THE KOAN, Raghubir Kintisch, 2017, 5:43, HD Video, color, sound. The third in a series of short videos exploring matriarchal legacy. Inherited jewels in motion, set to personally evocative piano music with a narrative voice-over meditating on "the Koan" - a sudden explosion in the mind that leads to understanding. In this case, relatively trivial objects are re-processed and designated to be a rich inheritance with spiritual function; bridging the distance between connection and loss.
IVAN’S NEWEST PASSION, Raghubir Kintisch, 2016, 7:15, HD Video, color, sound
They were married on Halloween of 2000 and after they divorced 20 years later, Ivan embraced karaoke with a passion. The power of embodied music to transform and empower prevails in this video about shared history, human connection and loss.
TEMPLE OF THE INNER EAR, Raghubir Kintisch, 2016, 5:42, HD Video, color, sound
The Inner Ear is a temple of sound and as sound is energy, the enlightened being experiences it as multiplicity and unity all at once.
UNDER MY SKIN, Raghubir Kintisch, 2017, 4:09, HD Video, color, sound. A spontaneous tribute to my mother and the beginning of a series of short video sketches exploring my matriarchal legacy.
RITES OF PASSAGE, Raghubir Kintisch, 2015, 10:17, HD Video, color, sound
I put a call out on Facebook for women who wanted to talk about rites of passage. I got an overwhelming response from both men and women who wanted to acknowledge major changes in their life including everything from religious confirmations, what it was to "be" a woman to the events and feeling around loosing their virginity. All footage and audio, distorted as it may be, was from Skype calls. I particularly like this method because the subject frames themselves.
HIPPOPOTAMUS, Raghubir Kintisch, 2016, 2:37, HD Video, color, sound
I reenact my very first meditation at the Getty.
72 PAIRS OF WHITE PANTS, Raghubir Kintisch, 2016, 4:21, HD Video, color, sound
Nothing says excess like Love's Theme by Barry White and Love Unlimited...the discovery and subject of my deceased mother's closet. The second in a series of short videos exploring my matriarchal legacy, obsession and conspicuous consumption.
FURRY FABRIC FEET, Raghubir Kintisch, 2016, 2:45, HD Video, color, sound
A moving meditation on my childhood obsession with dogs and desire.
PARANORMATIVE QUINTET, Raghubir Kintisch, 2019, 22:30, HD Video, B&W, sound
Meditation, using found and original footage, in response to a sound piece I did in 2017 about the nature of magic, the paranormal and coincidence.
BIG MAN OF SHERMAN WAY, Raghubir Kintisch, 2016, 4:31, HD Video, color, sound. The haunting, recurring, obsessive thoughts that accompany the end of an unhealthy relationship is the subject of this short video featuring the music of Sumo and the background of Van Nuys, CA.
ASIAN MARKET SAMBA, Raghubir Kintisch, 2016, 1:46, HD Video, color, sound. A quick and affectionate tribute to the Van Nuys.Featuring produce from the magnificent Asian shopping destination, Ranch 99 Market and edited to Simone Zanchini's "Van Nuys Samba".