by Brett Kashmere
Brett Kashmere is a Canadian-born, Pittsburgh-based filmmaker, curator, and writer. Combining traditional research methods with materialist aesthetics and hybrid forms, Kashmere's experimental documentaries explore the intersection of history and (counter-) memory, popular culture, geographies of identity, and the politics of representation. His 2006 video essay, VALERY’S ANKLE, examined the spectacle of hockey violence in North American media. Kashmere’s current project, FROM DEEP continues his foray into the skein of sports, identity, and nationality, focusing on the merger of basketball and hip hop in American culture.