SHORTS PROGRAM 2 – Friday April 21st
6pm – Grapefruit Studios (above Company Brewing)
735 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI
Everything Turns… dir. Aaron Zeghers
12 min, 16mm, 2016
A shorthand study of the mythology of numbers, from 1 to 12. Scientific tradition is adopted then eschewed for rumours, legends and defunct theories from across the ages. This almanac of anthropomorphic numerology is recorded in-camera onto Super 8, using open exposure photography, light painting, light table animation, paper animation, hand drawn animation and more. Just like Richter nearly 100 years ago, we will discover that everything turns, everything revolves and everything feels the deep score of time.
Top Thrill dir. Grace Mitchell
7.5 min, digital, 2016
The vacillating sisterhood of a mother and daughter: Daughter gets her first period on a roller coaster in Ohio & Mother has an affair with a truck driver. Their shared secrecy both bonds and entraps them.
An Ecstatic Experience dir. Ja’Tovia Gary
6 min, digital, 2015
A meditative invocation on transcendence as a means of restoration.
Luna E Santur dir. Joshua Gen Solondz
10 min, 2016
Originally commissioned as a short for Ben Coonley’s My First 3D Part 2 at Microscope Gallery, I expanded this project into what it currently is: hooded figures, violent passion, and stroboscopic tenderness brought on by a paranormal encounter I had in the summer of 2015.
Shape of a Surface dir. Nazli Dincel
9 min, 16mm, 2017
The ground holds accounts of once pagan, then christian and now muslim ruins of the city built for Aphrodite. As she takes revenge on Narcissus, mirrors reveal what is seen and surfaces, limbs dismantle and marble turns flesh.
As Without So Within dir. Manuela De Laborde
25 min, 16mm, 2016
Conceptually informed by the artist’s active filmgoing, AS WITHOUT SO WITHIN takes as its point of departure prop sculptures which are transformed both through hybrid techniques of framing, lighting, and superimposition and by being projected in an enclosed, silent architectural space. AS WITHOUT explores the possibility that the surfaces of things are entities worthy of their own depth for and in themselves, demanding to be seen and confronted as they exist.