House of the Gentle, The
16mm, color, 30 min
Keywords: body, Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural
"Lili White has the courage to carry her creative effort undaunted in a most captivating way."-- Professor Ben Hayeem, New York University
Lili White presents her interpretation of the eight hexagrams of the I Ching which fall under its House of the Gentle. The pieces are poetic collages that combine performance, which is used as a symbolic action, along with footage of nature. The hexagrams are: #57, The Gentle; The Penetrating; #9, The Taming Power of the Small; #37, The Family; #42, Increase; #25, Innocence; #21, Biting Through; #27, Providing Nourishment/The Corners of the Mouth; and #18 Decay/Work on What Has Been Spoiled.
16mm Rental: $20.00
DVD NTSC, color, 10.25 min
Keywords: body, Ethnic / Multicultural, Philosophical
DEPARTURE(definition):1. a departing; going away; leaving 2. a starting out, as on a trip or new course of action; as, political action is a new departure for labor.3. a deviation or turning aside (from something.)4. [archaic] death.5. in nautical usage, a)the distance of a ship due east or west from the meridian of its starting point. b) a ship's position in latitude and longitude at the start of a voyage from which the dead reckoning is begun. I was inspired by the myriad meanings that define the word departure, and by my interest in the stucture of Chinese ideogram to dpart, which had 4 changing phases of the over time before becoming obsolete and removed from the dictionaries. Traditional Chinese calligraphy has its own critical criteria concerning line and composition. Foremost is the relationship between the horizontal and vertical strokes that make up the form of each character. This particular character reminds me of a doorwar or gate... Arriving at a sense of balance and harmony in the exectuion of calligraphy is similar to the struggle of Homo spiens to maintain equilibrium as they walk upright; vocalize; and usher in human consciousness. DEPARTURE indicates this body-mind connection we see the protagonist's interior view; her process into walking' and various forms that correspond to the ideogram's shapes (snake, cattle gate posts)
Rental: $40.00, sale price 150.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00
DVD NTSC, color, 3 min
Keywords: enviorment nature, Landscape, Architecture, spiritual
CLOUDGATE was designed to be projected directly onto the metal and stone of a city's architecture, offering passersby an unexpected event placed into their environment. CLOUDGATE acts as a meditative happening, bringing the heavens down to the ground, placing the viewer firmly in between the earth and sky. COUDGATE situates the viewer into the "Zen of Now" -- reminding them that they and Nature are part and parcel.
DVD NTSC Sale: $107.00
DVD NTSC, Color, 11:09 min
Keywords: Environement & Nature, Landscape & Architecture
The American morality tale: Voiceover about disguising oneself as an soldier; appropriated images from Western TV and American movies (JACK SLADE, TOMBSTONE, GUNFIGHT at the OK CORRAL, HOUR of the GUN, The RIFELMAN) a motel room, and home movies of Western locals, including Glenwood Springs, CO (grave of Doc Holliday) and Tombstone AZ (shoot out at the OK corral)
DVD NTSC Rental: $44.00
#55 - CITADEL
DVD NTSC, B&W and Color, 4:45 min
Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental
Keywords: arts & artists, biography & autobiography, body, dance, environment and nature, Ethnic/Multicultural, family, history, landscape and architecture, pesonal diary journal, philosophical, polititcal / social activism, psychology mental health, science medicine, spiritual mystical
The I Ching AKA, the Chinese BOOK OF CHANGES, is a "reflection of the universe in miniature." It allows one to connect with such energy thru philosophy and inquiry. Its 64 hexagrams describe typical but different states of energy found in life. It uses elements of Nature to describe different types of forces, each with their own qualities (example: wind is "penetrating" yet "gentle"). My practice is intuitive action, taken after researching the I CHING hexagram. I use color to stand for the elements of thunder (for the top trigram - red shirt) which occurs over lightning/fire (for bottom trigram - white pants). #55 means CITADEL, or CANOPY (under heaven), also ABUNDANCE and (reaching) the ZENITH, which cannot be maintained. As no ZENITH can ever last, at the peak the movement we tip over into the next hexagram, in THE HOUSE OF WATER/ HOUSE of the ABYSSMAL: #36 DARKNESS.
#55 is about expanded intelligence, portraying an energetic movement. In #55, an offering of rice grain supports the crossing over into victory."Crossing the bridge" is engaging the enemy. This hexagram was pulled by King Wu, who avenged his father King Wen. King Wen is said to have written the philosophy of the I CHING after being imprisoned by the Shang Dynasty leaders. He died in their prison. King Wu inquired of the I CHING what action he should take while entering the mourning period for his father. It advised against staying still. At the time of King Wu's inquiry, there was an eclipse and the pole stars were seen at noon. He entered the battlefield of war with his father's coffin accompanying him and his troops. They defeated the SHANG.
DVD NTSC Sale: $100 (institution); $60 (individual)
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