Yuri A

P (1999) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Body, History, Psychology & Mental Health, Science & Medicine

P (rectum spectrum), a retrospect on shit & its history. Many cultures in many times have used human excreta as components of medicines and magic potions. In our culture today these materials still have great magical power. They are some of the commonest substances around, and yet because of what they represent to us and remind us of, they repel, shock and offend. P has the power to short-circuit trains of thoughts repressed by the viewer, sparking new realizations.

Rental: $30.00
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Gary Adlestein

Figures (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

Three short experimental video lyrics based on the classical figure.

Rental: $50.00
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Louise Bourque

Fissures (1999) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

A film about forgetting and remembering, about past presences and the traces they leave. In making this piece, I literally manipulated and distorted the film plane through experimentation in doing my own contact printing of personal home movie images. The point of contact is continuously shifted so that the film plane appears warped and the images fluctuate, creating a distorted space of fleeting apparitions, like resurfacing memories. The footage was hand-processed and solarized as well as colored by hand through toning before a final print was made at the lab. "... a very short film that meshes the beautifully overlapping style of Bruce Baillie with rhythm and sound to create a meditation in blue." -- Stephen Brody, artsMEDIA, March 15-April 15, 2000

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Stan Brakhage

Birds of Paradise (1999) 16mm, color, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This is a hand-painted work which involves a variety of colors applied within gouged and scratched shapes which approximate both swift shifts of bird-shape (legs, beaks and feather-spreads especially) and the Bird of Paradise flower-form as well, the former tending to metamorphize into the latter across the course of the work.

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Stan Brakhage

Cloud Chamber (1999) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This hand-painted step-printed begins in a field of white light slightly bespeckled with ephemeral glazes of flecks of silver which gradually give way to pale suggestions of pastel colors. These take shape occasionally and flicker the forthcoming bits of solid colored and multiply formed abstract images, a few brief sequences-of-such inter-sperced with the cloud-suggestive silvered passages as at beginning, which eventually end the film. "When a hailstone forms, it makes a vertical voyage through a cloud; heavy updraft winds keep it aloft while downdrafts force it to fall. As the hailstone falls, its outer layer melts, shifts and then re-freezes in a complex formation when it rises. You can determine the number of trips a hailstone has made through a cloud by counting the number of rings that have formed around its center. Eventually, the aggregate becomes too heavy and falls as a singular ball of ice." "In CLOUD CHAMBER, I felt that I saw what I might have seen, had I been at the nucleus of such a hailstone, collecting the colors of the cloud while making a circular voyage and finally falling at the saturation point - the heavy colors at the end of the film. The illustrations on the front are evidence of this collection of diverse colors on a hailstone, due to the obvious existence of such colors (in some form or another) in the clouds that generate them!" -- Courtney Hoskins

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Stan Brakhage

Coupling (1999) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

A hand-painted work prepared by my imagination of the sex act affecting internal organs of the human bodies.

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Stan Brakhage

Cricket Requiem (1999) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

CRICKET REQUIEM is a hand-painted and elaborately step-printed film which juxtaposes bent, sometimes saw-tooth, scratch shapes multiply colored in pastels on a white field juxtaposed with emerging, and sometimes retreating, bi-pack imagery of the faintest imaginable lines (solarized lines) etched in brown-black. This interplay continues until the latter imagery begins to dominate with increasing recurrence. Then suddenly there's a vibrant mix of thick black lines (which is "echoed" once again near end of film) that alters the increasingly colored bent lines and their thin-stringy accompaniment, with rhythms which suggest a stately and emphatic end.

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Stan Brakhage

Dark Tower, The (1999) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This hand-painted step-printed film begins with streaks of glare light and vibrantly colored forms apparently in the sky forasmuch as there appears, frame center, the tapered shape of a tower, a silhouette as it were against the backdrop of the flaring sky. As this shape of tower disappears, the conflagration of scratches and paints seems grounded and takes on the semblance of a battle of knights, their lances, horses, et al, often against a scattering of star-like flecks until finally the silhouette of the tower reappears as if much closer, certainly thicker and straight-sided. The film finishes as textures which tend to suggest an entrance into the textured walls of the tower, textures and stars intermingled with what may well seem chain-mail as well.

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Stan Brakhage

Earth Song of the Cricket, The (1999) 16mm, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This is a hand-painted work whose shapes are scratched on black leader filled with varieties of color: the resultant shapes tend to suggest insect-like movements, a rub of bent-lines together suggesting the electric hind legs of the cricket, whose movements engender (thru elaborate step-printing) quick pull-backs within frames of the film, so contrived as to create visual agitron lines within the zoom-like effect whose rhythm approximates a cricket's repetitive sound. This effect is echoed ephemerally later in the film as it nears its end of muted pull-down shapes and approximations of the earth-clod-likenesses and/or autumnal leaf-likenesses which begin the film.

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Stan Brakhage

Lion and The Zebra Make God's Raw Jewels, The (1999) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

This film is a hand-painted combination of shapes which suggest, as appropriately colored, jungle, open veldt, horizontals of grasses, shag-shape yellow of lion's mane, the black & white stripes of the zebra, the eyes, the teeth, the tearing open into raw blood-red meat and curve of bone. Nonetheless the film is in no sense an animation work but rather a collection of mostly un-nameable shapes which gather round this recognizable iconography and visually dominate the image which repeats its, thus, ephemeral chase-and-catch increasingly closer, finally obliterating all but the jewels, the multiple coloring, referred to in the title.

