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SCANS: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

08:18. Artist talks (slideshow): Discussion: Photographic Scans: art, and our relationship to technology.

This video is about photography and mixed media, imagery and perception, analog, digital photographic, and art processes. One pass of a scan can be equated with consciousness or some expansive space, with the wealth of information that is in there. Looking is definitely part of the bigger picture.

Works by David Rapoport, 2014. Thanks to Sri Sri, Robert, Charles, Elinor, Peter, and Silvio.. /// © 2015 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


EXPERIENCE_OF_THE_IMAGE: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

00:05:28. Artist talks (Video Book): EXPERIENCE of the IMAGE: Fine Art Project (non-commercial): Black and white photographs taken in Greenwich Village, West Village, and Soho, during the 1980's, and 90ís.

Total freedom is: 1) emotional independence, 2) clarity of mind, 3) present moment, 4) no dependency, without 5) grasping to the known. In this practice, there is: 1) contentment, 2) happiness, 3) fulfillment, and 4) stability.

This experience is about existing, co-existing, art, culture, Bohemia, inspired minds, intellectualism, happiness, freedom, non-violence, non-obsession, imagination, the possibilities, and belief in a higher power.

Inspired by GURUDEV, Art of LIving, CT, Robert, and New York University.

© 2013 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


DAVID RAPOPORT_COLLECTION_OF_6_CD's: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.


Original Recordings: My Inner Reflection of the World:
Experimentation: A Work in Progress:

1) This body of musical works was created over the last two decades. 2) They were made at home, with consumer-grade recording equipment. 3) They are experimental, spiritual, musical, devotional, and oftentimes, abstract. 4) They were created with technology, voice, and instruments (digital and analog). 5) They are the result of spirituality, meditation, yoga, breathing, and positive life practice. 6) They were made spontaneously. They were unplanned, and oftentimes, of stream of consciousness. 7) There are 5 complete CD's. 8) I hope that you enjoy listening to my music, samples, beats, and sounds.

It is best to listen to it straight through (there are no commercials):
Music, art, and experimentation are everything!

Special thanks to GuruDev (H. H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Art of Living founder), Charles Traub, Robert, Bob Suppan, Aram Bajakian, Laraaji, and others for their inspiration.


PLACES: 20 Art - Music Videos: NYC, 2011: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

03:38:00. 20 episodes. PLACES: 20 Art - Music Videos: NYC, 2011:

Arts, entertainment, and education: New York City: my favorite places, geographic and historical references (2011), abstract, experimental, re-interpretation, subject, balance, questioning what is visible, entertainment, sounds, the known, and the unknown.

I envision New York City as some other universe. It is depicted as some completely different experience. Somehow, everything that we see and know, becomes light, infinite space, or consciousness. I encourage you to use your imagination, and let it take you anywhere it wants to go, in the safety of your own home.

There are 20 episodes to this series.

Very special thanks to my GuruDev (H. H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Art of Living founder).

LINK: PLACES: 20 Art - Music Videos: NYC, 2011: ART/ MUSIC/ VIDEO (VIMEO ON DEMAND):

PETER HOMITZKY: DISCOURSE ON ART: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

21:59: Short film: Interview: PETER HOMITZKY (American, b. 1942): Interview: Filmed in 2010. (Art Students League), New York City and (near his home), Upstate NY. Interview with Peter Homitzky, artist (painter). Instructor at the Art Students League, New York, NY.

Mr. Homitzky discusses his career, his life, the history of the art market, the skills of painting, scale and vantage, style and viewpoint, and what it means to be successful in the art professions.

He talks about an educated middle class that dominated the art market years ago, and the failure of the art market today.

What is the difference between style and viewpoint? What is the significance of altering the scale and vantage in a landscape, or any image that relates perspective? How do they affect what a painting represents as subject? How does skill play into this?

I learned how to paint and draw for my photography: I learned how to see. I could see, but sometimes, I could not see. Then I would squint, and see some other view of the same thing.

What is the importance art in general, and how does it relate to what we know and understand what we know about our world? What is the nature of commerce with regard to art? How has the art market changed since the 1960's and 70's?

How do I relate to the world of art, and art photography? One on one. Closely, and honestly. No denial. With depth and direction. Beyond the known.

Interesting and essential aspects about art and the art world, are explained and revealed by this veteran contemporary artist (underrated,and under-celebrated: but known by those that matter to him). His works are exhibited and exhibited worldwide.

His life in the arts is one that an artist can only dream of. His days at the Modern, the Five Spot where Monk played, and his association with so many great, and well celebrated artists. He talks about their motivations, and what he learned from his contemporaries. It is mind-blowing to hear the list of artists that he knows, or has known.

He taught me that no matter what something appears to be: for me, that it can be perceived as totally different, depending on other possible perspectives, as they present themselves.

All in all, the best knowledge is that knowledge that is contradictory to itself. I am always thankful to Peter for his guidance, patience, and wisdom.

A short film by David Rapopoort (American, b. 1960), artist, photographer, filmmaker, and musician.

© 2010 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Very special thanks to my GuruDev (H. H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Art of Living founder).


BACKGROUND_FOREGROUND: by TORU DAVID: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

02:o2:08. Relax. An Improvised Music Duet: Music_Art_Works: by Toru Hoshino (Upright Bass), and David Rapoport (Amplified Acoustic Guitar).

The resulting recording (year: 2012) was made in two sessions, captured live in 8 parts, with the studio windows wide open (with street sounds), and is now presented as one complete work.

Very special thanks to GuruDev, Toru, Charles, Aram, Eno, Laraaji, and Bob.

Music: © 2012 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED..


OSAMU TORU DAVID from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

57:33: Complete Film:

Music: jazz Improvisation in rehearsal studio: experimental music, with abstract visuals. For relaxation, pleasure, meditation, and higher state of consciousness. We just set up, and started to play. It is what it is.

Video: music-computer-art-movie, Video: lights, EFX: Added to: 2010 footage: taken late summer that year: in New York City in the twilight. Many times, when I do not look, when I hardly look, when I squint while looking, or when I experience some obscure view or vision of something, I recognize or see it in a completely different way, like I have never seen or experienced it before. Then, I listened.

1) Osamu Fukuzaki: Piano, 2) Toru Hoshino, Upright Bass, 3) David Rapoport, Acoustic Guitar.

Special thanks to: Dear GuruDev, Laraaji, Jai Uttal, Brian Eno, Kraftwerk, Charles, and all of my life teachers.

© 2012 by David Rapoport, Toru Hoshino, and Osamu Fukuzaki.

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