March 1 2018
March 2 2018
March 1 2018 7PM
Wherever You Go, There You Are
My Body Is A Lightning Rod
RT: 05:00 minutes Mike Plante, 2018
Barry goes to a competition. Human form vs film.
RT: 03:00 min Jeppe Lange, 2016
This film knows nothing about the world. It looks at structures in the photographic material and treats the tactile surface instead of its representations of reality. The high frequency of images - eight per second - challenges our capacity to recognize patterns, our brains begin to blend the images together. The flowery bouquets of fireworks blends in with the curvy lines of leaves, the forest looks as if painted, and the impressionist method of mixing all the colors of the rainbow mirrors itself in the neon hues of exploding firework. 'Flora' compares the digital archives of the internet with the memory of the viewer, and favors association over analysis, pictorial qualities over contextual meaning.
RT: 04:40 min Alex Cunningham, 2017
Every time you watch this film, it may very well appear to move faster.
Look and Learn
RT: 11:15 minutes Janie Geiser, 2017
LOOK AND LEARN excavates the visual vocabulary we use to operate and construct our daily world. Look and Learn investigates a range of material image forms: elementary school books, visual instructions (furniture assembly diagrams, how-to manuals, safety instructions, maps) and photographs---with a focus on 1950’s era school class photographs, images from photography manuals, and others.
Come Wishes Be Horses
RT: 08:00 min Rebecca Meyers, 2016
COME WISHES BE HORSES weaves audio from a birdwatching walk with images inspired by W.H. Auden's sentiment that it seems "only proper that words/Should be withheld from vegetables and birds."
News From The Sun
RT: 03:30 minutes Brendan and Jeremy Smyth, 2016
An apocalyptic narrative unfolds through the words of "The Sun", a British tabloid created by media mogul Rupert Murdoch. 4000 single frames were exposed and accompanied with the pulsing rhythms of the sun collected by NASA, resembling the Buddhist "Om", the sound of our universe.
Wherever You Go, There You Are
RT: 12:00 minutes Jesse Mclean, 2017
In this experimental travelogue, efforts to sound human and look natural go awry. The scenery is provided through photo-chromed vintage postcards, displaying not only scenic North American landscapes but also the rise of infrastructure and industry. Aspiring to look more realistic by adding color to a black and white image, the postcards (already a vulnerable method of correspondence caught between private and public) are instead documents of the fantastic. The road trip is narrated by an automated correspondent (all dialogue is taken from spam emails) who is both seductive and mercurial, his entreaties becoming increasingly foreboding and obtuse, in a relentless effort to capture our attentions.
Memory of August
RT: 06:00 Margaret Rorison, 2017
A series of moments captured in room 139. Intimate spaces of time spent with my 95 year old grandmother, Margaret during a month long recovery in a rehabilitation center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Soft Body Goal
RT: 03:37 Jaako Pallasvuo, 2017
Body without bone Sloppy and improper Body seepage Naked sewer rats Hairless aristocratic cats Slime The body of the future, fluid and flexible and folding into itself body negotiations 3D software as a lab for new subjectivities/monstrosities. I dub all the voices. unfortunately, the mischievous flubber seems to have a mind of its own.
RT: 06:00 Jasper Lee, 2017
An abstract study on the theme of birth.
RT: 10:00 Leonor Teles, 2016
"Simultaneously strange and familiar, distant and near, disquieting and seductive, outsider and cosmopolitan, gypsies are shrouded in an aura of ambiguity. They cannot be said to be invisible, as they hardly go unnoticed." (Daniel Seabra Lopes) Like the gypsies, the frogs, made of china, don't go unnoticed to a careful observer. "Batrachian's Ballad" comes about in a context of ambiguity. A film that immerses itself in the reality of Portuguese everyday life, as a form of fabling about a xenophobic behaviour.