Artist Archive

Light Matter Film Festival

Light Matter Film FestivalNovember 3, 2024Alfred, NY

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Bloomsday Film Festival – In person appearance

Bloomsday Film Festival – June 15, 2024, Dublin Ireland.

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Lunette

(2024) Shot at night in Paris through various magnifiers, this most iconic city becomes unfamiliar, and then somewhat familiar again. 8.5 min, super 8 to digital, sound.

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Motivate Underground Film Festival – In person appearance

Moviate Underground Film FestivalMay 18, 2024Harrisburg PA

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Wide Open Experimental Film Festival

Wide Open Experimental Film FestivalApril 26, 2024Oklahoma City, OK

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Experiments in Cinema – In person appearance

Experiments in CinemaApril 24, 2024Albuquerque, NM

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Ann Arbor Film Festival

Ann Arbor Film FestivalMarch 30, 2024Ann Arbor, MI

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Who Was That Masked Man

At this event I will be reading a piece written in response to WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN, which is part of a series of painted and collaged pieces culled from a lot of glass slides purchased at a junk shop in Connecticut.

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Photography

I supplement my love of movie street photography with occasion forays with a 35mm, 4″ x 5″ and digital still camera.

2024 | Art Work

Duped Negatives

Duped Negatives is a collection of collages made from scanned 35mm film organized in five series described below.  Prints are variable sizes 30” x 40” and smaller (horizontal and vertical).  They can be exhibited singly, by series, or in a group made up of pieces chosen from each series.  My longtime engagement with the materiality of […]

2024 | Art Work

Lightbox Collages

Lightbox Collages are made by gluing transparent images to 16″ x 20″  boxes that emit light.  Images are culled from my original 16mm and 35 mm film outtakes, as well as photographs I recorded on the street, old film strips, and hand painted slides bought on the street in Montevideo, Uruguay. Each piece combines new and old, […]

2024 | Art Work

Morning Addition

Morning Addition is a series of collages using images from newspapers, old books, farmers’ almanacs, paper  shooting targets and original photographs to create strange and uncanny combinations.  What arrives on the doorstep and found on the street mix together to boil quotidian ephemera into an unanticipated broth.  The images are captured with a handheld ‘wand’ scanner and printed on […]

2024 | Art Work

Celluloid Series

Celluloid Series is comprised of digital collages, made from hand painted 35 mm film.  Most are printed on 17” x 22” paper, but sizes are variable.

2024 | Art Work

Class Slides

Class Slides is made up of painted and digitally collaged glass slides bought in a lot in a junk store in upstate New York.  They can be printed in various sizes, projected digitally, or animated live using an antiquated magnifier/projector and a laser flashlight.  This latter effect is evident in my 2023 film Long ago, Far Away. Long […]

2024 | Art Work

Sorties

(2021) A pandemic diary filmed mostly in NYC. From the uncertain first months when every foray felt perilous to various re openings, outings are recorded and reflections shared. Stills punctuate abstract and documentary footage, offering a collage of mediums in the face of the unknowable. “Sorties” is a military term– a mission launched from a […]

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The Grain of Belfast

(2022) A short portrait of Belfast, Northern Ireland, shot on high grain color Super 8. Digital, color, sound, 6 min. Selected Screenings:

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So Many Ideas Impossible To Do All

(2019) A year before her death, Barbara Hammer asked me to work on a project she’d envisioned based on her correspondence (1973-85) with Jane Brakhage. She also gave me outtakes from her 1974 film “Jane Brakhage” and told me to let the project take me wherever it led. What emerges is a portrait of Barbara […]

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May 12, 2022

(2023) Street life in Paris, a meandering Super 8 portrait of a city at play, rest and work. TRT, Super 8 to digital, 10 min. Selected Screenings:

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Long ago, far away

(2023) Images culled from a lot of glass slides bought at a roadside antique shop. They were animated using an antiquated magnifier/projector and a laser flashlight. Digital, color, sound, 3 min.

