Experimental | Short | 8 min
A portrait of a pond near my childhood home, a personal inventory of a place where I explored nature and the nature of being on the earth and of the earth. It was here that my parents taught me how to look and listen. Shot with a mix of analog film mediums and devices, through scientific and poetic lenses.
This work is part of an ongoing series of autobiographical films about quotidian moments and the lyrical transformation of personal and domestic space.
About the Artist
Paul Turano is a visual artist working in film, video, installation art and new media. His work incorporates lyrical observational strategies and meditations on personal space, as well as subjective reportage of marginal media events and in short and long form essay films about human ecology. These 16mm films are part of an ongoing series of autobiographical films about quotidian moments and the lyrical transformation of personal domestic space. His films and videos have been programmed in over 60 national and international film festivals and exhibitions. Recent screenings include the Pirate Cinema screening at the Maldives Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Mykonos Biennale, New Filmmakers New York at the Anthology Film Archives, VideoEX in Zurich Switzerland, Crosstalk Video Art Festival in Budapest, Hungary, the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival in Harwick, Scotland, L’Alternativa in Barcelona, Spain, Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris, France and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. He has taught at Hampshire College, Massachusetts College of Art, Harvard University, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and is currently teaching visual and media arts at Emerson College.