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Stan Brakhage

Persian Series (1999) 16mm, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Like my previous cultural series films (Egyptian series, Arabic numerals series & etc.) these hand-painted films approximate my imagination of moving visual thinking which produced Persian minitures calligraphy

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Stan Brakhage

Persian Series 1 To 5 (1999) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

1) This hand-painted and elaborately step-printed work begins with a flourish of reds and yellows and purples in palpable fruit-like shapes intersperced by darkness, then becomes lit lightning-like by sharp multiply-colored twigs-of shape, all resolving into shapes of decay. 2) Multiple thrusts and then retractions of oranges, reds, blues, and the flickering, almost black, textural dissolves suggesting an amalgam approaching script. 3) Dark, fast-paced symmetry in mixed weave of tones moving from oranges & yellows to blue-greens, then retreating (dissolves of zooming away) to both rounded and soft-edged shapes shot with black. 4) Elaborate petal-like, stamen-and-stem-like, multicolored flowers rising in white space until the whole field is as if crushed by floral designs in madly-swift mixtures of every conceivable previous (in the PERSIAN SERIES) shape, evolving back to brilliant petals against what was as at beginning of #4. 5) Dark blood red slow shifting tones (often embedded in dark) / (often shot-thru with parallel wave-like lines) composed of all previous shapes AND flowers as if trying, linierally, to evolve a glyph-script.

Rental: $65.00
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Stan Brakhage

Persian Series 6 (1999) 16mm, color, 15 min

This film begins with what appears to be dried red and yellow rose petals, suddenly shot-thru with blue which causes a shift to violets and greens. The mash of colors thickens and is scored by white, and then black, calligraphic lines, which are echoed into fiery reds.

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Stan Brakhage

Persian Series 7 (1999) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

This film is very pale, thin, hieroglyphic pinks, greens and blues in a white space which is thickened over by rigged mashes of these colors which dissolve into varied shapes almost suggesting landscapes and ephemeral bouquets. Dark blurred shapes mix with white glyphs, at times and fading mashes of tones and finally a calligraphic shape.

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Stan Brakhage

Persian Series 8 (1999) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Pale petal and stem-like shapes counter punted rhythmically by an even paler 'background' of truly ephemeral (almost invisible) shapes. Again, the foreground movement is clockwise and often ribbed as the film darkens into a blend of foreground/background and eventually, a meld as of white hardened clots fretted by glyphs.

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Stan Brakhage

Stately Mansions Did Decree (1999) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

This hand-painted, elaborately step-printed film begins with what appears to be torn fragments of thick parchment erupting upward, out of which emerges a series of landscapes, gardens, exteriors of mansions, castles and the like, then (as yellow predominates over vegetable greens, Sherwood greens and deep floral reds, blood reds) interior corridors and rooms, as if lit by chandeliers which somewhat echo visually the beginning of the film.

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Stan Brakhage

Worm and Web Love (1999) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

WORM AND WEB LOVE begins with bracketed light, a throbbing worm in the sand and sea foam mixed with grass and oceanic detritus, soon superimposed upon the dark blue-toned face of a man, then a woman (Michael McClure and Amy Evans McClure), each seen, then on, through superimpositions of drifting smoke and the back-lit stark grid of a spider's web. The obvious affections of the man and woman, their clear display of love, is metaphored in these tenuous superimpositions, culminating in the frantic movements of the spider itself and the dance of joy of the features of the couple in loving resolution.

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Sarah Jane Lapp

The Neightborhood Cat (1999) b&w, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, environment / nature, personal / diary / journal

"a quirky and completely hand-drawn animation, The Neighborhood Cat, is a work that just might challenge your notion of a cat's evolution." (Summi Kaipa / San Francisco Bay Guardian )

"... borders on the abstract with a squiggly cool cat that disdains its owner..." (TS/ The Chicago Reader)

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Sarah Jane Lapp

Happy are the Happy (Your Best Joke, Please) (1999) 16mm, , 18 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: children / youth, comedy, ethnic / multicultural, history, landscape / architecture, music, polititcal / social activism, psychology & mental health

in collaboration with Jenny Perlin

Happy are the Happytraces a journey into humor, guided by the survivors of not-so-happy lives. How does one generation of survivors communicate with the next? Can humor function as a shared language for disparate communities of displaced people-specifically, a difficult diaspora of Bosnian, Jewish, and Romany refugees? And could you tell us your best joke, please? Of its participants and its viewers, this experimental, non-fiction film asks these questions and other relating to the matrix of memory, survival, and comic impulse of everyday life-in Prague and beyond.

