Ericka Beckman

Switch Center (2002) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Landscape & Architecture

SWITCH CENTER is a tribute to the futuristic architecture of the Soviet post war period, and a reaction to seeing it transitioned to shopping malls or global corporate office structures. I was invited by Balazs Bela Studio in Budapest to produce a short experimental film in Hungary. I was the first American artist to be invited by this famous film collective after the fall of Soviet power. The collaboration took place in August 2000, culminating in SWITCH CENTER, a ten minute experimental documentary shot in many defunct Danube Water Works locations on the outskirts of Budapest. The architecture of a 1960's water purification plant, left intact for 25 years, inspired me to recreate the factory in sight and sound, and to juxtapose that with the present. While I was meditating on the animation of 3-story water tank, a Pokemon commercial was being filmed down the corridor.

Rental: $85.00
16mm Rental: $85.00

Louise Bourque

Self Portrait Post Mortem (2002) 35mm, color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Found Footage

"Rossetti's Beatrice uses Stan Brakhage as interior decorator in this through-the-glass-darkly two-way mirror moving picture of death after death." -- Steve Ausbury, Cinematexas International Short Film Festival catalogue, 2002 An unearthed time capsule consisting of footage of the maker's youthful self -- an "exquisite corpse" with nature as collaborator. Bourque buried random out-takes from her first three films (all staged productions dealing with her family) in the backyard of her ancestral home (adjoining the grounds of a former cemetery) with the ambivalent intentions of both safe-keeping and unloading them (she was relocating). Upon examining the footage five years later she found that the material contained images of herself captured during the making of her first film. That discovery seemed handed over like a gift and prompted the making of this film, a metaphysical pas-de-deux in which decay undermines the image and in the process engenders a transmutation.

Rental: $30.00
35mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Max (2002) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

A single roll, edited in camera, reveals a small portrait of our ever-present cat. - Marilyn Brakhage

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Panels for the Walls of Heaven (2002) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

"The one work made with a movie camera, Max, grew out of Brakhage's desire to create a record of his cat. After several attempts, he was finally satisfied with a single roll, edited in camera. He used to complain that viewers didn't understand that he had a sense of humor, but often his humor is subtle, revolving around individual oddities, whether of humans or animals - a body or face or eye that stands out from a more even field of light. Because for Brakhage light stands for the energy underlying all things, sometimes it seems that locking it into a recognizable or namable shape is too restrictive. Max jokes about this issue by making the cat's individuality seem odd, as its bright eyes occasionally peer out from a mass of soft-focus fur, markers of a being that almost seems to understand its own insignificance." -Fred Camper

16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Resurrectus Est (2002) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Hand-processed

Resurrectus Est is a hand painted film which suggests, from the first, a spread of fragments of plants and flowers, individual petals and bits of twig with multiple colors, with much green "leafiness". This gives way to solid yellows and browns of, or suggesting, dried grass and earth (the decay, as it were, of the above mentioned fragments); but then again, and so spaced with clear light whites as to appear airy, wind-blown, somesuch, miniscule fragments of plant life, gradually enlarging to fill-the-frame. Amidst the many floral and earthen tones, there is a particular ethereal pale, almost phosphorescent, blue which so dominates the scenes of its appearance as to cause the darker earthen yellows to lighten into a mixture with the blue that suggest abstract Easter: these tones finally take over to such an extent that the flower-fragments can no longer be seen clearly as such. The whole work turns upon the dominance of yellow-and-blue to such an extent that, by end, the film can only be seen as "visual music", completely (or predominantly) "abstract" and as if composed of air itself (quite distinct, say, from "blue sky" "yellow sun" somesuch).

Rental: $35.00
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Stan Brakhage

Max (2002) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

A single roll, edited in camera, reveals a small portrait of our ever-present cat. - Marilyn Brakhage

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Stan Brakhage

Panels for the Walls of Heaven (2002) 16mm, color, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

"This film is an entirely hand-painted film composed of a combination of highly complex step-printed super-impositions of hand-painting (at variable speeds), and raw and highly textured strips of hand-painted original film run at speed (24 distinct frames every second). It can be considered the fourth part of what had been called the "Vancouver Island Trilogy" (A CHILD'S GARDEN and THE SERIOUS SEA, THE MAMMALS OF VICTORIA, and THE GOD OF DAY HAD GONE DOWN UPON HIM), making the entire work now the "Vancouver Island Quartet." "Purple flashes are followed by a curtain of purple and blues, first seemingly static and then in motion. Close-ups of textures of paint evolve into flashes of jewel-like red, then more cascading blues and purples and white - 'falling,' seemingly, down from the top of the screen, at other times multi-directional bursts of rolling colors. Red, blue and yellow course through in an up-down motion, then blues and yellows enter from left and right in a complex medley of not solidly formed, but very vibrant pulsations of color, at times only slightly hinting at a solidity of "wallness" upon which the paint might exist. But it is a "wall" suffused with light. Suggestions of fire and water, textures of paint on wall, sparkling jewels, and chunks of blue-white ice arise, as the textures of paint at times become a riotous rainbow of tumbling hues flowing in a river of light, creating the paradoxical experience of a fully substantial insubstantiality "The film clearly echoes back to earlier Brakhage films, including "A Child's Garden" and the "seriousness" of the sea, as well as hand-painted works such as SPRING CYCLE and STELLAR. The image holds briefly on a vision of depth of black with jewel-colored edges, followed by a wash of yellow, more 'panels' of color, then sheets of ice-like blues joined by red and finally turning to dark green. There is a seeming movement into the details of the paint itself. Curtains of black web-like lines explode once again into tumbling yellows and mauves, slowing, then becoming faster again, going into a step-like movement, frame to frame, of views of walls that are not walls, showing an increasing tactility, with occasional apparent "holes," and then resuming a multi-directional flow, and moving on into a recapitulation of some earlier forms: greens, reds, blues, red/black, greens and yellows, with sparkling blacks and swatches of red, loosening up once again on a whiter ground, with forms reminiscent of swimming spermatazoa and ending finally on a cumulative repetition of earlier visual themes."-Marilyn Brakhage

16mm Rental: $140.00

Martha Colburn

Secrets of Mexuality (2002) 16mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Ethnic / Multicultural, Hand-processed

A dense and highly detailed film exploring sexuality in the specific realms of Mexican wrestling and kitsch paintings through rapid-fire transformations. Much of the film is hand scratched frame by frame, hand painted (over collage animation). This film was made as a commission by the Mexican Composer Felipe Waller and screened live in Europe and Mexico with live accompaniment by the Dutch group 'Martin Altena Ensemble'.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Martha Colburn

Skelehellavision (2002) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Found Footage, Philosophical

This is a film exploiting inventive techniques of animation in an attempt to realize the world that may await us after death. Using found pornography as part of the film and literally scratching skeletons over the footage frame-by-frame.

