Jimi Pantalon

Jimi Pantalon wash@washmachineproductions.com

Jimi Pantalon is a native New York artist creating experimental films and video installations for over a decade. By regenerating cultural artifacts alongside his own dream-inspired scenes, Jimi has developed a unique cinematic language using stop-motion collage and documentary to seduce, entangle, and inspire through poetic tensions between sight and sound, fiction and non-fiction.

As founder and director of WashMachine Productions, Jimi has produced dozens of interactive art events and film screenings as well as providing professional video projection and documentation for artistic, theatrical, and corporate events in NYC.

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 and 2012 Mixed Media Festival and was shown as part of the International Center of Photography's OCCUPY Exhibit on Governor's Island.

In February of 2016 the immersive video installation Galactic Whispers, inspired by the NASA 1977 launching of the Voyager1 space craft, examined the transmission and transmutation of myth and information in our hyper-mediated world. Galactic Whispers was a month long exhibition at Long Island University in Brooklyn's Humanities Gallery. 

An ongoing collaborative video installation Bodies Take To Light with artist Daniel O'Neill's hand drawn domestic scenes animated and now inhabited by actors exploring the boundaries between people and their 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 he produced the stop­-motion sequences  for  the  2013  independent  film;  CLUTTER  directed  by  Diane  Crespo  and starring  Carol  Kane. 

In 2005  Jimi Pantalon won  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.    

Jimi Pantalon recently completed his first historical fiction film script entitled Dark Days In Paradise, about the music, politics, and social strife of Bermuda in the 1970’s.