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Flutter

(2020) Fragments and minor moments coalesce and argue in this paean to overlooked and forgotten sketches. Recorded over 5 years in various cities around the world. A shadow dances, a kite dives into the ground, a smoker exhales in a public market: this is a song about looking when you’re not at all sure what […]

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Clear Ice Fern

(2023) Images shot through architectural glass on Super 8 film in the dead of night in NYC. The title refers to one of the glass samples I used to frame up images of Times Square and other nightspots in NYC. The city peeks its head in as an off screen character, but the glass bends […]

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A Better Relationship With The Unknown

(2022) An investigation of issues surrounding Scottish independence, nationalism and Brexit. Voices float in and out, agreeing and disagreeing as images shot on the street in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness create the visual world of the film. Digital, color, sound, 18.5 min. Selected Screenings: Europenow Film Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, 2023 Athens International Film Festival, Athens OH, […]

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A Song For Some Reason

(2023) A love song to small moments uncovered while wandering the streets with a Super 8 camera. Digital, color, silent, 18.33 min. Selected Screenings: Film Diary NYC, Brooklyn, NY 2023

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New Beginnings and False Starts

(2021) A New Year’s card that looks backwards and considers what might be to come. A collage made up of outtakes from the set of “The Quick and the Dead” and educational filmstrips. (Footage courtesy Craig Baldwin.) Digital, color, sound, 2 min. Selected Screenings: Deep Focus Film Festival, NYC, 2022 Maryland Film Festival, 2022 Moviate […]

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Anti-Matter Film Festival

Anti-Matter Film FestivalOctober 23, 2023Vancouver BC, Canada

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Clear Ice Fern

Anti-Matter Film Festival – October 23, 2023 Vancouver, BC Canada

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Millennium Film Workshop

Millennium Film WorkshopStreet Life: The Personal Cinema of Mark StreetSeptember 23, 2023Brooklyn, NY

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Wisconsin Film Festival

Wisconsin Film FestivalApril 10, 2023Madison, WI

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Chicago Underground Film Festival – In person appearance

Chicago Underground Film FestivalSeptember 14, 2023Chicago, IL

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Europenow Film Festival

Europenow Film FestivalJune 3, 2023Glasgow, Scotland

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Bloomsday Film Festival

Bloomsday Film FestivalJune 13, 2023Dublin, Ireland

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Athens International Film Festival

Athens International Film FestivalApril 13, 2023Athens OH

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X Y Chromosome Project at Court Tree Collective (with Lynne Sachs)

A gallery show of collages by Mark Street and Lynne Sachs at Court Tree in 2018.

2019 | Installations

Lost Notes from Home live performance with The Lost Orchestra

Live musical performance to 5 Mark Street films.  Downtown Community Television, 2017. The Lost Orchestra is: Bradford Reed (King Missile III) Algis Kizys (Swans, Of Cabbages and Kings) Jim Coleman (Cop Shoot Cop) Geoff Gersh (Blue Man Group, Black Lodge, Pastor of Muppets)

2019 | Installations

A Train Ride Can Be a Tracking Shot

A multimedia performance/presentation at Court Tree Gallery in Brooklyn, 2016.

2019 | Installations

Work Songs

(2019) Through interviews and observational footage Work Songs explores how various workers find meaning in their jobs. The gig economy, automatisation and the decreasing power of unions are explored in planned and spontaneous interviews, leavened by finely observed evocations of work places. 68 min.

2019 | Films

Morning, Noon, Night; Water, Land and Sky

(2019) Hand processed 16mm film, stills, found footage and digital video are collaged and mixed to create a shimmering document of physical work. People, machines, boats, ropes and birds share a workspace surrounded by water. Digital, color and b/w, sound, 17.23 min

2019 | Films

Zoom

(2017) A frame by frame analysis of a 35mm print of a Dutch/French thriller reveals another layer of psychological complexity. Color, sound, 6 min.

2019 | Films