Gary Adlestein

Domestic - Selected Films & Videos 1981-2001 (2005) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Literature & Theater, Music, Philosophical

These experimental films and videos were shot in the house, out the window, in the yard, down the road, etc., in the rural Oley Valley (near Reading, Pa.) where I live. They span a little more than two decades and range from super-8 to 16mm blow-ups, to silent and in-camera-edited-sync-sound super-8's (some of the rephotographed), to more recent videos that are often layered and image-processed. All of them are hopefully lyrics of high visual intensity that celebrate the expressive potential of the medium they were created in and the simple grace of taking pleasure in seeing and hearing the world (the loss of which is increasingly threatened in the sad times [2005] we are living through). SHADOW HUNTING (1981, Shot on S-8mm, 2 min., silent)- exploiting the painterly 'smear' quality of undercranked, 6fps projected S-8: Shadow hunts, I follow. PIE PLATES (1980, Shot on S-8, transfered to 16mm, 5:44 min.)- a John Cage inspired (his work for prepared piano accompanies the visuals) backyard, yin/yang, optically printed meditation. ("a lingering impression of harmony using a minimal amount of footage" - Linda Gross, L. A. Times) FONTANA (1988, S-8mm, 4:09 min.) - in the shadow: after the grotesque fountains I saw in Rome. S-8 DIARY: WILDWOOD (1988, S-8mm, 2:23 min.) - a Sunday drive down the Jersey shore and back which we often did when Linda's parents (from Wildhood) were alive. CINESONGS FOR STORM DE HIRSCH (1990, S-8mm, 10:55 min.) - homage to one of the pioneers of experimental S-8, Storm De Hirsch; seasonal images arising and fading simultaneously (shown in MOMA's "Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Films" program). OLEY (1993, Hi-8 video, 10 min, silent & sound) - harvest time in the Oley Valley. WITCHWAY (1995, Hi-8 video, 7:12 min. silent & sound) - under the feedback-spell of an Oley spirit and her familiar.("... deftly uses themes from Penna. folklore to create a powerfully haunting and chilling descent into an autumnal netherworld."-Albert Kilchesty) OUTSIDE IN (1995, Hi-8 video, 8:59 min.) - an interior/exterior domestic meditation. LOTUS SONG 2 (2000, mini-DV, 6:47 min.) - the second part of the life-cycle of a Lotus and its surround; a song of natural artifice. IMAGINARY POND WITH REAL FROGS (2001, mini-DV, 8:44 min.) - after Marianne Moore's definition of poetry as "the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads." SONATA (2001, mini-DVD, 3:27 min.), sil.) - visual music to "soothe the scythe" (Ed Sanders); a reaction to 9/11. ("Your work was such a treat - so lyric and voluptuous in color." --Donna Cameron)

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Gary Adlestein

Italia - Selected Films & Videos 1980-2005 (2005) DVD NTSC, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

A selection of short experimental films and videos shot in Italy spanning a period from 1980 through 2005. Some are intuitive, edited-in-camera, reactions to what I was experiencing; others are frame-by-frame (JK optical printing) reconfigurations of the image or, in the videos, layered and image-processed compositions. All are lyric celebrations of a place, art and culture that I love. -G. A. SAINT TERESA (1983, 16mm, 4:50 min.) - after Bernini's "Ecstasy"; baroque excess and dazzle; shot in super-8 at SM della Vittoria, Rome; re-composed in 16mm on the JK. (London Filmmakers Coop. "New American Cinema 1981-1991" touring program) EMBARKATION TO CAPRI (1980, super-8mm, 2:04 min.) - a single shot lyric; the pleasure seekers depart (after Watteau and Fellini). "A particular favorite of mine." - Tom Chomont VERONA (1989, super-8mm, 3:11 min.) - one of a series of edited-in-camera, sync-sound, place lyrics that I was shooting in the late '80's. TAORMINA/ETNA (1996, super-8mm to hi-8 video, 6:53 min.) - a land and seascape of exquisite beauty pulsing with life and the promise of death. "Adelstein rephotographs Super-8mm film on video, creating, through the chug-chugga-chugg rhythm familiar to all 8mm filmmakers, an extremely effective visual analogue to the molten lava which bubbles and surges under the volcano." -Albert Kilchesty; (selected for "Big as Life: An American History of 8mm Films" exhibition at MoMA, 1982-2001) SICILIA (1999, mini-DV, 4:20 min.) - meditation on life and death in the Catacombs of Palermo and, on the island of Motya, in the presence of a 5th centruy B. C. Greek statue unearthed in the 1970's. NOCTURNE (2003, mini-DV, 6:40 min.) - video diary: midnight under Venetian moon. GRAFFITO (2003, mini-DV, 2:55min.) - tracing a swirling arabesque at the heart of Venetian art and design. APOLLO DREAMING (2004, mini-DV, 3:30 min.) - through the oculus of the Pantheon, Apollo dreams the future of Rome. SAN MARCO SUBAQUEO (2005, mini-DV, 4:45 min.) - the bejeweled Adriatic Queen succumbs to the coppery depths of the sea. BAVA BYTES (2005, mini-DV, 10:40 min.) - fractured Mario Bava trailer pics mixed in a delirious giallo tribute to maestro Bava, Christopher Lee and Eva Bartok. (Comprised of 2,446,129,431 bytes - to be exact.) ("The most important aspect of Adlestein's approach to video is that it is irrefutably and defiantly filmic. It is sublimely tactile where most videos tend to be impersonally cool and hard..." -Albert Kilchesty)

