Nassiem Valamanesh Selena Tan Video Art
DISTANT WORDS Photographed while in Iran, Distant Words combines animation, text and bold imagery to tell a story of isolation and abandonment that comes when you lose your voice. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA 2015 Art Stage, Singapore 2014 Channels, International Video Art Festival, ACMI, Melbourne, Australia 2013 Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, Ireland 2013 Rose Issa Projects, London, UK 2012 Wollongong City Gallery, Generations exhibition, Australia 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia 2011 Iranian Film Festival Australia 2011 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), USA 2011 Director + Camera: Nassiem Valamanesh Producer: Selena Tan Edit + Effects: Nassiem Valamanesh - 2011 - CHAR SOO - Excerpt - Video art collaboration with Hossein Valamanesh. Four-screen video projection filmed in Iran, in a four-sided bazaar. Capturing a segment of life in an ever-changing world, it explores and contemplates the notion of movement and the passing of time. To be played on four projectors simultaneously on loop. Artist and Director: Hossein Valamanesh in collaboration with Nassiem Valamanesh Producer: Bridget Ikin, Felix Media Cinematographers: Nassiem Valamanesh + Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah Editor: Nassiem Valamanesh Sound Mix: Liam Egan - 2015 - LIOR - MY GRANDFATHER Music video for Lior - 'My Grandfather' from "Scattered Reflections" album. Director: Nassiem Valamanesh Producer: Selena Tan Cinematographer: Tim Metherall Edit + Effects: Nassiem Valamanesh - 2014 - DAWSON A series of experiments with comic book artist Troy Chin's SkyVille@Dawson concrete relief murals. Producer + Camera: Selena Tan Effects: Nassiem Valamanesh - 2017 - TRANSITION A relationship foreshadowed in the space of a kiss... Music video for Major Chord, Dan Flynn Directors: Brian Cohen + Nassiem Valamanesh Cinematographer: Jonathan Tree Actors: Amy Macpherson, Marcus McKenzie + Savian Prosen Editors: James Arneman + Brian Cohen - 2015 - PASSING - Excerpt - Video art collaboration with Hossein Valamanesh. Passing is a two-channel video projection, filmed on a railway line through the landscape in silence. Filmed in Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia. To be played on two projectors simultaneously on loop. Director: Hossein Valamanesh Producer + Production Manager: Selena Tan Cinematographers: Nassiem Valamanesh + Tim Metherall Editor: Nassiem Valamanesh - 2014 - LIVING STAINED - Excerpt - Man walks into a shower. Flowers die. Living with imperfection is easy when we can see beauty, and possess the power to slow down, speed up, or stop time. This is an attempt. Directors: Selena Tan + Eric Chan Cinematographer: Tan Yean Loon Editor: Nassiem Valamanesh - 2015 - SIDE BY SIDE Landscapes familiar yet strange incite us to consider the liberation that comes from infusing the banal with the beauty of the absurd. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany 2010 St. Kilda Film Festival, Australia - Winner Best Visual Effects 2010 European Media Art Festival, Germany 2010 Flickerfest, Australia 2010 Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia 2009 Starring: Simon Barry + Kristina Brew Director + Writer: Nassiem Valamanesh Producer: Selena Tan Cinematographers: Tim Metherall + Nassiem Valamanesh Original Score + Sound Design: Music VS Physics Edit + Effects: Nassiem Valamanesh - 2009 - WHAT REMAINS - Excerpt - Video art collaboration with Angela Valamanesh. Exhibited at Art Gallery of South Australia 2013 Camera + Edit: Nassiem Valamanesh - 2013 - THIS BEING HUMAN A picturesque journey. A photographic love letter. A cure for a broken heart. A photomontage of 35mm stills. City Library Projections, Melbourne, Australia 2006 Alleyway Projection Williamstown Festival, Melbourne, Australia 2006 Video Data Bank Chicago, Video Art Survey, Australia 2006 Director + Writer: Nassiem Valamanesh Producer: Selena Tan Cinematographer + Editor: Nassiem Valamanesh - 2006 - LAKE TYRRELL OBSERVATIONS AND HALLUCINATIONS The flat endless landscapes of the salt lake presents an invitation to paint and layer objects upon it, while the stillness and tranquility lends an opportunity to create events that revolve around gentle movements that might otherwise go unnoticed. The purpose of these mini spectacles is to immediately draw the viewer's attention and encourage them to create little narratives about their own relationship to the land and its fragility. Filmed on Lake Tyrrell, Victoria. Director + Camera + Effects: Nassiem Valamanesh - 2007 - THE BUILDINGS ARE TALKING If buildings could talk what would they say? Would they be happy, would they be sad, or would they just be lonely? Short film commissioned by Telstra for mobile phones. Director + Writer: Nassiem Valamanesh Producer: Selena Tan - 2005 - MY BEIJING FRIEND A melancholic traveller's memoir of the heart. Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin, Germany 2006 Zinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Film, Bilbao, Spain 2005 L'Alternativa Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Spain 2005 Asian American International Film Festival, across USA 2005 0110 Digital Film Festival, New Delhi, India 2005 Adelaide Film Festival, Australia 2005 Voice Over: Li Yang Director + Writer: Nassiem Valamanesh Producer: Selena Tan Translation: Zhe Zheng Cinematographer + Editor: Nassiem Valamanesh Music: Music VS Physics - 2004 - LITTLE NOEL WANTS TO FLY Electricity. Helmet. Sunshine. Mum. Dad. Brother. Bike. Fish. Knives. Stamps. Ducks. Sleep. Test. Acceptance. New York International Children's Film Festival, USA 2007 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France 2004 Canadian Film Centre Worldwide Short Film Festival, Toronto, Canada 2004 Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Sydney, Australia 2004 Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Australia 2003 interfilm Berlin International Short Film Festival, Germany 2003 Noel: Ross Ditcham Army Captain: Greg Ross Mum: Margie Nunn Dad: Terry Kenwrick Brother: Dame Hill Kevin: Joshua Cameron Director + Writer: Nassiem Valamanesh Producer: Selena Tan Cinematographer + Editor: Nassiem Valamanesh Camera Operator: Cris Jones Production Manager: Jessica Brookman Art Director: Nic Mason - 2003 - NEON MOON "Even though I was surrounded by billions of people, living in a complex, sophisticated society, I still felt alone" - Spade. Adelaide Film Festival, Australia 2003 Sydney Film Festival, Australia 2002 Auburn International Film Festival, Australia 2002 Convergence - Australian National Science Fiction Convention - won best science fiction work in the video section 2002 Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Australia 2002 Spade: Reg Gorman Doctor: Jean Paul Hussey Worker: Tom Wren Commuter: Ryan Spanger Director + Writer: Nassiem Valamanesh Producer: Jessica Brookman Cinematographer: Leonard Yip Editors: Cris Jones + Nassiem Valamanesh Production Manager: Selena Tan Music: Damian Stephens - 2001 - BEAT BOY From Action To Traction. When life gets tough, Leroy dances. Leroy: Dame Hill Benedict: Sveinung "Snow" Rorvik Mother: Mary Sinclair Father: Geoff Sinclair Breakdancers: Wicked Force Crew, Arch Ilias, Peter Olsen and Jay Ray Job Officer: Dan Butler Doctor: Nick Moore Nurse: Imogen Van Sebille Director + Writer: Nassiem Valamanesh Producer: Jessica Brookman Camera: Leonard Yip Editors: Cris Jones + Nassiem Valamanesh Production Manager: Selena Tan Music: Hira Hiro - 2001 - THE LIFE OF LEE. F. ACKMAN See the incredible life of Lee. F. Ackman, his dreams, ambitions, strange habits, and all in just one minute. Lee. F. Ackman: Julian Crotti Girlfriend: M. T. McInerney Grandmother: Alethea McGrath Grandfather: Tony McGrath Peter Kelly: Nassiem Valamanesh Director + Writer: Nassiem Valamanesh Producer: Selena Tan Cinematographer: Nassiem Valamanesh Camera Operator: Cris Jones Editor: Nassiem Valamanesh - 2002 - FIN