Ongoing Box, the debut documentary from musician/artist David Bernabo, details the role of process in the arts with several Pittsburgh-based artists. Conceptual artist Lenka Clayton creates new works in her "Artist Residency in Motherhood" series while movement theater artist Mark C. Thompson works with miming and sculptural movement for a piece on predation. Blaine Siegel works across mediums to develop new diamond-shaped paintings, a dance installation, and a large video work. The definition of "artist" is also expanded to include Kevin Sousa, chef and owner of Union Pig and Chicken, Superior Motors, and formerly Salt of the Earth, as he forages the formerly steel-infused neighborhood of Braddock, PA for wild edibles. Through studio works-in-progress, performance, interview, and filmed experiments with smoke/motors/ice, the film documents a cultural landscape that revels in new collaborations, new work, and a strangely freeing lack of commercial expectation. Other participants include choreographer Maree ReMalia, painter Stephanie Armbruster, photographer Garret Jones, and luthier Raymond Morin (of Pairdown).
Directed / Cinematography / Edited / Music / Produced by David Bernabo
Additional Cinematography by Lin Clark
Additional Editing by Maree ReMalia
Additional Music by Raymond Morin
Published by Host Skull Ongoing Box (HSOB)