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 absurd, as well as moments of sublime beauty—to renew and transform materials, experiences and ideas. The extraordinary thing about cinema is its ability to suggest the ineffable—something that cannot or should not be expressed in words, only hinted at through sounds and images. It is this elusive, dreamlike quality that informs my work. "
- Bill Domonkos
Recent Exhibits & Press
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.
CologneOFF 2013 Italy I,
Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art Syracuse/Italy
July 24-28, 2013 - Featuring "Lu deux fois" by Bill Domonkos
MAKEOVER: Downtown Art Gallery
April 10- June 30, 2013 (Lewisburg, PA) - Featuring artists Elliot Anderson & Bill Domonkos.
Bill Domonkos Screening & Talk: April 16, 2013, 7:30pm at the Campus Theatre downtown. Program PDF
Busho 08 - Budapest Short Film Festival
September 4-9, 2012 - Featuring the short film "Wormhole" by Bill Domonkos.
Futur antérieur - Galerie du jour agnès b. – Paris
Structured around the themes of retrofuturism, steampunk and archeomodernism, the exhibition FUTUR PERFECT aims to create a dialogue between past cultural output that imagined the future, with work from contemporary artists.
Bill Domonkos is an experimental filmmaker and video artist. 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.