As Grand Detour’s Summer Screening Series draws to a close, it is with immense excitement and pride that we announce our final presenter: Grand Detour co-founding member Karl Lind, an award-winning filmmaker, curator, and videographer. Admission is on a sliding scale from $3-6, which is split with the presenting artist and goes toward funding Grand Detour’s projects and screening space. Lind will present a selection of his video …work, discuss his life and progress, and in general do his best to entertain. Included in the program is Lind’s experimental documentary short “122 Random Seconds”, which was named Best Documentary at the 36th NW Film and Video Festival in 2009, and which Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times calls “A perfect slice of life perfectly captured”.
Since 2002, Karl Lind has created short videos by incorporating a mixture of found and original materials, collaborations with fellow artists, and totally random moments captured while the video camera’s “record” button just happened to be depressed. In 2006, he also began curating under the moniker “Odds and Ends”, holding screenings in Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City and San Francisco. His work has been screened internationally in film festivals and art galleries including the Rotterdam International Film Festival, PDX Film Fest!, NW Film and Video Festival, Other Cinema, Images Contre Nature and galleryHomeland. In 2008, he provided video programming in partnership with the Urban Nomad Film Festival for the Tai-Pei Biennial, and has served as a guest editor for Vol.11 of The Journal of Short Film.