Charles Benjamin Russell & Douglas Laustsen

Slow Burn is a video project by Charles Benjamin Russell and Douglas Laustsen. Using long shot and audio processing of diagetic sounds in the video, they manipulate the meditative process of starting a fire. 

“I draw paintings of dark and whimsical worlds composed characters living a narrative that’s based around their interaction with each other. I use ink and watercolor to help this community come to life. My work is a sort of portraiture of the silly details that connect all of us. I taught myself to draw and paint the pictures I do. I’m also a songwriter and sometimes storyteller from Linden-Kildare, TX. I live and work in Austin, Tx” – Charles Benjamin Russell

Based in Austin, TX, Douglas Laustsen is a musician and educator who has been creating sound objects since 2016. His work fuses technology alongside sound to create interactive works for audiences. He has also worked as an educator for over a decade, teaching instrumental music, general music, leading electronics workshops to build things like speakers, and clinics focused on emotional and physical health.