Origins and Ends

A Program of 35mm Films
9 films
Combining origin stories with elegies and alternative histories, as well as explorations of desire, scraps, emergence, and obsolescence, “Origins and Ends” presents an array of experiments with cinema’s standard gauge, the use of which is decidedly rare in avant-garde film.

Films

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    Triumph of the Wild
    Animation
    Experimental

    Triumph of the Wild
    Martha Colburn

    color, sound, 10 min
    Rental formats: 35mm, DVD NTSC
    • History
    • Political / Social Activism
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    REALTIME
    Experimental

    REALTIME
    Siegfried A. Fruhauf

    color, sound, 5 min
    Rental format: 35mm
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    As It Was Revealed Unto Jeroen Eisinga
    Experimental

    As It Was Revealed Unto Jeroen Eisinga
    Jeroen Eisinga

    35mm 16mm, sound, 8 min
    Rental formats: 16mm, 35mm
    • Environment / Nature
    • Ethnographic
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    L'ECLAT DU MAL (THE BLEEDING HEART)
    Experimental

    L'ECLAT DU MAL (THE BLEEDING HEART)
    Louise Bourque

    color, sound, 6 min
    Rental format: 35mm
    • Family
    • Hand-Processed
    • Personal / Diary / Journal
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    Fishing For Brad
    Experimental

    Fishing For Brad
    Nicole Koschmann

    35mm, color, sound, 6 min
    Rental format: 35mm
    • Dance
    • Erotic
    • Psychology / Mental Health
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    Hobart
    Experimental

    Hobart
    Caspar Stracke

    35mm , black and white, silent, 13 min
    Rental format: 35mm
    • Found Footage
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    Mick Jagger's Asshole and Penis
    Experimental

    Mick Jagger's Asshole and Penis
    Lar Tusb

    black and white, silent, 10 min
    Rental format: 35mm
    • Cameraless / Handmade
    • Found Footage
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    Fulton Fish Market
    Documentary
    Experimental

    Fulton Fish Market
    Mark Street

    35mm, color, sound, 12 min
    Rental formats: 35mm, mini DV NTSC
    • Landscape / Architecture
    • Ethnographic
    • Hand-Processed
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    1734
    Experimental

    1734
    Joel Schlemowitz

    35mm, color, silent, 2 min
    Rental format: 35mm
    • Literarature / Theater

Description

Combining origin stories with elegies and alternative histories, as well as explorations of desire, scraps, emergence, and obsolescence, “Origins and Ends” presents an array of experiments with cinema’s standard gauge, the use of which is decidedly rare in avant-garde film.

Assembled from the neglected 35mm shelf in the Coop's stacks, this program traces thematic resonances linking an otherwise diverse set of works from the Film-Makers' Cooperative's eclectic 35mm collection. For artists working in the world of experimental cinema, the relative aesthetic richness offered by 35mm film is typically outweighed by its costliness and limited potential for exhibition. The circumstances that led to the production of these works are thus highly varied. While many of these artists’ engagements with this format were motivated by specific creative concerns, some turned to 35mm out of technical necessity, others adopted it only after receiving substantial financial support, while still others encountered it through a sublime accident of history. Despite their different production contexts, however, each of these films employ captivating formal strategies that underscore the distinct aesthetic capacities of 35mm film, drawing on such methods as optical printing, direct animation, experimental editing techniques, stereo sound design, and split-screen effects to exploit this format’s specific audio-visual and material qualities. Featuring under-screened films by artists from the U.S., Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, and Canada, "Origins and Ends" presents an array of strategies for harnessing the experimental resources of the rich image.

Curated by Josh Guilford.