Rental: $35.00
16mm Rental: $35.00

Riccardo Costa

Crossing (2002) VHS NTSC, , 8.75 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

Cass is walking on a block of Manhattan, when he suddenly meets the people who are involved with his life: his girlfriend, his mother, his friends, his uncle, something is happening but he will realize it when he crosses the street... at the beginning.

Rental: $45.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $45.00

Jeroen Eisinga

Desire / Yearning (2002) 16mm, , 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Philosophical

A dead zebra lies on a black and white checkered floor and gradually deflates over a period of several months, filmed in time lapse. The corpse appears to be breathing.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Brian Frye

Kaddish (2002) color & b/w, 11 min

"Here is my covenant with you, says the Lord: My spirit that is upon you, and the words I have put in your mouth, will not depart from your mouth or the mouths of your children or the mouths of your children's children -- the Lord says -- from now through all eternity." -- Isaiah 59:21. A fragment of tinted nitrate. An acetate recording of a wedding ceremony. Echoes of the bitter sweetness of the Spirit on the tongue of Man. As Frampton tipped his hat to Gloria, so might I.

Brian Frye

Observations at Gettysburg, 6 July 2002 (2002) black and white, 10 min

"Man is full of sin and nature, and all he does don't bear looking at, and a heap of what he says is a shame and a mawkery. But cant no witness hurt him. Some day something might beat him, but it wont be Satan." -- William Faulkner in "A Fable". The annual Civil War re-enactment at Gettysburg is one of the largest and best attended in the country. Why Gettysburg? Partly because -- rightly or not -- we take it as the moment at which the outcome of the struggle for America was most in doubt. But truly because the words Lincoln spoke there made of it that moment, framing the struggle in its starkest terms. And so these people who believe in America come to perform its redemption. It is a passion-play, really, a dramatic evocation of the cataclysm in which a young nation expiated its sins in blood, and was reborn.

Brian Frye

American Boy Grows Up, An (2002) color, 2 min

Rental: $20.00

Brian Frye

Robert Beck is Alive and Well and Living in NYC (2002) black and white, 3 min

Rental: $20.00

Brian Frye

Brian Frye (2002) black and white, 12 min

Rental: $40.00

Rosario Garcia-Montero

Locked (2002) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Locked consists of five main characters. A man, a woman named Candy, a cat, a bird, and the voice of a woman on the phone. All characters have one thing in common; all are enclosed within their space, some more literally than others. There is a frenetic pace of disconnected sound and imagery in the film providing a sense of disengagement and isolation in each character. Towards the end, there is some crossover, so much so that Candy opens the door to leave.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Michelle Handelman

DJ Spooky vs. WebSpinstress M (2002) VHS NTSC, color, 2.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Digital Animation Credits: Produced and Directed by: Michelle Handelman; Music by: DJ Spooky - That Subliminal Kid and The Dub Pistols; Design and Animation by: Lucy Blackwell; Sound Design by : Vincentlanierbaker This is a new addition to Handelman's constructed persona series, "The Adventures of Lucky M." Here her character stars as "WebSpinstress M" a mischievous punk who takes on the culture spin king of the art world, DJ Spooky. From the dregs of outdated technology to the pinnacle of the superbrand, this is a re-spinning of the old spider and the fly tale. A wry look at seduction and art politics in an age of corporate branding; where art and self-promotion feed the timeless race toward fandom. "I have respun the old spider and the fly tale into a web of digital seduction, using the metaphor of spin to comment on the institutional branding of culture. This piece started as a project for "Test Pattern: Collaborations between visual artist's and DJ's" where participants were asked to make visual work inspired by the participating DJ's. Paul D. Miller aka DJSpooky and I were paired for the exhibit. Paul gave me music to use and I worked with designer/animator Lucy Blackwell to create us as animated characters. For the past few years I have been developing a Superhero/trickster performance character called "Lucky M" and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to bring her into a cartoon format. Vincent Lanier Baker provided the final touches, constructing precision sound effects to articulate cultural metaphors." -- Michelle Handelman 2002 Available in DVD or video formats

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

Michelle Handelman

i hate you (2002) DVD NTSC, VHS NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, Philosophical

Riffing off of Nauman's early performance tapes, Handelman chants this negative affirmation into a song of personal endearment. Simultaneously self-reflexive, self-conscious, meditative and pathetically funny. Available in DVD or video formats

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

Sarah Jane Lapp

Chronicles of an Asthmatic Stripper (2002) 35mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, comedy, dance, erotic, personal / diary / journal, philosophical, science & medicine

Commissioned by Mark Dresser Tour for live tour 2002...

Rental: $100

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Jeroen Eisinga

Next Stop (2002) , min

Vienna as seen riding the old trams, beautiful and slightly claustrophobic.

