About

David Bernabo is a filmmaker, musician, dancer, visual artist, and writer, performing with the bands Host Skull and How Things Are Made; devising dances with his variable dance company, MODULES; and often collaborating with Maree ReMalia | merrygogo. He curates and produces work for the Ongoing Box imprint and co-curates the Lightlab Performance Series with slowdanger.

David's recent projects include a four-film documentary series called Food Systems, the culinary travelogue The Vacation, a feature-length documentary about the history of the Mattress Factory museum, an art exhibit at SPACE Gallery with Blaine Siegel, and an evening-length dance work at New Hazlett Theater for seven movers and one musician called The Reduction.  

Past Lives
arts and culture editor, The Glassblock
curator, Hear/Now Performance Series
co-curator, Abstract On Black record label
founder, How Green Was My Valley Records

 

Selected Press

2018
New Documentary Explores Restaurant Work In Local Scene, 90.5 WESA, NPR

2017
Host Skull Subverts the Expected with New Avant-Rock Album, “Destruction”, Sound Scene Review
Indie rock band Host Skull plans its own 'Destruction', Post-Gazette

2016
Causal Loop Review, City Paper
Bloomfield filmmaker's series continues look at Pittsburgh food scene, Tribune-Review
Food Systems, Pittsburgh Magazine
David Bernabo’s New Experimental Album The Inn
WHY THE 'HOT NEW FOOD TOWN' MUST DIE, Thrillist

2015
The Reduction; review by Alexandra Oliver
The Reduction Q&A; conducted by Alexandra Oliver
Food Systems, NEXTpittsburgh
Food Systems, Pitt News
Food Systems, City Paper

2014
Ongoing Box; film review by Bill O'Driscoll

2013
Hexagon 8", review by David Leicht
Host Skull on NPR

2012
Unreliable Narrator - Locally Toned project

2011
Host Skull preview, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Photography by Garret Jones

 

Photography by Garret Jones