Maeva Aubert

Loisada, Avenue C (2004) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 52 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Personal / Diary / Journal

"Loisada" means "Lower East Side" in New York slang. It's also the name of the neighborhood where the community garden at Avenue C is located. I flimed this garden throughout different seasons at a time when I was a community gardener. Far from being a didactic documentary, my film is a personal experience, plastic, sonorous and poetic. Gardeners told me their day to day life outside the garden, and others, more reserved gave me recipes or told me about their favorite film, etc... LOISADA, AVENUE C is a parable on the mixture of human and urban culture in New York, in an enclosed garden, a living place that "knits" social links between inhabitants in a lower income neighborhood. It's a film about human nature and the quality of life. I made my film between 1998 and 1999 when I lived in New York. The interviews with the gardeners came first; it was my way of getting to know them. While walking from my home to the garden, I recorded the cacophony of ambient musical sounds that became a part of the city's din. Later, I filmed in 16mm, Super 8, and also used a still camera.

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Jeroen Eisinga

Cool Lakes of Death, The (2004) 16mm, , 8 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Literature & Theater

A young woman, dressed in a 17th century dress looks out over a lake. We move towards her and disappear underneath her dress, where we find ourselves inside a small theatre. A young lad on stage, Tom Sawyer, tells us a tale about a 'fallen lady' who tries to ogle him. Later he finds her dead body on a field. A 'whodonnit?'

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Paul Gabel

Seen and Unseen, The (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Philosophical

This video surveillance of a cast shadow, seen advancing along the face of a window, is directed toward the ocular phenomena clarified in Merleau-Ponty's work. As the centered window frame marks the video screen into sections, they are also perceived by us as "anchored" objects. Part of a larger unfolding, these anchors and points of reference are amongst a series of other elements that comprise this perspective. Some, although out of sight (such as the shadow-producing sun) are nevertheless present before the viewer's eye (i. e. the specter of the tree). --P. G.

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Janie Geiser

Terrace 49 (2004) 16mm, color, 5.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Images of impending disaster- slamming doors, a truck careening down a hill, and a frayed, almost snapping, elevator rope collide with the repeated image of a woman - body, cycling toward ephemerality as the woman disappears into the texture of the film itself. In my recent films, I have been exploring the possibilities found in merging video texture with film, creating a lush, disorienting, ambiguous film space, and an atmosphere a temporal suspension. In Terrace 49, I further break up this space, dividing the film frame into shards, as fractured as memory and as fragile as glass.

16mm Rental: $30.00

Jeroen Eisinga

Knit Knit Sundown Salon, The (2004) , min

Curator Fritz Haeg invited me to collaborate on an art event celebrating knitting and handcraft, to be held at hes LA-based art space, "Sundown Salon," in February of 2004. The daylong event included art installations, performances and a film/video screening. Guests were invited to bring projects to work on and wear clothes they'd made. I produced this video as documentation of the event.

Henry Hills

Nervous Ken (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 20 min

Genre: Documentary

In NERVOUS KEN, experimental film legend and long-time Tribeca resident Ken Jacobs is "interviewed" by an urbane 12-year old from the Upper West Side, Emma Bernstein. Envisioning an exploration of the nature of listening (of apprehending or not, remembering or not, & creating meaning) and of the repetitions & variations of verbal expression and its accompanying often-emphatic physical gesturing as a basis for making visual music, Henry Hills employs the full range of temporal manipulation available within the digital realm, exploiting the unique corners which differentiate DV from 16mm, though including frequent references to themes & techniques from Jacobs'own work within the arcanum of film. The "musical score" is derived through permutations of the sync track. This is the first released section from the ongoing series, EMMA'S DILEMMA, which follows its protagonist through numerous encounters with a range of artists in a search for identity spanning her entire teen years. --H. H.

