Wednesday, February 26, 2014

'Behind the Curtain'
photo: Dutch Rall 2014

Dutch Rall Hollywood sign Canon 14mm L series Nocturne Blue

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Back at Glaus Haus Studio the other night to film more Nocturne Blue footage. Miss Mosh in Westward Bound latex couture. Video was the focus, but it seemed ridiculous not to press the shutter with this in front of the lens.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

It's happened. I have reached the top of Hollywood. This is what it looks like.

Our feature film is finally available to rent or purchase. vist:

The Incurable feature film arthouse cinema

Here is a live, ambient piece I made for my friend Markus Reuter (Crimson ProjeKct, Stick Men) with Eric Hart at Glaus Haus Studio.

My audio/visual project, Nocturne Blue is coming along well. Just figuring our release strategy and some finishing touches.

Dutch Rall Nocturne Blue Miss Mosh

Monday, September 30, 2013

Just add water.
Nocturne Blue is coming together. 

Nocturne Blue Dutch Rall Jessi Clayton down tempo shoegaze

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Nocturne Blue is moving forward frame by frame.

Nocturne Blue Dutch Rall music Miss Mosh

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

My friend Eli Reed's work is on the cover of French PHOTO this month (which is as cool as cool can be).... but here is something I made with him right after Obama's election about the experience of being black in modern America... and now it feels that after the Trevor Martin verdict, it's time for a follow-up.

Rosa Parks by Eli Reed. Magnum. produced by Dutch Rall for PBS. black in america

This image by Eli is of Rosa Parks.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The new thing...

Nocturne Blue - Dutch Rall music media

and some inspiration for one of the pieces...

and a representation of how electrifyingly good it feels to finish things...

blade runner

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Durran Durran side project limited edition white vinyl
Thank you Warren and Nick and The Vinyl Factory for the beautiful surprise in the post.

love this piece by Mark Demstrader

Friday, May 24, 2013

Much Much Much Love to The Invisible and Dave Okumu.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fifth Wall, the experimental dance film I created with the amazingly talented Omar Carrum, will have it's world premiere at The Cannes Film Festival SFC 2013.

Dutch Rall Omar Carrum Fifth Wall Cannes Film Festival 2013 dance film experimental

Here is the official trailer...

- Fifth Wall Cannes Court Metrage - Official Trailer

and a link to the official webpage:

Dutch Rall and Omar Carrum present Fifth Wall -
coming summer 2013
Producers / Directors - Dutch Rall and Omar Carrum

Cinematographer / Editor - Dutch Rall
Interpreters - Omar Carrum, Javier Diaz, and Claudia Lavista
Choreography and Concept - Omar Carrum
Musica - Mario Lavista and Dutch Rall

Production Assistant - Rigoberto Del Valle
Painted Artwork - Sandra Pani

Location provided by Eloisa Gomez Rubio
Special Thanks - The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Jeni Rall, Andee Scott, Mike Dow.

a Tripping the Light Fantastic production
copyright Incurable Media, LLC - all rights reserved

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Power Station's take on 'Bang a Gong' was the first bass line I ever sat down and tried to figure out. And Arcadia's 'Missing' was the first music video I attempted to create with a borrowed Super8, making my friend Michael put on loads of eyeshadow and lipgloss and somehow talking Gini M. into wearing pretty much nothing at all in the cold attack of our bizarre, highschool church.

So to say that I am excited to post the link to the debut of an official music video which I got to co-create for a Duran Duran art side project by Nick and Warren that debuts on Paper Magazine and is being commemorated by a limited edition Vinyl Factory 'Euphoria' set is pretty much the understatement of 2013.

dutch rall miss mosh jean renard TV Mania Euphoria vinyl

'Euphoria' debuts on Paper Magazine - TV Mania

Dutch Rall Miss Mosh Jean Renard Paper Magazine TV Mania Euphoria

And they let me do a video remix... in which I snuck in some new vocals of my own... who knows when I'll get to sing with Duran Duran again?!?!?! I owe Jean Renard a cupcake.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

This is some really wonderful experimental dance work by filmmaker Michael Langan.

Choros from Michael Langan on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

rivi madison at subtractive by dutch rall

dutch rall project studio san francisco electronic

Monday, January 28, 2013

Settling for a moment in San Francisco to rethink and revise.
dutch rall san francisco black and white

View from the project studio.
dutch rall project studio san francisco

The end of a climb.
dutch rall grace nob hill stained glass

Monday, January 21, 2013

Big smile on this inauguration day.

mlk legacy

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

     Finishing up a new project for Guggenheim fellow Omar Currum which we're going to call 'Fifth Wall'... an experimental long-form short that is based around Omar's concept and choreography. With compositions by Mario Lavista (another Guggenheim alum) and shot in the unrelenting heat of Mazatlan. This one is a true labor of love.

