After, still from 22 minute digital video, 2004, 2004

Leon Johnson produces work in film, performance, print and site-specific events. He has an active studio practice, is the proprietor of The Long Bell Press and a founding member of Creative Material Group. He is the recipient of a Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant for Painting and a Yaddo Residency Fellowship. His film FAUST/FAUSTUS IN DEPTFORD was selected for the KunstFilmBienale in Cologne, Germany and the Raindance Film Festival in London, UK. AFTER, a recent film was published last summer as part of The End of Reality, a DVD and fiction anthology published by Chiasmus Press. A new film, Fortress/Boy/Bridge: my ear, a nautilus was recently edited at a Cuts + Burns Residency at the Outpost in New York.  Leon is a recipient of the Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Of After Johnson writes, "In different rooms, in an interstitial urban purgatory, three people each approach the threshold of their next breath. Sonic semaphores, suspect testimonies, prayers, curses and truant promises seep + echo through deactivated ghost channels and dying networks. Bodies and cities, slowly, instinctively follow ancient patterns."

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