Pastourelle Nathaniel Dorsky, USA, 2010, 16.5m.
There was some buzz in line about seeing “Nathaniel’s” new film so I was happy to know that as the first film in this set I would see it before I was going leave. I felt like I had been dropped into a midtown church in the middle of the afternoon, first recognizing the slow, quiet thoughtfulness of the moment and followed after a while by how uncomfortable slow, quiet thoughtfulness can be for this city boy.
Ouverture Christopher Becks, France, 2010, 5m.
One of the interesting things about this film was that I felt Mr. Becks had captured the feeling of “discovery” in these five minutes. As I sat and watched his movements and edits it seemed more like a recollection than a recording. A bit magical.
The Suppliant Robert Beavers, USA/Switzerland, 2010, 5m.
I had been looking forward to Mr. Beavers film having read some positive reviews. However I had a hard time seeing it. It seemed to project too dark – the film stills seemed clearer. I was disappointed.
Hanging upside down in the branches Ute Aurand, Germany, 2009, 15m.
One last film. Ms. Aurand spoke briefly before the showing about losing her parents and her implied regrets for having not captured enough on film. Loss, love, life – a remembrance.
I ended my marathon here. Apologies to the other artists below for not getting to see their films, I will track them down on the web over the next few weeks.
Film for Invisible Ink, case no. 323: ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST David Gatten, USA, 2010, 20m.
In a Year with 13 Deaths Jonathan Schwartz, USA, 2008, 3m.
One Eve Heller, USA/Austria, 2010, 4m.
Shibiyu-Tokyo Tomanari Nishikawa, Japan, 2010, 10m.
Beneath Your Skin of Deep Hollow Malena Szlam, Chile/Canada, 2010, 3m.
Gesturings Peter Herwitz, USA, 2010, 5m.
Day Dream Jim Jennings, USA, 2010, 7m.
Fatal Attractions: An Introduction to Black and White Magic
These Blaezing Starrs Deborah Stratman, USA, 2010, 14.4m.
Tranquility Sigfried A. Fruhauf, Austria, 2010, 6.30m.
To Another Josh Mabe, USA, 2010, 48sec.
Sugar Slim Says Lewis Klahr, USA, 2010, 7m.
Sorry Luther Price, USA, 2010, 14m.
Shutter Alexi Mani, Canada, 2009, 7m.
Floor of the World Janie Geiser, USA, 2010, 8m.
Toads Milena Gierke, Germany, 1997/2008, 6m.
Pigs Pavel Wojtasik, U.S., 2010, 7.45m.
Shadow Cut Martin Arnold, Austria, 2010, 4m.
Coming Attractions Peter Tscherkassky, Austria, 2010, 23.40m.