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In and Outdoors
THE FUTURE IS YOU – Lili White
Shifting nature and architecture in the International City in the week after the 9/11 attack. News media presents us certain things, certain ways. Filtered like a lithographer’s velvety mezzotint, this film’s content roams between opposite poles of New York.
CATALOGUE – Dana Berman Duff
CATALOGUE is a silent 16mm black-and-white film that considers the time it takes to look at desirable objects, in this case the objects for sale in a mainstream furniture catalogue. The catalogue presents de-saturated photographs of staged rooms shot and printed to resemble sets for film-noir era movies, hypothetically increasing their desirability.
OLD WEST LODGE – Heidi Phillips
Set amidst drifts of snow in a desolate prairie winter, a weather-beaten lodge provides refuge for a disparate group of locals and travelers.
DEJAR – Caitlin Díaz
Too often we view our lives in black and white, perpetuating false perceptions of our own existence. It is this actuality that inspired DEJAR.
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STORY OF A CURSE #1 – Negin Sharifzadeh
The first of a series of animated films based on familial stories, that was inspired by my mother’s story of moving through loss and despair.
YOU CAN SEE THE SUN IN LATE DECEMBER – Sasha Waters Freyer
Beautiful emptiness, anguish and calm, absence rendered visible and traces of presence in the winter light, all intensified by the damned (non) question of maternity.
AMNIOTIC FLUID, OCEANS APART – Amang Hung
Something hard to express and communicate between daughter and mother.
QUEEN TAKES PAWN – Su Friedrich
A journey through an old house by way of a mirror, a child’s storybook, and some images from days gone by. Or a journey through some old images by way of a house. Or both.
- Show 20
CODES OF…SENSES II – Rrose Present
The images of riots in Istanbul onlinein 2013 (those they allowed to change a political system) here are transformed into colored blocks, as the minimum unit of representation “the pixel.”
WATER PORTRAIT III – Evelin Stermitz
From a series of 4 portraits of women’s faces — their images mirrored on the surface of the river in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
THE BLOCKS – Lydia Moyer
The Blocks focuses on the Golden Gate Estates, an unrealized development in Florida’s Big Cypress Swamp whose planners were eventually convicted of fraud. Functioning in some ways as an allegory for the recent housing crash in the US, The Blocks examines the connection between real estate and longing.
IN RUINS, WE REBUILD WITH MEMORIES BURIED IN THE FOUNDATION – Lana Z Caplan
Streams of people with holes burned in them rise from subway stairs and escalators in London, Paris, Beijing and New York and collide with images from nature – migration, destructive forces and chaos – in a meditation on loss.
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SHE VANISHES – Sara Bonaventura
This my anti-manifesto. A mise en scene of an impossibility, a virtual presence. An “impossible body” is enacting a fantasy of loss and distance: of desire, that cannot be satisfied but also a desire for an unsatisfied desire.
A IS FOR AYE-AYE – Augusta Palmer
In this whimsical short film that combines live action with animation, a young girl brings a hundred years of images to life when she encounters the image of a mischievous lemur in the visual archives of the New York Public Library’s Picture Collection, an archive of over a million image clippings that celebrates its centennial in 2015.
THREADBARE – Kristin Reeves
A fever-dream processes childhood memories of medical exploitation. The clinical gaze holds tight to the profitable conjuring made possible by vulnerable bodies.
GARDEN OF STONE – Sasha Waters Freyer
A kaleidoscope of sights and sounds from Noto, Sicily, known as the Garden of Stone in honor of its baroque architecture (none of which you will see in this 4 minute film). A love letter to Peter Greenaway. in three rhythmic intervals.
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THUDERBOLT – Heidi Phillips
Light explodes out of the darkness engulfing a young woman as she tries to find her way through the storm.
THE GLASS THRESHOLD – Ana Rodríguez León
In the city, people live together with the characters of the advertisement images universe. But, this apparently peaceful coexistence, starts to get disrupted when people and characters, start rivalry for the control of reality and of its fictions.
