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, http://listenwithyoureyes.org,
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 http://sparklehouse.com/angela. You
can read more about Zeek's wide-ranging endeavors and interests at http://sparklehouse.com/
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.