Domestic - Selected Films & Videos 1981-2001

16mm, Super 8, color, sound
scans not available
These experimental films and videos were shot in the house, out the window, in the yard, down the road, etc., in the rural Oley Valley (near Reading, Pa.) where I live. They span a little more than two ...
Rental format: DVD NTSC $50.00
Available for sale: DVD NTSC $75.00

About

These experimental films and videos were shot in the house, out the window, in the yard, down the road, etc., in the rural Oley Valley (near Reading, Pa.) where I live. They span a little more than two decades and range from super-8 to 16mm blow-ups, to silent and in-camera-edited-sync-sound super-8's (some of the rephotographed), to more recent videos that are often layered and image-processed. All of them are hopefully lyrics of high visual intensity that celebrate the expressive potential of the medium they were created in and the simple grace of taking pleasure in seeing and hearing the world (the loss of which is increasingly threatened in the sad times [2005] we are living through). SHADOW HUNTING (1981, Shot on S-8mm, 2 min., silent)- exploiting the painterly 'smear' quality of undercranked, 6fps projected S-8: Shadow hunts, I follow. PIE PLATES (1980, Shot on S-8, transfered to 16mm, 5:44 min.)- a John Cage inspired (his work for prepared piano accompanies the visuals) backyard, yin/yang, optically printed meditation. ("a lingering impression of harmony using a minimal amount of footage" - Linda Gross, L. A. Times) FONTANA (1988, S-8mm, 4:09 min.) - in the shadow: after the grotesque fountains I saw in Rome. S-8 DIARY: WILDWOOD (1988, S-8mm, 2:23 min.) - a Sunday drive down the Jersey shore and back which we often did when Linda's parents (from Wildhood) were alive. CINESONGS FOR STORM DE HIRSCH (1990, S-8mm, 10:55 min.) - homage to one of the pioneers of experimental S-8, Storm De Hirsch; seasonal images arising and fading simultaneously (shown in MOMA's "Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Films" program). OLEY (1993, Hi-8 video, 10 min, silent & sound) - harvest time in the Oley Valley. WITCHWAY (1995, Hi-8 video, 7:12 min. silent & sound) - under the feedback-spell of an Oley spirit and her familiar.("... deftly uses themes from Penna. folklore to create a powerfully haunting and chilling descent into an autumnal netherworld."-Albert Kilchesty) OUTSIDE IN (1995, Hi-8 video, 8:59 min.) - an interior/exterior domestic meditation. LOTUS SONG 2 (2000, mini-DV, 6:47 min.) - the second part of the life-cycle of a Lotus and its surround; a song of natural artifice. IMAGINARY POND WITH REAL FROGS (2001, mini-DV, 8:44 min.) - after Marianne Moore's definition of poetry as "the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads." SONATA (2001, mini-DVD, 3:27 min.), sil.) - visual music to "soothe the scythe" (Ed Sanders); a reaction to 9/11. ("Your work was such a treat - so lyric and voluptuous in color." –Donna Cameron)

Films

  • Other films by this artist in our catalogue

  • Read More
    Reading 1974: 30th Anniversary Edition
    Documentary

    Reading 1974: 30th Anniversary Edition
    Gary Adlestein

    color, sound, 56 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
  • Read More
    Reading 1974: Portrait of a City
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Reading 1974: Portrait of a City
    Gary Adlestein

    color, sound, 56 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • History
  • Read More
    Cat's Eyes
    Experimental

    Cat's Eyes
    Gary Adlestein

    16mm, color and b/w, silent, 3.25 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Music
  • Read More
    Kosher
    Experimental

    Kosher
    Gary Adlestein

    16mm, color, silent, 2.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Erotic
  • Read More
    Italian Opticals & Italian Places
    Experimental

    Italian Opticals & Italian Places
    Gary Adlestein

    16mm, color, sound, 13.75 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Environment / Nature
  • Read More
    Optical Lyrics

    Optical Lyrics
    Gary Adlestein

    16mm, color and b/w, silent, 24 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Philosophical
    • Psychology / Mental Health
  • Read More
    St. Teresa
    Experimental

    St. Teresa
    Gary Adlestein

    16mm, color, sound, 5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Arts / Artists
    • Biography / Autobiography
  • Read More
    Room In His Heart

    Room In His Heart
    Gary Adlestein

    16mm, color, sound, 32.5 min
    Rental format: 16mm
    • Literarature / Theater
    • Philosophical
  • Read More
    Kore/Kouros
    Experimental

    Kore/Kouros
    Gary Adlestein

    super-8, color, sound on separate reel(s), 11 min
    Rental format: super8
    • Arts / Artists
    • Body
    • Erotic
  • Read More
    S-8 Diaries: 1987/89
    Experimental

    S-8 Diaries: 1987/89
    Gary Adlestein

    super-8, color, sound on separate reel(s), 11 min
    Rental format: super8
    • Environment / Nature
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
  • Read More
    Candy
    Experimental

    Candy
    Gary Adlestein

    super-8, color, sound on separate reel(s), 11 min
    Rental format: super8
    • Arts / Artists
    • Biography / Autobiography
    • Literarature / Theater
  • Read More
    Pink Venise I Like

    Pink Venise I Like
    Gary Adlestein

    super-8, color, sound, 11.5 min
    Rental format: super8
    • Environment / Nature
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
  • Read More
    Forsythia
    Experimental

    Forsythia
    Gary Adlestein

    super-8, color, sound, 3 min
    Rental format: super8
    • Environment / Nature
  • Read More
    Spring/Fall Cinesongs For Storm De Hirsch
    Experimental

    Spring/Fall Cinesongs For Storm De Hirsch
    Gary Adlestein

    super-8, color, sound, 11 min
    Rental format: super8
    • Environment / Nature
  • Read More
    Cezannescapes 1 & 2
    Experimental

    Cezannescapes 1 & 2
    Gary Adlestein

    super-8, color, sound, 5.5 min
    Rental format: super8
    • Arts / Artists
  • Read More
    Gaudi & Cezannescapes
    Experimental

    Gaudi & Cezannescapes
    Gary Adlestein

    color, sound, 12 min
    Rental formats: DVD NTSC, mini DV NTSC
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Arts / Artists
  • Read More
    Figures
    Experimental

    Figures
    Gary Adlestein

    video, color, sound, 20 min
    Rental format: VHS NTSC
    • Body
  • Read More
    Italia - Selected Films & Videos 1980-2005
    Experimental

    Italia - Selected Films & Videos 1980-2005
    Gary Adlestein

    16mm, super8, mini DV, color, sound
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Environment / Nature
    • Arts / Artists
  • Read More
    Septuagenarian Collaborations

    Septuagenarian Collaborations
    Gary Adlestein

    color, sound, 48 min
    Rental format: DVD NTSC
  • Read More
    1/20/17
    Documentary
    Experimental

    1/20/17
    Gary Adlestein

    digital, color, sound, 3 min
    Rental formats: Digital file, DVD NTSC
    • History
    • Political / Social Activism
  • Read More
    DEAL!
    Experimental

    DEAL!
    Gary Adlestein

    color, sound, 4 min
    Rental formats: Digital file, DVD NTSC
    • Body
    • History
    • Political / Social Activism
    • Found Footage