Damon & Naomi

Fortune a silent film directed by Naomi Yang with live soundtrack by Damon & Naomi

SYNOPSIS: Norman’s father was a society portrait painter. After his father’s death, Norman faces
the burden of inheriting his father’s life’s work. He struggles with conflicting feelings about a man who was a gifted artist, but a difficult and unsupportive father. In this emotional journey Norman reconnects with his own artistic nature, something that had not been possible while his father was alive – finally emerging from his father’s shadow, and the shadow of his grief.

Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang started playing music together as the rhythm section, co-songwriters, and sometime singers in Galaxie 500. When that band ended, they continued as a duo, first recording for Shimmy Disc and then on a series of albums for Sub Pop Records. In 2005, they formed their own label (20/20/20) and have since released four further Damon & Naomi albums - The Earth Is Blue, Within These Walls, False Beats and True Hearts, and Fortune - alongside reissues of their own and the Galaxie 500 back catalogue.

In addition to their work as musicians, Damon & Naomi are the publishers of Exact Change, a small press dedicated to avant-garde literature and artists' writings. Individually, Damon is a writer (books, blog, articles for Pitchfork, Artforum and others), and Naomi is a visual artist (photography, video, and graphic design).

 

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