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Takahiko Iimura

MA: A Japanese Concept (2004) , min

"Ma", a traditional Japanese word/concept for both meanings of "In Between" and "Intervals" as Space/Time as one. The DVD consists of four films all related of the concept of "Ma" in four different film style: Art, Document, Animation, Abstraction: MA: SPACE/TIME IN THE GARDEN OF RYOAN-JI (1989) Color, 16 min. Produced for Program for Art on Film, New York, with support from Metropolitan Museum for Art, New York, & J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles. Music : Takehisa Kosugi, Text : Arata Isozaki, With the classic Zen garden of Ryoan-ji temple in Kyoto built in 16th century, the film does not illustrate "MA" but realizes "MA" through experiencing the film. THE MAKING OF "MA" IN RYOAN-JI (1989) B/W and Color, 8 min., Sound A video documentary of the making of the first film in which computer was used to control a certain slow speed of the dolly. Original, personal to integrate a philosophical agenda with a visual one.- Nadine Covert ed. Art On Screen, New York MA : THE STONES HAVE MOVED (2004) B/W and Color, 10 min., Silent An animated video, the outline of stones, taken from the still images, was drawn continuously like traditional "Ippitsu-ga"(one stroked drawing) with a breath MA (INTERVALS) (1977) B&W and Color, 10 min. (Excerpt out of 22 min.), Sound A complete abstract film only using black film, which blocks light, and clear film, which is totally transparent, as the basic materials, adding black with a white scratched line in the center, and clear with a black scratched line also in the center. These materials were measured in every second, a length of 1, 2, 3 seconds individually, as a basic unit. --T. I. This is a Region Free DVD

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Takahiko Iimura

Experimental Films of the 1960s (2004) DVD NTSC, b/w, 42 min

Genre: Experimental

Compilation DVD comprised of Kuzu(Junk), AI(Love), On Eye Rape and A Dance Party in the Kingdom of Lilliput, see titles for descriptions.

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Heiko Kalmbach

Controlled (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

Gentrification is attending a demolition party in East London.

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Erik Leiser

Landvaettir (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 13 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Erik Leiser takes us on an unforgettable journey across the Icelandic landscape as he mixes Live Action and Pixilation techniques to present an enchanting and timeless nature, as seen through 'second sight'.

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Marie Losier

Electrocute your Stars (2004) , min

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J. M. Magrini

Suffering the Legitimacy of Aesthetics (2004) VHS NTSC, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

This film explores art as a legitimate species of autonomous knowledge. Beyond a playful subject for the science of aesthetics to interrogate, art is the superlative happening of truth in which knowledge is disclosed and historically appropriated by those who preserve the work. "A daring film, and exactly what good experimental film should be. Beautifully haunting dream-like imagery and original, mood-altering music, with insightful words that resonate in your conscience." ~ Short Buzz ~

Rental: $25.00
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Sarah Pucill

Stages of Mourning (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

I ritualize a lament through a performance to camera, the coming to terms with the loss of my partner, Sandra Lahire. A journey of mourning incorporates a staging both for myself and for the camera. The hallucinatory power of the phantom of memory is set alongside the nature of lens based material to carry ghosts. Textures of the skin and voice of the deceased are infused with the pixellation and grain of photograph, film and video. --S. P. shot on 16mm

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Elle Burchill

PEEL (2004) DVD_NTSC, color, 40 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: personal_diary_journal

PEEL is an intimate cravings opened wide. When cliched fantasy becomes grotesque reality. A woman, a banana and a secret.

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Dietmar Brehm

Echo-Echo (2004) 16mm, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Echo-Echo is a recycled film which uses scenes left over from a few films I made over the past seven years. Echo-Echo's associative structure combines these imperfect scenes which now work.

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Sheri Wills

gravity (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

From time to time, there can be a brief fissure in daily experience. It's a sharp, decisive moment when you glimpse that which has always been perfectly hidden. The form is unanticipated - a shaft of light in an alley, a small hand movement, a look into a stranger's eye. It is heartbreaking and rapturous, disquieting and true. The interruption heals as quickly as it forms, and although you feel it in your body, unless you believe it in your heart, it disappears without trace. This piece is about rising and falling, aspiring to reach beyond one's grasp and the confinement of the mundane. --S. W.

