Angela Alston and Ezekiel Das

An Unavoidable Excess of Motion
(quicktime video)

Angela Alston and Ezekiel Das
have worked together on several pieces, including a short, verité documentary, "A Summer Day in Central Park," and a half-hour piece on zinc mining in Oklahoma, "The Town That Jack Built." They met in the ACTLab at the University of Texas at Austin and have been friends ever since Zeek got Angela wired. Angela's independent projects include co-founding Listen With Your Eyes,,
a contemplative media festival in Ulster County, NY, now in its second year. LWYE explores the connection between meditation and perception in screenings and media-making workshops.  For more about Angela's work see You can read more about Zeek's wide-ranging endeavors and interests at

An Unavoidable Excess of Motion was the Winner in the Documentary Category at the World's Smallest Film Festival/London, 2003. The intention is to purvey the dreamlike quality of frenzy when witnessed from contemplative points of view. The piece contrasts contradictory sensations such as innocence, fast moving heavy machinery, the Brooklyn Bridge exploding, city time passing from a narrow view in the park.