IVAN’S NEWEST PASSION, Raghubir Kintisch, 2016, 7:15, HD Video, color, soundThey 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.
FURRY FABRIC FEET, Raghubir Kintisch, 2016, 2:45, HD Video, color, sound. A moving meditation on my childhood obsession with dogs and desire.
HIPPOPOTAMUS, Raghubir Kintisch, 2016, 2:37, HD Video, color, sound. I reenact my very first meditation at the Getty.
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.
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.
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".
THE BIG CRISIS, Raghubir Kintisch, 2020, 7:01, HD Video, color, sound. he female body is, no matter how glorious in all its manifestations, a big crisis. Women are taught that it must be tamed or it must be exploited; rarely is there a neutral ground. But never is the potential for crisis more prevalent than when your mother takes you to get your first bra.
PARANORMATIVE QUINTET, Raghubir Kintisch, 2019, 22:30, HD Video, B&W, soundMeditation, using found and original footage, in response to a sound piece I did in 2017 about the nature of magic, the paranormal and coincidence.
Rites of Passage (Un Homme et Une Femme), Raghubir Kintisch, 2018, 3:06, HD Video, color, sound.The fourth in a series of short videos exploring my matriarchal legacy. Eastern European Jews slap the faces of their daughters as they enter womanhood; a confusing rite of passage that had its origins in folklore. From one generation to another, young women are simultaneously gifted the mixed message of condemned sexuality and rituals of sexual enticement.
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.
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 received an overwhelming response from individuals who acknowledged major changes in their lives including religious confirmations, "becoming" a woman, losing one's virginity, accepting the women' role in a family, and transitioning from woman to man. All footage and audio, distorted as it may be, was from Skype calls. I particularly like this method because the subject frames themselves.
BIG MAN OF SHERMAN WAY, Raghubir Kintisch, 2016, 4:31, HD Video, color, sound. The haunting recurring, obsessive thoughts that accompany the of an unhealthy relationship is the subject of this short video featuring the music of Sumo and a familiar advertising icon in Van Nuys, CA.
SONG OF PRAISE, Raghubir Kintisch, 2016, 18:48, HD Video, B&W, sound. A multi-location installation and series of events using video, music, performance, conversation and mixed media to examine and exalt the power of music and spirit to build community. In the First A.M.E. Church of Santa Monica, the ministry of music, in particular the gospel music, is the glue that holds the community together and this is the filter though which I tell the story. In Song of Praise, I embraced and participated in the spiritual and emotional aspects of location that bring and keep a community together.
FAME by the Sea Praise Choir at 18th street Arts Center 5/7/16