Truth or Falsity

By Stephan Pisko Mind cannot grasp ‘dead end truths’ that is a point of defining depths that fraction falsity a far more intriguing space that mind is familiar with over the decades and centuries of human history. When we say ‘mind’ we identify a ‘conditioned mainstream thought’ which spins it’s ‘defining truths’ like a wheel…

2021 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

Top Prizes Go To CODA, Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), Flee, and Hive  CODA, Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), Hive, Writing With Fire, and Ma Belle, My Beauty Win Audience AwardsPresented by Acura The 2021 Sundance Film Festival’s Awards Ceremony took place tonight, hosted by…

AVA DuVERNAY JOINS AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF OSCAR CONTENDER ‘A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION’ NEW SHORT DOCUMENTARY FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES OP-DOCS, CO-DIRECTORS BEN PROUDFOOT, KRIS BOWERS

NEW VIDEO RELEASED OF DuVERNAY & BOWERS IN-CONVERSATION FILM TO HAVE FESTIVAL DEBUT AT SUNDANCE 2021 TOMORROWFULL FILM NOW STREAMING ON NYTIMES.COM The new short subject documentary A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION tells the story of virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer Kris Bowers as he tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim…

Sundance ‘21 Goes Beyond Film

Opening Night Welcome, Awards Night, Conversations & More, Available Free & Worldwide Sponsors, Foundations Host Virtual Main Street Venues The lineup for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, taking place on a Sundance-built and feature-rich online platform, goes well beyond feature and short films, episodic work and the VR/XR of New Frontier — it also encompasses a…

United We Stand

By The Art Of Monteque Team In times of strife we must always remember that we are stronger together than apart. What happened on January 6, 2021 has wounded the heart of humanity in so many ways. While what happened was truly horrific let us not forget it is through those horrific times in history…

Highway’s 2nd Annual Film Maudit 2.0 Festival Returns for Twelve Days of Free Online Screenings Tuesday January 12 through Sunday January 24, 2021

On January 12-24 2021, the legendary L.A. Performance Space and Gallery Highways will present its Second Annual Film Maudit 2.0 festival to showcase and celebrate new outré, unusual and startling films. The Film Maudit 2.0 festival features over 125 works of cinema from 25 countries including films rarely if ever, seen in festivals: works addressing…

What is the Dreamweaver Artist Ranch?

Simply put it is nature at its best. It is tranquility It is inspiration It is creativity It is community It is renewal It is self discovery It is peace The Dreamweaver artist Ranch is where you can live your best life. It is more than a hideaway it is a place where Artist will…

Showered Schmooze Set

By Stephan Pisko When I think of “mission” I’m thinking a godspell gadget with a hanging cross suspended gaping it’s neck who says you have a so called: “mission” in the first place? Your mind perhaps? Sounds like someone has a violent streak instigating a call for “kill the mission?” Ultimately this is a mind…

The Most Important Day

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. Franklin D. Roosevelt The Art of Monteque wishes for everyone to have a safe and effective Election…

Sundance Institute Selects Latest Slate of Documentary Fund Grantees

23 Projects from 21 Countries to Receive Unrestricted Support The latest cohort of Sundance Institute Documentary Fund Grantees, was announced, comprise 23 nonfiction film projects from 21 countries of production. Unrestricted grant support, totaling $540,000, will benefit the projects across various production stages from development to post-production.  Grants are made possible by The Open Society…

Artistic Atmosphere

By Stephan Pisko Atmosphere pulls artists’ into something tragic. If they are insecurely plastic not contented basically within an “unpure state” a creative cleaning process must be undertaken to render “artistic purity” a totally contented secure honesty “expressing the expression” not a contaminated carbon copy of atmosphere where the artist can create literally anywhere anytime.…

Sophisticated Slavery

Stephan Pisko, The human mind is a ‘chronic constant’ within everything we are affected by near (or) far I mean you can go into the highest levels of economic business and find that within corporations’ and governments alike the degree of ‘sophisticated slavery is unparalleled and this is all a direct result of the ‘techie…

Who Cares About The Future – Que Sera Sera

By Stephan Pisko This song: “Whatever Will Be Will Be – The Future Is Not Ours To See” (Que Sera Sera) is typical of a selfish humanoid concept we don’t care about the future whatever will come we don’t care we won’t be here physically anyways so to hell with the future but because ‘Doris…

Library Book Irrelevance

By Stephan Pisko There are library books’ within this time and environment culture that have absolutely no relevance to anything meaningful (or) useful they don’t really support anything intellectually worth while. So what are these books doing on library shelves? Who picks these pathetic prize? It seems to me that nobody clearly perceives “exactly as…

The Howling Moment Of Change

At this moment everything that our society was built upon seems to be falling away. Showing the true inadequacy of our global community. It seems time and time again we continue to repeat the mistakes of the past, each time we state that we have finally learned the lessons of humanity and yet tribalism still…

To Possess A Future We Must Live In The Past

  By Stephan Pisko We have never known how to live on this planet exercising our total brain powers for useful purposes that would benefit most human beings’ but we can create synthetic DNA life form self replicating bacterial cells – WOW ! This is sadly depressing it shows that our ‘conditioned mental merry-go-round’ still…

A Message From The Art Of Monteque

  Dear The Art Of Monteque Community, These are unprecedented times. With an overwhelming number of closures and cancellations in regards to COVID-19, The Art Of Monteque Team understands how difficult it can be to navigate this new and frightening world. The uncertainty is the most consistent part of our present condition. At this difficult…