Rental: $40.00

Takahiko Iimura

Seeing / Hearing / Speaking (2002) DVD NTSC, color, 33 min

Consisting of four pieces: (see titles for descriptions) 1) "Seeing / Hearing / Speaking" (2002) 7 min. 2) "Talking to Myself" (1978, revised in 2001) 7 min. 3)"Talking in New York"(1981, revised in 2001) 8 min. 4) "Talking to Myself at PS1" (1985) 11 min. and the text of A Letter to Takahiko Iimura by David B. Allison. A multimedia with video, text, graphics and animation. Co-produced with The Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred University, New York, and Euphonic Inc., Tokyo and produced with a grant from New York State Council on the Arts. "Seeing / Hearing / Speaking'" DVD, which I have enjoyed very much indeed. It is, I think, a true masterpiece. .. because through your DVD one becomes able to grasp not only the theoretical or intellectual aspect of your relationship with Derrida's thought, but the ' vertigo' (as Allison says) of the 'deconstruction' (to use Derrida's jargon) of your own identity, i. e. a feeling, not an abstraction: a pre- or proto-theoretical full way of understanding and of living, i. e. an intuition of the 'difference' or 'differance' in Derrida's sense." -- Daniel Charles, author of "John Cage" This is a Region 2 DVD

Rental: $50.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Ken Jacobs

Tom Tom Chaser, A (2002) DVD NTSC, black and white, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

I do an electronic riff on the MOMA print in A TOM TOM CHASER, concluding the NTSC edition. I'd been supervising a new digitizing of TOM, TOM at 15 frames per second (as against the 16fps 'standard' silent-speed of the PAL transfer; in truth there was no standard fps back then) because 15 fits neatly into NTSC's 60 fields/30 picture frames per second, thus minimizing compression 'artifacts', a form of visual 'noise' I wasn't welcoming. The riff was inspired watching Scott Olive, Tape House master technician, zip forward and back on their million dollar optical film-scanner. I asked Scott if we could record some of the discarded visual phenomena incidental to film-to-digital transfer. Sure, he said. I stood cheering him on to wilder aberrations and what we got is pretty much what you have, less some judicious excisions. -K. J.

DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $150.00

Heiko Kalmbach

Turtle Monkey (2002) 16mm, color, 19 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

With Sarah Maber, Troy HIll, and Michael FegleyArtwork and Photographs by Eliza Proctor "I used to be able to walk down the street and feel really light when I walked. You know, like when you jump and just stay off the ground a little bit longer then usual. I don't feel like that anymore. Now I feel like a really heavy person all the time." Another short film about New York City.

Rental: $80.00
16mm Rental: $80.00

Michael Kuchar

Boy Toys (2002) VHS NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

VHS rental: 50.00 (individual) 75.00 (institution) A playpen of playthings that go on an erotic rampage.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00 - 75.00

Michael Kuchar

Pagans In a Christian World (2002) VHS NTSC, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

A tumultuous teleplay of carnal conflicts with an uplifting conclusion.

Rental: $50.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $50.00

Lana Lin

Mysterial Power (2002) VHS NTSC, color, 53 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Personal / Diary / Journal

A personal pursuit of knowledge through interactions with family, spirituality, and everyday life in Taiwan.

Rental: $100.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $100.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $200.00

J. M. Magrini

Sappho on Fire (2002) VHS NTSC, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A contemporary interpretation of the classic, "legendized,"ill-fated love story of Sappho and Phaon as recounted within the Epistles by Ovid -

Rental: $20.00 sale price: 25.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $20.00

VHS_NTSC Sale: $25.00

J. M. Magrini

Three Short Films in Super-8: Wild Mother of Passions, Nada, Sappho on Fire (2002) VHS NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $30.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $30.00

Euphrosyne Papageorgiou

Your Kiss (2002) black and white, 3 min

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural

Rental: $20.00

Jihoon Park

More Than I Can Say (2002) 16mm, color, 3.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical, Psychology & Mental Health

An experimental work that deals with the notion of decoding others' gestures which express their emotions and the comprehension of their meanings. Be representing a persona's miming (the two characters in the video are actually the same person in different costumes) as a sign of sensuality, this video examines and investigates discontinuity between the signifier and the signification of human gesture. There is a question thrown out from this work: how are moving images perceived, digested and assimilated into existing schemata? Also on same tape: Dream Reading (2001), color, sound, 2-3/4 min. Over the Rainbow (2002), color, sound, 2-1/m min.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Joe Quinn

Billie Joe (2002) VHS NTSC, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

VHS , color, sound, 17 min

Rental: $40.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $40.00

Mary Beth Reed

Montessori Sword Fight (2002) 16mm, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

A young girl struggles to perfect her new found passion, swordfighting. She discovers her role model when a band of Montessori school children invite her to a demonstration given by a legendary Hollywood master. After intense training, the children's adroit sword play awakens their competitive instincts. They rebel against their teacher, and a harrowing duel ensues. The heroine faces internal turmoil, when the Montessori gang forces her to choose between her master's path and their growing power. The film combines optically printed and hand processed original and appropriated imagery.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Rozanna

Chromatic Fantasy (2002) VHS NTSC, color, 12.5 min

Genre: Experimental

J. S. Bach Chromatic Fantasy in D minor (arr. for Viola by Kodaly/Rozanna); Executive Producer and Viola Solo by Rozanna; Directed, filmed and edited by Patrick Smith; Produced by BJ Seaburn; Audio by Mark Godwin; Another Sound Productions Inc.; Copyright 2002 - Weekend Films Inc. Hans Von Bulow once wrote about this particular work: "Who can not read between the lines, who does not possess a certain quantum of ingenuity, who brings with him no fantasy himself, remains a respectful distance from Bach's 'Chromatic Fantasy'. Chromatic Fantasy, the award winning video, recently selected as a finalist at the Rhode Island International Film Festival is an experience in which the role of the concert artist is expanded upon. From an audio perspective this work also explores the boundaries of classical music, utilizing a soundscape that underscores the "film-noir" aspect of this video, as well as broadening the musical experience. World-class violist, Rozanna, enters the stage of an empty auditorium and begins to play Johann Sebastian Bach's Chromatic Fantasy. As she plays, the camera moves closer and closer to her. As we come closer, Rozanna becomes more and more intimate with the music. Her environment slowly leaves her, as she goes deeper and deeper into the music... and into her thoughts. As Part 1 of the piece finishes, the viewer is transported from the auditorium as we witness Rozanna with a white viola in hand, finding herself in a strange courtyard. She does not play, yet she hears the piece continuing to resonate in the distance. She runs in search of the familiar music, and, turning a corner, sees herself across the courtyard, in red, playing a siren's song. Rozanna in White pursues her musical self, but Rozanna in Red is elusive, and Rozanna in White is left alone in the courtyard. Soon after, Rozanna in Red finds solace in a garden, playing among Grecian pillars. But her stay is short lived, and she leaves to complete the piece. In the final scene, Rozanna in White finds herself and approaches as Rozanna in Red plays the final, passionate measures of the Fantasy. She creeps closer and closer to her Red self, and, summoning up the courage, plays the final, conclusive note. This project was made possible, in part through the support of Mr. Gary Graffman and Mr. Richard Danielpour. Video sale price: $45 individual /$120 institutional

