Archive for the ‘Short Film’ Category

Long Distance Poison – A Passage Above

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013


Long Distance Poison – A Passage Above from Matthew Caron on Vimeo.

Music: Long Distance Poison
Video: Matthew Caron and Rebecca Gaffney
Available as part of the Fin Records LP/DVD release Gliese Translations by Long Distance Poison
Buy Gliese Translations from Fin Records

Matthew Caron and Rebecca Gaffney’s collaborative video A Passage Above is a direct investigation into the inner workings of contemporary and antiquated technology. “A Passage Above” employs projection, lights, mirrors, and cameras to craft a feedback chasm representing a journey into the innerspace of the camcorder, the VCR, and the Edirol V-4 video mixer.

- From the catalog for Manifest Destiny, a public exhibition at Outlet Fine Art in Bushwick, Brooklyn

A Passage Above first appeared in the real world as part of Manifest Destiny at Outlet Fine Art on April 19, 2013. It premiered on the internet at Decoder Magazine on June 11, 2013.

Long Distance Poison – The Three Voices of Tawûsê Melek

Friday, February 1st, 2013


Long Distance Poison – The Three Voices of Tawûsê Melek from Fin Records on Vimeo.

Before we got all comfy with EPGs and Guides and TiVo there were ‘flicking channels. And when you flicked channels you built up a bizzaro narrative from the fragments of TV that clunked in front of your eyes. People wrote endlessly about this as if these machine narratives gave us some insight into 20th century malaise; but In some Cronenberg-ian daydream these channels were not fragmented, they hung around and decayed over each other, melting together in an orgy of RGB (or Y’UV / Y’IQ, pedants).

Rising and falling and obtaining, in a Paralax View style, some sort of mental hold on you through its pixel overload, it nonetheless has many moments of almost woodcut beauty (see the black and white section with the peacock). Although mind-melded to the music throughout, interestingly, the video’s own momentum keeps it going well past the song’s end; like some whirling dancer still jerking up into the air long after the music’s stopped and the lights are on.

Matthew Caron’s hypnotic destruction of video is what’s being described above. They’ve done this in the service of “The Three Voices of Tawûsê Melek” by Long Distance Poison. This video is included on a DVD that will, in turn, be included with the Gliese Translations LP/DVD which can be pre-ordered here.

- 20jazzfunkgreats

“The Three Voices of Tawûsê Melek” and a collaborative video performance with Rebecca Gaffney titled “A Passage Above” are included on a DVD packaged with the 12? vinyl of Gliese Translations, available from Fin Records 3/19/2013. PRE-ORDER HERE.

Long Distance Poison is Nathan Cearley, Erica Bradbury, and Casey Block. Matthew Caron performs projections.

Long Distance Poison x E.S.P. TV x Matthew Caron “Signal III”

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012


E.S.P. TV #17 from E.S.P. TV / LOUIS V E.S.P. on Vimeo.

Taped Live at PACS Gallery, Brooklyn NY for live stream to Seattle’s Next 50 Festival, 2012

Music by Long Distance Poison

Signal I and Signal II videos by Matthew Caron

Live video mix and manipulation by Scott Kiernan, Victoria Keddie, and Ethan Miller

Cameras by Lee Lichtsinn, Matt Bonner, and Rebecca Gaffney

Produced by E.S.P. TV for Manhattan Neighborhood Network, 2012

Long Distance Poison – Signals To A Habitable Zone

Monday, June 25th, 2012


Long Distance Poison – Signals To A Habitable Zone – Signal I from Fin Records on Vimeo.


Long Distance Poison – Signals To A Habitable Zone – Signal II from Fin Records on Vimeo.

Long Distance Poison – Signals To A Habitable Zone
Fin Records, 2012
Directed by

“Long Distance Poison present an irresistible concoction of convergent psychedelic and analog electronic energies, everything from a love of nature, and Rothko-like visual aesthetics, to musical influences like Sky Records, John Carpenter soundtracks, minimalism, and a less-hyper Mother Mallard or post-Phaedra Tangerine Dream. They’ve released some excellent tapes on Ecstatic Peace, Digitalis Limited, VCO Recordings, Constellation Clatsu, Cryptic Carousel and more–releases that capitalize on the band’s strength in long-form electronic composition with a wealth of improvisational wiggle-room. There’s a “ground” concept for each section of each piece, but that merely serves as a taking-off point for LDP’s pulsating extrapolations, typically about 30 minutes in length total, or longer. They’ve been wowing local Brooklyn audiences for some time now, and part of the fun of their shows is the opportunity to experience the band finding their way in the moment, watching the clay of their ideas take on form and urgency as they go.”

–by Wm. Berger, host of My Castle of Quiet on radio WFMU

The videos for SIGNAL I and SIGNAL II are included on a DVD packaged with the 12″ vinyl of Signals To A Habitable Zone, available from Fin Records. Buy Signals To A Habitable Zone HERE.

Long Distance Poison is Nathan Cearley, Erica Bradbury, and Casey Block. Matthew Caron does projections.

SIGNAL I premiered on June 25th, 2012 at Impose Magazine
SIGNAL II premiered on June 22, 2012 at Ad Hoc

The Golden Voice

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

The Golden Voice (2006)
Directed by Gregory Cahill
Produced and Edited by Matthew Caron
Starring Sophea Pel as Ros Sereysothea.

Ros Sereysothea was Cambodia’s most beloved rock singer until Pol Pot’s nightmarish regime took over the country in 1975. Her voice became her only chance of survival.

For more information about this film visit The Golden Voice

The Golden Voice (2006) at imdb


Friday, December 31st, 2004

Slim (2004)
Written, directed and edited by Matthew Caron

Slim shows up at Zelda’s house and is invited to meet her family. What starts out as an improvised visit ends up being a nightmarish evening with Zelda’s creepy parents and her deformed sister Cordelia, who shows Slim unusual attention. The house, resembling the one in Hitchcock’s Psycho, together with the Lynchian characters creates a nail-gripping horror story, told in black and white, in a filmic world with the same constructions as a nightmare. Matthew Caron has mixed influences from David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, and Clive Barker with a youthful and crisp style, resulting in 18 minutes of suspension and adrenaline rushes of fear. – Natalie Majerski, Stockholm International Film Festival


Friday, December 31st, 2004

RSVP (2004)
Directed by Pamela Love
Produced and Edited by Matthew Caron