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  1. Hymn to Xochiquetzal is a stop-motion animation of an improvisational mural/graffiti painted at an abandoned home in the mining village of Fierro, New Mexico.

    Collaboratively, this improvised mural/animation is an effort to create an intermedia tri-lingual narrative/visual poem celebrating the images and literature of the Najuatl (meso-american) tradition.

    Hymn to Xochiquetzal

    Our beloved one, Xochiquetzal,
    I gladly go to the dancing place by the water,
    going forth to the houses in Tamoanchan

    Proud and beautiful young ones,
    Wise ones, learned ones, who wept for the beauty of xochiquetzal;
    you who have searched for Xochiquetzal, go forth to the place where i am going.

    Go to the dancing place by the water,
    to the place by the water where our beloved one brings forth beauty.

    Peter Garcia • Peter Bill

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  2. performance edit of dream of the city.
    @ the kitchen NYC

    using text from
    jachym topol
    eleni sikilenious
    film collages of
    peter bill
    music of
    james rowe

    michael lee and eleni read the poetry live for the performance. for full credits see the end of the movie...

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  3. A site specific single channel video installation
    sponsored by the City of Los Angeles
    Department of Cultural Affairs
    with generous support from the
    National Endowment for the Arts

    The ontology of this piece was inspired by Native American tribes who inhabited Southern California.
    The Chumash Indians believed that there were three worlds: the world which we inhabit as well as the one above and below us. The world above was the sky and the home of the eagle, sun, moon and the supernatural; the middle world, where humans reside, was held in place by a giant serpent which sometimes moved and caused earthquakes; and the lower world, the underworld, was the home of darkness and evil spirits. Ann Kaneko and I wove this cosmology to combine the natural landscape with chumash motiffs and the contemporary machine culture. It would have been too easy set up these points as binary opposites- instead we attempted to show them all together as a fluid continuity in the evolution of the Southern California landscape.

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  4. Picture and Concept: Peter Bill
    Sound: Alvin Van der Kuech

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  5. Upptaka úr Fríkirkjunni
    Iceland Airwaves, 2013
    An Isola Creation by
    Peter Bill

    and
    F.D. Cristian
    Josie Foster
    Elma Dögg Steingrímsdóttir
    Bruno Granato
    Kristinn Hallur Jonsson
    Gunni Kristjáns
    Hallgrímur Grétarsson

    Elwha River timelapses filmed by
    Peter, Thoralyn, and Oonaugh Foster Bill

    This is the first video from Múm's transcendent show during Iceland Airwaves 2013. I mixed an edit from the live show with timelapses I filmed with my daughters on the Elwha river this past May. Much thanks to all who took part!

    # vimeo.com/104298192 Uploaded 1,512 Plays 0 Comments

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