"Happy are the Happy delicately explores the power of humor to heal in the face of tragedy. Softly lit in elegant black and white, survivors of the Holocaust and recent Baltic atrocities share the simple amusements that sustained them and the jokes that still keep them sane..." (Paul Malcolm / LA Weekly)

"Is there anything funny about war? Sarah Jane Lapp, a Minneapolis-born filmmaker who earned a Fulbright Fellowship at the prestigious FAMU in Prague, had the opportunity to interview survivors from Auschwitz and the siege of Sarajevo in her 1999 short "Happy Are the Happy (Your best joke, please)," and confirmed that the only humor to be found is in the form of bitter jokes about retained limbs, the relentless repetition of harsh daily lives, and such intermittent pastimes as collecting fleas. In a brief running time, Lapp succeeds - through interviews, innovative montage, and lingering shots of ace that have seen too much - to endow her survivors' tales with incredible dignity and heart..." (Caroline Palmer / Minneapolis City Pages )

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Sarah Jane Lapp

Revised Lesson Plan For Private Kim Jae Won (1999) 16mm, b&w, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, children / youth, ethnic / multicultural, personal / diary / journal, philosophical, psychology & mental health

A gift for my former student upon the eve of his matriculation to the Korean army.

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Sarah Jane Lapp

Sweetface (1999-2013) color, 28 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary

Keywords: arts & artists, autobiography, comedy, economics, ethnic / multicultural, family, films about films, history, landscape / architecture, personal / diary / journal, philosophical, polititcal / social activism, psychology & mental health

Animator Sarah Jane Lapp's Sweetface 2000-2013) is a "personal essay film which uses sugar production as a point of departure to explore a variety of relational moments that involve power, gratitude, and love. The film evolved from the filmmaker's hand-production of about 1,000 sugar packets, the majority of which she gave as gifts to workers at the Domino Sugar Refinery during their twenty-month strike in the early 2000s." (SF Cinematheque)

Sarah Jane Lapp's personal essay film Sweetface probes the shadows of sugar and labor, love and power. Oscillating between interviews with striking Domino Sugar workers, her father, and her sweethearts, Lapp documents her own process of making and disseminating a thousand sugar packets, most of which she gave as gifts to workers at the Domino Sugar Refinery during their twenty-month strike in the early 2000's. (NW Film Forum)

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Sarah Jane Lapp

Private Apology (1999 - 2001) 16mm, b&w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, body, erotic, personal / diary / journal, philosophical

Diary of a infidel, diary of a dental flosser.

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Rudolph Burckhardt

On Aesthetics (1999) 16mm, black and white, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

With the poem of the same title by Kenneth Koch.

Rental: $40.00
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Rudolph Burckhardt

Triple Duo (1999) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
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Abigail Child

Below The New: A Russian Chronicle (1999) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Found Footage, Personal / Diary / Journal, Political / Social Activism

This video essay combines diary footage of St. Petersburg with archival material, accompanied by the voices of two young Russians who, through personal anecdote, describe the emotional, political, and economic transformations that have wrenched their society.

Rental: $120.00
16mm Rental: $120.00

Martha Colburn

Spiders In Love: An Arachnogasmic Musical (1999) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Music

"Spiders in Love: An Arachnogasmic Musical," while containing stylistic affinities with older work, also presented more extended and inter-relational riffs, as well as a more nuanced pacing.

Rental: $30.00
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Sandra Davis

Preponderance of Evidence (1999) 16mm, color, 46 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal, Psychology & Mental Health

Three women telling their own stories in a non-narrative, non-documentary form. How do inner conflicts of intimacy, sexual need, and violent impulses emerge in personal relationships? The evidence includes testimonies describing experiences of sexuality, love relationships, births, illegal abortions, adolescence as a Jew in revolutionary Russia and in the Protestant US Midwest. Private anecdotes illuminate societal realities of race, culture and gender. My "story" contributed contradictory images: the archaic Florida swamp, the elegant forms of European medieval architecture, Congress and Anita Hill, the mermaids of Weekie Wachee, victim heroines of European opera, abstract color and light explorations. Bits of 1950s educational films testify to scientific belief in cause and effect and stupefying patriarchal convictions of "how to" grow up well, avoid "going bad" and get a date for the prom.

Rental: $65.00
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Sandra Davis

Au Sud / La Campagne / Une Fois Habitee (1999) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Au Sud (To the South) 1991-1999: The specific colors and tones and rhythms of a place in the south of France. The dryness of gold, the rock of plateau, the cemetery of the sailors, the echoes of fishermen and artists, the memory of Paul Valery. And water everywhere. A la Campagne, a Khan-Tan-Su (Into the Country, to Khan-Tan-Su) 1992-1999: The colors and breezes of the countryside and house in Normandy. The blue crockery, the yellow lichen, and where the key in the monastery kitchen leads. Une Fois Habitee (Once Inhabited) 1992-1999: Some particular spaces, inhabited awhile ago. Looking back into the Parisian courtyard, looking at the ladies at the villa, looking into the secrets of the chapel of the delinquents. Light sculpts space; shadow describes form.

Rental: $50.00
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Jeroen Eisinga

Idiot, The (1999) , 7 min

Rental: $30.00

Brian Frye

Anatomy of Melancholy, The (1999) black and white, 10 min

What can consummate the 20th century and all its disasters? An opening in blood and terror, the gnashing of teeth and cracking bones, air as heavy as the burden of our souls in our throats; snap snap and all's well that ends in a second act to mirror the first. This short century, punctuated by the grandest catastrophes, waits patiently for its proper third and final act -- the players have lost their taste for soliloquy, but the gestures may yet come easily, and with the facility of one who no longer must watch that his hands do as told. Hence this "entr'acte"; a bowed head as a chariot approaches, the Sun King, waiting still for the moment when he might again assume his throne. Yea, for though they lament, the passion is theirs alone, the knife they hold to their own throats, waiting for that terrible voice which speaks in thunder and fire...

