Wishes (2009) is a collaborative film by Blake Williams and Robin Bernat. Sumptuous imagery combined with Argentine tango music and dance become vehicles to explore a universal subconscious desire for wish fulfillment. Shot in high-definition digital video, Bernat, bandoneon player Osvaldo Barrios and Julian Ingram perform a wistful narrative about lost love and an illusive reunion. Wishes includes the participation of the Tango Junkies. Directed by Blake Williams and Robin Bernat.
Screened at Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia and at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; it is in the permanent collections of The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
Effortless (1998) in its original presentation at Solomon projects in Atlanta Georgia was intended as an installation:
three short single-channel video sequences appear simultaneously on three separate monitors, each mounted on a pedestal that rests in pools of melted beeswax.
The video is about aspects of human endeavor, some requiring enormous effort while others seem to be "effortless." These ideas are portrayed through a love poem, a story about incomprehension and finally three sequences of a garden sprinkler whose motion is accompanied by three preludes by Chopin.
This work was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial of The Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art. It is in their permanent collection.