Discipline: Film/Video – animation

Bill Domonkos

Discipline: Film/Video – animation
Region: Oakland, CA
MacDowell fellowships: Winter 2010
More: www.bdom.com

Bill Domonkos is a filmmaker, GIF maker, and stereoscopist. His work combines computer animation, still photography, video, and manipulated archive film footage. His work has been broadcast and shown internationally in cinemas, film festivals, galleries, and museums.

Artist Statement: I view my work as a collision and recombination of ideas. My process unfolds gradually and spontaneously — using found materials such as archive film footage, video, and public domain photographs. I experiment by combining, altering, editing, and reassembling using digital technology, special effects, and animation to create a new kind of experience. I am interested in the poetics of time and space — to renew and transform materials, experiences, and ideas. The extraordinary thing about cinema is its ability to suggest the ineffable — it is this elusive, dreamlike quality that informs my work.

Bill Domonkos photo by Sanh Tran



Bill Domonkos worked in the Watson studio.

Built in 1916 in memory of Regina Watson of Chicago, a musician and teacher, this studio was donated by a group of her friends, along with funds for its maintenance. Originally designed to serve as a composers’ studio and recital hall for chamber music, the latter purpose was soon found to be too disruptive to…

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