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Days Gone Not Forgotten by Jesse Richards

May 5, 2012

Jesse Richards (born Bridgeport, CT. USA 1975) is a filmmaker, photographer, artist, model and actor. He has been making films off and on since the early 1990’s.
In the Summer of 2001 he became a member of the international art movement, Stuckism. He organized several international art exhibitions of Stuckist and Remodernist work during that time including The War on Bush in New Haven, CT. in 2003, as well as the first comprehensive exhibition of work from all of the Remodernist groups at CB’s313 in New York City in 2005. Richards also participated as an artist in several major exhibitions with them, including The Stuckists Punk Victorian at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool in 2004 during the Liverpool Biennial, and The Triumph of Stuckism/Symposium on Stuckism at John Moores University in Liverpool during the 2006 Liverpool Biennial. Richards quit the Stuckists in 2006. In 2011 he reteamed with Stuckists Joe Machine and others as a member of The Institute of Collective Remodernism.
Richards is a published photographer, favoring pinhole cameras and lomography. He has collaborated as a photographer in books with Billy Childish, Wolf Howard and others.
As a filmmaker, Richards is the founder of the Remodernist Film Movement and is the author of its manifesto, as well as the producer of the Remodernist feature-length collaboration, “In Passing” He is currently in early pre-production on a feature film adaptation of Rilke’s novel “The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge”, which will he will co-direct with German filmmaker Mario Mentrup.
Richards approach to filmmaking emphasizes use of intuition and improvisation and exploration of the natural and spiritual world, attention to memories, nostalgia, duration, an acceptance of the inner shadow, and a longing for finding one’s place within the wider world (if such a thing is even possible).

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