Dave Gearey

Stream Rapids Falls (1978) 16mm, black and white, 28.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

"Not going to the woods and sitting by a stream, but coming into the dark of Cinema for meditating on nature. Not meditating on Mother Nature and her parts, but on Mother Cinema and her forms."--D.G. "a concerto for the kind of water which is so ordinary that normally one forgets to look at it and which is here filmed with astonishing attention." -- Pierre Job, Liberation Magazine (Paris)

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Dave Gearey

Airwaves (1974) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance, Environment & Nature

Made while traveling by bus, from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast. The dancer like clouds makes visible the winds.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Gearey

Once Again (1974) 16mm, color, 3.75 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A humorous, stop-animated homage to Vermeer's lady friend, who, in expectation of a telephone call, looks out the window. "The setting, a stark, angular room, the costumes, the lighting and the broken rhythms of the film had a surreal quality that reminded me of the paintings of Rene Magritte." -- Joseph Ornato, The Hartford Advocate Dance and Film Festival, Art Gallery of Ontario, 1977

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Gearey

Branches (1975) 16mm, color, 6.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

An intoxicated vision of the sensuality of light and movement, in which branches and bodies are made visible by light made mysterious by both.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Gearey

Footage (1976) 16mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

"Gearey has made a series of films of [Dana] Reitz dancing. Gearey is a poet with a camera and his touch is everywhere, in every frame, and he touches us with a strong feeling for nature. In FOOTAGE he has made an unusual and beautiful film of Dana Reitz's bare feet. It's a wonderful feeling to have feet discover themselves running, digging into mud and sand, at the water's edge, in the sunlight, caressing air and casting shadows. He's got a poetic visual style and it has something to do with the way he sees and selects. His textures, pans, cuts and angles are beautifully orchestrated. He crops and concentrates on one thing and allows the film to emerge visually, to take its own shape and texture. It explains more with less ... that is the power of abstraction. All of his films contained these qualities." -- Leonard Horowitz, The Soho Weekly News

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Dave Gearey

Monkey Dream (1977) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

Inspired by a dream of a monkey who tells "stories" by waving a stick that emits abstract shapes, light and movement, this is the "story" of a sculptor making sculpture. It is also a form of dreaming with Cinema. Constructed in lush, layered images, we see sculpture, Jon von Bergen at work but the true subject of this filmic tapestry is the elusive and enigmatic quality of the creative process.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Dave Gearey

Chet's Garage (1978) 16mm, color, 15.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Technology

Filmed in a garage on Staten Island, New York, this is a song of workers and their environment. America's idolatry of the automobile makes this both a romantic and an essential part of the landscape. Layered with multiple images, the film presents something many of us see but seldom look at and it does it with a method that is unique to cinema. Not a work of film journalism, but a song for the eyes, an eyesong.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Dave Gearey

Gulls Don't Fly On Light (1979) 16mm, black and white, 5.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Gulls usually don't fly in movie theaters, but in this case ....

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Dave Gearey

Tree Was..., The (1980) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A tree is cut, wood becomes lumber, scraps become bowls. Straightforward images on the surface, but as the film evolves and its form becomes visible, this becomes an exploration of process and transformation.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Dave Gearey

Blind Love (1982) 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Blind love is a passion that eludes temperance and plunges lovers into a darkness that is luminous. In the film, we MAY see the light of their ecstasy. This is no pretty picture: sensuality, desire, pain and loss, all flash and spend their rhythms before the orgasm subsides. The film has been made as a work of silence and of music.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Dave Gearey

Lightplay (1987) 16mm, color, 28 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Composed of 8 separate film sketches recorded in New York's Central Park: Bikes, Volleyball, Soccer, Runners, Boats, Basketball, Baseball and Roller-skating. LIGHTPLAY is about the delight of watching people at play. While the viewer's attention shifts to follow movement, measure rhythms, notice idiosyncratic gestures or listen to the layered sounds of the park, we discover that there is more to being a spectator than meets the eye. Below the surface of textured images, diverse tempos and different, if not polar, visual qualities, we encounter a design that mimics the dynamic and constructive nature of looking and listening. LIGHTPLAY becomes a film about the art of seeing.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Dave Gearey

Final Screens (1999) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 21.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Psychology & Mental Health

FINAL SCREENS makes an imaginative and colorful leap into the retinal experience of a man who is losing consciousness. It presents a flotilla of images; vivid, enigmatic and obscure, fluttering on the surface of memory, while simultaneously, the sub-conscious murmurs, swells and fades on the colors of an unfathomable mental current. Video sale price: 50.00 (individuals); 300.00 (institutions).

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $50.00

Dave Gearey

3% Vision (2000) 16mm, VHS NTSC, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music

3% VISION indicates a severe limit to perception, where dark and light, bustle and calm, murmur and din are measured on an inconceivably thin margin. In this spare, concentrated work, a composer and a visual artist operate on separate yet intersecting paths to create a video which depicts the chasm between one man and the rest of the sighted, passing world. This synthesis of music and moving image is bare and stripped to essentials. It presents fleeting images of an individual, fragile and surrounded, who perseveres in the undertow of an impervious social current. Video sale price: 40.00 (individuals); 150.00 (institutions).

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $40.00

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