Over the past few weeks, we’ve been visiting with Iowa filmmakers whose works will be seen in “The Film Lounge,” a new television program that will premiere next week on Iowa Public Television. If you’re joining us here for the first time, feel free to click through our blog to meet our other featured artists.
If you’re free, feel free to join us for any of the free preview parties Feb. 5 in Iowa City, Feb. 9 in Des Moines and Feb. 11 in Sioux City, where you can meet some of the filmmakers and other film fans. The parties, like the series itself, are presented by IPTV, Produce Iowa and the Iowa Arts Council.
Meantime, let’s meet Kristian Day, a documentary filmmaker, photographer and noise artist who lives in Des Moines but spends up to 40 percent of his time working in Los Angeles.
A native of Rock Island, Illinois, Kristian developed an interest in music and art at an early age. Avant-garde artists such as Brian Eno, Boyd Rice and Merzbow inspired him to build microphones out of radio parts and modified electronic children’s toys to create atmospheric/anxiety-driven recordings.