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Paul Gabel

I will always wait (It will never be) (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: History

In a film that captures Wall Street at a apoint between deconstruction (the shrouded Deutsche Bank) reconstruction (7 World Trade Center) and destruction (the absent Trade Towers), the phrases "I will always wait" and "It will never be" make possible a lamentation for the tragic September 11th event at a time when its physical indications have been upheaved in the midst of urban renewal and the flow of progress. --P. G.

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Sabrina Gschwandtner

Sewn Film Performance Relic (2005) , min

Artwork, 8 inches tall x 16 inches wide. Materials: Super 8 film, thread. Sabrina Gschwandtner works with thread, slide film, 16 mm film, and video as media in which to explore possibilities of tactile cinema. Her process includes the act of sewing and its ability to function as a simultaneously destructive and reconstructive act. The work exhibited is a quilt of found film, a part of a series of films that are sewn together or sewn upon, often for projection. Purchase price: $300.00

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Nisi Jacobs

word sand witch (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

EPACTA LUNAE, A DAY AND A HALF: Epacta is Latin for the number of days which must be calculated to synchronize the lunar and solar calendars. The solar year of 365 days and the lunar year of 354 generally require 11 days to line up. I have taken sounds of the moon’s instrument, ropes and metal walkways, played by the tides tugging on docked vessels in ports, simultaneously being played upon by the moon’s gravitational pull on our water bodies. The audio of EPACTA LUNAE, A DAY AND A HALF derives from numerous layered natural field recordings within a bed of synthesized chords. EPACTA LUNAE, A DAY A HALF is the first video-sound poem which comprise a much larger project in process entitled THE MOON’S GUITAR, COLLABORATION WITH THE TIDES. --N. J. LITTLE BITS OF SKIN (WORDS): Struck by the ease of someone as articulate and expressive as my father losing their language facilities overnight with the advent of a stroke, I began filming the text of the city. The recorded audio is a montage of Peter Rose’s fabricated dialects when I recorded him reading a poem of mine mixed with synthetically altered wailing. Moments of mangled writing from various days after the stroke weave into the formal blocks of words in the environment playing between language as symbol, language as image, and language as pure experience. --N. J.

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Nisi Jacobs

Nothing/Moving: A Multicellular Organigram (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 35 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

NOTHING/MOVING was created for the exhibition of Jonas Mekas: Fragments of Paradise at the Maya Stendhal Gallery, NYC, as a single monitor multichannel installation based on Jonas Mekas’ epic film "As I was Moving Ahead Occasionally I saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty," 16mm, 2000. Diary footage of twenty-five years of living in SoHo, New York City, and spontaneous voice-over commentary are used as raw material, along with fragments of soundtrack from Louie Malle’s Zazie dans le Metro, which I first saw at Mekas’ Anthology in SoHo in 1976, and exotic bird calls forming a visual/aural poem homage to Jonas Mekas.. --N. J.

