New American Quilts: an installation and photography project reflecting brand community and abundance, inspired by American quilting and the consumer landscape.
Inspired by traditional American patchwork designs. Using the colors and forms of consumer landscapes, patchworks are built on-site out of the materials that exist there. Similar to Mass, these pattern installations are made without permission and left until broken down by consumers and staff. Photographs of these patchworks are “woven” into blankets via retailer's personalized gifts department.
NAQ is a continued mirror of our cultural, economic, and social state as a consumer nation. There are parallels between the “corporate community” in the retail landscape and the historical community that formed around quilt making. Each installation, though temporal, carries a symbolic history that lives on in the blanket series. The products and brands on these blankets continue to provide comfort and protection — wrap yourself in a customized blanket made of the simultaneous security and paralysis felt by nineteen different options of Wheat Thins.
Cabin-Time is a roaming creative residency to remote places. Taking artists from around the world to off-grid locations to work in collaborative, intentional isolation. As a Cabin-Time crew member CDB serves as documentarian, filming and photographing each residency. CT films are inspired by the experimental nature of the project and give a unique look into each residency.
Director/Editor: Brett Carlson
Additional footage: Brett Carlson
Mass: an installation project about creating visual disruptions in places of mass.
Mass is a site specific installation project about creating visual disruptions in places of mass (to date: big-box stores, super-centers, etcetera). At an intersection between Street Art and Land Art, installations are made without permission, using found materials within the retail landscape. The works are made, photographed, then left to be experienced by passersby and ultimately dissembled by location staff. Photo documentation of Mass works are initially exhibited in a consumer landscape. Printed, framed (in unsold frames) and exhibited in-stores; all without permission.
AIGA is the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design. In 2015 West Michigan's AIGA chapter hosted the national leadership conference in Grand Rapids, Mi. CDB was commissioned to direct a film introducing Grand Rapids and it's design community to the conference attendees. The film is inspired by AIGA WM's design portfolio, its studio life and the city's grid. All imagery was achieved in camera.
Producer: Zach Runge
Gaffer: Casey McClurken
AC: Tyler Holman
Grip & Electric: Tyler Grimm
Drone Operator: Seth Carver
Choreographer: Marlee Grace
Projection Talent: Sam Gibbs, Michael Newsted
Music: Waldo - "N" (prod. by Sango), AGO Music
BIG Thank you to:
Conduit Studio, Gorilla, Michael Smith, Nick Stockton, and Ryan Greaves
Director: Brett Carlson
Edit: CDB/Brett Carlson
Additional footage: Brett Carlson
High Desert Test Sites is a non-profit organization that supports intimate and immersive experiences and exchanges between artists, critical thinkers, and general audiences – challenging all to expand their definition of art to take on new areas of relevancy.
HDTS requested CDB to document various events throughout HDTS: Epicenter. This is a selection of imagery from a "screens free" (including digital cameras) sleep out project hosted in Wild Horse Canyon.
Cabin-Time is a roaming creative residency to remote places. Taking artists from around the world to off-grid locations to work in collaborative, intentional isolation. As a Cabin-Time crew member CDB serves as documentarian, filming and photographing each residency. These are a selection of images from the past four CT residencies (Sheep Island, ME. - Green River, UT. - Santa, ID. - Wilderness, MI.)
You Are: Director's Cut
Music: The Soil & The Sun
Title: You Are
Director, Dp, Editor - Carson Davis Brown
1st ac, gaffer - Casey McClurken
Painted man - Jacob Bullard
Super 8 footage - Tim Newstead
Producer - Alex McGrath
Producer - Michael Newstead
Grip - Kellen Kerwin
Harvest season in Palouse, WA lasts about 2 months. In this time much of the town is covered by a blanket of dust. The dust gets thicker as you approach the grain elevator, where you'll find Rick and David. For the 2 months of harvest season, 14 hour days 7 days a week, Rick and David's lives are the grain elevator. Directing, unloading, loading, shoveling, sweeping, distributing, repairing, working. These photographs were taken at the Palouse grain elevator with a Polaroid Land Camera 250, late summer 2013.