Rental: $20.00

Brian Frye

Francois Boue Services the Fragrance Machine at Bloomingdales (1999) color, 3 min

Rental: $20.00

Jane Gang

Films by Jane Gang (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

"Money can't buy you love but love can make you a lot of money" 1. Fine Lines (5 min., Shot on Super-8) "Repression breeds fine lines" 2. Inside Out (8 min., Shot on Super-8) "The fox went underground and lived off the smell of an oilrag" 3. Down The Tube (11 min., Shot on Super-8) "The air soaked with a thousand smells of perfumed vomit and cheap aftershave" 4. Christopher (3 min., Shot on Super-8) "A portrait of the Tranny pornmaker Christopher Lee"

Rental: $35.00 sale price: 50.00
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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
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Anna Geyer

Arapadaptor (I Feel So) (1999) 16mm, color, 4.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Hand-processed

Arapadaptor (I Feel So) is an abstract film of mostly found sound and cameraless images. Most of the source material was unwittingly supplied by a Chinese herbalist. To produce ARAPADAPTOR I applied my flashlight and laser, ala Man Ray, to the caterpillars, cicadas and seeds of the herbal packages, and this was only the beginning. Much of the original footage was further manipulated - painted, tinted and/or bleached. Finally, the images were rephotographed, slowed, through the use of an optical printer.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Anna Geyer

Dozer (1999) 16mm, color & b/w, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Technology

As long as I can remember, I have had an affection for bulldozers -- their power and their grandeur. My fascination with them continues to grow as I observe their ceaseless efforts. With this film I explore the awe inspired by such a destructive force. DOZER features the bulldozer as an icon of American culture and examines the continuous reconstruction of our surroundings. An important point of focus is the impact of the automobile and its infrastructure on our society, environment, and general quality of life, as bulldozers exchange natural landscapes for freeways - landscapes of an industrialized society. This film explores how and why the advent of the automobile has reshaped our lives with an emphasis on several questions: what was there before? What has changed due to the car? My grandmother provides voiceover accounts of life during the emergence of the automobile. She perfectly illustrates pivotal moments of history in very human terms. The naively optimistic text of The Prayer of America's Road Builders adds a subtle irony. Industrial sounds (piledrivers, edgecode printers, trains, the freeway itself, etc.) are manipulated, looped, and layered to function as music. As an aural atmosphere of rhythm, the effects at times create fake sync sound and at others act contrapuntally, contributing to the visual images to form a unique filmic space. The visual aesthetic of DOZER is an exploration of structure and construction as well. I utilize many forms of image layering (multiple projection, optical printing and in-camera effects) which create an even greater distance between subject and viewer.

Rental: $45.00
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Leah Gilliam

Apeshit (1999) 16mm, color, 6.25 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Interspecies battle becomes a metaphor for xenophobia, homophobia and white supremacy while signaling the inevitable outcome: Annihilation.

Rental: $50.00
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Vincent Grenier

Brendan's Cracker (1999) 16mm, color, 8.5 min

Genre: Experimental

With Betty Ostrov, Susan Weisser and Brendan Murphy. Shot in mini DV and Hi 8 and edited on a digital desktop workstation. A collage of distant worlds, lost and not yet learned, memories and functions as playful instincts. An Alzheimer afflicted woman's distant reactions in intercut with the mischievous antic of a four year old looking into, scratching and feeding the screen.

Rental: $35.00
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Nicky Hamlyn

Four Films by Nicky Hamlyn (1999) VHS NTSC, color & b/w, 27 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $25.00
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Takahiko Iimura

Observer/Observed (1999) DVD NTSC, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Consisting of three pieces: 1) "Camera, Monitor, Frame" (1976) 8 min. 2) "Observer/Observed" (1975) 8 min. 3) "Observer/Observed/Observer" (1976) 6 min. A multimedia with video, text, graphics and animation, and is interactive among them. With Takahiko iimura and Kazuyo Yasuda. Co-production with the Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada and Euphonic Inc., Tokyo "Iimura is at his best deconstructing and reconstructing the video apparatus. Elemental and elegant, these works confront issues of language and semiotics through forms of direct address. Incisively presented, this CD-ROM offers a new generation access to classic works of video art and theory" -- Peter d'Agostino, professor of media arts, Temple University, Philadelphia Awarded, Director's Choice Award, Black Maria Film & Video Festival, Jersey City, 1998, and Bronze Prize, New York Expo Festival, New York, 2000. (All video version) (specify desired format DVD or CD-ROM)

Rental: $50.00
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Takahiko Iimura

Interactive: A I U E O NN Six Features (1999) , min

CD-ROM, Mac and Windows, approx.10 min. Consisting of two pieces: 1)"Interactive", 2) "A game of words which starts with the letter A" "Iimura deconstructs our coherence as he shifts between the English Roman alphabet and Japanese characters, injects spoken Japanese and manipulates the computer images of his features. The images often take on geometrical shapes, others recall the classical images from Japanese woodcuts of Samurai warrior grimace." -- Robert West, Curator, Mint Museum of Art, N. C. Awarded, Athens International Video Festival, Athens, Ohio, 1996, Columbus International Film/Video Festival, Columbus, Ohio, "Honorable Mention", 1996. New York Festival, Finalists 1995. WRO Sound Basis Visual Art Festival, Wroclaw, Poland, 1993, Festival Mundial do Minuto, Sao Paulo,1993. (All video version)

