Artist In Residence Programs:
Artists are provided with a modest materials stipend in addition to equipment access, technical and creative support, and work/exhibition space at EPFC's 900 square foot storefront in the Alvarado Arts Building at the corner of Alvarado and Sunset.
The LA AIR artist will present his/her/their completed work at a free public screening in the EPFC microcinema on the last Thursday of each month. LA AIR projects will be compiled and released as a limited edition set each year
After an open call for proposals, we are excited to announce the 2013 line-up of our artists-in-residence. EPFC’s LA AIR program is supported in part by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Our 2013 LA AIR artists are:
February–Huckleberry Lain’s work incorporates an eclectic variety of sources and techniques, including film, analog and digital video, 3-d imaging, animation, and experimental processing. His residency project will present a poetic documentary looking at sections of historic downtown Los Angeles that are being erased to make way for a new city.
March–Kate Brown lives in Los Angeles. She makes 16mm films and works on paper. Her films have been shown at Anthology Film Archive and Museum of Modern Art in New York, and at the Schindler House, Barnsdall, and Calarts, in Los Angeles. For her residency, she will be working on a new 16mm film Vilas Kortas, which is a celebration of cars, film, sound, and Los Angeles.
April–Sharmaine Starks, aka SharStar*, is a West Coast based, independent filmmaker, whose work explores inner city life and Hip Hop culture ranging from documentaries, narratives and music videos. Her residency project will focus on portraits of women in underground West Coast Hip Hop, presented through short documentaries and uniquely crafted music videos that combine photography, digital and film mediums, and hand-processing techniques.
May–Madison Brookshire is a Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker. He is currently working on a hand-made film, allowing evaporation, dust, crystallization, mold, and more to inform the image. During his residency at the Echo Park Film Center, he will experiment with ways to preserve and present this piece.
June–Erich Burci will work on a new 16mm film, which draws parallels between themes from educational found footage and the current plight in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Intended primarily to serve both as a reflection and confirmation to those who have gone through public schooling and come out of it with mixed feelings about their future.
September–Mariah Garnett & Eve Fowler will collaborate on a 16mm observational portrait of surfers, wrought with the sublimated desire of both image-makers and boogie boarders. The film will be their first collaboration, and will build on tendencies in their own individual practices to combine documentary, staged material, and self-reflexivity as a way of exploring subliminal modes of representing queerness.
October–Gina Napolitan & Beaux Mingus will collaborate on The Central Valley and Back Again, a live film performance, incorporating hand-processed 16mm film, found medium format slides, historic documents, cassette tapes, live sound, and a toy train. The project is centered on a collection of found slides depicting a train wreck in the Central Valley, and draws on disparate sources of historic and contemporary railroading material.
November/December–Kelsey Brain is a filmmaker who lives in Los Angeles. For her residency, she will create a philosophical documentary 16mm film with elements of poetry based on the writings of Robinson Jeffers, set along the central California coastline.
2012 LA AIR artists: Ursula Brookbank and Christine Alicino (February), Margie Schnibbe (March), John Palmer (April), Tuni Chatterji (May), Nancy Jean Tucker (June), Will O'Loughlen (September), Joep & Maurice (October), and Pablo Valencia (December).
2011 LA AIR artists: Kate Lain (September), Rick Bahto (October) and Cosmo Segurson (December).
Local emerging and established film and video makers currently residing in LA County are invited to submit a one-page project description for 2013 consideration via email (please put LA AIR in the subject line) to: email@example.com
Deadline for 2013 applications is closed. Information for 2014 applications will be available by late spring 2013.
EPFC Summer Artist In Residence Program
In addition to the artist completing and exhibiting at least one new work, the terms of the residency include teaching one workshop to local youth (12 hours) on any topic related to media art, and curating one evening screening of films / videos which may be a retrospective of past work or a program of work by other filmmakers whose works reflect ideas of interest and influence to the artist in residence.
The residency, scheduled for the month of August, includes lodging in a nearby apartment and an artist’s stipend, paid in two installments. The selected artist is ideally based in a location outside the greater Los Angeles area with a keen interest in creating and exhibiting work of artistic and social relevance.
2011 Artist In Residence: Merv Espina
2010 Artist In Residence: Joff Winterhart
2009 Artist In Residence: Elena Pardo
2008 Artist In Residence: Dagie Brundert
I was born in a small town in the middle of West Germany. Beautiful nature, but boring after a while... I moved to Berlin and studied art. Fell in love with my super 8 camera (Nizo) in 1988. Since then I try to be a particle-finder, a wave-catcher and a good story-teller. I carry my super 8 camera with me travelling, walking around, eyes open and antennas upright. I try to absorb weird beautiful things from this world. Chew them and spit them out again. Reaching your heart? Sparking off a grin? I’d love to ;-)
2007 Artists In Residence: Derek O’Connor & Maeve Sweeney
2006 Artist In Residence: Heather Harkins, Halifax, NS
2005 Artist In Residence: Roger Beebe, Gainesville, FL
Echo Luna, a satellite project site of Echo Park Film Center established in 2007, is a traditional rural house with several outbuildings on 3 acres of arable land in the small village of Legedzine, located in central Ukraine. Artists-In-Residence are invited based on compelling past and current work that explores the intersection of art and the environment. Past residents have included American filmmakers Peggy Ahwesh and Keith Sanborn, Georgian filmmaker Gia Diasamidze, drummer David Abduladze (from the Nino Katamadze Band), American documentary filmmaker Lee Anne Schmitt, and Liudi Dobri, a group of young Ukrainians playing traditional music.
The village (population approximately 1000) is uniquely situated in a landscape that combines dynamic elements (an ancient archeological site, a new museum, a communist era cultural center and communal farm, a brick factory, a weekly market, traditional festivals) and a vigorous citizenry (grandmothers, farmers, academics, entrepreneurs and artists). Artists are encouraged to work on projects that engage community members and local resources in order to expand cross-cultural dialogue on global sustainability issues, celebrate cultural traditions, exchange skills and knowledge, and improve village infrastructure.
Filmmakers, farmers, puppeteers, poets, potters, painters, carpenters, musicians, craftspeople, architects, activists and others interested in a future residency at Echo Luna should send a one-page proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org