1402 Pork n' Bean Blue

At the intersection of his grandmother’s death and the redevelopment of the public housing project his family has lived in for generations, artist, community advocate and father of three, Roscoe B. Thicke III reflects on his childhood in the Pork n’ Beans projects and the influences behind his work.

1402 Pork n' Bean Blue premiered at New Orleans Film Festival, screened at DOC NYC, and won a 2022 Suncoast Regional Emmy.

You Can Always Come Home

You Can Always Come Home is a short film that explores the domestic realm through the eyes of a young child. Filmed in Miami, Florida, where Studio Barnes and Preguntas Studio is located, this installation highlights themes such as celebration, ritual, family, and love through Black spatial occupation of the kitchen and front porch. Tangent to the film is a poem written by artists Reginald O’Neal and Arsimmer McCoy that furthers the investigation and liberation of Blackness in the architected environment. 

You Can Always Come Home won the 1st place prize for the Knight Made in MIA Award at Miami Film Festival. 

Directed and Edited by Juan Luis Matos

Masisi x Boiler Room

A joyous celebration of Black queerness & the Miami-Caribbean connection, courtesy of MASISI, the winners of the third Boiler Room Broadcast Lab commission.

Filmed by Juan Luis Matos

Full sets edited by Juan Luis Matos, Trailer edited by Maka Lee

Lost Underground

This experimental dance film explores the role of queer clubs as spaces of communal care, liberation, and self-preservation. Directed by GeoVanna Gonzalez 

Edited by Juan Luis Matos

Fountainhead Residency: Becoming an Artist is not a Linear Path

In February 2022, artists Patricia Ayres, Nate Lewis, and Bony Ramirez joined the Fountainhead residency in Miami for a month to hone in on their practice, get acquainted with the art world down here, and connect with nature.

Directed and Filmed by Juan Luis Matos

PIATORI Winter Collection 2021

Inspired by the work of Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai, a pair of lovers traverse through the city streets of Miami. 

PIATORI is a design studio that creates functional pieces with a touch of fantasy. Dreamt and made in Florida.

Directed, filmed and edited by Juan Luis Matos

Almost There: Gonzalo Hernandez

Artist Gonzalo Hernandez will be presenting a solo exhibition at Laundromat Art Space beginning October 23 featuring a new body of work constructed on the tension of the phrase “almost there.”Constructed with scrap-cut images from other artist references, scratched to-do lists, and printed textiles, all of the pieces included in the show reflect on the constant push and pull of working towards being an artist.

Directed, Filmed and Edited by Juan Luis Matos

Studio Practice: Bakehouse Artists

Bakehouse artists Rhea Leonard, Mateo Nava, and William Osorio discuss their studio practices and discuss how the artmaking spaces provided by Bakehouse Art Complex help contribute to their artistic production.

Directed and Filmed by Juan Luis Matos

Preguntas Studio 2020 Demo Reel

Bookleggers Bookbike x Rick Moon

Bookleggers is a nonprofit mobile library that expands access to free books as a way of building community. Bookbike + Rick Moon is a series of new activations with some of Miami's favorite creatives and favorite books.

Directed, Filmed and Edited by Juan Luis Matos

Commuter Biennial: T. Castillo Wheeler

A look into printmaking artist T. Castillo Wheeler talking about his public interventions on Miami-Dade transit for the 2019 Commuter Biennial.

Directed, Filmed and Edited by Juan Luis Matos

Commuter Biennial: Virginia Overton

A behind the scenes view of multi disciplinary artist Virginia Overton's project commissioned by the Commuter Biennial in Miami.

Directed, Filmed and Edited by Juan Luis Matos

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