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Lewis Klahr

Failed Cardigan Maneuver, A (1999) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

This 3 song, cutout melodrama measures a man through his lovelife -- his childhood sweetheart in the small town he grows up in, through World War Two, to his incorrigible bachelorhood in 1950's corporate Manhattan. "Here, children in a garden of outsize fruit dream of food and love, then grow up to have unhappy office affairs in the glamourous Manhattan of the late 1950's. Sinatra sings another sad saloon song but Klahr doesn't need him for the mysterious alchemy that makes these paper dolls so expressive, eloquent, and moving." -- J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

Rental: $45.00
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Lewis Klahr

Govinda (1999) 16mm, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

A three act (a song an act) melodrama about the coming of age of the American counterculture in the 60's and 70's as a generation moves from innocence to experience; idealism to disillusion to attempted re-integration. Highlights include rephotographed super 8 home movie footage of an alternative high school and a full blown hippie wedding. The climactic film from my feature length series ENGRAM SEPALS (Melodramas 1994-2000) which traces a history of American intoxication from World War 2 to the 1970's.

Rental: $75.00
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Lewis Klahr

Marietta's Lied (1999) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Marietta' Lied is an animation set to Korngold's exquisite song from his opera Die Tode Stadt. The piece uses cutouts of German cabaret performers from 1935 to render in mythic shorthand the tragic story of the emigration to Los Angeles of many German Jewish composers but in particular Korngold's life. The film was commissioned by soprano Constance Hauman for her narrative recital Exiles in Paradise which in its latest version, premiered this past November (1998) in New York City.

Rental: $30.00
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George Kuchar

Chigger Country (1999) 16mm, color, 30 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Ethnic / Multicultural

Digital Hi-8 Last May an ex-student of mine asked if I'd like to spend 2 weeks at her folks ranch in south central Oklahoma. It was a cattle ranch and usually I'm holed-up in a crummily adequate motel room when I visit that part of the country (there're shots of one that serve as "book-ends" to this piece). But this was something different: 20,000 acres and a whole house to myself (and a couple of scorpions). The scorpions weren't videotaped but there's cowboys and cattle and plenty of scenery for them to chew up. I hope you enjoy the trip!

Saul Levine

Sad Gun (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

A short Western epic.

Rental: $20.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $20.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Lana Lin

Taiwan Video Club (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Films about Film, Media

A community of Asian immigrants videotape and trade daily epics recorded off Taiwanese broadcast television. Stories that were once passed on from mouth to mouth are now passed on from VCR to VCR.

Rental: $45.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $45.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $115.00

Jeanne Liotta

Muktikara (1999) 16mm, color & b/w, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

From the Sanskrit, 'gentle gazing brings liberation', the title is also the name of the particular body of water which is the image-subject of the film. Landscape as 'inscape', not inertly present but beckoning an active perception; a seeing and a seeing into. "... as if my eye were still growing..." -- Gerard Manley Hopkins

Rental: $35.00

Cari Machet

Ornamented Bath (1999) color & b/w, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

"Cari Machet does for the bath what Jim Broughton did for the bed" -- Stan Brakhage

Rental: $50.00

Hosokawa Masaki

In The Cycling Park (1999) 16mm, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $55.00
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Barbara Meter

Appearances (1999) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Based on photographs found in my parents photo albums, all taken before I was born. The photographs are mixed with: life shots of German landscapes -- Germany being the country my parents had to fly from.

Rental: $60.00
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Bob Moricz

Brainbox (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 25 min

Genre: Experimental

Once upon a time, Dr. Kiss (George Kuchar) and his assistants, Abe (Bob Moricz) and Sandy Claw (Josh Allen), commanded pioneering developments in the field of human brain research. They created the Brainbox -- a machine that breaches the limits of human brain consciousness. Now their paths have sadly splintered: Dr. Kiss renounces his unholy research; Abe, a tattered shadow of his former self, is now a junkie slave to the box; Sandy Claw, having made a Frankenstein patchwork of his mind, is reduced to a drooling homicidal loon. Throw in Cain from the Holy Bible and demented sin lets itself in to the fray for ultimate brainpower! Also starring Raymundo Delgado Suarez and featuring Ann Chantel.

Rental: $25.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $25.00

Julie Murray

NY by Night (1999) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Eric Oriot

Plus Tard (1999) VHS NTSC, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Shot on 16mm. In PLUS TARD (LATER) a woman is trapped in a circle of repetition and in a struggle to reach an unattainable goal. Images question and confront her and the hope of something new is slowly growing.

