2020 Milwaukee Night and Day (18 min video./color/sound) The Suburban, Milwaukee, Oct-December 2020
2016 ER( video/4.39/color/sound)
2014 Gunter and Tony Langeweg at Martin’s Tap (2.36/video/color/sound)
2013 Concertina Millie (1.29/video/color/sound)
2010 A Polish Easter in Chicago (9.42/video/color/sound) Cannes Festival of Short Films, 2011
1996 Oh, Rapunzel (in collaboration with Cecelia Condit) (35 min/video/color/sound) Museum of Modern Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Boston Museum of Fine Arts,Walker Art Center/Minneapolis, Dallas Video Festival, Black Maria Film and Video Festiva (Director’s Choice), University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Boston Museum School, Athens Film and Video Festival, Ohio, Berlin Transmedia Festival, L.A. Freewaves, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Pacific Film Archives, University of California-Berkeley, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Universita’ Degli Studi de Trento, Trento, Italy, University of Iowa, Hampshire College,Sun Joe Art Center, Seoul, Korea,University of California-Los Angeles Collections: Museum of Modern Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wexner Center for the Arts, University of California, Berkeley; 1990
1986 Jidyll (31 min/16 mm/color/sound) Jerusalem Cinematheque, Museum of the Diaspora, Tel Aviv, Second International Week of New Music,Bucharest, Mediawave ‘92, Gyor, Hungary, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin-Madison, New York University, Berlin Festival of New Jewish Music, University of Toronto, Collections: Israel Film Archive; Research Center of Jewish History and Culture in Poland, Jagiellonian University, Krakow; Haggerty Museum, Milwaukee; 1986
1982 Tintinnabula, (in collaboration w Dawn Wiedemann (8 min/16 mm/color/sound). Chicago Experimental Film Festival, Bonn International Short Film Festival, 25th Festival Internazionale Cinema Giovani de Torino, Ann Arbor Film Festival; 1982
1982 Hamlet Act, (Film by Robert Nelson; performance by Dick Blau (21 min/16 mm/b&w/sound).
Hamlet Act 1982, A Film by Robert Nelson, Screenplay by Jospeh Chang, Performance by Dick Blau. This production came out of a deal I struck with Bob. As Chair of the UWM Film, Department at that time, I had been beseeching him to teach our 6 credit interdisciplinary course and was arguing that he could use an interesting experimental treatment of the Player’s Scene as a text. He said he’d agree if I would play Hamlet. I said I would. The resulting work is both a documentary and a narrative, a 16mm film that also includes an early use of video. It’s one of my proudest accomplishments as a performer, (And I even learned to edit, sitting at the Steenbeck, assistant to The Master!
1980 Up The Block One Sunday (12 min/16 mm/c/s)Tokyo Experimental Film Festival, Collection: Milwaukee Public Museum
FWYYNGHN was written directed, and performed by my mother, Beatrice Manley, at Cal Arts in 1980. FWYYNGHN features Manley, who is backed up by composers/musicians/performers Pauline Oliveros, Gordon Mumma, Linda Montano and David Robertson. The film production was directed by Louisa Miller and, eventually, edited by me. Where footage did not exist, I have added drawings by Pamela Zwehl Burke, with animation by Peter Fritsch.
2015, The Conqueror Worm
This film was made by Caroline Kastelic while she was studying at UWM. (An extraordinary sculptor as well as an animator, Caroline was head of puppetry for the film Anomalisa, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2015.) Caroline couldn’t find someone who could perform the text, so eventually I volunteered.