PLAY AND REPEAT – Lana Z Caplan
A technological rendering of a cityscape and the experience therein. A sequence of altered still images shot in New York is repeated, each time manipulated and layered over the artifacts of the previous sequence.
MERRY GO ROUND – Yuko Takebe
Merry Go Round Go Round Go Round…
We are born from nothing and nothing is our end.
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ELFMÄDCHEN – Mirka Morales
Winner of Chicago Underground Film Festival best animation award 2009.
Elfmädchen (elfgirls) is an abstract portrait of a narcoleptic girl, a fairy tale without a prince charming set amongst the urban decay of San Francisco.
GHOST SYNDROME – Rita Piffer
A film portrait of a Moroccan lesbian who immigrated to the United States, and the emotional resonances of living in-between cultures.
FISHING – Beth Warshafsky
This is a visual tone poem to my parents, using my father’s 8mm home movies. The film material was transformed through real-time digital effects, manipulating it with painterly conceits.
MORE THAN ONE – Amang Hung
It’s a wonderful interaction and collaboration between a poet and a singer. Both are female. The singer read the poem, very touched, and made a melody to sing.
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Landscape Comes Attached
LANDSCAPE_1 LANDSCAPE_2.0 – Rrose Present
Humanity sees herself through this gaze that represents it. Like a game of mirrors, we can only see what we have seen, acknowledge what we already know.
GELOST – Stefanie Weberhofer
A glimpse into a microcosmos of chemical processes, filmed and applied on the 16mm film material.
SAARI – Ella Mikkola
A film about longing and letting go. The Finnish word “SAARI” means an island. The film is an experimental video collage that explores themes like safety, distance and connection through a subjective memory.
CANNOT PREDICT NOW – Kimberly Burleigh
Cannot Predict Now features a spherical form that continuously evolves to perform its function as a predictor of the future.
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BE MY CLONE – Laura Hyunjhee Kim
I am interested in the language, sound and movements of the body and how all of these elements are used in communication.
TALK TO GOD – Lea Furnion
Between tourism, beliefs and paganism, Talk to God draws a parallel between the population of the ephemeral Black Rock City (Nevada, US) and the archaeological site of Teotihuacan in Mexico.
THE SILVER TRADE – Rebekkah Palov
A close-in diaristic remix of global trade which I see manifested in my everyday life and adventures.
ANATOMY OF A POEM – Rebecca Ruige Xu
Computer programming generated animation. Utilizing sound synthesizing and computer graphics programming, this work depicts a famous poem “Drinking Alone by Moonlight” from the ancient East using a Western analytical approach.
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SHARING IS CARING – Laura Hyunjhee Kim
An exploration in the various modes of communication, is presented in the formats of a music video, with appropriated tropes of popular culture, and an abstraction of words and imagery through repetition.
ISLAND STORY – Alisa Berger
A grainy vintage-like feel permeates the alien world and mixes in with the mixtures with the assumed real world.
THE SPIRITUAL MACHINE – Ana Rodríguez León
A hypnotic travel to the inner part of human being and the deep mystery it keeps inside. A mystery so full of beauty and of destructive potential.
LIGHT DIVIDES THE SQUARE – Kimberly Burleigh
Computer animation features “rippling caustics,” or refracted light patterns, cast by a virtual fluid body.
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Fun & Games
MOVEMENT STUDY: DISCIPLINE – Metrah Pashaee
“Movies move people.” My sound and image collages explore the unexpected, playful and provocative relationships created when disparate fragments are coupled together and coalesce in a cinematic viewing experience.
PI KA CHU – Valérie Pelet
An experimental 16mm film project which has been realised with a group of children from the district of Floridsdorf in Vienna.
KAPR (A FISH SCALE CAN HIDE A SUN) – Juliette Liautaud
A short experimental lo-fi winter tale based on a Czech Christmas carp story.
RECIPROCITY FAILURE – Mirka Morales
This work came from researching how 16mm film, shot on a Bolex, reacts when shooting the night sky. Reciprocity law is the inverse relationship between intensity and time.