PO Box 765
Bisbee, Arizona
85603 USA
Phone 520-432-7433
E-mail: david@totalmobilehome.com
Web: totalmobilehome.com

David Sherman curriculum vitae
b. 1966, Tucson, Arizona.


1997 M.F.A. Filmmaking, San Francisco Art Institute, CA.
1988 B.A. Film and Philosophy, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.
1984 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.


Wasteland Utopias (work in progress)
2008, 16mm film, DV, 40 min, installation/performance and single channel
Barring Celestial Navigation
2007, DV, co/sound, 2 min. loop
Laugh Tract
2007, DV, color/so, 2 min. loop
2006, found Dada films, two 16mm projectors, sound processing electronics, 40 min.
Work Song
2005, DV, b&w/silent,10 min.
Dos Union
2004, DV, b&w/silent, 4 min. loop
Roman Chariot
2004, DV, co/so, 3 min.
The Graceless
2003, DV, color/so,11 min.
To Re-edit the World
2002, DV, color/so, 32min.
Canyon Cinema News
2001, DV, color/so 3min.
Two Outdoor Cinemas in West Texas
2001, Video Installation, 3 monitors, 3 VHS video players,
duration variable.
The Silver Returns
2000-2001, 16mm, color/so, 25min.
Tuning the Sleeping Machine
1996, 16mm, color/so, 13min.
Double Empire
1995, 8mm video, color/so, 35min.
Howls in favor of Sade by Guy Dubord, reconstructed
1995, 16mm, b&w/so, 25min.
Closer Faster
1994, VHS, color/so, 5min.
Home Mail Project
(made with Rebecca Barten),1994, 35mm slides, audio tape, 25mins.
Lipstick of Paste
1994, Super-8, color/so, 3min.
1993, 16mm, color/so, 9min.
The Heart Saint
1992, 16mm, color/si, 3min.
Rose and Rose Elaine
1988-91, 16mm, b&w/so, 10min.
Adobe Noise
1988, 16mm, b&w/si, 5min.

FILM SCREENINGS / EXHIBITIONS (* solo shows marked with asterisk)

2008 Museum of Contemporary Art*, Tucson, AZ.
2007 Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY. University of Arizona*, Tucson, AZ; Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA; University of Colorado/Boulder, CO.
2006 High Mayhem Emerging Arts Festival, Santa Fe, NM; Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
2005 Central School Project, Bisbee, AZ; University Of Colorado/Boulder; Agnes Moon, Tacoma, WA; University of MD/Baltimore County; Werkleitz Gesellschaft, Werkleitz, Germany.
2004 Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA; Other Cinema, San Francisco; Bisbee Arts Commission, Bisbee, AZ; University of Colorado/Boulder.
2003 LUX Center, London UK, World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; New York Underground Film Festival; First Person Cinema*, University of CO, Boulder, CO. Athens Film & Video Festival, Athens, OH; San Francisco Cinematheque, CA; San Francisco Art Institute, CA; Le Quai, Mulhouse, France.
2002 San Francisco International Film Festival; Dallas Video Festival, Other Cinema*, San Francisco; New York Underground Film Festival; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (catalog), Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; Documental, Santa Monica, CA; Extrapool, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Worm, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Vera Zienema , Groningen, The Netherlands; Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria , BC; Blue Screen., Austin, TX; UC Irvine Film & Video Center; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX; The Warepad, San Francisco, CA; Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan; Centre Culturel Andre Malraux, Vandoeuvre-Les-Nancy, France; Gebaeude 9, Koln, Germany; Kino Abton, Hamburg, Germany; Filmgruppe Chaos, Keil, Germany; EYZ-Kino, Berlin, Germany; Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia; Filmcasino, Vienna, Austria; Kommkino, Nuremberg, Germany; Scheune, Dresden, Germany; Werkstattkino, Munich, Germany; Univ. of Zurich, Zurich, Austria; Federation Hiero, Colmar, France; Lichtspiel, Bern, Chech Republic; Kino XHX, Marseilles, France; TNT, Bordeaux, France; Cineteca Milano, Italy; Illuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Brighton Cinematheque, UK; Cube Cinema, Bristol, UK; Horse Hospital, London, UK; Phoenix Arts, Leicester, UK; Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK; Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds, UK; CCA-Glasgow, Glasgow, UK; Cineside, Newcastle, UK.
2001 Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Robert Beck Memorial Cinema*, NYC; California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland; San Francisco Cinematheque; Telluride International Experimental Film Festival; Fine Arts Cinema, Berkeley, The Earwig Factory, Bisbee, AZ; Sciences en Fete, Toulous, France; L’Art du Mouvement, Angeres, France; Ecole Regionale des Beaux Arts de Dunkerque, Dunkerque, France; Mire, Nantes, France.
2000 University of South Carolina, Columbia, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia; Rocky Mountain Film Center, Boulder, CO; Hampshire College, Amherst, MA; Cine 104, Pantin, France; Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France; Institut D’Art Contemporain de Villeubrane, Villeurbane, France; Acting Out, Rouillac, France; Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Marseille, Marseille, France; Musee d’Art Modern et Contemporain de Strasbourg, France; Services Universities Culture, Clermont Ferrand Cedex, France.
1999 Filme aus gefundenem Material #2 (catalog), Bielefeld, Germany; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; Northwest Film Study Center, Portland, OR; Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX; Eiga Arts, Nagano, Japan; Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan; Kobe University, Kobe, Japan; University of Iowa, Iowa City; Bisbee Underground Film Festival, Bisbee, AZ. Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC; Art Toung!, Saint Martin le Vinoux, France; The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School, Jerusalem, Israel; Associazione Culturale Generazione Media, Milan, Italy.
1998 Biennale de I’image Paris 98 (catalog), Paris; San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco. Rocky Mountain Film Center, Boulder, CO; Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, The Netherlands; La Dame Bleue, Lieusaint, France.
1997 Whitney Biennial (catalog), NYC; Bay Area Now 1, San Francisco; Ann Arbor Film Festival; Impakt, Utrecht Festival, The Netherlands; Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany; Mass College of Art, Boston; Experimanta, Perth, Australia; Los Angeles Film Forum; Eros European, tour 10 cities; ElectroMediascope, Kansas City, KS. Athens Film & Video Festival, Athens, OH.
1996 New York Film Festival; San Francisco International Film Festival; European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück, Austria; VIPER (catalog), Lucerne, Switzerland; SCRATCH Projections, Paris France; British Short Film Festival, London; Harn Museum of Art; Gainesville, FL; Film Arts Festival, San Francisco; Cork International Short Film Festival, Ireland; Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley; San Francisco Cinematheque; Other Cinema, San Francisco; Chicago Filmmakers; Hampshire College, MA; Rocky Mountain Film Center, Boulder.
1995 Artists Television Access, San Francisco; University of Hawaii, Maui; University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
1994 Film Arts Festival, San Francisco; University of Oklahoma Cinema, Norman, OK.


