- Show 12
EVEN GRAY FEELS BLUE – Negin Sharifzadeh
Individual memory: Collective memory – not separated, rather there is an interaction of the two. The echoes of the individual move into collective realities. Sorrow becomes social malaise.
DISPOSSESSED – Julia Jin
A journey reconciling the notions of the home and its paraphernalia as a private space through close textures and a subtle orchestra of sounds.
ON THE ROAD – Naz Shahrokh
The work is a conversation with Jack Kerouac and his novel On the Road; with the energy of the Beat Generation and the philosophy inherent with that period of Zen Buddhism, of living in the now, while walking through the journey of life. Its narrative describes a theory in metaphysics of twin souls.
LOST IN A GLASS OF WATER – Cinzia Sarto
A disjointed view in need of a compass. An attempt to walk holding a magnifying lens – an instrument to clean the eye while offering the most precious and simple of all gifts. The irony of the title mirrors the elusiveness of losing oneself. This is the first step of a walking series called roving with a glass of water.
- Show 11
Get Up Stand Up
BLACK RECTANGLE – Rhayne Vermette
Inspired by the slow death of Kasimir Malevich’s painting, Black Square, this film documents a tedious process of dismantling and reassembling 16 mm found footage. The film collage imitates functions of a curtain, while the recorded optical track describes the film’s subsequent destruction during its first projection.
PEN UP THE PIGS – Kelly Gallagher
This animated film draws explicit parallels between slavery and modern day institutionalized racism and mass incarceration. Histories of radical resistance against white supremacy are explored and celebrated.
THE KITCHEN SINK – Lili White
Bombarding you with information about the Earth and our food, that straddles the physical and metaphysical stratum, presenting implications that stretch between humor and horrific reality.
UNA SPORCA VACANZA (DIRTY VACATION) – Cinzia Sarto
Inside a labyrinth of cement cubes, debris by the sea, humans distracted by the rituals of vacation seem indifferent to the world surrounding them. A veiled woman is searches for a way out.
- Show 10
DAMN YOU VOUGUE – Júlia Portella & Melina Schleder
The desire to fit in and the way that desire can consume you.
ONE MISSISSIPPI – Rebecca Louise Tiernan
A psycho-narrative of four girls playing skipping rhymes in a barren field with a lonesome Scarecrow.
THE BOROUGH – Kelly Oliver
There are a lot of ugly things in this world. I wish I could protect you from them.
FORBIDDEN FRUIT – Cinzia Sarto
An original sin encounter of lovers, from initial collision, to orbiting round each other.
- Show 9
Beyond the Body's Frame
BELL & HOWELL – Ana Rodríguez León
A trip from the past to the future via the camera.
REVERIES – Karissa Hahn
Aristotle’s belief: … the organs, not just the eye, retains the image … these sensations are retained and return to haunt the sleep … Bodies are vessels that take in images – Can we not see ghosts because our eye lags perception and we miss it? Are ghosts a perception of speed?
INVERSION – Linda Fenstermaker
Blending perspectives layered around the camera, this film creates an open space to expand female consciousness, as an embodiment of the film itself.
TRICKS ARE FOR KIDDO – Rhayne Vermette
In 2010, Winnipeg director, Guy Maddin exclaims: It’s impossible to collage a film!
- Show 8
Over Land & Sea
GOWANUS HAZE – Margaret Rorison
The Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn New York, associated with grime and desolation, combines with my voice and excerpts of stories from my demented grandfather.
VICTORIA – Olivia Ciummo
Three sisters search for a place to rest in different landscapes – versions of utopia are taken away, leaving them with impressions of a war.
LIGHT STREAMING – Kathleen Rugh
In landscapes where tunnels of light and the continual flow of water act as a connecting force, a couple of answers to questions.
PARADISE – Noe Kidder
Filmed in Lisbon, Kauai and Catskill New York: challenging the viewer, as well as my own experience of loss.
- Show 7
Mother Nature / Human Nature
IN RECOVERY – Alex Hovet
In Recovery challenges my father’s memory with my own.
WORKING WITH NATURE – THIS IS MY SHOW – Lori Felker
Working with Nature can be grueling and painful, but your hostess Adrienne is ready and willing to walk you through what it takes to perfect and control your surroundings.
