Kasumi’s “The Drowning” at Ingenuity 2012

Profile photograph by Robert Muller

Showing: Fri 10PM, Sat 10PM, Sun 4PM

Warehouse 32

From the producers of Shockwaves, the breakthrough feature film

premiering Spring 2013…


“The Drowning,” the award-winning 3 screen experimental film, explores

the impressions running through a man’s mind in the moments before his

death: the sensation of time slowing down, of heightened bodily

perceptions, and the simultaneous unreeling of an internal cinema of

images that create an unconscious narrative of personal history and



Director: Kasumi


Kasumi, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, is internationally celebrated as a

leading innovator of a new art form synthesizing film, sound, video,

and emerging technologies. She has won global acclaim for her

experimental films and video art in venues worldwide, from her Lincoln

Center appearance with Pinchas Zukerman and The New York Philharmonic

to live performances with Grandmaster Flash and DJ Spooky, and has

performed and exhibited work at Württembergischen Kunstverein

Stuttgart and at the Chroma Festival de Arte Audiovisual in

Guadalajara, Mexico.


Her film Breakdown, which premiered at Carnegie Hall with the American

Composers Orchestra, won Vimeo’s Best Remix award 2010. She was

awarded an EMPAC Dance Movies Commission and has created video art for

performance with The Cleveland Orchestra. Her film The Free Speech

Zone, cited in The Encyclopedia of Underground Movies, was featured at

the Forum des Images in Paris, the Milano Film Festival, Expresión en

Corto, Mexico City, and the Sapporo International Short Film Festival

where it won First Prize.


An associate professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art, book author,

essayist, film-script writer, Academy Award-nominated soundtrack

composer, and former Baroque musician with four LP albums, two

Carnegie Hall performances, and international concert tours to her

credit, Kasumi has received the Adriano Asti Award for Best

Experimental Film at Montecacini, Italy; Director’s Citation at the

Black Maria Film Festival; Seoul Film Festival’s Special Jury Award;

Best Experimental Film at IFP Chicago and Sapporo International Film

Festival; and others.  Her work has been screened at festivals in

Iran, the Slovak Republic, Turkey, Japan, Korea, Romania, Italy,

Germany, Mexico, Holland, France, England, the U.S., and Canada, and

displayed at distinguished institutions including Muzeul Florean,

Romania; Itau Cultural Center, São Paulo; The Butler Institute of

American Art; The Museum of Fine Art, Houston; The Cleveland Museum of

Art; Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro; San Diego Museum of Art;

Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires; and

Anthology Film Archives, among others.