Jenny Packard

Bergen Street (1999) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

An exploration into the dynamics of a love triangle.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Kathryn Ramey

Razed By Wolves (1999) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

A fairy tale princess transported into an urban landscape with a talking doll serving as interlocutor.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Mary Beth Reed

Floating Under a Honey Tree (1999) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"An image of a child on a swing leads us into a mesmerizing journey through the veils of time and memory." -- SFIFF

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Johnny Take a Dive (Part 2 of 3) (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 14 min

Genre: Experimental

This is part two of a three part series. It features me lip-syncing to U2's mysterious ways and premiered as part of a solo show at the mwmwm gallery in New York. Johnny take a Dive screened recently as part of the New York Video Festival at the Lincoln Center New York and will tour throughout the year to various venues, including the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Lullaby (Part 3 of 3) (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Nevermind (Part 1 of 3) (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

This non-narrative post-punk aria is part one of a three part series and was significantly inspired by Steina Vasulka's let it be (video 1971). This project is about the manifestation of gender and rebellion in media culture.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Jennifer Reeves

Darling International (1999) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Co-maker: M. M. Serra An exploration of sexual fantasies of a NY metal worker. "An evocative work whose sexual sadomasochistic scenario, grainy visual texture and layered soundtrack render it highly tactile, fairly begging to be touched." -- Shannon Kelly, Sundance Film Festival 2000, Festival Guide

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Jeffrey Noyes Scher

Grand Central (1999) 16mm, black and white, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A tone poem about Grand Central Station. Music by Shay Lynch.

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Margie Schnibbe

Newhall 91321 (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Original format 16mm. A retro romp beyond the San Fernando Valley... Welcome to Newhall, a typical Southern California community where unspoken perversion runs rampant. Margie Schnibbe enlists an eclectic ensemble of her friends to play out a G-rated, porno-comedy. With the sex lurking off-screen, what remains are all of the schizophrenic moments in-between: the seduction, the party, the rock-n-roll, the chase and, of course, who ends up with whom at the end of the day. Starring: John Campbell, Ian Duckett, Robert Gerlach, Mark, Tom Gulager, Rich Hyatt, Amanda Jones, Sungtae Kim, Daniel Siwek. With special guest appearances by: Clu Gulager, Hadrian, the voice of William E. Jones, The Puppie Cuddles (Bill Brown, David Cho, Adam Goldman, Emily Hochman, Chris Wilcha), and The Kids of Shady Mobile Park.

Rental: $25.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $25.00

M. M. Serra

Darling International (1999) 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Co-maker: Jenn Reeves. An exploration of sexual fantasies of a NY metal worker. "An evocative work whose sexual sadomasochistic scenario, grainy visual texture and layered soundtrack render it highly tactile, fairly begging to be touched." -- Shannon Kelly, Sundance Film Festival 2000, Festival Guide

Rental: $75.00
16mm Rental: $75.00

Walter Ungerer

Computer Animation (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Animation

BIRDS, ANNA'S AMAZING MOVING ANIMALS, A WARM DAY COMES AFTER A COLD WINTER, RELATIVES IN X, Y AND Z, THE WINDOW and KINGSBURY BEACH

Rental: $75.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $75.00

Laura Waddington

Lost Days, The (1999) 16mm, color, 47 min

Genre: Experimental

"In 1997, I wrote a story about a girl who traveled across Europe, Russia and Asia, filming the things she saw. That year, I contacted people in 15 countries and asked them to film their cities for me, as if they were her. Out of the tapes, I received, I made The Lost Days." -- Laura Waddington, 1999 "A strange feeling of melancholy haunts Laura Waddington's 'The Lost Days.' A young woman is on a journey. Her first stops are Marrakech, Lisbon and Paris. But the cities are just a backdrop for her imagination : out of focus streets, fleeting images from another world. A meditation what we are and where we come from. A portrait of being on the road and being lost in time. " -- TIP magazine, Berlin, March 2000 "Fabulously sensual, melancholic, poetic..." -- Tournages, Revue des courts metrages, Paris Exibition (Selected): The International Film Festival Rotterdam; The Montreal International Festival of New Cinema and New Media; The New York Video Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center; The World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam; Transmediale, Berlin; The GMI videowall, London; ISEA 2000, International Symposium on Electronic Art, Paris; Dnet, the Lux, London; Netmage, Linkproject, Bologna; Videomedeja, Novi Sad; Cinematexas ; Pollack Gallery, group show, TelAviv; Interferences, 2nd International Festival of Urban Multimedia Arts, Belfort; Highlights of the New York Video Festival, Film Society of Lincoln Center, Tour of the US.; Laura Waddington 'In person,' Austrian Film museum, Vienna, organized by Sixpack Film (upcoming) Rental copy: Beta SP NTSC. This video is also available in original PAL version -- please contact the director

Rental: $130.00
16mm Rental: $130.00

Tung Wang Wu

Missing Marilyn Monroe (1999) VHS NTSC, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

I am as beautiful as Marilyn Monroe. I am as sexy as Marilyn Monroe. However... Festivals: The 13th MIX Film Festival in New York, 1999; 1st and 3rd Film Festival in Kingston, 2001 reviewed in the Independent Film and Video (Mar. 2000, P. 18) format: VHS, digital animation VHS sale price: $20.00

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

James Fotopoulos

Growth (1999) 16mm, color & b/w, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

"Though your films, especially shorts like Growth and A Room, do sometimes have the visceral appearance of a Patrick Bokanowski or Stan Brakhage film, the features are much more firmly grounded in a "real world" aesthetic. "TFJ