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Sheri Wills

Hu'n (Laceratons) (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Comedy, History

Bright Sheng's powerful piece is an expression of his experiences during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. I interpret the music as a relentless recurring memory, a painful question that cannot find answer, and finally an examination of breath itself. "(Wills's) latest video is a departure of sorts. Based on Bright Sheng's modern orchestral composition of the same name, H'UN (LACERATIONS) finds Wills incorporating representational elements, combined with her signature photograms and abstract images. In Sheng's 23-minute piece, which is far more extroverted than the sound in Wills's previous films, she found an opportunity to break out of her typical styles, using everyday objects like a shoe or a cracker to illustrate the film noir-ish score with a touch of humor." Christian Bruno, Release Print, March 2003

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Grahame Weinbren

Selected Works (1976 - 2004) (2004) 16mm, color & b/w, min

Genre: Experimental

The DVD includes documentations of five interactive cinema works: The Erl King (1983-85/2004) Sonata (1991/93) March (1997) Frame (1999) Tunnel (2000). - Letters, 18 one minute films, each generating a letter of the alphabet. - Five essays on film, interactivity, new media, and their philosophical implications (accessible only on a computer). - 30 mins (at least) of ‘bonus’ material.

Rental: $35.00
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Ken Jacobs

Mountaineer Spinning (2004) , 26 min

Genre: Experimental

Music: Rick Reed. Stereo track best heard comfortably loud (gets quiet towards end) and as "virtual surround" 5.1. *Throbbing light not for persons afflicted with epilepsy. We seem to be seeing a rustic landscape, perhaps. Everything here seems to be a perhaps, including allusions to Beauty and the Beat and if we are or are not seeing in 3-D. As in real life, everything is in constant motion (although unlike life not necessarily going anywhere, more like suspended in motion),achieving or foregoing distinction as specific entities. Rick Reed dpes the Mendelsohn and here too lines are blurred between life-recording and atral electrons at play.

Ken Jacobs

Star Spangled To Death (2004) Four Disc DVD set, color & b/w, 440 min

Genre: Experimental

Made 1956-60/2003-04 Is an epic film shot for hundreds of dollars! Combining found-films with my own more-or-less staged filming, it pictures a stolen and dangerously sold-out America, allowing examples of popular culture to self-indict. Racial and religious insanity, monopolization of weath and the purposeful dumbing down of citizens and addiction to war oppose a beat playfulness. A handful of artists costumed and performing unconvincingly appeal to audience imagination and understanding to complete the picture. Jack Smith's pre-Flaming Creatures performance as The Spirit Not Of Life But Of Living (the movie has raggedly comsmic pretensions), celebrating Suffering (rattled and impoverished artist Jerry Sims) at teh crux of sentient existence, is truly a visitation of the divine. Assisted by Nisi Jacobs

James Fotopoulos

Esophagus (2004) 16mm, color, 70 min

Genre: Experimental

"At 28, Chicagoan James Fotopoulos has made more than 100 films and videos, and they keep getting better, having moved from the uncomfortableness of human flesh to the more metaphysical hell of Esophagus. At its center is a typical Fotopoulos torment: six men, one sporting horns, seem imprisoned in a drab room, and a distorted female voice intones phrases such as 'You're born with teeth in your eyes.' Elsewhere, scratches on the film outline and entrap women's bodies. The opening section - showing gorgeous yet intrusive and terrible flickering light patterns accompanied by droning music - is repeated at the end, giving the work a fatalistic form that suggests the trap isn't the walls of a room but the nature of the cosmos." -- Fred Camper, Chicago Reader

