Lorenzo Gattorna and Close Company
Artist in attendance! World Premiere of Jones Falls!
Saturday, September 27, 2014, 7 pm, $7-10
The Nightingale is pleased to bring Baltimore-based filmmaker and programmer Lorenzo Gattorna to screen his films and films of subsequent influence. The program alternates between Gattorna’s haunting documentaries and idiosyncratic works by Ryan Marino, Shambhavi Kaul, Marika Borgeson and Josh Weissbach. Somewhere between the optical and the ocular, the spectacular and the speculative, the sites in these films masquerade as themselves. The artists whose work Gattorna has chosen have chosen him—sharing a devotion to both estrangement and cognition, while serving to elucidate each other. This program renders a quiet recollection of the capacity of the moving image to transport an audience to another place and a place to an audience. Seeing is a kind of knowing, but one fraught with seductive half-truths, misdirective fantasies and the consciousness that often a closer look only reveals greater distance.
Marshy Place Across, Lorenzo Gattorna, 2012, 16mm to digital, b/w & color, sound, 4.5 min
A Distant Horizon, Ryan Marino, 2012, 16mm, color, sound, 6.5 min
The Enchanted Forest, Lorenzo Gattorna, 2011, 16mm to digital, color, sound, 6.5 min
Mount Song, Shambhavi Kaul, 2013, digital, color, sound, 9 min
Jones Falls, Lorenzo Gattorna, 2014, 16mm to digital, b/w, sound, 10 min
Eleven Forty Seven, Marika Borgeson, 2013, digital, color, silent, 12 min
At Rest, Lorenzo Gattorna, 2012, 16mm to digital, b/w & color, silent, 5 min
theoria, Josh Weissbach, 2014, 16mm, color, silent, 5.5 min
Lorenzo Gattorna is a filmmaker and programmer originally from New York. He received a BFA from Tisch School of the Arts in 2007. His short films have screened worldwide at festivals and galleries including ARKIPEL, Balagan Film Series, Camera Club of New York, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Colour Out of Space, EMP Collective, Galerie Myrtis, Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, Images Contre Nature, LMAKprojects, Les Rencontres Internationales, Maryland Film Festival, Maysles Cinema, MICA, Microlights, Microscope Gallery, Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, PLUG Projects, Regional Support Network, Sonic Circuits, Spectacle Theater, TULCA, UnionDocs, VIDEOMEDEJA and Views from the Avant-Garde. He has presented visiting artist lectures at NYU’s Experimental Film Workshop and JHU’s Short Filmmaking Laboratory. He has programmed screenings for Anthology Film Archives, Antimatter [Media Art], Maysles Cinema, Spectacle Theater and UnionDocs. Recently he received the 2012 Creative Alliance Media Makers’ Fellowship and was selected as a Semi-Finalist for the 2013 Sondheim Prize as well as the 2014 Trawick Prize. Currently Lorenzo is co-director of a nomadic entity in Baltimore known as Sight Unseen, showcasing avant-garde film, video and expanded cinema and supported by Artists Public Domain, MICA and The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.
Programmed by Jesse Malmed
Filed under: documentary, experimental, film, video