Rental: $45.00
VHS NTSC Rental: $45.00

Lynne Sachs

First Steps in a Terra Incognita (2002) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Part of the House of Drafts Bosnian-American Web Collaboration (house-of-drafts. org) A young American woman travels to Bosnia to contemplate life there after a period of war. The camera is her "being," moving quietly in and out of apartments and mosques in Sarajevo, across cultures, between the real and the imaginary.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Lynne Sachs

Tornado (2002) 16mm, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

A tornado is a spinning cyclone of nature. It stampedes like an angry bull through a tranquil pasture of blue violets and upright blades of grass. A tornado kills with abandon but has no will. Lynne Sachs' "TORNADO" is a poetic piece shot from the perspective of Brooklyn, where much of the paper and soot from the burning towers fell on September 11. Sachs' fingers obsessively handle these singed fragments of resumes, architectural drawings and calendars, normally banal office material that takes on a new, haunting meaning. Sale: free VHS tape with $20 donation to the Film-Makers' Coop also available on Beta or DV upon request

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Joel Schlemowitz

All Saints Day [2] (2002) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Co-maker, Jon Behrens. A second collaboration between filmmakers Jon Behrens in Seattle, Washington, and Joel Schlemowitz in Brooklyn, New York, shot on ALL SAINTS DAY, November 1, 2001. They each shot 100 feet of film at the same time of the day 3,000 miles apart, and they did not tell each other what they shot. The film was hand-processed, cut up into two-foot lengths and then cut back together, alternating between Joel's footage and Jon's footage. The soundtrack for this film was done the same way. Screenings include: Seattle Underground Film Festival, 2002

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Margie Schnibbe

Triple X Trilogy (2002) 16mm, color & b/w, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

Includes the following pieces on three separate video tapes: First Date, (1997), VHS, color, sound, 7 min. Analog video effects. Margie gets her Lemon Squeezed by an anonymous hung stud and has flashbacks of former fuck buddies in this psychedelic camcorder porn flick. Teaparty!, (2001), VHS, color, sound, 18 min. Original format DV. Made by Margie Schnibbe and Chuck Bronco. Starring: Shandy and Scarlett. Buffy and Mrs. Beasley are the best of friends. But when Mrs. Beasley gets mean, the girls take it to the wrestling ring and Buffy fights dirty! TEAPARTY! is a camp raucous romp with two San Fernando Valley strippers. TWEAK, (2002), VHS, b&w, sound, 5-1/2 min. Original format Hi-8 infrared video. Starring: The Hustler. Margie subverts the male gaze in this autoerotic portrait of a flaccid and unintelligible speed freak who happens to be quite handsome.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

M. M. Serra

Double Your Pleasure (2002) 16mm, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy

Sound by Jennifer Reeves Part of the "Ad It Up" series of shorts that are parodies of commercials.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Michael Snow

*Corpus Callosum (2002) 16mm, black and white, 90 minutes min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Structural

2 reels The corpus callosum is a central region of tissue in the human brain which passes "messages" between the two hemispheres. *CORPUS CALLOSUM, the film (or tape, or projected light work), is constructed of, de-picts, creates, examines, presents, consists of, and is, "betweens". Between beginning and ending, between "natural" and "artificial", between fiction and fact, between hearing and seeing, between 1956 and 2002. It's a tragi-comedy of the cinematic variables. *CORPUS CALLOSUM juxtaposes or counterpoints a realism of normal metamorphosis (two extreme examples: pregnancy, explosions) in believable, "real" interior spaces with "impossible" shape changes (some made possible with digital animation). First the camera, then we in the audience, observe the observations of the "real" people depicted in the obviously staged situations. What we see and what they "see" is involved in shifting modes of belief. There seem to be (though there is no narrative) a Hero and Heroine. However, from scene to scene they are different people costumed identically or altered lectronically. The sound -- electronic like the picture -- is also a continuous metamorphosis and as the film's "nervous system", is as important to the film as the picture. Or: the sound and the picture are two hemispheres joined by the artist. *CORPUS CALLOSUM is resolutely "artificial", it not only wants to convince, but also to be a perceived pictorial and musical phenomenon. "Although shot on video and largely computer-produced, *CORPUS CALLOSUM is almost a self-curated retrospective of Snow's career; but with a twist. Everything in this continually self-referential piece,some of which was shown in late 2000 as THE LIVING ROOM, is stretched, squeezed, and flipped -- the bodies of Snow's largecast not the least. (At one point, one guy ties another in a knot.) Space is a similarly malleable object. Is the camera panning, or is the image being subjected to some sort of digital taffy-pull? "*CORPUS CALLOSUM, which is titled for the "central region" of brain tissue that acts as a conduit between the two hemispheres, can be appreciated as both a naturalistic animation and an abstract Frank Tashlin comedy. It's the first movie of the new millennium to warrant both a special issue of OCTOBER and a run at the Sunshine Theater -- soon I hope." -- J. Hoberman, Village Voice

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Ananda Tinio

Sleep Paralysis (2002) Beta SP NTSC, color, 3 min

"Sleep Paralysis" refers to a hallucinatory sleep disorder from which the filmmaker suffers. The multimedia piece exhibits how the disorder, defined medically, objectively, manifests itself subjectively for the filmmaker.