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James Fotopoulos

The Ant Hill (2004) 16mm, color, 60 min

Genre: Experimental

"I was in the forest walking and thinking. And as I was coming upon the stream - all the sounds around me, the water running and the birds became very loud. It became very intense. I thought my head was going to explode. Then it all faded away and I was in complete silence. I smelled something burning and the sunlight was so bright in my eyes. I was surrounded by bright light. I looked up and saw the tops of the trees were on fire. Two large pillars of light stood before me. The pillars were made up of round balls of light. Red, blue, orange. And standing between them was a man. I couldn't see his face. I was afraid. He told me that I was the chosen by him to do his work. That you all are my students. That I am here to help you. And when the world ends, we will be saved." - from THE ANT HILL "A merciless narrative about the inner world of a nameless cult, The Ant Hill continues James Fotopoulos' recent foray away from film and into the possibilities of video. The results prove more materially degraded than even his best-known feature, Migrating Forms. As with all of his work, each low-grade esthetic decision feels utterly, pointedly intentional. The actions of a tiny band of devotees, led by a single, lurchingly unpredictable patriarch, take on the sparse structure of a Biblical parable. Extended sequences of colorfield-like image-layering recall the electronic longueurs of early video art. Fotopoulos shoots his actors in a single bare set, with a grimy immediacy that feels almost self-reflexive: the viewer inevitably comes to question how the filmmaker was able to compel such total trust and obedience from his actors, given the extremity of the acts they have been asked to perform." -- Ed Halter, New York Underground Film Festival

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Lana / H. Lan Lin / Thao Lam

Departure (2004) VHS NTSC, color, 48 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Ethnic / Multicultural, Political / Social Activism, Technology

Shot from the exploratory perspective of a moving car, cyclo, and trains, Departure is a video essay that looks at transportation to examine the impact of modernization and foreign intervention in three Asian cities: Taipei, Shanghai, and Hanoi.

Rental: $85.00
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Leslie Thornton

Let Me Count The Ways - Minus 10, 9, 8, 7 (2004) VHS NTSC, color, 20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography & Autobiography, Films about Film, Media

Tape also includes END IN NEW WORLD (2004) 2 min. LET ME COUNT THE WAYS ... inaugurates a new serial work by Leslie Thornton. As in her recently completed Peggy and Fred series, Thornton explores the social effects of new technologies and media, but here she pushes even further into autobiographical territory to suggest the ways in which we are all implicated in these changes. Juxtaposing aerial military footage; scientific data on genetic mutation; audio testimony about the bombing of Hiroshima, and a home movie of her father, a World War II Air Force pilot, as he is dispatched to that city, Thornton creates a dense and compelling meditation on violence.

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Leslie Thornton

Peggy And Fred In Hell Beginning, Middle and End (2004) VHS NTSC, color & b/w, 86 min

Genre: Experimental

Made 1984 - 2004

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David Finkelstein

Earth And Moon In Love (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 21 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Spiritual / Mystical

At the climax of Percy Shelley's lyrical drama, "Prometheus Unbound," Mankind is delivered once and for all from tyranny, and the Universe celebrates his new-found freedom and self-mastery. As part of this celebration the Earth and the Moon fall rapturously in love. This musical setting for acclaimed countertenors RANDALL WONG and JOHN COLLIS places the amorous planets among floating panels of scenery which illustrate almost every line of the text, creating a visual/musical feast which is at once silly, mystical and delirious.

DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Jennifer Reeves

Time We Killed, The (2004) 16mm, , 94.00 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

The Time We Killed, her debut feature exploring the inner life of a writer unable to leave her NY apartment on the brink of the US invasion of Iraq. Robyn (played by poet Lisa Jarnot) confronts her growing agoraphobia in this beautifully shot and emotionally compelling portrait of contemporary alienation. (Ariella Ben-Dov)

Rental: $200.00
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Dominic Angerame

Anaconda Targets (2004) DVD_NTSC, black and white, 12 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: political

"Anaconda Targets, a documentation tape of aerial bombings by the American military in Afghanistan, depicts the devastating effect of smart bombs. Not often featured in media reports, the soldiers' voices form the soundtrack that accompanies these chilling images. The document has been appropriated by filmmaker Dominic Angerame as a critique of his government's military aggression." - Susan Oxtoby

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Frank Biesendorfer

Little B and MBT (2004) 16mm, color, 30 min

The soundtrack is made from Biesendorfer's recordings of voices, discussions and sounds surrounding a recent Herman Nitsch action in Austria. The images, consisting primarily of special and intimate moments of his wife and children, intertwine with the audio in strange and ambiguos ways. The film battles itself in order to cancel itself out, but the conflict remains circular and supercedes both the audio and visual, in a place beyond the material and physical.

