, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, 2013
Inside Out and From the Ground Up: Video Salon (co-curator)
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, 2012 – 2013
Lightplay: Experiments in Paracinema
VIA Festival of Music & New Media, Pittsburgh, 2012
FILM IS...NOT FILM: Expanded Cinema Now and Then
Screening and Lecture Series, Oberlin College, 2012
Video screening and launch of INCITE Journal of Experimental Media #3
Oberlin College, 2012; toured to Counterpath Press, Denver; VIA Festival of Music & New Media, Pittsburgh
The Road Ended at the Beach and Other Legends: Parsing the 'Escarpment School'
Multi-part film series, Winnipeg Cinematheque, 2010 – 2011
Toured to: DIM Cinema @ Pacific Cinematheque, Vancouver, CinemaSpace, Montreal; The Free Screen @ TIFF Cinematheque, Toronto; Available Light @ Club SAW, Ottawa
Sight Lines: Dialogues in Film & Media
Screening and Lecture Series, Oberlin College, 2010
Viewing Positions: Contemporary Cinema in Context
Screening and Lecture Series, Oberlin College, 2009
Arthur Lipsett: About Time, A Film Retrospective
Traveling film exhibition, Musée d’Art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg, France, 2007
Toured to: Espace Multimedia Gantner, Burgundy; École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris; Light Cone, Paris; Cinematheque Quebecoise, Montreal; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuHKA), Antwerp, Belgium; Winnipeg Cinematheque
TRACKS + GESTURES: Audio Visions from Up North
New experimental film and cinematic video from Canada and Quebec, video_dumbo, Brooklyn, 2006
Toured to: Foreman Art Gallery at Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, QC; Syracuse University; Winnipeg Cinematheque
TROUBLE: Hollywood viewed by the Avant-Garde
Film screening, commissioned to accompany the exhibition INDUSTRY: Recent works by Richard Kerr, Cinematheque Quebecoise, Montreal, 2005
Co-curator: Astria Suparak
INDUSTRY: Recent works by Richard Kerr
Traveling expanded cinema exhibition, Cinematheque Quebecoise, Montreal, 2004 – 2005
Toured to: The Images Festival, Toronto; Seoul Net & Film Festival, Seoul, Korea
How To Be A Canadian
Video program, commissioned by Eyebeam for the Panorama Screening Series, Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, New York, 2004
Toured to: Small Change @ Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia; Aurora Picture Show, Houston; Winnipeg Cinematheque
Co-curator: Astria Suparak
Presentations, Lectures, Panels, Discussions (Selected)
Panel Presentation: "Everywhere and Nowhere: Anne-Charlotte Robertson in Film History," Visible Evidence XXV, Bloomington, Indiana, 2018
Panel Presentation: "Designing a Gameplan for Analyzing NFL Films," Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Toronto, 2018
Panel Presentation: "Listening Outside the Lines: Over-Voice and Undertone in NFL Films' Epic Histories," Action!: Performance, Sports, and Moving Bodies in Film and Visual Media, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
Guest Speaker: Fern Silva's Sports and Video class, Bennington College, Bennington, VT, 2017
Class Visit: Josh Guilford's Film and Video Curation class, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, 2017
Panel Presentation: "Listening Outside the Lines: Over-Voice and Undertone in NFL Films' Epic Histories," University Film & Video Association Conference at California State University, Los Angeles, 2017
Introduction: Victor Grauer's Book of the Year 3000 (film screening), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2017
Co-Chair and Panelist: "Fragments of a Prophecy: The Films of Arthur Lipsett, Re-Examined," Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Montreal, 2015
Artist Talk and Screening, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2014
Lecture: "An Ephemeral History of Microcinema Exhibition," University of Iowa, Iowa City, 2014
Panel Presentation: "The User Experience: Access and Spectatorship," A Collection of Misfits: Time-Based Media and the Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 2013
Conversation: Brett Kashmere with Richard Kerr, FoFA Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, 2013
