David Fenster: An Evening of Short Films

An Evening of Short Films by David Fenster

The Chinati Foundation is pleased to host a free screening of short films by artist in residence David Fenster on Friday night, November 4, 2011 at 8:00 PM at the Crowley Theatre in downtown Marfa. Everyone is invited.

Fenster was born in Miami and began making films while studying at the University of Florida at Gainesville. Since graduation, he has made it a point to live in many places and to use his surroundings and the people he meets as an evolving subject for his films. Fenster lived briefly in Colorado, making nature documentaries for the Discovery Channel. He then relocated to New York City and worked as a freelance videographer and editor. Fenster attended the California Institute of the Arts where he received a MFA in film and video. His films include Fly Amanita (2010), The Call (2008), The Livelong Day (2007) and Trona (2004). Fenster’s film Wood (2006), about a tree’s progress from harvesting in Oregon through sawmill to lumber, won the Jury Prize for best documentary short at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Last year he organized FungiFest, a series of wild mushroom inspired events, at Machine Project in Los Angeles. He also teaches at CalArts and UC San Diego.