NYC Film and Music Video Director

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Ceramic Kiln Brooklyn

Save the Kiln! Project

Williamsburg, Brooklyn: A 30+ year old ceramic studio is being demolished, and we need YOUR help salvaging materials and saving a giant ceramic kiln from destruction!! This beautiful building was sold in order to make room for new condos (in our friend Yasuyo’s words, “tasteless” new structures) and as a result, the ceramic kilns, art studios, and materials all have to go. Mark Ressl (MARKITECT) has organized volunteers to save one Read More

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MARKITECT and Lee Milby Architecture Thesis Presentation at The Cooper Union

So Markitect and I have been collaborating closely in the past few months. It all started with a text message from Mark asking me if I “still do video stuff,” and indeed, I do! Since then, we have been working together developing a number of different collaborative “sketches.” Pieces of thought, articulated in performance and spacial exploration using mainly fabric as a medium, and documenting our stuff with video and Read More

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J Chen Project: First Rehearsal

I’m collaborating with the amazing Jessica Chen (J Chen Project) in creating a conceptual dance piece about shadows. Below are video clips of our experimental first rehearsal, which was the culmination of many discussions, meetings, and planning. Working with us is my dear collaborator, Mark Ressl (MARKITECT), who is helping to conceptualize and fabricate the set. This piece is based on Jessica’s own personal vision, with visual input by me. The Read More

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Mark Ressl Project: Recovering Wood for Reuse

Mark Ressl, Lala and Jared are trying to reuse as many materials from NYC waste as possible to aid in the development of the Saugerties Permaculture Farm Project. This week, an art fabrication shop in Queens generously donated used wood panels in the form of floor decks (used for fabricating the window displays for flagship stores, Macy’s and Lord & Taylor). About 1000 sq ft of floor decking was disassembled, and will be used to build the Read More

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River Melt Performance

The following videos are documentation of a performance experiment that Markitecture and I (Lee Milby) executed in Alabama, in relation to Markitect’s architecture thesis project at the Cooper Union. Art alumnus Celeste Pfau operated camera. I’m naturally drawn to water, ever since I swam in the ocean as a baby in Hawaii. I cannot fathom what it’s like for people to have trouble swimming or not know how. To me Read More

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Markitect (Public Version) Thesis w/ Color

The second iteration of Mark’s architecture thesis project was a public version of his private space piece. Below are color studies as a result of documenting the outdoor performance. Out of thousands of photos, we composed this series to demonstrate color’s role in the performance. Digital retouching was involved to enhance our argument.    These studies were printed and presented as a series. Further documentation of the performance piece below:

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