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There Is Something Here looks at the components of filmmaking through the lens of the artist’s process, and the challenges of mastering artistic craft while wrestling with self-doubt, lack of experience, and fear of failure. Originally titled: Nothing to See Here, Carlos David TC leaves behind the self-deprecation that many artists experience to instead focus on celebrating the process of growth and exploration.
After a year of lockdowns, quarantines, and unfinished projects There Is Something Here examines the gap between a creative idea and its full realization, reveling in the uncomfortable but generative midpoint of the filmmaking process. From initial sketches to editing, color grading, sound mixing, and everything in between, there is something here and Carlos wants you to see it with him.
Carlos David TC’s solo exhibition features installations of unfinished, deconstructed, incomplete, raw, finished, and mastered video work, conceived in collaboration as an Artist-in-Residence at Flux Factory during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The works will be presented via text, color waveforms, sound, and traditional moving images. Some of the works include My Quarantine Shoes, The Self* Tapes, Pass The Hours, Spencer’s Gift, and the premiere of the trailer for his newest short film: Jevi from 9 to 11.
Jevi from 9 to 11 is a fictionalized documentary about a painter who works at a museum during the pandemic and is set to be released in October 2021. The short film is part of a series called Artist* from 9 to 5 which follows immigrant artists from “9 to 5” the traditional American business hours.