Bisbee Arts Commission Grant, 2006
Artist Project Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts, 2006
Artist Commission, Bisbee Mining and Historical Museum, Bisbee, AZ 2005
Residency, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA, 2004
Fund for Independent Cinema Grant, Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco 2003
Artist Development Grant, California College of the Arts Oakland, CA., 2002
Organizational Project Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts, 2002
Film Arts Personal Works Grant, Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco 2000
Organizational Project Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts, 2000
SECA (Society of the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) Award for Film,
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1998
Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Fellowship Nominee, San Francisco 1998
Old Peculiar Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 1997
Guardian Outstanding Local Achievement Award, San Francisco Bay Guardian, 1996
Merit Scholarship, San Francisco Art Institute, 1993
Threshold Award, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. 1989


Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA.
California College Of the Arts, Oakland, CA.
International Film and Television School, Havana, Cuba.
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA.


Canyon Cinema, San Francisco, CA. http://www.canyoncinema.com/
Light Cone, Paris, France. http://fmp.lightcone.org:8000/lightcone/
Other Cinema DVD, San Francisco http://www.othercinemadvd.com
NetFlix http://www.netflix.com


2008 Wasteland Utopias (work in progress) two 16mm film projectors, two video projectors, live manipulated sound.
2006 Anarcho-Dada, High Mayhem Emerging Arts Festival, Santa Fe, NM.
Found Dada films, two 16mm projectors, sound processing electronics; 40 minutes.
2004 The Ecstasy of Kino Garbology, The Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA.
Three 16mm projectors, stretched 16mm polyester film, found films, euphonium, 80 minutes.
1998 The Rape of Orson Lumier and other Historical Reenactments, The Lab, San Francisco, CA. Video Projector, 1000w light bulb, I.V. stand. 25 minutes.
1997 Horses and Hypnosis, Total Mobile Home, San Francisco, CA.
16mm. projection, pressure sensitive triggering mats, electronics, 75 minutes.
1996 The Somnambulist, New York Film Festival
1996 Howls in favor of Sade by Guy Debord, reconstructed, Other Cinema, San Francisco
1995 From the Bedroom to the Banquet, San Francisco Cinematheque


2007 Urban Desert, Two projector, video and sound installation, variable length.
2004 The Ecstasy of Kino Garbology Three 16mm. projectors, unspoiled & wrapped 16mm. polyester film, architectural metal columns, film tins.
Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA.
2001 Two Outdoor Cinemas in West Texas
Video Installation, 3 monitors, 3 VHS video players, duration variable.
California College of the Arts, Oakland, California
1993-1997 Total Mobile Home microCINEMA, San Francisco, CA.


