Friday, August 07, 2009

PIOUS DADA

My friend Nick is about to publish his first book, a beautiful and haunting cutup of the Gideon's Bible.

NIV: 39 & 27 by Nicholas Alexander Hayes will be available soon from Blaze Vox.

The old testament version, NIV 39, is currently available as a free PDF from Beard of Bees.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

BANG by Andrew Breen

The "Return to Home" series by Andrew Breen is one of my favorite photo series. A simple whimsical concept:
Return to Home is a series of reconfigured and reimagined domestic spaces from classic television sitcoms and dramas.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Brilliant Noise from Semiconductor on Vimeo.

THIS IS THE BOMB.

Semiconductor is a British duo making yummy video art with a scientific spin. Several of their recent films were made while spending time with NASA.

Love the simplicity and emotion that comes from melding the natural form with the editing process's potential for creating internal forms.

Saturday, August 01, 2009


polaroid by dash snow

I didn't know who Dash Snow was until he died at the age of 27. But, seeing his body work is moving.

Selection of his work.

Remembrance of Dash by photographer Ryan McGinley.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Let Go of Nature Symbols from Jon Lee on Vimeo.

LETTING GO

My last vid of the month. My fellow horsemen, it's been a pleasure and a privilege. Stay classy.

Be well.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

One Whole Night from Jon Lee on Vimeo.

ONE WHOLE NIGHT
Thanks to Adam, I bypassed that business of making my own pictures and words. Using text from Giuseppe Ungaretti as input, Google Images became the output for this vid. Music again by Erik.

Shark from Jon Lee on Vimeo.

SHARK CAR
I'm getting tired of making pictures move. I want to go fish. I'm tired of fishing. I want the cars to make pictures of me. I'm making fish tired by moving them around like pictures.

Brighter Day from Jon Lee on Vimeo.

BRIGHTER DAY

It was a brighter day yesterday. So I took some more pics. Moved away from projection flickers. And am starting to yearn for moving footage.
I really dig the first 10 seconds of this piece. And the last 2.

Be well my fellow horsemen.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

THIS IS THE GOOGLE AD I RECEIVED AFTER PUBLISHING THE LAST POST.


Foggy Day FHoJ#10 from Jon Lee on Vimeo.

I'VE BEEN MEANING TO

Dear fellow horsepeople. It's been so long. No moving pictures. No pulsing sound. This, has changed. For today.

The sound is Track 2 from Erik's Tape 2000 project found here.

I'm in Maine for the week so the vids should continue flowing. Strong finish. Woot.

WE ARE TRYING TO MANIPULATE!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

REPOST FROM TUESDAY OCTOBER, 3 2006

C?R?O?W?D?E?D?

Crowded spaces are:
a. choking.
b. inspiring.
c. both choking and inspiring.

[RETROACTIVELY INSPIRED BY JAMIE'S POLL]

Monday, July 20, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

The thing is greed.

The times.

In the interest of time.
This time is the time.
Time is a tiiiiiiime for timing.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

THIS IS WHAT I SAW WHEN I WALKED OUT OF MY OLD APARTMENT FOR THE LAST TIME.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Untitled from Jon Lee on Vimeo.

SITTING IN A RESTAURANT HAVING A DRINK

Move today.
Yes, this is a post-dated post.
But, the day that this post should have been posted was the day I moved.
Thanks to Adam, Jamie, Mina and Mary.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Thursday, July 09, 2009

888 Zoom Zoom Boom Boom from Jon Lee on Vimeo.

FREE TIME

Recently, my free time's been spent between packing up and unpacking. Putting things in boxes. And splicing, extending, and retooling video and audio until it becomes something else.

And I'm tired. So, I'll be focusing on packing for the next few days, just posting some video memories. The above a great day Jamie and I had last year on the luckiest day of the century.

And, speaking of downtime. I'd like to shout out Kate's unemployed notebook. Never seen anyone's downtime be so productive. Especially her character scripts. She put up a new one today involving a lunch ladle and some particularly gelatinous stroganoff.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Stationary from Jon Lee on Vimeo.

I'M STANDING IN LINE

"The shame comes because it was not the I that gave the performance, but the Me."
Tor Norretranders from The User Illusion

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Freedom FHoJ#8 from Jon Lee on Vimeo.

HI STAN. MY NAME'S JON. I MADE THIS WITH MY COMPUTER AND A THING CALLED THE IPHONE.

You know that moment when you realize something is awesome? And then you realize there's no reason to do anything else? That's what happened when I quickly panned vertically across one of my hacked iPhone pics. It happened to be a mashup of a bowl of beet soup at Domku and a tree from a hike a couple weeks back in Germantown, Maryland. There's some Trix in there too. Wooh.

Note to the FHoJ, I went over 60. Cause that's what needed to be done. And you hear that? I made proper noise by connecting things into my computer thingy. Instead of just turning my sound system up real high. Wow.

Monday, July 06, 2009

MJ On Park FHoJ#7 from Jon Lee on Vimeo.

I'M GOING TO MISS THIS PLACE EVEN IF I BITCHED ABOUT IT MOST OF THE TIME

The CD salesman below my apartment was blaring Michael Jackson all day long. I'm going to miss him.

I packed most of the day yesterday while intermittently calling family and making videos. Ah the life.

Hey Adam, who was the abstract filmmaker you and I watched during rehearsal a couple weeks back?

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Renew. Revive. from Jon Lee on Vimeo.

STAY STILL

Three of the four horsemen were at the DC fireworks last night. I didn't bring my camera. I should really start bringing it around.

I'm eating smoked salmon for lunch.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Goodbye FHoJ#5 from Jon Lee on Vimeo.

BLUFF

Here's to lowering the bar a little. How low can I go?
THIS SPOT LEFT INTENTIONALLY BLANK

Note, to my horsemen, I've pulled video four because I hate it. Note to self. Just make some shit up, yo.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Full of Crap from Jon Lee on Vimeo.

You've got to start somewhere.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Blue Sky Bike Line from Jon Lee on Vimeo.


No creepy biker bunnies.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

video
RED SKULL GRADE
FOUR HORSEMEN #1 TAKE 2

This calls for drinks.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

video
DEMON CLASS RED
FOUR HORSEMEN #1


Today. I learned that overlaying sounds is like adding additional experience onto original experience. Meaning, it can be better.

(Note to my horsemen, all videos this month will be under 60 seconds. Amen.)
THE FOUR HORSEMEN BEGINNETH

I don't update this blog much. And now. I shall. My friends Adam, Jamie, Kate, and I have banded together to commit to a post a day. Yes. Yes.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

CRACKLE

The things of the body.
Cancellation.

Scheduled outage at 2:00AM PDT on Thursday.

http://vimeo.com/4175585

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

DAYCARE FREE

I'm not sure. Stay put. Sit down. Hunker and wait.

I'm sure. There is a point where things are clear.
One. Two Three. Four. Fig Sick.

I owe you ten bucks.

Monday, April 13, 2009

WELCOME

So pleasure to see you. I'm pain blanket. And that's the ticket. Clearly you'll understand. Amazing to meet you.

Seriously. Thank you. There's nothing more helpful than a hug right now. I need it.

Thank you. Seriously. The pain's the ticket. Amazing. Clearly. More helpful than a hug right now.

Seriously, the ticket is clearly amazing.

http://vimeo.com/3772811

Sunday, January 04, 2009


SWORD OF MANJUSHRI WITH HEART HERO