Cauda Pavanis; Carolyn Radlo; 3.35; digi
Above and Below, Side to Side: The whole picture and everything possible. Cauda pavonis means peacock’s tail, and in alchemy, it refers to a multicolored point of perfection in the long and magical work of transformation. This film is an experimental alchemical procedure (3 x 3) revealing the true likeness of the omphalos of the American continent, the mountain range we call The Grand Tetons.
Retreat; Katya Yakubov; 8.30; digi
Our acquaintance with Amy and with Tibetan Buddhism is limited to the glimpses of a curious outsider. Fragmenting images and sounds, the film explores and renders a snapshot of a day in the life of a Tibetan Buddhist nun. This is a subjective echo of our experience, being welcomed into a space by the people of Milarepa Center.
Ecstatic Vessels; Diane Kitchen; 20.00;16mm
Blaze in the trees Blaze on the brow.
When walking in the deep woods and examining its details in close-up and wide-angle, the surroundings reveal moments that move rapidly. Transformations. The light does not stop changing. The elements nod and sweep and seem to signal to each other. Incidents occur. Spontaneity. Foreground and background, shifting perspectives. A vast scattered array pulls together and with it ideas of trees, wind, sun and relationships.
“All life is being lived.
Who is living it, then?
Is it the things themselves,
or something waiting inside them,
like an unplayed melody in a flute?” –Rainer Marie Rilke, The Book of Hours
Considering an Exhibition; Marta Renzi; 5.05; digi
A photographer wrestles with his conscience in his small attic studio at night. In a crisis of faith, he keeps returning to his stark black-and-white images for proof that what he does matters. After a bath, image and reality merge into a new beginning.
Still Life; Denise Wyllie & Clare O. Hagan; 5.37; digi
A quest for stillness in a hectic world made through quiet but voluble domestic vignettes and the abstraction of thought and reflection. One screen reveals a personal collection of still, quiet life objects, beautifully considered and composed, revealed at a reflective pace. The second screen features abstract energetic lines wildly drawn with light.
Una Sporca Vacanza (dirty vacation); Cinzia Sarto; 7.00; Digi
Documentary and fiction, join fragments of reality from different places and time. Inside a labyrinth of cement cubes, debris and water, humans distracted by the rituals of vacation seem indifferent to the world surrounding them. A veiled woman is searches for a way out.
Iceland; Fabienne Gautier; 4.09; Digi
Iceland’s landscape seemed to reflect a particular internalization of feeling. The piece was shot in B&W super 8 while driving across Iceland in 2004. This work speaks to this internal mind.