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Francisco Ricardo Speaks About His Childhood in Cuba November 7, 2018

In this compelling autobiographical video, Francisco Ricardo describes his childhood and his family members’ experience with Castro’s Cuba and their difficult exodus from Cuba. The video includes ethereal music, personal narration, and images from Cuba:

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Categories: Biography

Vespers for Adrienne October 31, 2018

An instrumental composition for Adrienne Chamberlin, co-founder of Conceptualist Films, kind friend, wise producer, and patient Guide in creative production and in life. Adrienne ascended to spirit on October 12, 2018.

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Categories: Reflection

Oct 12, 2018 Driving to the Akashic Medium October 25, 2018

As Francisco drives to visit a powerful medium, knowing Adrienne has little time to live, he shares his thoughts about her, about music, and more. On his way there, he receives an important call.

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Categories: Reflection

Aug 26, 2018 Sadness in Deer Isle October 19, 2018

In August, 2018, Francisco visited Deer Isle, Maine to see producer and friend Adrienne Chamberlin, whom he hasn’t seen in six months. Seeing how Adrienne, who has been fighting a brain tumor, will not likely recover, he shares what she has meant to his life and work.

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Categories: Media and Meaning

“Kusama – Infinity” – A Film Review September 26, 2018

Hello! After years of quiet formation in Japan, young Yayoi Kusama moved to New York City and struggled to become an artist. But the American 1960’s was not open to women artists, and eventually, she returned to Japan, but now is the among the most recognizable, prolific, and influential celebrated artists of the last forty years. Now a film, “Kusama – Infinity” captures her stormy personal voyage.

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Categories: Film

Recalling the Lost Mystique of the Renaissance Chiaroscuro Woodcut August 4, 2018


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Francisco recounts how the brief history of this luminous medium was pioneered mainly by five masters, whose prolific reproduction, like modern Warhol silk screen prints, saturated the culture of their day.

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Categories: Media and Meaning

Film Review of The Gospel According to Andre July 11, 2018

Francisco reflects on “The Gospel According to AndrĂ©”, a new documentary about the most sensitive and original avatar of the fashion industry, AndrĂ© Leon Talley.

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Categories: Media and Meaning

Album: Meridians (2017) June 5, 2018

Available on Amazon.

 

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The Tragedy of Europe in the Life of Walter Benjamin May 16, 2018

The 20th century ushered in many innovations and changes, from industry and engineering to film. It also brought Europe and the world into two devastating wars. German cultural and literary critic Walter Benjamin lived and worked during this dangerous time, as media philosopher Francisco uncovers in this fascinating new episode. Dive into his mind!

 

 

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Roman Jakobson – A Double Pioneer April 24, 2018

While being driven to the 25th anniversary of the film “Groundhog Day” at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, Francisco recounts the life of pioneering humanist Roman Jakobson, who published over 600 articles and books, often while fleeing the Nazis. And like Wittgenstein, Jakobson founded two major intellectual movements in the 20th century. Incredible man and mind.

Roman Jakobson – A Double Pioneer

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Categories: Media and Meaning