ASSUMPTIONS OF YOUR PHANTOM(SY) – Karissa Hahn
The glorious nature of a phantom-like entity, in the midst of vulnerability.
LANDSLAG – Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson
The gesture of natural forces that physically and metaphysically shape the Skagafjordur region of Iceland.
- Show 6
UPBEAT NOTHINGNESS – Leila Jarman
In Berlin, five people “stuck” and restricted by routine, breakout, upon finding their truest selves thru color and forms of movement.
SNAKE FOOT – Lili White
One day, I discovered an “s” on my toenail…
WAS BEING MOVED? – Ye Mimi
About the state of moving and being moved: When people build a boat to carry themselves; when people start to walk backwards; when gods lead people to step on the Earth… Is it possible that everyone becomes someone else’s “far-afar” in the continuous movement?
ROSE SELAVEE – Coleen Fitzgibbon
A rose is a rose is a rose in saturated color.
- Show 5
ICELAND – Fabienne Gautier
Landscapes of starkness speak to the internal mind.
AND THIS FOREST WILL BE A DESERT – Carolyn Radlo & Alanna Simone
Glittering plastic, toy polar bear and the beauty inherent in the things we’re conditioned to be afraid of.
CONSTELLATION – Muriel Montini
A bear in the zoo. A bear out of the world.
THE STORY OF THE OCTOPUS WITH A HEARTSHAPED HEAD – Alessandra Cianelli
Once upon a time there was a heart beating, that threw itself into the sea…
- Show 4
SHE LEARNS TO LUNGE – Katya Yakubov
How many shapes do the terrors of the mind take? Several transformations lead to an awakening between a modern house and a dark forest.
A PATTERN LANGUAGE – Tara Nelson
Charles Zehnde’s Kugel Gips house in Wellfleet Massachusetts, and the Romanian B Minor scale.
MEMORAIS – Ana Rodríguez León
Moments before than the Earth explodes, a woman remembers her relationship with a man.
DISPLACEMENT – Liliana Resnick
Time is not linear. A woman’s past, present and future spiral within simultaneously.
- Show 3
Body of Another
THE BROKEN NEWS SERIES: DISASTER – Lori Felker
This comes from an experiment/performance: an intimate attempt at reporting, mediating and being mediated.
MISSING GREEN – Joey Huertas aka Jane Public
Searching for a ghost. Erin Green, a college student, who has gone missing on account of her own clinical depression.
2198 GHOSTS IN THE SUN, PEOPLE IN THE SEA – Yvette Granata
Split-screen and vertical motion, and a series of 2,198 photographs taken in my deceased grandparents home in Abruzzo, Italy.
TOXIC PARK – Cinzia Sarto & Emita Frigato
Trapped in the Amusement Park, a child’s perceptions waver between illusion and reality.
- Show 2
TUDOR VILLAGE: A ONE SHOT DEAL – Rhayne Vermette
In pursuit of an eclipse, the citizens of Winnipeg flee the city. Meanwhile, stranded in Tudor Village, the caretaker does his best to interrupt their trajectory & entice everyone to return.
FONCTION PANORAMA LGKU990 – Caroline Bernard
The timeline of life and feelings trapped in time and space.
MAKE ME A DOORWAY – Alexzenia Davis & Jesse Russell Brooks
Three poems and their attitude: Make Me, My Silhouette, and A Lady’s Psyche written by Alexzenia Davis.
GYRE-ATION – Beth Portnoy
Gyre-ation is a visual exploration of resistance to and acceptance of the forces outside of ourselves.
- Show 1
CEALLAIGH AT KILMAINHAM – Kelly Gallagher
Found family footage collaged and handcrafted: An exploration of land, roots, radical history, and the strength of the women who came before me.
HULL – Tara Merenda Nelson
A journey between layers of corporal consciousness, exploring the physical memory of trauma, and the psychological repercussions of a surgical disaster.
KORONA – Lena Ditte Nissen
Mist ascends from the moor and curls up like figures out of the soil.
PUSH / PULL / RECOVER – Terra Long
A meditation on motion through stillness with breath. Shot in single frames on 16mm and hand painted.