Group Show Two
Presented by The Onion City Film Festival
June 18th, 2009
SPIRIT by Dominique Furge (2005, 8 mins., video, France)
Luminous colored dots or blobs move, connect, combine, and separate against a white background as excerpts from Orson Welles’ radio play The War of the Worlds imparts a narrative impulse to their activity. Music by Legeti and snippets from David Bowie and others complete the spare, but carefully crafted, soundtrack.
THE SEASONS by Makino Takashi (2008, 30 mins., video, Japan)
Made in collaboration with musician Jim O’Rourke, this is a stunning impressionistic work that becomes more than just a nature-piece of trees and water. Takashi’s images, rhythm, and editing work in synergy with the score, each complementing the other, to create a video of surprising emotion and power.
CHROMATIC COCKTAIL by Kerry Laitala (2009, 10 mins., 3D video, US)
A merry-go-round of circles, and squiggles, and more dance before the eyes, quite literally it seems, in this abstract 3D animation.
DIRTY GOGGLES OF PERCEPTION (LEFT AND RIGHT) by Joe Grimm
(2009, 25 mins., double 16mm live projector performance, US, World Premiere)
“A synaesthetic performance for modified 16mm projectors and audio circuitry, this piece negotiates the space between the physically real and the perceptually real; between noumena and phenomena. Photosensitive circuitry translates light waves into sound waves, sonifying flickers that are sometimes slow enough to be visible to the eye-and sometimes fast enough to be perceived only by the ear. A monolithic light/noise blast that goes literally to the limits of the senses and beyond them, provoking a confrontation with that ultimate unattainable reality: The World of Things In Themselves. In memoriam Immanuel Kant. Warning: Unsuitable for those with photosensitive epilepsy.”
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