Dutch Rall Omar Carrum Guggenheim Fellowship Mario Lavista Delfos Danza Mazatlan Tripping the Light Fantastic experimental dance vilm video art

It will be the first piece for a larger project I'm going to call 'Tripping the light Fantastic' which will be centered around movement, beauty and perception. Here is a still of dancer Rivi Madison for something therein for later this spring.

Dutch Rall Rivi Madison Tripping the Light Fantastic

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Babystep. Sleep. Parallel.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

An endless amount of images in the long-tail cloud waiting to be remixed... I think this is me trying to remind myself to face and lean in to what is coming. To stand my ground.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

'Unturned' by Dutch Rall

"...language enables us to distance ourselves from the world. It helps us to withdraw from what is physically present, and can enable us to break down experience, whether present or not, into bits we can manipulate. To some degree, we can put experiences into order as we wish. There is an alienating element to this process. Language makes the world a colder, darker and trickier place. So language brings with it a new form of consciousness. Before Job people felt that everything that happened to them was meant to happen to them, that there was a divine purpose behind everything. Language enabled Job to step back and notice inconsistencies... that life is unfair. What saved Job from God's rebuke to this understanding was that he had that sense we all have when we awake from a wonderful dream, when we try to bring it back but cannot. He was aware that the range of human experience was in some way diminishing. In the apocryphal Testament of Job, he is rewarded for being conscious of what he did not know..." - Mark Booth

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The official video for 'This Train' which I shot some time ago premiers on NME this week.
Shot with the 5Dmk2 before the 23.976 update. Avid did a fairly good job of conversion.
I think Jean's beauty light is a thing to behold. And it was very sweet and generous of Andrea Brook to allow us to use the Earth Harp for the set. And Lynch allowing me to use outtakes from a lost scene from Inland Empire as abstracts was the icing on the cake.

Director, Editor, Photographer - Dutch Rall
Additional photography - David Lynch
Lighting Director - Jean Renard with Jason Amato

Special thanks - Jean Renard, Andrea Brook, Clare Surgeson, Kevin Cochran, Julia Walker, J Scott G, Duane Albrect, Erin Boubel and Dean Hurley.
This Train - written by David Lynch, John Neff and Chrysta Bell

all media copyright. all rights reserved

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Dutch Rall shadow Silencio David Lynch guitar gretch
My shadow, about to perform deep underground in Paris at some club called Silencio designed by some fabulous American filmmaker named David Lynch.

Dutch Rall amsterdam frozen riverwalk
Amsterdam so cold and beautiful.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Mela Lee - Los Angeles - December 12, 2011
photo: Dutch Rall

Thanks to Dean Hurley for turning me on the the best piece of something I have heard in forever.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I am beginning to believe that people can change for the better.
Maybe even me.

KA is an amazing spirit and a wonderful artist.
The above is work for a live presentation of Lynch material.

I am in love with this:

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Dutch Rall concept art for Chrysta Bel David Lynch vinyl using Todd Gallopo design

Above is a concept design I'm working with, playing off of key elements by designer Todd Gallopo for the vinyl version of Chrysta Bell's project with David Lynch called 'This Train'. Below is the video I've made for the lead track 'Real Love'.

"...flirts with love, violence and delusion in equal measure. The devastatingly sexy video is directed by Dutch Rall, who seems to be channeling Inland Empire’s surrealistic, after-hours LA wasteland." - PIERREISM

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

photo: dutch rall

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Infinity Mirror

photo: dutch rall

For whatever reason, I like the reminder of these reflected clouds that I caught... that they will be here long after these building's facades crumble back into sand (even though this moment and their forms will never happen again).
They seem smugly cheerful about the fact somehow. Good for them.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Bring me deeper understanding...

Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. Unbelievable.
Getting better as she goes.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Changing her tune.

photo: Ellen Von Unwerth

Monday, June 6, 2011

almost there. stay on target.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

merge data with data

There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading in the same direction, so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only one wasting time is the one who runs around and around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.
— Hindu teaching (taken from Shane's blog)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Alexander McQueen.

Ensemble, VOSS, spring/summer 2001

Savage Beauty at the Met. Thru July 31st.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Yesterday was the first real hint of summer in Austin. That moment when one remembers..."oh... yes... I would rather die a slow horrible death than be here in August."
And now (Sunday morning) some very talented musicians down the street are butchering Stevie Wonder... loudly and with enough gusto to try and get everyone to come a-runnin towards the light that shines so brightly in our "Live Music Capital of the World!!!"

So. You know. Maybe one smoke and then time to fly.

Dietrich, Seiff and Scarlett are game.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

3 notes to self. 1st, 5th and 7th in C min.

‎"To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man." - Bill S.

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

- Kipling

Friday, May 6, 2011

...trying to get out of the night.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Sir Puppy McPuppenstien is officially ready to receive your overflowing adoration.

Simple is the complicated pursuit of what’s important. -