A screening of new film and video work from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
May 29th, 2009
NAMES by Melissa Kim (16mm on MiniDV, 3m, color, sound)
Portrayal of different people who have the same names.
HIS CHEAP OLD BLUE JEANS by Zaven Najjan (16mm on MiniDV, 8m, b/w, sound)
Dan, 24, remembers everything he hated about his father.
HOUSE FUCK by Lyra Hill (16mm, 5m, color, silent)
The body of the house is the home, and the body is the home; this house is full of things and bodies.
SAM’S HEALTH CARE by Daehyuk Yun (16mm on MiniDV, 10m, b/w, sound)
It’s about a man who is undernourished. He joins the show who looks like Johnny Depp.
CENTRAL (B) EMERGES FROM ITS PHYSIOLOGICAL CUP by Andrew Kim (MiniDV, 5m, b/w, sound)
Derived from textbooks, Central (b) emerges from its physiological cup examines that which swims beneath unfamiliar surfaces: loligo opalescens live in depths that range between 65 and 850 feet. On average, they weigh 3.3 lbs and measure 16 inches in length. These creatures have been harvested for many years now. This movie is a tale for fishermen.
FOR THE LOVE OF THE GLOVE by Justyn Mainard (MiniDV, 9m, color, sound)
When habit turns to addiction, is the scope of pleasure compromised? Can a man overcome his sense of taste and make a change for the better. A change for the love of the glove.
GIMMICK by Justyn Mainard (16mm on MiniDV, 6m, color, sound)
When one has an opportunity of a lifetime, you have to be quick, thorough, and on time. Two magicians, what’s the Gimmick?
INTERVIEW by Bum Joo (Monty) Kim (MiniDV, 10m, color, sound)
Interview with a man with a speech impediment.
DON’T LET THEM BITE by Craig Pessolano (MiniDV, 3m, color, sound)
An experimental video about fear-mongering.
DESPRECIO MARIA by Francisco Cordero Oceguera (16mm on MiniDV, 6m, color, sound)
Desprecio Maria is a portrait of two men and their mutual desire for three different women.
FOR MY PSYCHOPOMP by Lyra Hill (16mm on MiniDV, 10m, b/w, sound)
Psychopomp: literally, ‘soul conductor’, an escort to the afterlife. In Jungian psychology, the mediator between conscious and unconscious minds. He came in a recurring nightmare between years four and twelve, was forgotten, then remembered again at twenty in paintings and prints, a costume, and a film. Bogeyman, muse, and friend; all that we dream is only another part of ourselves.
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