Recent Bay Area Film and Video
Friday, April 24, 8 pm, $7-10
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL
Organized by Mary Helena Clark and tooth
Mary Helena Clark in person!
Tonight’s program consists of films and videos by Bay Area filmmakers who are involved with and in support of recent efforts to build a DIY film collective in Oakland, California. As film stocks are discontinued and artists’ spaces disappear, this effort aims to pull resources, share knowledge, make space for collaboration, and continue the rich traditional of experimental film in the Bay Area. Proceeds from tonight’s screening will go towards the lab.
John Davis — Demolished Every Second (2014, 4:25 minutes, 16mm > video)
This short work utilizes imprints from Soviet-era film leader culled from dozens of films viewed while working as an artist in residence in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in 2014. The material was largely 1980’s-era educational and propaganda films that contained a broad range of content, but had only subtle variations on more or less the same leader. Foregrounding the often ignored hand-written or machine printed artifacts found on leader, the imprints become the primary source material for a psychotronic audio/visual salvo set to an original score.
Mary Helena Clark — The Sound of Running in my Voice (2014, 5 minutes, DV)
We ape naturalism.
Michael Bucuzzo — Orion’s Belt (2011, 5 minutes, 16mm > video)
What happens to the body when it dies? What happens to the mind when it forgets the body is dead?
Zachary Epcar — A Time Shared Unlimited (2010, 10 minutes, 16mm + video)
Near-future leisure time activities and anxieties as a series of minor incidents continually interrupted, alternating between an overcrowded virtual space and a virtually abandoned city space.
Christina Kolozsvary — Nocturnes for Anatomers (2012, 6 minutes, video)
Nocturnes for Anatomers is a surrealist trip to the doctors office. A young woman suffers from mysterious illnesses caused by her neglect for her body, and her hidden desires. Diagnoses of the patient follow the charts of the cosmos, as anatomy and astrology combine.
Kent Long — The Waves (2003, 8 minutes, 16mm)
An interpretation of water’s eternal patterns of light and sound.
tooth — palms (2011, 3 minutes, super 8)
a california portrait. obscured investigation of the myth of “paradise”. palm trees are a non-native plant species to california, and their roots span equal parts as far underground as the trees tower above the earth. within this, an overlapping symbology.
Zach Iannazzi — California Picture Book (2013, 14 minutes, 16mm)
Vanessa O’Neill — Suspension (2008, 10 minutes, dual 16mm)
A toned and black-and-white reel, layered to create subtle shifts of hue and tone of abstracted seascape.
Filed under: 16mm, artist in attendance, documentary, experimental, film, video