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 -
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
Recent Exhibits & Press
FILE São Paulo 2015
June 16th - August 16th, 2015 - FILE: Electronic Language International Festival. Featuring "Heirloom", "Strandbeest" & "Smoking Man" by Bill Domonkos,
GIF IT! - L'exposition qui donne vie au GIF Art - Paris
June 11 - June 24, 2015, Les Ateliers Paris - Featuring "Woman with a Fork" by Bill Domonkos.
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"
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)
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.
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.