We have created an art music video based on a proposed track by a film festival titled "Malaspina" by Raffaele Casarano, featuring Dhafer Youssef - oud, lyrics and voice. The visuals consist mainly of drawings by Dwayne Jahn, his 3rd art video. Tunesian jazz musician Dhafer Youssef's voice with Dwayne's recent Phases-Drawings are merging: "As a harmonious unison of heartfelt music, colorful drawings and serene film, PHASES touches upon themes of what we go through in life around the world when we introspect and let go. This video can be considered an abstracted representation of personal balance and the ongoing search for improvement". - Dwayne Jahn.
30 April, 2023
15 January, 2023
11 January, 2023
"Lightwaves Soundwaves" by Dwayne Jahn a part of Alibag Short Film Festival 2023 India
25 December, 2022
02 November, 2022
"Lightwaves Soundwaves" by Dwayne Jahn shown in the Museum of Popular Culture in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. from Nov. 1st, 2022 till Feb. 1st, 2023 through Cadence Video Poetry Showcase
20 September, 2022
04 September, 2022
"Lightwaves Soundwaves" by Dwayne Jahn a part of Korean International Short Film Festival
28 April, 2022
"Lightwaves Soundwaves" by Dwayne Jahn a part of the 2022 Cadence Video Poetry Festival
It’s my interest in abstract conceptions and the mediums chosen to collaborate for this film that struck me, they have ambivalent qualities. The mediums are not out of reach, not too professional, or inaccessible, they are contemporary. A juxtaposition of painter, poet, and sound artistry creates an elemental, triptych trifecta.
The foreground features words, trance-like, playing to the ordinance of our mind’s eye.
The background is liminal, shape shifting, loud in color covered by foreboding moisture. Rain drops melt the colors, bonding with the water-based paint only to, slowly, erase the lines and form new shapes. At times, the illusion is that there is the possibility of a barrier, between the rain, the paintings and the words.
There is more going on in this film than it presents at first viewing. “Transcending cause and effect”. The words distract like a disillusionment to the painting: words in the foreground, painting in the background and sometimes the other way around. The sonic ripples harmonizing with the hypnotic ripples faintly overlaying the loud colors collaborating with the words; close ups of what could be influenced or had reminded me of a visit with Kandinsky. The psychedelic future is in this film, pushing sensorial limits, a cinematic synesthesia with its purpose seemingly not to eliminate the sense of senses but combine them into a dreamlike harmony.
"Lightwaves Soundwaves" by Dwayne Jahn a part of Indian International Short Film Festival Awards
19 April, 2022
13 March, 2022
01 February, 2022
05 December, 2021
04 April, 2021
Primordial Enchantments by Dwayne Jahn
of contribution to self-pollution.
Aquatic paths shift to match
all that adds to our plane
beyond insane dream human.
As we move as one
this is the shaman's call.
Like the tree turned upside down
with its roots up as the crown
where the sun's starlight did sway
the moonlit night and brought the day,
reflections of my sensory mind
make all too rigid worlds unwind.
in the form of a jewel
uplift me, make me feel reason
and my grief overrule.
Afflictions losing their ways,
unmade in between waves,
we the rarest kind
within medicinal music.
Wisdom orb, vortex of gold,
a gateless gate we do behold.
Lakes of rainbow fire bright,
fulfillments reaching brand new heights.
Spirits ringing bells of light,
summoning the deathless rites.
guide my displays of the mind.
that can unbind and bind.
There are superb alignments to find.
I'm composed of states signless.
Let my life be by me redefined.
14 March, 2021
Celestial Particular by Dwayne Jahn
Seven foci, nexus
and undefilable spacetime
realms of continuum.
Good, great, glorious
the state of inner infernos
wisdoms and blisses
according to supreme willpower.
The axe of shadows was my weapon
against unnatural and illogical evil
in the world of tell.
Serve me please super-real abyss.
Pure love and philosophy the art of thinking.
May the creative spirit be glorified.
Mystical, miraculous, magical formlessness.
Freedom, fun, peace, harmony,
wonders and blissful happiness.
Each of us is nameless and
beyond word choice,
experiencing according to
infinite infinities of factors.
I can be
the conqueror of the great illusion -
intuitive, intelligent, instinctive,
grateful, gracious, graceful,
benefited by myriad personifications.
Unborn in liberation.
01 May, 2017
Buoyant/Heiter included in exhibition PAPER PAIRS
05 February, 2017
Splendid Sparks | 21 x 29.7 cm
04 February, 2017
01 March, 2015
25 January, 2015
Essence #8 | 28.5 x 21 cm
24 January, 2015
Essence #7 | 28.5 x 21 cm
23 January, 2015
Essence #6 | 28.5 x 21 cm
22 January, 2015
Essence #5 | 28.5 x 21 cm
Watercolor pencil on 300 g/m² paper
11" x 8"/28.5 cm x 21 cm