Joanna Kiernan

Trilogy: Interval/Open & Shut/Narrative Moves (1977) 16mm, color & b/w, 16.75 min

Genre: Experimental

The film is divided into three sections which all use the same type of images and sounds--a Southern California house and landscape as recorded through a kind of peripheral vision of fragmented notation. The objects and sounds of the film do not have 'given' meanings; they are everyday and inconsequential enough to escape general symbolic appropriation. Each of the three sections constructs a particular syntax for these images and sounds, modulating the way they are experienced and building specific contextual meanings. --J. K.

Rental: $28.00
16mm Rental: $28.00

Joanna Kiernan

Dream-Work (1980) 16mm, color & b/w, 41.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Based on six dreams and their analyses from Sigmund Freud's THE INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS, DREAM-WORK presents dreams and analyses equally as material to be worked on. By constantly shifting the register of representation--from literal illustration to widest association--and the point of view of narration--is this Freud's meaning, the dreamer's, or the filmmaker's (or mine, the viewer's)?--the film attempts to open up and to play with the way meaning is made consciously and unconsciously, culturally and individually. --J. K.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

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