John Henry (Ding Dong Bell)

2003, animation

animation, digital video, analog video

A dreamlike kaleidoscope of animation and video, supported by a hypnotic soundscape. It is composed of fable-like vignettes populated by a young girl, a stray kitten, and a shadowy headless man wandering through a mysterious landscape choked by flowering vines and well water.


"A.TV", Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

BoxLAND, Paris, France

CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, NY

Neuer Standort, Vienna, Austria

Harvestworks, New York, NY

Portland Experimental Film Festival, Portland, OR


Direction and Animation: Brent Watanabe

Sound Design: Jesse Paul Miller and Brent Watanabe