NEW VIDEO ART INSTALLATION
NASHVILLE METRO ARCHIVES 2019 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
TIME OUT OF MIND
New Nashville Nostalgia
A video art work that explores the psychology of change, nostalgia, and relational memory amid rapid change in Nashville using drones, archival film, and sound art. Brian Siskind 2019 Artist in Residence - Metro Nashville Archives / Nashville Public Library In cooperation with Fort Negley.
The opening event was August 3 from 6pm at Fort Negley as part of the Wedgewood-Houston Art Crawl. This year marks Metro Archives’ first Artist in Residence Program in partnership with Fort Negley and the Nashville Public Library.
This unique project seeks to break down the walls between community and archives, to re-define the role of artist and archivist, and to bring archival collections beyond the walls of the archive and into our public spaces. The piece will run in the Fort Negley Gallery through the month of August 2019. This project is generously funded by the Nashville Public Library with support from the Nashville Library Foundation.
Films - Soundtracks - Content
Brian Siskind specializes in unique, immersive films, original music soundtracks, and creates authentic content that performs.
Siskind's films have been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, NPR, and in film festivals around the world, and drone work voted "Best Drone Filmmaker" by the Nashville Scene.
Siskind's music has been heard on Grammy winning records, the electronic music underground, art installations and performances in world renowned fine art venues including the Rothko Chapel and The Frist Art Museum - as well as national ad campaigns for brands including American Express and Adidas.
"A very original soundscape - It has to me, a seductive quality - I want to hear what's going to happen." - Brian Eno
Official Selection / Finalist / Category Winner
Best Cinematography / Best Documentary Short
Mindfield Film Festival
Berlin Flash Film Festival (Germany)
Blue2Blue Drone Film Festival (Australia)
Largo Film Awards
Los Angeles Cinefest
Sacramento International Film Festival
Nashville Film Festival
Grenoble Street Art Festival
Houston International Film Festival
Shot entirely with a drone over 17 days in May/June 2017, SCALE is a black and white
non-narrative documentary short that proposes a quiet meditation on the notion of scale
and perception - featuring world renowned artist Guido van Helten
painting a monolith 200 foot tall abandoned grain silo mural in Nashville.
Film and Music by Brian Siskind
I make ambient drone music and drone video that ponders places, cultures, and people. Space out with a view.
I have 25 years of professional creative work in realms from media production, music production, fine art photography, documentary film, new media, technology, and marketing as a Creative Director.
My independent film projects are immersed often in abandoned, forgotten places, and endangered historic properties. I also tell the stories of people in relation to place.
I see endless potential to use drones for artistic and commercial projects that expand perceptions - and for social good. Being a longtime music artist and visual artist, makes for an ideal marriage of the visual with the sonic.
I constantly wonder - what Mark Rothko would do with a flying camera? - or Franz Kline, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Yves Klein, James Turrell, Georgia O'Keeffe, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Alfred Stieglitz, or Weegie? This consumes me.
I live to make things.