Screening and Discussion with Brett Kashmere and Lester Munson, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, 2013
Guest Speaker: Christina Battle's Exhibition class, Colorado University at Boulder, 2012
Lecture: "Curating and Context," Winnipeg Film Group, 2010
Recommender: Creative Capital, Film and Video Grants, 2010
Artist Talk: New York State Summer School for the Arts, Oswego, NY, 2010
Lecture: "All Samples Cleared! Transforming Archives through Hybrid Interfaces," hella hybrid lecture series, Cleveland Institute of Art, 2009
Guest Speaker: Christina Battle's Frame x Frame class, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, 2009
Guest Speaker: Dorothea Braemer's Media Curating Class, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 2009
Lecture: "The Fifth Quarter: A Secret History of Basketball," BYO.PPT: Eclectic Lightning Lectures, Encyclopedia Destructica Studio, Pittsburgh, 2008
Media Arts Juror: Ohio Arts Council, 2008
Guest Instructor and Critic: Department of Transmedia, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 2007
Visiting Artist: Portland Film & Video Artists’ Collective, Portland, ME, 2007
Panel Presentation: “Lessons from Valery’s Ankle,” Canada & the League of Hockey Nations: Critical Perspectives on Hockey in Canada and Beyond, Victoria BC, 2007
Presentation: “Arthur Lipsett and His Influence,” École d’art Gérard Jacot, Belfort, France, 2007
Panelist: New York Foundation for the Arts, Emerging Artist Focus Group, 2007
Guest Speaker: Emily Vey Duke’s Transmedia Colloquium, Syracuse University, 2006
Seminar Instructor: Developing a Curatorial Practice: Approaches to Film & Video Exhibition, Concordia University, 2005
Round Table Discussion and Screening: The Relationship of Film Studies to Film Production, Film Studies Association of Canada Graduate Colloquium, Université de Montréal, 2005
Panel Presentation: “The 1972 Canada-Soviet Summit Series and the Shaping of Canada’s Modern Identity,” History in the Making 9: Gender-Modernity, Concordia University, 2004
"'The movie is not the medium; it is the organizing principle:' Some Thoughts on the Digital / Collage Interface," Crossing Over: Negotiating Specialization in an Interdisciplinary Culture, Regina SK, 2001
Panel Presentation: “Playing Fast, Making Strange: Defamiliarization in the Work of John Coltrane and Stan Brakhage,” Film Studies of Canada Graduate Colloquium, Carleton University, Ottawa, 2001
Panel Presentation: “Ghost in the Machine: The Act of Video in Atom Egoyan’s Speaking Parts,” Film Studies of Canada Graduate Colloquium, Concordia University, 2000
Service to the Community
Co-coordinator, Visual and Media Culture Colloquia (VMCC), University of California, Santa Cruz, 2017-
Founding Member: Dock Ellis Perforated Head Society, screening series, Pittsburgh, 2010-2012
Co-organizer: The Syracuse One Take Super 8 Event, Funk’n Waffles, Syracuse, NY, 2007
Founding Member: Syracuse Experimental (Film & Media Workshop), Syracuse, NY, 2006
Programmer: Artist talks and screenings by David Gatten, Jacqueline Goss, Bruce McClure, Alex MacKenzie, Leighton Pierce, Tom Sherman, Concordia University, Montreal, 2003-2006
Co-organizer: The Montreal One Take Super 8 Event, Mile End Cultural Centre, Montreal, 2005
Admissions Jury: MFA in Film Production programme, Concordia University, 2004
Co-organizer: Interdisciplinary Exchange Days, Concordia University, 2004
Student Representative: Graduate Studio Arts Advisory Committee, Concordia University, 2004
Co-organizer: New Ways of Seeing: 3rd Film Studies Association of Canada Graduate Colloquium, Concordia University, 2001
Associate Coordinator / Programmer: 14th National Student Film & Video Festival, Regina, SK, 2000
Jury Member: Youth Video Competition, Festival of Words, Moose Jaw, SK, 1999
Steering Committee Member: YWCA Stop Racism Campaign, Regina, SK, 1999
Associate Coordinator and Programmer: 13th National Student Film & Video Festival, Regina, SK, 1999
President: Regina Film and Video Students’ Society, University of Regina, 1998
Co-organizer: Foureightysix film festival, Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative, Regina, SK, 1998