1. A spectral journey through Nashville's transforming downtown.

    Uploaded 24 Plays 0 Comments
  2. Phantom Engineer is a cine-installation that employs three prominently visible projectors, each with a loop of 16mm film, to construct a meditation on Nashville’s history as a hub for commerce. The piece is also a reflection on the deep nature of film, of substance, of luminosity and shadow. Ghostly images of semi-transparent trains endlessly flicker across the gallery wall. The representational landscape of industrial Nashville is complicated by the abstracted movement within the frame.

    Warren says, “Having recently returned to Nashville after 14 years away, I was reacquainted with the ubiquitous sight and sound of the freight train—caught behind a railroad crossing by day, hearing the high lonesome whistle at night—I was impressed by a latent poetry in the machine that I had never considered. Seeing it in this new light brought to mind the kinship that trains have with my film camera, another product of the industrial revolution. My decision to document and display these images with a 16mm motion picture camera and film projectors instead of digital media is critical for articulating the relationship between the subject and the historical situation of the medium.”

    # vimeo.com/141847089 Uploaded 260 Plays 0 Comments

Nashville Cycle (2016-2017)

john warren Plus

"Warren has used a film camera ... to capture and present that kind of poetic collage of visual associations that would never screen in a mainstream movie theater. Hence, attempts to peg Warren as a traditional filmmaker or a contemporary video artist…


+ More

"Warren has used a film camera ... to capture and present that kind of poetic collage of visual associations that would never screen in a mainstream movie theater. Hence, attempts to peg Warren as a traditional filmmaker or a contemporary video artist are all met with contradictions." - Joe Nolan, Burnaway

Browse This Channel

Shout Box

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.