L.A. Sign Language

A dialog with the streets of Los Angeles seen through the eyes of visual artist Patrick Martinez and filmmaker/cinematographer Chaim Diesto.

Year: 2011
Film loop with music
Music by: Herb Alpert
Time lapse 3:11
Shot and edited by: Chaim Diesto

Directed by: Patrick Martinez
Produced for the exhibition "Reel Tawlk" Loft in Space Gallery, Honolulu, HI



RACIST REPUBLICANS X ARIZONA COLLAB COMMERCIAL


Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick is a strong supporter of the SB1070 bill.
The concept of this video was to challenge the main ideas of the bill and juxtapose those ideas with the fact that some players of the Diamondbacks represent the very people the
bill targets. SB1070 is a step backwards in terms of progression and should be dissolved for good. This is a slap in the face to the people that have fought for equal rights.

Year: 2010
Film loop with music
Music by: M.I.A.
Time lapse 1:46
Shot and edited by: Chaim Diesto

Directed by: Patrick Martinez
Produced for the exhibition "Dreams Deferred" Chinese American Museum, Los Angeles, CA



BLOW UP STATUS


Performance art piece, breaking down three weeks of work into under four minutes.
Year: 2010
Time lapse video with music
Music by Jay Electronica
Time lapse 3:38
Shot and edited by: Pom Casabella

Directed by: Patrick Martinez