The Flight of Tulugaq (O Voo de Tulugaq) André Guerreiro Lopes, Brazil, 2010, 8m.
Birds flying. Birds circling. A ballet of wing. This was the second silent film featuring birds in flight in three days.
New Year Sun Jonathan Schwartz, USA, 2010, 3m.
It wasn’t till Sunday when another Mr Schwartz’s films was playing that he talked about the work. Shot in camera, a album of 11 films a brief meditation on change and transformation.
Trypps #7 (Badlands) Ben Russell, USA, 2010, 9.30m.
This was one of the few films over the three days where the sound actually hurt – the tone of the bell ringing was too much and distracted me. However I am now at the point where I am starting to see some of the challenges of moving projects that move between galley and theater screen. For me, and again I felt this with both Phill Soloman’s American Falls and Ape of Nature by Peggy Ahwesh, this would have been better experienced in its original intent as an installation. Mr. Russell himself raise the issue here wondering “what will be lost/gained when Space and Repetition are taken away”. I particularly thought the screen size took away from the trance like element of the spinning dervish mirror.
Burning Bush Vincent Grenier, USA, 2010, 9.5m
Looking at Mr. Grenier’s bio I probably should have tried to find or see more before looking at this to see how it fits into his body of work. For me, it may not be the best way to be introduced to his work.
Materia Obscura part one Jürgen Reble, Germany, 2010, 11.29m.
Fascinating. This was a piece I wasn’t looking forward to sitting through and found myself drawn in fully to it. I enjoyed the emullsion magic as it moved frame to frame.
a loft Ken Jacobs, USA, 2010, 16m.
Mr Jacobs’ piece seemed to embody the wondrous sense of freedom to explore for the sake of exploring that was reminiscent (for me at least) of early Amiga made videos with structured inner rhythms.
It was here that I exited for dinner before these films were presented.
Mamori by Karl Lemieux
Union by Paul Clipson
Parties visible et invisible d’un ensemble sous tension by Emmanuel Lefrant
Drifter by Timoleon Wilkins