Rental: $25.00
BetaSP NTSC Rental: $25.00

Sara Winter

Dinner, The (2002) 16mm, Beta SP NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

A couple on a romantic dinner-picnic in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, argue over their choice of wine. Their irritation with each other makes them oblivious to the surroundings. Sounds reveal to the viewer what the couple miss -- human warmth and the mystery of nature.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00
BetaSP NTSC Rental: $20.00

Sara Winter

Morning in September: A Film Requiem, A (2002) Beta SP NTSC, color, 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History, Literature & Theater, Psychology & Mental Health

A meditation on grief and loss, the film sets footage shot September 11 and immediately thereafter to a Monteverdi aria -- Orpheus' plea to cross the River Styx to his loved one -- and a John Dowland song, "Come Heavy Sleep". The Voice of New York pleads to cross the river to the loved one, "a soul shorn of its body", over footage of the smoke filmed from the New Jersey waterfront, and of vehicles and rescue workers in Manhattan. A cortege of ambulances shows that the plea to rescue the loved one has been denied. A second singer repeats the aria with different orchestration as a plea to join the loved one in death over smoke shots that progress to nightfall. Then the first voice sings "Come Heavy Sleep" orchestrated as a duet between the voice and the ghost voice of the loved one (viola da gamba). Finally, over shots of the missing signs, "Come Heavy Sleep" is repeated as a poignant duet between solo guitar and the wind. available for rent on Beta SP (NTSC and PAL)

Rental: $40.00
BetaSP NTSC Rental: $40.00

Jud Yalkut

Light Display: Color (2002) DVD NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

LIGHT DISPLAY: COLOR is the culmination of several years of development of analogue and digital images derived from original 16mm footage shot of the first working reconstruction of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy's pioneering kinetic sculpture LIGHT DISPLAY MACHINE, or LICHTEQUILST, first shown at the International Building Exhibition in Paris in 1939. Moholy had designed the sculpture, both to exist as itself, and to be the subject of a projected six-part film called LIGHT DISPLAY, BLACK, WHITE, GRAY, of which only the sixth section featuring the Light Display Machine was finished. In the early 1970's Moholy's wife Sibyl worked with several engineers on a working reconstruction of the machinem, which was exhibited at the Howard Wise Gallery in New York City. --J. Y.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

James Fotopoulos

Flight (2002) 16mm, black and white, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

A look at non-human beings.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

James Fotopoulos

The Scythe (2002) 16mm, black and white, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

A blades-eye view of fields.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

James Fotopoulos

Families (2002) 16mm, black and white, 97 min

Genre: Experimental

"Families bears the stylistic traits of his earlier feature-length films but expands the number of characters and locations. Opening with a portentous shot of nearly motionless sheep, the black-and-white film develops in disaffected dialogue scenes interspersed with shots of dreary Midwestern exteriors. The main strain of the narrative focuses on a young man and woman and their prolonged, halting conversations, many of which revolve around death. Yet none of the violence recounted in these exchanges takes place on screen, where life is characterized by the absence of physical contact, robotic soliloquy, and a general sense of forlorn ennui. Recurring throughout the film are repeated shots of the sheep from the opening, dogs or fish in an aquarium, paradigmatically linking annals to the characters and their awkward interactions. Fotopoulos suggests that the titular familial ties refer to larger structures of kinship, and constructs a bleak parallel in the common markers of human and animal existence."--Henriette Huldisch, Whitney Museum of American Art

Rental: $200.00
16mm Rental: $200.00

Pip Chodorov

Charlemagne 2: Piltzer (2002) 16mm, color, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music

A piano concert by Charlemagne Palestine, filmed on super-8 and optically printed. Each film frame corresponds to a note in the concert; as the music speeds up, photography becomes cinema. The discordant harmonics are translated visually into complementary colors. By representing music visually, the fast flickering creates an orgasm in the optic nerve

Rental: $60.00
16mm Rental: $60.00

Scott Nyerges

Five Videos (2002-2008) DVD NTSC, , min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Hand-processed

AUTUMNAL (2008) 6 min. Acrylic on 35mm filmstrips, acrylic ink, alcohol. Stereo. A world in autumn; a requiem for lands not yet departed. POLAR (2007) 1:35 min. Acrylic on 35mm filmstrips, digital video. Silent. Apocalyptic inner visions of the polar ice caps' plight. The Arctic as a metaphor for a body out of balance. Fissures emerge. Mass transforms. The sea falls into itself. FLOW (2005) 4:30 min. Digital video; miniDV footage, arylic and gouache on 16mm and 35mm filmstrips. Stereo. A meditation upon the seasonal flow of creeks and rivers in Central Texas, as rendered in paint and pixels. MEANS AND MEDITATIONS (2004) 10:30 min. Digital video; acrylic, watercolor and gouache on 16mm and 35mm filmstrips. Stereo. A three-part journey through an imagined inner cosmos, exploring the subterranean, terrestrial and celestial realms. FLOATING IN THE ETHER (2002) 4:44 min. Digital video; ink and printed paper material on 16mm filmstrips. Stereo. The detritus of our data as waking dream. The text of our transmissions. A slumbering satellite's sighs. The invisible made visible.

Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Carolyn Kaylor

Kate's Sole Excess (2002) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A film about a woman obsessed with her shoes.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00

Chuck Workman

A Kiss at Kerouac's Grave (2002) DVD NTSC, Color, 10 min

Genre: Narrative

A short story of a young runaway who makes a reverent visit to the Jack Kerouac Festival in Lowell, Massachusetts and gets more exposure to the counterculture than she expected. Part of series of shorts by Chuck Workman called "The Glory and the Dream."

Rental: $25.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $25.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $40.00

Marina Shron

The Silent Love of the Fish (2002) DVD_NTSC, Black & White, 15 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

" A surreal tale of fish eaten and innocence lost.".

Rental: $40.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $40.00

Doris Kornish

Not Nude Though: A Portrait of Rudy Burckhardt (2002) 16mm, color, 95 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: art & artists, biography, films about film

Filmmaker Doris Kornish chronicles the fascinating life of Swiss-born photographer Rudy Burckhardt, who moved to New York to make a name for himself by taking portraits of his prominent friends. An important part of the modern art movement of the 1950s and 60's, Burckhardt snapped images of Jackson Pollock, Alex Katz, Joan Mitchell, Philip Guston and Willem de Kooning, as well as intricate shots of his adopted city and its architecture.

