Feb 28 2019

6PM
8PM 10PM

March 1 2019

5PM 7PM 9PM

March 1 2019 9PM


VARSITY THEATER
123 E Franklin St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

PROGRAM 6: SCREENING


Negative 25

Negative 25

RT: 03:00 Jenny Stark

Made of appropriated footage from the Julia Roberts film "Sleeping with the Enemy" and personal landscapes from California rivers, the film reflects on two years: 1991 and 2016, the unpredictable storms that followed, and the difficulty of predicting when crises will pass.
Snow Lee Leopard

Snow Lee Leopard

RT: 03:30 Laura Heit

Lee Kelly's sculpture forest prompts animation flurry.
The Comic Sans Video

The Comic Sans Video

RT: 08:22 Roger Beebe

The Comic Sans Video is a “desktop cinema” essay on the ways in which taste is determined by race, class, gender. Provoked by the Twitter response to the Eric Garner “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirt design, the video draws in equal parts on the theoretical writings of Pierre Bourdieu and conversations with two colleagues and my mother to reflect on both the public discourse and my own aesthetic prejudices.
The Cage of Sand    

The Cage of Sand  

RT: 10:40 Edward Rankus

 If asked to say what this work is about in one word, the answer—which is woven into the soundtrack—would be a Joycean one: it’s a “collideorscape.” I have recycled imagery such as cages, a toy robot, and brain convolutions; newer motifs include a ballet dancer, corsets, and alchemical vessels containing birds. These elements are arranged and rearranged into different patterns.
In Film/On Video

In Film/On Video

03:30 Ignacio Tamarit

Can film and video coexist in the same film? Here, 16 mm film and VHS video tapes need each other in order to exist. Thanks to the transparent clear leader of 16 mm acetate film, we can visualize in movement the materiality of the analog video support, glued on top of the film, serving as skeleton and structure of the vhs tapes intervened. A film? A video? Both and none at the same time ...
Void Vision

Void Vision

07:30 Alexander Stewart

In Void Vision the real and the simulated are equally constructions; a space where doubles, twins, duplicates, re-creations, and copies blend into one another. Void Vision combines a science-fiction sensibility with the aesthetic of early CG animation experiments. Rotating arrangements of lasers and duplicated women fade in and out onscreen, appearing as both photographed scenes and CG-modeled recreations. The audio track, incorporating text from Philip K. Dick’s VALIS, features an improvised electronic score and a voice espousing theories about the mind and the universe.     Void Vision presents a consideration and re-consideration of reality; a cold fever-dream of paranoia and reification.  
Trigger Warning

Trigger Warning

RT: 05:00 Scott Fitzpatrick

An examination of everyday household objects based on a list published in the December, 2016 issue of Harper’s Magazine, shot on a camera shaped like a gun.
Dick's Decoys

Dick's Decoys

04:00 Sean Hanley

An elegy in object. A tangible history of a life lived. A catalog of the antique decoy collection of the filmmaker’s father-in-law shortly after his unexpected passing.
Hoarders Without Borders 1.0

Hoarders Without Borders 1.0

05:44 Jodie Mack

Featuring crystallized magic markers and the kidney stone of a horse, the generously-curated mineral collection of Mary Johnson comes to life in a manual labor of love for the process of archival procedure.
3 peonies

3 peonies

03:13 stephanie m barber

A brief, poetic 16mm film on a simple sculptural action. What becomes apparent is the humor possible in material interactions and the tender and sometimes melodramatic symbolism of cut flowers. What begins as a reverence for natural beauty ends up pointing towards the abstract expressionism and color field work of high modernism which, in many cases eschewed the banality of such ‘natural’ beauty. The collaged soundtrack suggests weightier concerns, gently insistent behind the flatness of the utilitarian sounds of ripping tape.
Vesuvius At Home

Vesuvius At Home

14:00 Christin Turner

A fantastical cinematic journey from a woman's childhood re-enactment of a false Pompeii, through decades, decline and obsession, to the Sibyl's Cave wherein she discovers Vesuvius symbiosis with cinema, memory, and Giambattista Vico's theory on the spiral of time.
Maniac Landscapes

Maniac Landscapes

07:30 Matthew Wade

Flowers come alive in a house of death.
Fainting Spells

Fainting Spells

10:41 Sky Hopinka

Told through recollections of youth, learning, lore, and departure, this is an imagined myth for the Xąwįska, or the Indian Pipe Plant - used by the Ho-Chunk to revive those who have fainted.