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Richard Sandler

Brave New York (2004) DVD_NTSC, color, 55 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Celebrates the East Village in all its fabulous diversity. Shot from 1992-2004, it chronicles the gentrification of the "hood." The movie's main voices are those of the artists, street people and activists whose commentaries on the dominant culture give pause amidst the speedy approach of a "Brave New World."

Rental: $75.00
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Saul Levine

Light Licks: By the Waters of Babylon: In the Hour of the Angels (2004) 16mm, color, 23 min

Genre: Experimental

Is part of a subseries within the LIGHT LICKS. This film was shot in Cambridge MA and Jersey City NJ. It was inspired by ancient apocalyptic poetry, the more recent poetry of Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Emily Dickenson and Charles Reznikoff. There are views of the New York sky line and the Statue of Liberty in the hour of the Angels. Thanks to Nancy Golden.

Rental: $90.00
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Saul Levine

Light Licks: By the Waters of Babylon: Jamming (2004) 16mm, color, 21 min

Genre: Experimental

Another in the subseries has footage of the 5,000,000 people demonstrating at the 2004 National Republican Convention in New York, a wedding in Salem MA

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Bradley Eros

Burn (Or, the Second Law of Thermodynamics) (2004) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: erotic, found footage

Originally super-8mm in a 16mm projector, found footage hand manipulated in the gate, the work derived from 'intentional accidents' developed from a Robert Beck Memorial Cinema program called "Mistakes (everything you can do wrong)." It uses a short strip of super-8 footage of 1970s bondage porn pulled through the projector gate and burned frame-by-frame, in a live performance.

DVD NTSC Rental: $35.00

Elle Burchill

AFTER EXPOSURE: 2 WORKS BY ELLE BURCHILL (2004-2005) DVD NTSC, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

Hot to Hag (2005) 8.5 mins. Peel (2004) 3.5 mins.

Rental: $30.00
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Sara Winter

Horses, Etc. (2004) DVD NTSC, Color, 42 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Environment & Nature

A heartwarming close up of the intersection of animal and human live with indoor cats, "wild" groundhogs, society at the dog run, homing pigeons, and a look at retraining race horses for police work including shoeing a horse with orthopedic shoes!

Larry Jordan

Enid's Idyll (2004) DVD NTSC, Color, 17 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Animation. Jordan has used 46 engraved Dore illustration to IDYLLS OF THE KING as settings for his extravigantly romantic saga. As Enid, the protagonist, is seen in a vast array of scenes from deep forests to castle keeps, her champion is sometimes with her, sometimes away fighting archetypal foes. She dies, and through the magic of Gustav Mahler's resurrection symphony, lives again. Both the black and white and the color-tint versions are equally affecting. Main themes love, death, and resurrection. Please note that there is a separate black and white version of this film.

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Jonas Mekas

Notes on Utopia (2004) DVD PAL, Color, 55 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Biography, Personal Diary & Journal

Four part video made in 2003,2004. Pts. 1 & 2 were presented at the 2003 Venice Biennale as part of the Utopia Station project. An open-ended video --- more parts may be added in the future -- my thoughts on the idea of Utopia. My thoughts on it change as time goes on, as I am trying to figure it out myself, the meaning of it, the prectice of it, the possibility of it, in the past, today and in the future.

Rental: $100.00
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Mark Street

Alone, Apart: The Dream Reveals the Waking Day (2004) DVD NTSC, Color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Landscape & Architecture, Personal Diary & Journal

An homage to two ramshackle cities, made up of footage shot while wandering. I meander city streets with a camera, looking to be haunted by unfamiliar vistas. I find solace in the forgotten landscapes, odd voices on a ham radio, shimmering water in a desolate harbor. Later I attack the film, moving it this way and that, trying to squeeze it against its will, wrest strangeness from the everyday.