Rental: $150.00
16mm Rental: $150.00

Abigail Child

Cake and Steak (2002-2004) DVD_NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

A rambunctious embrace, body to body, woman to woman, entrance to exit- inlaws- foregrounding the construction of cinematic meaning, the elusive nature of memory and desire, the hysteric familial arena of the social. A comedy of manners and movement, the film, like all parts of this new series, excavates 'girl training' in the legacy of home movies and post-war American suburban culture, and is conceived for both loop installation and single-screen projection.

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Bill Brand

Skinside Out (2002) 16mm, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Skinside Out -- by Bill Brand and Katy Martin -- features paint on skin, carried out in an expressionist mode on both of the filmmakers' bodies. The emphasis is on the pleasure of looking -- at the edge of repulsion -- and the implications of making public an essentially private gesture. The film posits painting as a gendered, bodily act, whose location shifts continually within a context that's always changing. Images filmed in the studio are juxtaposed with footage of a construction barge along the Hudson. By examining both in relation to surface, the work paradoxically looks for what lies within, while questioning who and where we take ourselves to be.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Dietmar Brehm

Twisted Eyes (Verdrehte Augen), Second Version (2002) 16mm, b/w, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

A drama of gazes in which a woman's turned-up eyes express both her sexual superiority and her submission: She shows the contempt she feels for her impotent husband, who is unable to start the car, by twisting her eyes from the passenger seat. And with regard to their pursuers, who later attempt to force their way through both doors of the car where the couple has found refuge, keeping them in view by twisting her eyes is not possible at the moment she looks, the victor gains entry to the vehicle, which he had been confident of from the film's very beginning. His composed expression, full of both speculation and disdain as he languidly chews on a toothpick (which justifies the ironic tone of the subplot dealing with the preparation of meat), meets the woman's cool, passive gaze thanks to the indirectness of the cut alone. At the beginning of the film the woman sits in a rattan chair, the furniture of sexual liberation since Emmanuelle. The two men sit outside, attempting to penetrate the rooms occupied by the woman. Although Twisted Eyes has more of a narrative character than many other films by Dietmar Brehm, it is primarily structural. The close-up of the victorious man (the patient hunter) functions as a leitmotif which comments on a primitive type of sexual politics canonized in pornographic films: Women are at the mercy of two types of desire one powerless and the other overpowering. Brehm ends his film with an image taken from nature, similarly to its beginning with one from the food chain. (Bert Rebhandl) Translation: Steve Wilder

16mm Rental: $65.00

Dietmar Brehm

Central (Zentrale) (2002) 16mm, b/w, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Astral bodies engaging in group sex: Dietmar Brehm's Zentrale is a meditation on the human body's outer limits and the material nature of the skin. The first image shows a naked light bulb, its rays barely able to illuminate a dark room. This is followed by a supine naked body stretched out like in Courbet's famous painting depicting the origin of the world. But the figure's genitals remain invisible, outside the visual fields exposed in Zentrale. Even if men and women busy themselves with each other, stimulating one another's anuses with sticks or penises with their mouths, this can only be suspected, or assumed. In Zentrale skin is given a pulsing white quality that makes it flow out of the darkness into which this film's world has been plunged. The more visible the figures become, the more comical their actions; they go at each other in a manner suggesting mollusk-like beings which are no longer equipped with sex organs, having become sex organs themselves. Sexuality is transformed into a symbiotic process opposed solely by the negativity of the blackness, which the bodies at times seem to cover before it dominates the scene again. The supine woman, who caresses her own breasts and then spreads her arms again, is one of those typical Brehm leitmotifs which behave paradoxically in light of the film's "story." The genital fixation, the central idea in all cum-shot staging, is altered to create a setting in which lust again coincides with reproduction on the level of the film material: The cell division typical of pornographic films can be observed in Zentrale. (Bert Rebhandl) Translation: Steve Wilder

16mm Rental: $36.00

Siegfried A. Fruhauf

REALTIME (2002) 35mm, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

"All that film is can be reduced to two elements: light and (proportionately structured) movement. And there are many possible answers to the question of what light and proportionate movement are. In Realtime, Siegfried Fruhauf has decided on the most simple one, summing it up in the most symbolically unequivocal and, literally, most illuminating way: the sun. The light of the sun is the only type of lighting used to illuminate the movie screen in Realtime. And the sunrise, filmed in realtime, is the only discernible motion - which makes us realize that all motion, in film and in the cosmos, is temporal. Everything else about film is negotiable, such as the fuzzy area between (justified) expectation and (actual) fulfillment, which is known as suspense. After the moving electric arc on the screen has been revealed to be a heavenly body, we have every reason to believe that it will continue its forward motion in an absolutely constant orbit. At the same time, we eagerly ask at which point (and/or through which points) the filmmaker will remove his gaze from it. Or the soundtrack, which also represents an arbitrary matter, and which is called music in the most arbitrary of cases. The irreversible movement of Fruhauf's protagonist is accompanied by the groove of a playfully altered pop song - the absolute meter is subordinated to a moment of subjective duration. Realtime returns the possibilities available to film to their absolute zero - and provides a clever hint at what can be reimagined proceeding from this point (and on to eternity)." -Robert Buchschwenter (Translation: Steve Wilder)

"I shot REALTIME on a Sony Hi8 Videocamcorder. This Camera creates a nice structure in the picture, when you have extreme light situations. I filmed the sun with a black welding glass in front of the lens to create the effect with the black sky and the green, yellow sun. I was fascinated to get the real essence of cinema with a camera that was made for home users, to make private videos and watch them on a TV monitor. All that cinema is, is in this simple but powerful film - light and time. The sun gives us these two parameters within the change of day and night. And in the film, it is not the movement of the sun that you can see - it is the rotation of the earth that becomes visible. I used the earth as a trolley to create a phantom ride through the universe. And to bring the essence of the biggest cinema, the universe, back to the screen, it was necessary to make a transfer on film. I decided to use 35mm because it is the genuine cinema format." -S.F.

