Origins and Ends

35mm Films From the Film-Makers’ Cooperative
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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    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
    • ethnic_multicultural
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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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    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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    Fishing For Brad
    Experimental

    Fishing For Brad
    Nicole Koschmann

    35mm, color, sound, 6 min
    Rental format: 35mm
    • dance
    • erotic
    • psychology_mentalhealth
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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
    • literary_theatre

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.

The program traces thematic resonances that link an otherwise diverse set of works from the Film-Makers’ Cooperative’s eclectic 35mm collection, while also reflecting on the different conditions surrounding the production of these works.

Within the world of experimental cinema, 35mm film’s aesthetic impact and information-rich character are typically outweighed by its costliness and limited potential for exhibition. The circumstances that led to the production of these works thus vary considerably. While many of these artists’ engagements with this format were motivated by creative concerns, some were aided by the receipt of material support, others turned to 35mm out of technical necessity, and still others encountered it through a sublime accident of history. Despite such differences, however, each of these works employ captivating formal strategies that underscore the distinct aesthetic capacities of 35mm film, drawing on methods of optical printing, direct animation, montage, split-screen effects, and a host of other techniques to exploit this format’s pictorial and material qualities.

Program by Josh Guilford