Chris Johanson for MOCAtv: "Within The River of Time Is My Mind" Film

August 12, 2013

The works of artist Chris Johanson are often home-made and human-scaled, drawn, painted, and crafted with an economy that is neither naïve nor necessarily simple, just simply sincere. In this dream-like, psychedelic short film, Johanson is transported from his Echo Park home to a high desert where time ebbs and flows, backwards and forwards with a gentle wash, and where the sun rises and sets simultaneously forever. In the shade of a creosote bush he finds his wife, artist Johanna Jackson, and begins his creative process anew. Within The River of Time Is My Mind, featuring Johanson's new paintings, sculpture, and found wood site-specific installation, is on view at MOCA Pacific Design Center and has been extended through October 13, 2013.

Directed by Wyatt Troll.
Music by Sun Foot.
Remixed by Brian Mumford.
Produced by Ariane Stewart.
Edited by Omar Lagda.
SteadiCam by Dennis Noyes
Special thanks to Johanna Jackson and Raisin.

The exhibition Within The River of Time Is My Mind is on view through October 13, 2013.