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

James Fotopoulos

A Room (1999) 16mm, color & b/w, 18 min

Genre: Experimental

"Though your films, especially shorts like Growth and A Room, do sometimes have the visceral appearance of a Patrick Bokanowski or Stan Brakhage film, the features are much more firmly grounded in a "real world" aesthetic. "TFJ

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

James Fotopoulos

Two Cats (1999) 16mm, color, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

A couple of very brief silent shorts-Two Cats (1999) and Breathe (2000)-are each less than a minute long. These continue Fotopoulos' interests in the exterior depiction of interior states, each fluttering moment seeming to capture the essence of a fleeting, perhaps oneiric memory. Other shorts play like cubist horror films, juggling images of meaty skulls, murdered corpses, and grotesque alien anatomies.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

James Fotopoulos

Migrating Forms (1999) 16mm, color & b/w, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

"Migrating Forms is as complete a vision as any film has the right to be, and generates more intrigue and mystery than most ever do."-Walker Art Center "A kind of stripped-down Eraserhead, shot in low-contrast black and white in the style of cheap '40s porn loops, the film is set inside a single room that looks like the basic set you'd find in an acting class-a table with a chair at either end and a bed. The room is occupied by a stolid-looking guy and his cat and is visited repeatedly by a pudgy woman who strips off her clothes, gets on the bed, and has sex with the man. Sometimes the sex scenes are so softly focused and underexposed you can't tell what's going on. At other times, you see more than you would want. The woman has a large hideous growth on her back (rather like the phallic growth in Marilyn Chambers's armpit in Cronenberg's RABID). Soon the man discovers a similar growth on his shoulder. Midway through the film, an exterminator knocks at the door. After that, dead insects and rodents put in an appearance. Inevitably, the corpse of the cat turns up as well. MIGRATING FORMS has a formal purity and obsessive power that's all too rare these days."- Amy Taubin, Village Voice

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

Leslie Thornton

Another Worldly (1999) VHS NTSC, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Pairing dated East German techno music with early twentieth-century film reels of cabaret lines and vaudevillean dance productions, this tape forces the viewer to question categories of "old" and "new," "good" and "bad."

Rental: $200.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $200.00

Karel Doing

Energy Energy (1999) 16mm, black and white, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage

Found-footage film, compiled from industrial, instructional and promotional films from the first half of the twentieth century, presenting progressive thought and technological development. But did everything really go so well?

16mm Rental: $30.00

Frank Biesendorfer

No Wonder (1999) 16mm, color, 12 min

Biesendorfer narrates a metaphorical voyage of a rabbit, as a collection of images from his surroundings; work place and personal life contemplate the search for their destiny.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Richard Sandler

The Gods of Times Square (1999) DVD_NTSC, color, 112 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

The plethora of religious zealots that (daily) would gather there to preach against the "sins" of secular life. The backdrop for their rants were the 60-foot supermodels and pop neon signs whose proselytizing pitch was wrapped in the primary colors of conformity. The work was shot from 1992-1998 as Times Square was "Disneyfied" for the new millenium. In his quest for gods in Times Square, Sandler speaks with mystics and with the reasoned and the unreasonable followers of the standard creeds. Spirituality is found, but only in the metaphysics of a timeless cast of gritty New Yorkers.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Chuck Workman

The Source (1999) DVD NTSC, , 90 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists

A documentary on the Beats and the major characters of that movement. Nominated for Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Festival. From Janet Maslin's New York Times review: "a stirring, kaleidoscopic documentary about the Beat generation and its legacy, spans from the exultant 1940s photo of the young friends of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs to the Jeopardy show on which contestants could win money by asking Who were the Beats? "It's eternity all the time, so there's no point being nostalgic for eternity,' Ginsberg is heard saying. But that wisdom runs counter to the moving experience of watching this film unfold."

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Jonas Mekas

Notes on the Factory (1999) DVD NTSC, Color, 63 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Biography, Personal Diary & Journal

Made for Guggenheim Museum's travelling exhibition on Andy Warhol's Factory Years. The video traces the history of the Factory, describes the activities that took place in it, and the historical context. Actual locations are shown and described

Rental: $150.00
DVD PAL Rental: $150.00

Jennifer Reeves

Trains Are For Dreaming (1999-2009) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment / nature, family, history, personal diary / journal

Eight super-8 film years condensed into seven eye-popping minutes. A dreamer moves through landscapes to far seas-over tracks, winding roads, skies and waters-a journey of flight and fancy.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Dietmar Brehm

Bolts of Lightning (Blitze) (1999/2000) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

The Sixth Sense. If two letters in the original German title of Dietmar Brehm's new film were changed, it could be translated as Glances. The result would be coordinates of a mode of vision in which subject and object oscillate: A glance triggers flashes of lightening in the brain; synaptic activity during a dream replaces the glance. A man opens his eyes. He sees a cozy room with a burning fireplace; he sees an elderly person lying in the bed and then turning to ring for a servant; he sees a woman taking a shower, and a younger one in bed asleep. Suddenly, all order is reversed. It may be that the woman is merely dreaming of a voyeur; she may be entering REM sleep. She might be dreaming herself into an altered version of Psycho. The feeling of discomfort caused by Bolts of Lightening is made possible by the relevance Brehm adds to his found footage: He permits the telling of a story which is turned completely around and, as in a dream, the story is nothing more than a subsequent synthesis of images which appear suddenly; beauty and transience are not just subjects, they are also a quality of the film's images. (Bert Rebhandl)