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Nisi Jacobs

From The Horse's Mouth (I Can Produce -Pronounce- Nuclear) (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Political / Social Activism

Commissioned by Maya Stendhal of Maya Stendhal Gallery, NYC, for the VITAL SIGNS 2005 exhibition. FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH has a second title: (I CAN PRODUCE -PRONOUNCE- NUCLEAR) which is its generative motivating core, an unscripted moment during Laura Bush's delivery of an entirely scripted stand-up comedy routine at the 2005 White House Correspondent's Dinner in Washington D. C. in which through a freudian slip she substitutes 'produce' for 'pronounce'. The effect is staggering since it is her husband at the banquet table, smiling widely at her jokes, who has failed to produce WMD's stated as his reason for an invasion of Iraq. The images contort and writhe through visually gagging effects intensifying the already-sick toxicity and hypocracy which engulfs the room of 2,500 politicians, journalists, and media 'managers' who enjoy the manufactured wit and simultaneously implicate themselves in the crimes of her husband. --N. J.

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Marie Losier

3 Films with Kuchar Brothers (2005) 16mm, , min

Genre: Experimental

The DVD has 3 films with the Kuchar Brothers, Mike and George at their best! BIRD, BATH and BEYOND; ELECTROCUTE YOUR STARS and EAT MY MAKEUP: George Kuchar, dressed in a pink dress and red makeup is having a picnic with his 3 "ladies".... the day turns into a big shaving cream pie fight!

Lynne Sachs

Collection of Films on DVD Exploring Women, Culture, Science & Myth by Lynn Sachs Vol. 1, A (2005) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 65 min

Genre: Experimental

Featuring: "Biography of Lilith" & "The House Science: a museum of false facts" "This DVD collection presents two of Lynne Sachs' earlier films with several more recent media works -- all of which explore themes of women, culture, science & myth. The creative as well as intellectual inner workings of these projects are revealed for the first time in the context of an elaborately conceived, yet accessible disc." BIOGRAPHY OF LILITH updates the creation myth by telling the story of the first woman and for some, the first feminist. In conjunction with the film, the DVD offers a personal introduction to Jewish Kabbala. THE HOUSE OF SCIENCE: A MUSEUM OF FALSE FACTS investigates science and art's representation of women in our society using home movies, collage, found footage and personal rememberances. DVD FEATURES INCLUDE Over 40 minutes of never-before-seen interviews with four prominent Judaic scholars provide anchors for discussion of the Lilith mygh. Six of Sachs' poems which were written during the making of Biography of Lilith Thirteen collages with text from "The House of Science"Two short films: "Window Work" and "Photograph of Wind"Filmmaker BiographyInteractive MenusDVD-ROM: Printable Transcript of "The House of Science" and "Poetry from Biography of Lilith"

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Sheri Wills

Stream Flows I for solo violin, The (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Music, Psychology & Mental Health

This piece reflects on how memories can intrude into and define the present. The music, by Bright Sheng, is based on a traditional Chinese folk song. --S. W.

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Marie Losier

Ontological Cowboy (2005) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

With Richard Foreman, Juliana Francis, Tom Ryder Smith and Jay Smith. "The theater is about sex." At least according to Richard Foreman, the father of the Ontological Hysterical Theater. The Ontological Cowboy documents Foreman's invocation of the "manifest destiny" of the avant-garde theater, King Cowboy Rufus strolling down off San Juan Hill with a sigh, waving his handkerchief. Foreman plays himself, and the cast pantomimes his preoccupation. If "the cast and crew suffer alike," it's all for a good cause: the violent rebirth of the American theater, with Foreman as its midwife. --M.L.

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Ken Jacobs

Krypton Is Doomed (2005) DVD NTSC, , 34 min

Genre: Experimental

KRYPTON IS DOOMED Ken Jacobs Computer assistance, Nisi Jacobs. 2005, 34 min, color, sound; Original radio broadcast of Superman drama, 1940. NOTE: This work should not be viewed by individuals with epilepsy or seizure disorders. In his 5th floor walk-up on NY's pre-fashionable Lower East Side, Jack Smith was determined to complete the beautification of his kitchen cabinet. AIDS was pressing. His friends pitched in, accepting slave status. Jack demanded this and Jack demanded that but because he wanted it perfect (as he had wanted his films to be perfect), and because perfection proved elusive, the remodeling finally had to be abandoned. Each friend going her or his own sad way. We are living under the imminent threat of GODS. The Republican Party ploy of allying with the religious right for votes proved shortsighted (grasping individuals tend to be shortsighted) and our religious crazies are now frustrated, concerned they might be cheated of prophetic fulfillment. You've got to hand it to those who resist, for the sake of the grass and the animals and the children, and for the preservation of the occasional work of art among the Faberge egg; who knows but that they will succeed against all odds and swerve their respective societies in time away from sure doom. We like to think so and it's easy to, after a lot of movies and the fact that all the living are beneficiaries of the ones who made it through, all those Papas and especially Mamas that did succeed in sending forward their young. In the late 1930's two Jewish teenagers came up with the story of a couple that sent their infant child on a lone trip of escape through space from an exploding planet. We all know the story: the boy would survive on Earth but would have to keep his identity secret. Were Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel dreaming out loud? Was Krypton actually the Old World heading into WW 2 and was the child -with his secret identity- escaping the fate of the Jews of Europe? (Put aside for a moment your stress regarding Israel, intended as a refuge from genocide.) The Jews then, all of us now. Jack's friends failed to convince him to make a will. "Why bother?", he asked. "To protect your work in the future." "The future?", Jack replied, "The future will be worse."

