Jimi Pantalon is a native New York artist creating experimental films and video installations for two decades. By regenerating cultural artifacts alongside his own dream-inspired scenes Jimi inhabits a world of visual poetry to seduce, entangle, and inspire.
As founder and director of WashMachine Productions, Jimi has coordinated dozens of interactive art events and film screenings in NYC as well as producing video content and documentation for artistic, theatrical, and corporate events.
His 2010 feature-length experimental documentary Out In The Wash mixes cross-country video journals with performance art to reflect upon conflicts between the personal and the political. Out In The Wash was screened at the 2011 Creator’s Project, 2012 Mixed Media Festival and at the International Center of Photography's OCCUPY Exhibit on Governor's Island.
In 2018 Jimi was commissioned to create two music videos for musician, Jason Zumpano to debut in spring of 2019. Jimi's latest music video, released in February 2019, is for the Adventure Violence song Fierce Invalids.
Jimi Pantalon recently completed his first historical fiction film script entitled Echoes Of Bermuda, about the music, politics, and social strife on the island in the 1970’s.
In February of 2016 the immersive video installation Galactic Whispers at Long Island University in Brooklyn's Humanities Gallery was inspired by the NASA 1977 launching of the Voyager1 space craft. This month long exhibition explored the transmutation of myth and information in our hyper-mediated world.
Bodies Take To Light, a collaboration with artist Daniel O'Neill began in 2013. Hand drawn domestic scenes are animated and inhabited by actors in this video mapping installation exploring the boundaries between people and their household technological devices. Exhibited at Brian Morris Gallery NYC 2014, Rhode Island International Art fest 2015, Animated Architecture NYC 2016, and as a month-long exhibition at The Holbrooke Arts Center 2015.
As director of animation Jimi produced the stop-motion sequences for the 2013 independent film; CLUTTER directed by Diane Crespo and starring Carol Kane.
In 2005 Jimi Pantalon was recipient of the Chris Cunningham Award for Excellence in Editing. His short film; BRAIN TRAIN won Best Short Film at Arlene's NYC Picture Show and was shown as part of the 2005 New Filmmakers Program at Anthology Film Archives.