John Muse

Since 1988 Jeanne C. Finley and John Muse have worked collaboratively on numerous experimental documentaries and installations. These works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, at festivals and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Biennial, San Francisco International Film Festival, Berlin Video Festival, Toronto, and World Wide Video Festival.  In 2001 they received a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship.  Additional awards include a Creative Capital Foundation Grant and an Artists in Residence at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center.  In 2009 they were presenting artists at the Flaherty Film Seminar.

Finley, a Guggenheim Fellow and Alpert/Cal Arts Award winner, is a Professor of Film and Graduate Fine Arts at the California College of Arts. Muse is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Independent College Programs at Haverford College, Haverford PA.

The Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco represents their installation work, and the Video Data Bank distributes their films.

[bio courtesy of the filmmaker] 


Recent Reviews

Language Lessons

I rather enjoy this film. The images alone make it worth the watch. Certainly lost on it's meaning, though if were to guess I'd say it is about the lunacy...

Loss Prevention

Visually stunning, will grab you from the first frame

Based on a Story

If we follow the commandments to love our neighbor and do not judge, even the most evil hearted person can be changed, but if we don't take heed, then the...