Had a great time chatting with host Frank Candiloro on 3CR's brill radio show Queering the Air! We talked about my comics and film work, past inspirations, favourite works and what's planned for the future.
You can listen to the April 28th episode here -
I have a new full-colour comic up on Entropy Magazine’s website!
Huge thank you to AD Keith McCleary who took the time out of a big house move to layout a house comic
My projection piece COSMIC ECHO will be screening in Florida as part of Digital Graffiti 2019, May 17-18th, Alys Beach.
Very excited to be part of one of the most venerated projection art festivals in the world!
Here’s a Q&A I did for their website
The coloured version of my comic ‘We Connected Across a River, Through a Vast Space, Just the Two of Us’ is up on Entropy Magazine’s website - big thank you to AD Keith McCleary for the gorgeous layout!
If you're in Adelaide you can check out my projection piece 'Cosmic Echo' playing for a few more days on the exhibition screens
Thank you to Seb and the team at AFC
David C Mahler – Cosmic Echo, 01:34 mins
Cosmic Echo depicts the flow of energies and by extension the element of consciousness through space, celestial bodies and forms of life. Presented as an infinite loop moving between the micro - the human eye - and the macro – a theoretical vast well of consciousness at the centre of the universe - this piece aims to present the cyclical nature of reality. The first half of the film depicts abstracted representations of creation before reaching the halfway point a mandala of consciousness where the two screens combine for a split second. Both screens then flip and reverse, thus playing out the inevitable destruction.
David animated this piece using a mixture of mediums, including spray paint, digital animation, traditional animation and film. Site specific four channel projection installation Cosmic Echo, created for the Signal Screens Commission 2017, City of Melbourne. Screened at Signal Art Space for the month of September 2017.
Thank you to Freya Pitt, Yandell Walton, Signal and the City of Melbourne.
Very excited to announce that Salvation Comes has been nominated for a Rome Prisma Independent Film Award! Winners announced on the 15th of February, fingers crossed!
Big congratulations to the cast and crew
My art films 'Cosmic Waves I - III' and 'Cosmic Echo' from the 'Cosmic Anthology' series will be screening Friday March 8th at Esoteric Festival. They'll be screened at the Moonlight bush Cinema. Wish I could make it, craving the doof!!
More info here: esotericfestival.com.au
My art film 'Portrait of Hans will be screening during the month of February at the Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, South Australia. I have two other films screening at the centre this year, 'Cosmic Echo' in April and 'Cosmic Waves I' in June. I'll post about them closer to the dates.
Big thank you to Seb and the AFC team
More info here -
Printed two new mini comics for the FotP 2019. All sold out. Finished colouring all these pages so maybe a full colour combo reprint is on the horizon...
Had such a time at the Festival of the Photocopier last weekend. For the first time ever it was a two day event this year. I managed to snag a spot both days, the first with dear friend Meg Rennie who unfortunately couldn't make it Sunday. Big thanks to Sticky institute for putting on the fest, huge congratulations on such a big, diverse and fun festival! Biggest zine fair in the southern hemisphere, goddamn!
I printed two new mini comics, 'Life' and 'Us and We' - all sold out I'm happy to say
A stack of new books - comics by Aaron Billings (@dillings), Meg Rennie (@meganrennieillo), Meng Tsung Lee (@lazywilly), Rachel Ang (@rtwa), Mandy Ord (@mandylouord), Alex Clark (@lexlotl), Jess Parker (@jesskittyparker), Chris Gooch (@chrisgooch44), Sam Emery (@samueltemery), Leonie Brialy (@leonlytimes), Frank Candiloro (@frankencomix), Marc Pearson (@marcpearson_) and Michael Hawkins (@hawk_wings