Rental: $35.00
35mm Rental: $35.00

Jim Jennings

Daily Commute (2002) 16mm, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

16mm Rental: $30.00

Jim Jennings

Elements (2002) 16mm, b/w, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Formal abstractions of the Manhattan cityscape are viewed through the physical and emotional blurrings of a rainstorm.

16mm Rental: $25.00

Pam Kray

Mushroom Seekers (2002-2011) DVD NTSC, color, 55 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature, ethnic_multicultural

MUSHROOM SEEKERS is both documentary and diary of the filmmaker's introduction to wild mushrooms. The video journeys through the Czech Republic, where picking wild mushrooms is the "national pastime"; the United States, where the activity is unusual and somehow left to the experts; and Mexico, where a sacred practice is both protected from the view of the profane and yet commodified. This reflection on cultures and nature through the lens of mushroom picking looks to a "different kind of education". Ultimately, this video's walk through the woods is a journey of lives.

CINEXPERIMENTAUX

Cinexperimentaux 8: Cooperative Light Cone (2002-2008) DVD PAL, Color & b/w, 54 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

LIGHT CONE COOP (2002-2008) 22 min by Frederique Devaux & Michel Amarger 4 films distributed: Germaine Dulac, ARABESQUE (1929) silent 7 min Robert Breer, EYEWASH (1959) 2 min Gill Eatherley, HAND GRENADE (1971) 5 min Metamkine, ACIDFILMDA (1992) 6 min

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Michel Amarger

Cinexperimentaux #8: Cooperative Light Cone (2002-2008) DVD PAL, color & b/w, 54 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

LIGHT CONE COOP (2002-2008) 22 min by Frederique Devaux & Michel Amarger 4 films distributed: Germaine Dulac, ARABESQUE (1929) silent 7 min Robert Breer, EYEWASH (1959) 2 min Gill Eatherley, HAND GRENADE (1971) 5 min Metamkine, ACIDFILMDA (1992) 6 min

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Frederique Devaux

Cinexperimentaux #8: Cooperative Light Cone (2002-2008) DVD PAL, color & b/w, 54 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

LIGHT CONE COOP (2002-2008) 22 min by Frederique Devaux & Michel Amarger 4 films distributed: Germaine Dulac, ARABESQUE (1929) silent 7 min Robert Breer, EYEWASH (1959) 2 min Gill Eatherley, HAND GRENADE (1971) 5 min Metamkine, ACIDFILMDA (1992) 6 min

DVD PAL Sale: $32.00 Individual Home-Use Only

Gregg Biermann

The Waters of Casablanca (2002) DVD NTSC, B/W, 6 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Cameraless, Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

A single frame from the classic film Casablanca is transformed into six minutes of exploding and hyperactive animation. Although the process is entirely digital, it actually relates to the hand-made or cameraless tradition more than most computer animation.

DVD PAL Rental: $40 DVD or Digital File (Institutional)

DVD NTSC Sale: $30 DVD (Individual) or $60 (Institutional)

Melissa Friedling

Mercedes, Here Lies the Heart (2002) 16mm, color, 35 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, biography, body, films about film, found footage, history, literature & theater, personal/diary/journal, queer/bi/trans

Inspired by the hyperbolic prose of notorious celebrity fetishist, Mercedes de Acosta, this film poses questions about truth, identity, and desire.

Film Synopsis:
Mercedes, Here Lies the Heart is dedicated to the memory of poet, novelist, playwright, and Hollywood screenwriter, Mercedes de Acosta. Mercedes is inspired by De Acosta's own published memoirs, Here Lies the Heart (1960) in which De Acosta obsessively lists her impressive cache of celebrity acquaintances (including Elenora Duse, Isadora Duncan, Alice B. Toklas, Marlene Deitrich, and Greta Garbo, among others). The film borrows De Acosta's hyperbolic stylistics to move through archival footage, narrative fantasy sequences, and dramatic "reenactments" in manic combination of varied genre forms. While highlighting De Acosta's distinctive passions for celebrity and her own sexual, ethnic, and spiritual entanglements, Mercedes poses questions about biographical structure and autobiographical representation, history and fantasy, identity and desire.

"At once an insightful deconstruction of stardom and biography, and a wry camp appreciation of their value, Mercedes, Here Lies the Heart is witty, artful, and original."
--Steven Cohan, author of Masked Men: Masculinity and the Movies in the Fifties (1997)and editor of Hollywood Musicals: The Film Reader (2002).

"Mercedes, Here Lies the Heart is exhaustively researched and combines original as well as archival footage, mixing documentary, fiction and fantasy. Using idioms of fan culture and voyeurism, rendered in a polyvalent form, Friedling contributes to a rich tradition of filmmakers who have experimented with gender and personal narrative. What makes Friedling's work distinctive is her use of a marginal figure such as Mercedes (who nevertheless perceives herself as central to various historical events). The director does not permit us identification with this figure, but allows her to become the point from which to launch a series of mini-essays and vignettes at break-neck speed. Mercedes' story becomes as much about her as it is about the paucity of truth, the fertility of imagination, the charm of media images, the crisis of lesbian desire and a melancholic search for meaning. . . Mercedes lives her life as a tissue of lies which lead her to an equally flawed, highly Orientalizing, moment of truth . . . In subtle ways, the film makes her fabrications a mockery of the worlds inhabited by her glamorous ex-lovers Garbo and Dietrich; a world that remains inaccessible to Mercedes in any real terms. By turning the limitations of her (marginal) protagonists into a meditation on society at large, I would argue that Friedling goes further than a previous generation of feminist filmmakers who explored women's valorization of personal narrative when confronted with the impossibility of female self-expression within patriarchy. Friedling affectionately celebrates narratives of failure and error, which are compelling for their insistent, if doomed, alternative takes on reality."
-Priya Jaikumar, Assistant Professor of Film at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television and author of Cinema at the End of Empire: Britain and India, 1927-1947 (2006).