Zryd, Michael, "The Academy and the Avant-Garde: A Relationship of Dependence and Resistance"? Cinema Journal - 45, Number 2, Winter 2006, pp. 17-42

Anjula Razdan, “Forget Cannes”, Utne Reader, June 2003, p.82.

Rahne Pistor, “Resurrected footage lets filmmaker breathe life into Frisco eccentrics,” The Argonaut, September 26, 2002, p.18.

Paul Malcolm, “Documental”, LA Weekly, September 27, 2002.

Susan Gerhard, "The basement tapes: David Sherman and the footage that found him," San Francisco Bay Guardian, May 15, 2002.

Michael Fox, " Decodings: A movie historian resurrects a long-dead experimental filmmaker, and a long-departed era of San Francisco," San Francisco Weekly, March 13, 2002.

Craid Baldwin, “Media Canibals Lost (and Found) In the Forest of Signs),” Found Footage, Pan Fredag KL, 21, 2000.

Rob Kenner, "My Hollywood," Wired, 7.10-Oct 1999. http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/7.10/microcinema.html

Mary Ellen Corbet, "Bisbee Set for First Underground Film Festival," Bisbee Review, June 17, 1999, pp. 1, pp. 15-16.

Joseph Christopher Schaub, “MICROCINE MANIA”, Link, Summer 1997,

Wheeler Winston Dixon, The Exploding Eye: A Re-visionary of 1960's American Experimental Film. Albany: SUNY Press, 1997, pp. 205-207.

Paul Arthur, "Avant-garde Retreat," Film Comment, November-December 1996, pp. 67-69.

Janet Maslin, "For an Old-Time Vamp, Black Latex," New York Times, September 28, 1996, p.16.

Daniel Mangin, "Underground Cinema: Total Mobile Home puts avant-garde film where it belongs-in the basement, "San Francisco Weekly, November 1-7, 1996, p.12.

George Fifield, "State of the Art," The Independent, July 1996, pp. 14-17, 60.


BUFFER 99, 'zine First Bisbee Underground Film Festival, June 1999.

Consciousness Cinema: An Art of its Time, co-written with Steve Anker and Irina Leimbacher, CCAC Institute publication, 34 pages, 1999.

TMHMC 'zines: From the Bedroom to the Banquet Tour Guide 1996, Total Cassavettes 1995, Letterism & Situationism 1994.


X-Factor Online Conference, 1997, Paper: "Small is Beautiful".

Independent Distribution Symposium, Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco, 1997.

Impact Festival, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, "100 Years of Experimental Cinema." Curated by Louise Bourque, 1995


Underground Film at Central School Project, series 2005-2007, Bisbee, AZ.

Associate Curator, San Francisco Cinematheque, SF, CA 2003, Super Fresh Eyes 2003, Wild Space. In Person shows with, Tommy Becker, Jeanne C. Finley, Dominic Angerame, Bobby Abate, James T. Hong & Gibbs Chapman.

Bisbee Underground Film Festival, Bisbee, AZ, 1999-2002, A three night outdoor film festival that highlights experimental, silent, ephemeral and unusual films. Guest Artist have included George Kuchar, Howe Gelb, Chiara Giavando.

Sidetracked: Histories of Cinematic Tracking, CCAC Institute, San Francisco, CA, May 2001. A lecture/screening on the origins of the movement of the motion picture camera through space.

Consciousness Cinema Film Series, Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA, Fall 1999, A seven program 36 film series, with catalog presented in conjunction with the exhibition Searchlight: Consciousness at the Millennium.

Total Mobile Home microCINEMA, San Francisco, 1994-1997 Invented the term and concept of “microcinema” that started a worldwide underground movement in small exhibition of cinematic works of art. Established and co-ran a 30 seat experimental film/video theater that has produced over 120 shows. TMHMC currently functions as a conceptual cinematic production collective (1997- present).



Adjunct Professor, School of Media Arts,
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

1997 - 2004 Adjunct Professor, Department of Film/Video,
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA.
1996 - 1997 Adjunct Professor, Department of Cinema,
Academy of Art College, San Francisco, CA.
WHEN??? Extension Instructor, Filmmaking Department,
San Francisco Art Institute. San Francisco, CA.
1989 - 2000 Administrative Director
Canyon Cinema Inc., San Francisco, CA.


Arizona Commission for the Arts, grants panelist, 2006.
Central School Project Center for the Arts, Board Member, Bisbee, AZ. 2006-present.
San Francisco Cinematheque, Curatorial Committee 2002-2004
CCAC Junior Reviews 1999-2002.
Canyon Cinema Board of Directors 1998-2000.
Juried Independent Film Award, Marin County Arts Commission 1999.

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