Tuesday MAY 9, 2017 — 6 pm
NOT in NYC? Stream films on http://axwonline.com
Visiting filmmakers Carolin Koss from Finland, and Sara Bonaventura from Italy, will be in attendance and speak with us about their films!
WORLD of NATURE curated by Lili White TRT: 52 minutes
RECUERDO DE MI SANTUARIO; Juliette Liautaud; France; 07:14
A travel in the mountains of Roquebrume. The quest of an hermit changed into an abstract musical film. Layers, double exposures, super 8 film and digital video, plants, rocks, caverns appear and disappear following a soundtrack of improvised electric guitar and electronics. A meditation piece, as a journey in an altered state of consciousness, using the materiality of the film and its defaults as a visual experience. The small figurine hung at the car gives its title to the film, as a forgotten popular song.
EMERALD GREEN; Carolin Koss; Finland; 14:07
A dystopian world, where nature has been rendered extinct, breathable air has gotten scarce and the sun has vanished due to exploitation of natural resources and human error. The focus is on 3 people who try to survive and escape into their sub- consciousness in order to re-imagine and re-build the contaminated world they live in. Originally presented as a 3 screen video installation, it is an imaginary reaction to real issues such as air becoming more and more polluted, water resources running dry, oceans accumulating tons of plastic waste, the human body degrading through processed food and an obscured force steering the fate of the world.
ANOTHER SEASON; Anna Lytton; music recording and mixing: Gerald Schauder; music recording and mixing: Gerald Schauder; editing: Moïra Himmelsbach; Germany; 4:27
A figure that is both tree and woman, slowly being explored as it continuously breaks and grows and takes on different forms. Like leaves that leave the nimble limbs on tiptoe, the timid barks of timber cut to shape
THE RIVER; Ya-Ting Hsu & Geoffrey Hughes; Camera: Ya-Ting Hsu & Geoffrey Hughes & Howell Chang Sound Mixer & Designer: Yu De Lin; Music: Shih-Yang Lee; Dance & Choreographer: JH Lee; Taiwan; 12.36
THE RIVER is an experimental short documenting the repetitively traumatic nature of pregnancy. Director Yating Hsu explores childbirth and the physical and emotional toll that childbirth took on her personally. In her film, Hsu uses her body as a canvas, providing viewers with a most intimate view of what the female body is subjected to when bringing a pregnancy to term. Images of Hsu accompany impressionistic depictions of her fetus in utero, and images of rivers suggesting both hope and menace, amongst other things. Hsu and her husband invite audiences to partake in their shared nine-month journey.
COPPER PERFORATION LOOP TRIPTYCH; Ruth Hayes, soundtrack: Peter Randlette; USA; 3:21
Iterations of Copper Perforation Loop, an original length of direct animation created by scraping emulsion off of 16mm black leader against a 5” diameter circular disc of perforated copper. The Triptych includes the original loop, and hand processed contact prints, one of which was printed onto Liquid Light coated clear leader. Digital post in AfterEffects.
SURVIVOR HERB; Andrea Novoa; Chile; 2:31
When a woman dreams on earth, her body is inhabited by it. The Nature travels her dream space and maximized her force.
CHRONOSCOPE; Sara Bonaventura; Soundtrack by Marco Giotto aka vontesla.com; Hybrid of HD and animation (around 1200 painted frames); Italy; 3.22
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” R. Buckminster Fuller
The main trigger concept is what we call here decrescita felice, degrowth, focusing on sustainability. Chronoscope is apparently a way to see the past, but what if the past tells us more about the future than we usually think? There is a sense of entropy: we are now in a point where we should just take a step back. Ephemeralization is not the answer maybe, but this ephemeral symbol, the butterfly, stands for self-organizing, self-regulated, self-sufficient – but never fixed or rigid – systems in nature, that can help us to reimagine an ecological approach.
paradox | metamorphosis | reversible irreversible | butterfly effect | chaos theory | eco- prefix form oikos = home –> ecology | eco noum from echo | tomorrow’s past | bergsonian déjà vu | unbirthday | entropy | degrowth | ephemeralization | fragility | becoming animal | chiasm | vice versa | timescape | multiverse | meta-universe
OLD WIVES’ TALES; Tânia Dinis; Production: Tânia Dinis e Jorge Quintela; Text: Regina Guimarães; Medium: 8mm and Super 8 to digi; Portugal; 3:42
“Wood was uninterruptedly burning in the home, of that centrifugal place whose actors still offered new worlds to the world born from the sweat of their brows and the clandestine sap of their dreams.” Regina Guimarães