Films / Videos

SCOTT WALDEN’S THE (PAVING) STONES OF VENICE  In 2022, Scott Walden, trained his camera on what is usually overlooked in Venice: the stones paving the four bridges that cross the Grand Canal.  Inspired by John Ruskin’s “The Stones of Venice” Walden created a photo-installation on the floor of The Emily Harvey Foundation’s gallery in New York and invited viewers to take part in a participatory event that this video documents.

2024 • approximately 9 minutes • original format: HD digital video

JOURNEY(S) An imagined train trip created from images seen through windows of trains moving through Europe and North America, shows rhythms and patterns common to all train travel without blurring the distinctiveness of these individual journeys. In the encapsulated train interior, passengers look out on views of varying landscapes, abstract images, and reflections projected over the scenes that they are unable to enter.

2022 • approximately 16 minutes • original format: HD digital video

WATER FALLS, New York City Water falling, flying, and flowing from New York City fountains echoes the moods and energy of the City. Circling back on a summer’s day to one West Village fountain, the camera catches glimpses of neighborhood life through the prism of the water — a painterly symphony, augmented by sounds of people, traffic, and the constant water.

2019 • approximately 12 minutes • original format: HD digital video

Kutna Hora still CU wndw refl agst trees and sky Adj ON THE TRAIN TO KUTNÁ HORA . . . AND BACK The passing landscape viewed from a train window is transformed by changing weather, light, and reflections on the glass, taking the passenger back and forth between reality and fantastic abstraction.

2014 • approximately 8 minutes • original format: HD digital video

Rain-Painting-still-Windshield-2-Adj RAIN PAINTING Landscapes are seen from a car as raindrops, striking the glass, “paint” what is beyond in a variety of textures and moods. Three realities are represented: the landscape viewed through the window, rain patterns on the window surface, and the space inside the car.

2014 • approximately 6 minutes • original format: HD digital video

Spectators-still-Arch-&-Triangle SPECTATOR(S) Caught by another “spectator’s” camera, visitors observe, enjoy, or ignore their surroundings — one of the world’s most infamous, yet beloved structures. The camera shows us odd angles and what is not usually revealed. Meanwhile, the memory of spectators of antiquity and what they witnessed casts a shadow.

2014 • approximately 11½ minutes • original format: HD digital video

WATERCOLORS-March-reflection-detail-300-dpi WATERCOLORS Colors, patterns, and images, reflected on the surface of a pond, mirror changes in seasons and weather over the course of a year to create this “painting in motion.”

2007 • approximately 13 minutes • original format: 16mm film, silent

waterscape-introlargeph-300 WATERSCAPE: illusions On a mysterious lake inhabited by swans, a woman shapes a film. As impressionistic footage of reflections in the water, painted illustrations, swan myths, and filming notes interweave, the comical escapades of the swans take on the aura of a fairy tale and the film, as document of reality, becomes suspect.

2007 • approximately 52 minutes • original format 16mm film