ANALOGICA SELECTION 10 /// PR2
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Kaleidoscope by Jaene F. Castrillon
3' 21'' / 16mm / 2016 / CANADA / exp
A visual poem on the theme of depression. Poetry superimposed with hand processed 16mm film collected on the Film for Artists and Film Farm Residency. Footage includes found footage, and non-camera hand techniques including but not limited to tinting, toning, varnish, bleach and painting.
Jaene F. Castrillon is a multi-disciplinary artist who explores their relationship to the world through Indigenous teachings of Elder Isaac Day of Serpent River First Nations and the wisdom of the land. Jaene identifies as 2Spirit, mixed race (indigenous Colombian/Hong Kong Chinese), Trans person of color living with disabilities. Jaene believes in sharing the brilliance and heart-break of living a life less ordinary.
Commission by Ieva Balode
6' / 16mm / 2019 / Latvia / exp-fiction
The story of a film “Commission” starts in Georgia at some unknown point of time where a heroic, mythical female character has written a book which is being delivered by a courier (the artist herself) to three powerful women. The content of a book is hidden within an existing book – “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin” written by Medieval Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli who dedicated the book to 12th century Queen Tamar who at the time brought prosperity and many social changes in the country. Being used as a secret shell or a reference to female power from the past, the freshly embedded content of a book serves as manifesto to the women who haven’t been equally appreciated due to history books still being written from male perspective. The book offers alternative gaze to a world history which can exist only in utopian science-fiction film commissioned and executed by females only.
Shot in significant Soviet era architecture monuments (by that referring to Soviet time failed gender equality propaganda), using exaggerated costumes and scenes once associated with B class sci-fi movies, the film serves as humorous, yet rebellious propaganda material of female role and emerging power.
Ieva Balode (born in 1987, Riga, Latvia) is an artist and film curator working with analog image. With her works she takes part in international exhibitions and festivals presenting her work both in installation, as well as cinema and performance situation. As a curator she is a founding member of Baltic Analog Lab - artists collective providing a space and platform for analog film production, research and education. She is also a director of experimental film festival "Process" happening in Riga from year 2017.
Ceguera Inducida by Lucia Lopez
3' 09'' / 35mm / super8 / 2019 / Uruguay - Germany / exp
Ceguera Inducida (Induced Blindness) is a retrospective upon childhood and a collective memory which seems to be endangered by the growth of extreme right-wing parties in South America. Yesterday, far away from home, the distance seemed to shape and re-signify my infancy
and the memories arising from the Uruguayan worst economic crisis at the beginning of this century.
Today, these words seem to prevail and the melancholy continues to invade.
The second voice of the film belongs to Jorge Luis Batlle, ex-president of the Republic (2000-2005) during a visit to the United States.
Lucia Lopez is an uruguayan artist based in Berlin, currently studying Arts and Aesthetics at Bard
College Berlin. The medium is considered a bridge of expression and key to research upon gender and identity, hybridity sets the pathway.
Le long cri du train qui passe
by Anne-Marie Bouchard
7' 24'' / 16mm / 2020 / Canada / exp
An experimental animated film built around a single sound recording that evokes travel, the need to communicate, solitude, fragility, the desire for freedom, the arrival of fall, and our ephemeral existence.
Anne-Marie Bouchard lives and works in Québec City.
She has been making videos since 1999.
Her films are an experimental, avant-garde experience—impressionistic and evocative: a cinema of poetry.
She is a seeker of images, a discoverer of sounds, an explorer of cinema and media art, her work intimate and eclectic and artisanal. Her films delve into the ephemeral and the fragile, gesture and disappearance.
She is interested in the impact colour and sound have on the emotive body, and in revealing the aesthetic potential in images of the everyday.
INFUSION NO.1 by Lauren Henshel
3' / 16mm / 2019 / USA / Exp
INFUSION NO. 1 lays bare a reckoning between what is felt, seen and apprehended while living in our bodies, especially one that needs to be modified to function. This film brings consciousness around this “condition,” of residing in the temporary shelter of a body and of the impermanent and illusory concept of being well.
Lauren Henschel (b.1992) is a visual artist working primarily in hand-‐processed 16mm film, installation and performance. Her work interrogates questions around guilt, illness, disability, shame and mortality and seeks to defy or alter an audience’s expectations and experience of what art can reveal about the experience of inhabiting a body.
Body Prop - Movement 1
[destroyed be forever all the bonds of nature]
by Michael Woods
13' 51'' / super8 / 2020 / USA- Ecuador / exp
The vengeance of Hell boils in my heart / In your cold room / The silence that makes you mine / Fall, stars / She sat around and counted them all a million times / My name no one will know / And if my love were in vain / Oh God, I would want to die! / She was the roughest, toughest frail / In your cold room look at the trembling stars / I am pining, I am tormented! / but my mystery is closed in me / Have pity / I’ll win at dawn and we must alas die / Have pity / Death and despair flame about me
Michael Woods (born 1988, NYC) is a Latino media terrorist working in avant-garde film, video art, photography, collage, sound design, performance, curation, installation, music composition, and immersive media. Woods' work chronicles the spread of the Numb Spiral, the results of a digital sickness that manifests itself in the codification and symbolic negation of being.
The Little Tools by Emmanuel Piton
10' 48'' / 16mm / 2018 / France / exp-doc
A foundry, a morning where nothing starts. The film mixes the imaginary story of a woman, a coroness, crossing a rotting world.
Emmanuel Piton (France, 1982) works as film director and professor. His personal creations are between experimental cinema and documentary. His films are made mainly in Super8 and 16mm films and are distributed by Light cone. Emmanuel Piton teaches at Rennes University in cinema section. He founded Labo K, an experimental laboratory dedicated to the practice of analog film.