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Michelle Handelman

This Delicate Monster (2004/7) DVD NTSC, , 30 min

Genre: Experimental

A multimedia pop fable inspired by Charles Baudelaire's 19th century collection of poems "Les Fleurs dul Mal". Handelman transposes the "Les Fleurs du Mal" into a haunting and hallucinatory fragmented narrative that can best be described as a cross between a horror film soundtrack and fashion shoot gone terribly wrong. Collaborating with couture fetish designer Garo Sparo, Italian noise band Larsen, and a cast of performers, Handelman seduces the viewer into a three-screen narrative constructed of gestures and sounds that breathe life into Baudelaire's text such as, "No abyss compares with your bed" and "...condemned to an eternal laugh because I know not how to smile". The exhibit is a sympathetic symphony of gasps, shrieks and repetitive actions where passion, obsession, fashion and ugliness collide. Music by Larsen and Lustmord. "This Delicate Monster" has been exhibited at Jack the Pelican, Brooklyn (2004); Rx Gallery, San Francisco (2005); Le Letit Versailles, NYC (2006); Art- Claims Impulse, Berlin (2006); 3LD Art & Technology Center, NYC (2007)

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Jerry Tartaglia

Digital Meditations (2004-2007) DVD NTSC, color, 24 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: history, personal /diary / journal, queer / bi / trans

Wasted Days (2004) 5min- A visualization of the poem of the same name by Oscar Wilde. Via Dolorosa (2005) 7 min- Shot in Chinchon, Spain and Lobachsville, Pennsylvania, this piece is an elegy, in memory of a friend who died suddenly. Sede Vacante (2006) 4min- The chair is empty-and has been for many centuries. Denkmal (2007) 8 min- The memorial to the victims of Nazism in Berlin.

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Dietmar Brehm

Basis-pH (2004) 16mm, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

The found footage-actress I used for Organics (1999) is shown putting on make-up in Basis-pH, at the same time with war scenes in a countershot. This silent film ends with a nice explosion. (Dietmar Brehm)

16mm Rental: $30.00

Dietmar Brehm

Fit (2004) 16mm, color, 17 min

Genre: Experimental

The found footage in Fit, which I originally used for Echo (1976) and Mix-2 (1997), was taken from a 1960s Russian educational film presumably about so-called electrical body forces. I rearranged this material for Fit and shot it with 16mm reversal stock in such a way that the original film was given a pretty pale reddish tint. (Dietmar Brehm)

16mm Rental: $60.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Dog Recognition (2004) color, 2 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: ethnic_multicultural, philosophical

Audio segments by Russel. Languages: ENGLISH, RUSSIAN, CHINESE, AND GERMAN, all simple, as on-screen text. Note: versions are available in each of these languages separately, or in any combination of two or more of them. "DOG RECOGNITION" is a quick-paced, hysterical inquiry into the mind of a dog recognizing other dogs, himself as a dog, and the difference between himself and the other animals he happens upon. How does one recognize others like oneself? Premiered X-Fest, Remote Video Lounge, NYC, 2004.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

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Barbara Rosenthal

Words Come Out Backwards When Spoken To Screen Left (2004) DVD NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: personal_diary_journal, philosophical

"WORDS COME OUT BACKWARDS WHEN SPOKEN TO SCREEN LEFT": One irregularly-shaped portrait still of Barbara Rosenthal shot by Bill Creston purses her lips to speak, and out comes a strange configuration of letters on the screen as we hear her voice recite them in ways much more familiar. How did she think up this project? She answers, "Last night I was awake talking to myself, when the words appeared visimagically before my lips, and kept coming out. If you were on my right and saw them also, they'd be backwards coming forwards as they were." This video is yet another example of how Rosenthal apprehends the same universe as appears before the eyes of us all, yet finds its way into her mind and out again as art to reassert and interpret itself in the most surprising ways! Premiered at Rosenthal's solo show "Existential Cartoons", L-Gallery, Moscow, in 2006.