Rental: $100
16mm Rental: $100

Vera Neubauer

Hooked (2002) DVD_PAL, color, 10 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Arts & Artists, ethnic/multicultural, personal/diary/journal , political/social activism

Hooked follows a journey of a woman obsessed with finding a very special treasure. She journeys through Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, and Bolivia knitting on her way.

DigiBeta PAL Rental: $40

Mark Street

Guiding Fictions (2002) 35mm, vhs, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

"Images shot on walks in the forest with an old, twisted 35mm camera. The film trudged through the camera, on a last mission. I buried the film in the front yard. Let the dirt on the film kiss the dirt in the ground. Maryland humidity wore it down to its wisps. Much later, sound recorded in Brooklyn. Teenage skateboarders smoking cigarettes and jumping off the steps at my local subway entrance. A Russian festival in the park, much singing and speechmaking, all incomprehensible to me. The schism between the country and city, so clear at last." - MS

Rental: $30
35mm Rental: $30
VHS NTSC Rental: $30

Caspar Stracke

Threads of Chomont (2002) Betacam or DV, color and b&w, 15.25 min

Genre: Experimental

The work is made in collaboration with Canadian filmmaker Mike Hoolboom which started as an experimental portrait of NY-based Avant-Garde filmmaker Tom Chomont and his battle with Parkinson disease for the last 10+ years of his life. (Tom died in 2010) The started concept was to tell the life and work of a filmmaker and cineast entirely through found footage. One sequence finalized in August 2001 depicted a b&w sequence of collapsing NY landmark building (culled from Hollywood action films) mixed with footage of 1940's tickertape parades. After 9/11, the project ("Threads", 2001) was abandoned but both filmmakers continued to work with the material separately. As a result they finalized two different films with partially identical footage ("No Damage" 2002 and "Tom" 2003) "Threads of Chomont" survived as a third version, capturing an earlier stage of the project.

Rental: $130

Takahiko Iimura

Seeing / Hearing / Speaking (2002) DVD NTSC, , 26 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: body

A multimedia DVD/video with text, video (33 min), graphics and animation, 2002.

A multimedia/interactive DVD: "Seeing/Hearing/Speaking" has two parts, a new video, 2001. The total running time of the video is 33min, which may be seen continuously by clicking "Autoplay" at the menu. (The video version has only first part: "Seeing/Hearing/Speaking", 7min, b/w.)

Based on a sentence taken from the seminal book of Jacques Derrida, French philosopher, "Speech and Phenomena" translated by David B. Allison, I produced first video "Taking to Myself" in 1978 (revised in 2001). The video was highly appreciated as "the strongest, most effective statement one could make from the work of Derrida" by Professor Allison. The sentence I quoted, that Derrida calls "phenomenological essence", is that I hear myself at the same time that I speak.

The new DVD, not just a transfer of video, extends further with text, and graphics, which work interactively. In "Hearing/Speaking", for instance, you can choose among the monitors with the picture of face, head, ear and mouth in the video-installation, and can read/see different programs. So that you can perceive and localize "Hearing/Speaking" with the organs. Together with "Seeing" in this DVD, I could combine the perception of "Seeing" with "Hearing/Speaking". Besides "Talking to Myself", other related videos are "Talking in New York" (1981, revised in 2001) and "Talking to Myself at PS1" (1985).

Throughout these videos I have examined the validity of an identity in video, which is different from the actual voice, between "the I who hear" and "the I who speak." It extends also to "the I who see" and "the I who is seen". The text includes "A letter to Takahiko Iimura" by David B. Allison, and "On Talking to Myself" by Takahiko Iimura. (T.I)

Also available a four channel DVD installation, which requires 4 DVD projectors and speakers.

Rental: $50
DVD NTSC Rental: $50

Erin Hayes

The Dolls (2002) color, 5:30 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, comedy

"The Dolls" is a short, comic animation in which dolls are interviewed. The dolls, sets and music were made by the filmmaker. The dolls include a witch, a femme fatale, a bride, a country singer, and a rebel. The witch doll complains that people are stereotyping her; the bride doll is getting married on Tuesday. The film pokes fun at media stereotypes, and suggests that acting out stereotypes may be unhealthy for oneself and the rest of the world. This film was awarded an Honorable Mention by the Black Maria Film Festival.

Rental: $100

DVD NTSC Sale: $250

Ozan Adam

Zymotic - Amaurosis (2002) 16mm, DVD, color and b&w, 24 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, philosophical, political and social activism, science and medicine

Contagious Arbitrary Blindness is a disease caused by a virus, which can capture and store visual information and memories. The film is about a fantastic journey through the book that tells the fragmented story of the remembrances, visions and dreams of a blind man who is subjected to experiments to reveal the visual data that was recorded by the micro-cameras, which are installed in the eyes of an astronaut for a secret mission. After transplanting the eyes of the astronaut to the blind man, they expect to retrieve the recordings through the dreams of the blind man, but they get lose in the surreal absurdity of a complex subconscious. Won the Special Jury Award at 14th International Ankara Film Festival, Turkey.

Rental: $40

DVD NTSC Sale: $60

Ozan Adam

The Two Names of Testimony About the Execution of A Happening and A Suitcase Full of Broken Records (2002) 16mm, DVD, color and b&w, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, philosophical

A visual poem about dreams. Won the Best Experimental Film 1st Prize at 17th International Ankara Film Festival, Turkey.

Rental: $40

DVD NTSC Sale: $60

Cynthia Madansky

PAST PERFECT (2002) 16mm, DVD, color, 42 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, landscape & architecture, personal/diary/journal, political & social activism, queer/bi/trans

"PAST PERFECT is a meditation on Jewish history, notably the Shoah-spirited and darkly amusing... In PAST PERFECT Madansky manages - frequently, brilliantly - to evoke a similar pang as greets the historian, documentarian, genealogist, or traveler when confronting the catastrophic absence that is the Holocaust. When all is effaced, the only logical response is speculation." excerpt from text by David Rakoff

16mm Rental: $250.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

16mm Sale: $1000
DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

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