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Spooky. Hypnotic. Lush. Witty. Sublime. The extraordinary films of San Francisco-based artist Bill Domonkos call up a descriptive vocabulary that never seems to capture the fluidity, the aesthetic metamorphoses, of the director's vision.

- Michael Hardy, Boston Globe -

Heirloom, Bill Domonkos, 2013

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Wenzel: A Comic Tale

A comic tale by Bill Domonkos with text by Robert Walser from his short story "Nervous" written in 1916.
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A short film by Bill Domonkos that uses manipulated archive film footage and animation. Featuring the music of Paul Mercer.

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Artist Statement

Iview my work as a collision and recombination of ideas. My process unfolds gradually and spontaneously—using found materials such as archive film footage, photographs, and the internet. I experiment by combining, altering, editing and reassembling using digital technology, special effects and animation to create a new kind of experience. I am interested in the poetics of time and space—to renew and transform materials, experiences and ideas. The extraordinary thing about cinema is its ability to suggest the ineffable—it is this elusive, dreamlike quality that informs my work."

- Bill Domonkos

Control Your Emotions

A game by Bill Domonkos (2014). Play it online or download the free Mac OS X game.

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Dying is Fun

In search of the sublime, Mr. Fireman spends most of his time conducting radical experiments of self-obliteration, an ecstatic process in which he puts himself into a hypnotic trance, mentally deleting parts of his body.

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Directed by Bill Domonkos with original music by Jill Tracy and Paul Mercer. An intense juxtapose of disconnect and emotion. NERVOUS96 casts a powerful spell, embodying the spirit of classic suspense and science fiction.

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Recent Exhibits & Press

Other Cinema: Haunted Screen - San Francisco
ATA Gallery, 992 Valencia (@ 21st) - May 16, 2015

On Digital Art with Bill Domonkos
IDOL Magazine, November 19, 2014

CologneOFF 2014, France
November 21, 2014 at Parachute Light Zero, Paris

Polona/Blog - The National Library of Poland
Featuring GIF's by Bill Domonkos based on the Library's collection.

Damen & Herren - Duesseldorf
CologneOFF 2014 screening event Oct 10, 2014.

Futur antérieur - Le French May - Hong Kong
March 22, 2014 to July 05, 2014 - The intense fascination for the future revealed by certain past works by contemporary artists is inspired from the historical form of modernism.
Futur antérieur - Galerie du jour agnès b. – Paris
March 24, to May 26, 2012

Frame & Frequency: A Survey of International Video Art
April 24, 2014, 7-9pm - Plectogaleria - Medellín, Colombia.

CologneOFF 2014 India,
The Research & Innovation Ashram, Guwahati/india

April 19, 2014 - Featuring "Quantum Harmonic Oscillator"

Different Domain
Dec, 6 - Jan. 18, 2014 - The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK

Revista Sans Soleil "Bill Domonkos, un artista singular"
by Agustín Javier Castaño Fernández

Article in Revista Sans Soleil (Spanish only)

Kyiv International Short Film Festival
November 8, 2013 - Featuring the short film "Quantum Harmonic Oscillator" by Bill Domonkos.

MAKEOVER: Downtown Art Gallery
April 10- June 30, 2013 (Lewisburg, PA) - Featuring artists Elliot Anderson & Bill Domonkos.

Past Exhibitions PDF


A collection of 3D stereo images by Bill Domonkos that combine altered, archive stereograms and 3D computer graphics.



Bill Domonkos is a filmmaker, GIF maker and stereoscopist. His work combines computer animation, still photography, live footage and manipulated archive film footage. His work has been broadcast and shown internationally in cinemas, film festivals, galleries and museums.

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A note about copyright: All of my films, images and gif animations use archive photos and film footage that are in the public domain. I only use music/sounds that are under the creative commons license or I purchase the rights to use a specific piece of music — or I have permission from the author.