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Christoph Janetzko

AXE (2004) 35mm, color, 9.5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, ethnic/multicultural

"This film is a compilation made out of the discarded clippings of various other films... AXE (pronounced ASHAY) is a key word in the Yoruba language, spoken in West Africa (Nigeria) and means 'life force'. The film emulsion was altered through a series of biochemical processes and collage techniques in order to form a visual metaphor for the multifarious appearances and transformations present in African religious rituals. The stylistic devices of abstract expressionist painting seemed to me to be best suited to represent the phenomenon of the ritual frenzy. There are a number of parallels between childhood games and certain forms of religious ritual that the film attempts to illustrate through the use of montage. And although the beat of the African drum influenced the rhythm of the cut, I decided in the end to dispense with sound altogether so as not to influence the suggestive effect of the film." -CJ

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Caspar Stracke

Read Me (2004) Betacam or DV, color, 7:02 min

Genre: Experimental

A short interview fragment of George and Mike Kuchar, including excerpts of reading passages from their book, "Reflections from a Cinematic Cesspool" and a conversation between them and their friends Karen Redgreen, Rebecca Barton and Panos Panagos, recorded in San Francisco 1997. The project was originally conceived as an episode for Circle's Short Circuit (1999), but ultimately left out, destined to become an odd "orphan" video fragment on its own. It has mostly been shown it in context of other Kuchar-related work.

Featuring the music "Inelegant Implementations" by Terre Thaemlitz

Rental: $30

Tobe Carey

School Board Blues (2004) DVD, color, 75 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: ethnic & multicultural, history, personal/diary/journal, political & social activitism

The Onteora mascot struggle quickly became a national story with coverage in Newsweek Magazine as well as the New York Times. It was featured on CNN, in newspapers from coast to coast, and in articles on the internet - while the filmmakers found themselves right in the middle of it all. There are more than 14,000 school boards in the United States, and they are often called the heart of American democracy.

Co-producer, Meg Carey, was elected to the Onteora Board of Education in 1998. She anticipated a three-year term working to improve student achievement. Her husband, Tobe Carey, was videotaping the board meeting for local libraries and showings on public access TV when the Indian mascot fight broke out. For three years, Carey continued to record district events including the chaotic school board meetings, the politics surrounding the mascot issue and the community turmoil that followed.

During this time, anti-Semitic hate articles appeared on the internet, physical threats were made, an election-night shoving match occurred, tires were punctured, and an intense political struggle consumed the school board and the district. School Board Blues reveals all this and more in a local story with important national implications.

DVD NTSC Sale: $95 / with study guide

Terese Svoboda

Noble Savage (2004) DVD, color & b/w, 8.59 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, dance, ethic/multicultural , history , philosophical, political & social activism

Noble Savage explores Jean-Jacques Rousseau's concept of women and indigenous peoples. Based on the idea that word and image viewed together creates metaphor, a third experience that can more powerfully inform viewers than illustration, the mysterious narrator of Noble Savage binds together two asynchronous stories: Jean/Jeanne Baret's experience as the first woman to sail around the world, and the plight of a French journalist who is pushed from a helicopter during the Vietnam War. Sri Lankan and Hawaiian ceremonial footage emphasizes the notion that our deepest beliefs are historically, geographically and psychically connected.

Rental: $85

DVD NTSC Sale: $260

Cynthia Madansky

STILL LIFE (2004) 35mm, DVD, color, 15 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

Still Life gazes unflinchingly at the violence of war, observing the eerie architecture of the West Bank and Gaza Strip collapsed under Israeli occupation. This portrait provides brutal witness to how government sanctioned destruction metes upon structures of home and State. Unlike the mediated images of current warfare, Still Life examines the effects of the destruction of Occupation through the details of cinematic landscapes and its inherent inhabitants. In its relentless questioning reaffirmed with a unique and unremitting soundtrack by composer Zeena Parkins, Still Life forces us to focus on details of devastation.

35mm Rental: $250.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $60.00

35mm Sale: $1000
DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

Cynthia Madansky

THE PSA PROJECT 1-15 (2004) DVD, color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: landscape & architecture, political & social activism

The PSA Project is a series of 15 videos that speak out against the U.S. occupation of Iraq and the act of war.

Rental: $250.0

DVD NTSC Sale: $30.00

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