16mm Rental: $32.00

Siegfried A. Fruhauf

Mountain Trip (Hoehenrausch) (1999) 16mm, b/w, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Mountain Trip is a cinematic myriorama constructed of hundreds of Austrian postcards, which reflect a country's hackneyed trappings as no other medium can. (Siegfried A. Fruhauf) The parameters of this experiment have been clearly defined: Two rows of postcards with mountain motifs (the cards in the upper row have been turned on their heads) are juxtaposed in such a way that mountains point to other mountains, the denouement of a massif butts up against a meadow, etc., resembling Chinese "cadavre exquis" cards which can be arranged to show an endless landscape. The camera pans to the right, and its speed varies while alpine folk music plays in a monotonous loop. One would expect the camera's movements to accelerate, the mountains flowing together into a blurred line. Instead, Fruhauf works with imponderabilities, breaks and irritations. The acceleration is not continuous; there are new approaches, repetitions of motifs and jumps. The transitions shift and are jerky as if the postcards were held in someone's hand; the unity of the individual shots is extremely unstable.... While the observer's gaze willingly accepts the alpine panoramas at first, it is gradually channeled into the undercurrent of something in between, the irregular border between top and bottom. The accuracy of detail in the mountain genres (according to statistics, most people still think of a mountain landscape when asked to imagine a "pretty picture") dissolves into a non-referential dynamic. One is reminded of how the borders come alive in the course of several hours in Michael Snow's La region centrale and may regret that this trip ends after only four minutes. (Birgit Flos)

16mm Rental: $34.00

Jim Jennings

Interior (1999) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Shot in a Queens, New York apartment, Interior depicts rooms as emotional states of being. The apartment represents the comfort and torment of domestic life. Like a human skull, it holds images that are imbued with associations both painful and sublime. - Karen Treanor, New York Film Festival, "Views from the Avant Garde," 2001

16mm Rental: $25.00

Jim Jennings

F-Stops (1999) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

16mm Rental: $25.00

Jim Jennings

Wash (1999) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

"Jim went to visit some acquaintances, Nancy (Campbell) and Peter (McGlammery), in Vinalhaven, Maine. They had a question about plumbing, as I recall. At some point, Jim noticed a clothesline with shirts billowing in the wind and shot this film. He didn't do the plumbing. He just filmed the wash." -Karen Treanor

16mm Rental: $20.00

Jonas Mekas

This Side of Paradise (1999) 16mm, b&w and color, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: personal diary/journal

"I had the fortune to spend some time, mostly during the summers, with Jackie Kennedy's and her sister Lee Radziwill's families and children. Cinema was an integral, inseparable, as a matter of fact, a key part of our friendship." -Jonas Mekas

Rental: $100
16mm Rental: $100

Vera Neubauer

La Luna (1999) DVD_PAL, color, 26 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: family, political/social activism

LA Luna is a tale of love and fear, dreams and ambitions, deceit and murder.

DVD PAL Rental: $104

Vera Neubauer

I Dance (1999) DVD_PAL, color, 1 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body

This afternoon I danced with a paintbrush and a naked woman. My studio is not far from a mosque.

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Caspar Stracke

Circle's Short Circuit (1999) 35mm 1:1.85, color & b&w, 1.16.00 min

Genre: Experimental

Circle's Short Circuit is an experimental feature-length work with neither a beginning nor an end - the film can be viewed from any random point. It moves through a circle of five interlocking episodes that describe the phenomenon of interruption in contemporary communication through various forms and modes, investigating causes, consequences, and side-effects. Genres shift along the episodic path of this circle, moving from documentary to essay, though collage, simulated love-coverage, and silent film. As the phenomenon of interruption is seen to be a pervasive part of these genres, the film attends to the act of watching moving images. At the center of the film is a documentary segment on the origin of the biggest upheaval in communication history: the invention of the telephone, initiated by the "man who contracted space," Alexander Graham Bell.

The episode feature an interview with Avital Ronell, a theorist and philosopher, who thematically ties up the wires of telephonic circuits and their transcendental counterparts. The film includes homages to the deconstructive tool-maker Jacques Derrida, the French writer Boris Vian, and the ghost of Japanese experimental theater and cinema, Shuji Terayama.

Rental: $300

Caspar Stracke

Hobart (1999) 35mm, b&w, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: found footage

"Based on a surrealist novel by Boris Vian, a woman suffers from the ailment of a lotus flower growing in her lung. This near silent, near narrative section from Stracke's feature 'Circle's Short Circuit' appears shredded, offering suggestions of gesture, intimations of emotions, and lost articulations. Fragments of a story dispersed in a timeless ether. Shot in Willamsburg, Brooklyn, even in the Mayonnaise tanks of the old Galapagos Art Space." -CS

Shortly after completing Circle's Short Circuit (1999), Stracke disassembled the footage from a section originally shot on 35mm, then re-edited it into this experimental short. As a nod to Joseph Cornell's celebrated found footage film, Rose Hobart (1936), Stracke approached the material 'with forced objectivity, as if the film maker would not have shredded his own work, but rather an old exotic adventure flick from the 30's'(Bangkok Experimental Film Festival).

Rental: $130
35mm Rental: $35mm

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