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Ken Jacobs

Insistent Clamor (2005) , 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Brief sound at end, please keep volume high. *Throbbing light not for persons afflicted with epilepsy. A mysterious terrain goes through changes, suggesting but never quite stating a submerged presence. Music (by Margaret Shelton Meier) briefly heard at very end.

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Ken Jacobs

Nervous Magic Lantern: Spiral Nebula (2005) DVD NTSC, , 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Music: Rick Reed. Audio to be played comfortably loud and (though it's 2-track stereo) as 5.1 "virtual surround." *Throbbing light not for persons afflicted with epilepsy. What is this thing churning and flinging off and consuming universes? The screen can't contain it, it wants to be in 3-D. This music, one part machine noise mixed with a lot of open space, holds us at a safe distance but will we (the viewing audience looking through the movie) be able to get back? We need familiar streets to hold onto, the quotidian. This thing, after all, could be the god Shiva. Attempting to grapple with it, even Kong would amount to no more than a momentary flash of colored light.

Ken Jacobs

Ontic Antics Starring Laurel and Hardy: Bye, Molly (2005) DVD_NTSC, , 90 min

Genre: Experimental

*throbbing light not for persons afflicted with epilepsy. Hardy walked a thin line between playing heavy and playing fatty. Laurel adopted a retarded squint, with suggestions of idiot savant. Their characters were at sea, clinging to each other as industrial capitalism was breaking up and sinking. Beautiful losers, they kept it funny, buoying our spirits. Laurel and Hardy... forever. Assisted by Erik Nelson.

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Henry Hills

King Richard (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 20 min

KING RICHARD is a portrait of New York avant-garde playwright Richard Foreman in his Ontological-Hysteric Theatre. Focusing on the periphery of a recent production--the elaborate set design and lighting, the non-speaking supporting cast (the so-called "stage crew") with their frantic movement patterns, props and recurrent imagery, removed from their specific context; i.e., those elements that are "typical" of his recent work, rather than the principals & texts which distinguish one play from the next--Hills utilizes a range of disruptive shooting & editing techniques (as well as color & density alterations) which mimic disruptive theatrical tropes Foreman frequently draws upon to emphasize his non-narrative bias and humorously aggressive relation to his audience. This strand interweaves with a charming yet revealing interview on the set by pre-teen protagonist Emma Bernstein around which the piece is structured. Music is arranged using a selection of Foreman's sound loops. --H.H.

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Natalie Tafelmacher Magnat

Welcome... Welcome (2005) DVD NTSC, black and white, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

http://www.nathalietmagnat.com/

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Natalie Tafelmacher Magnat

The Great Escape (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 12 min

Genre: Experimental

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David Kalal

Kalalabad Vol. 1 (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 50 min

Genre: Experimental

NEVER BEEN TO MERLE, 5 min. - Born in Bombay in 1911 Estelle 'Queenie' O'Brien Thompson became Merle Oberon and became a star -- she believed she could be all sorts of people -- made to shine -- but as that other, more Shakespearean Oberon once said " The starry welkin cover thou anon/ With drooping fog as black as Acheron." A musical tribute to the many shades of passing. NAVY BLUE OF INDIA, 4 min. - A phone call gone astray between continents, chromatics, cinemas and soundtracks -- when the theme from 'Charade' is the theme from 'Gumnaam,' when you are only trying to call your aunt and getting all kinds of domestic drama in response, when as Mrs. Diane Vreeland said "Navy Blue is Pink of India." ANGLOPHOBIA, 9 min. - "No one knows for sure how many homosexuals there are in Great Britain, but the popular estimate is one in twenty persons. It's true the French call sodomy le Vice Anglais, but without reliable statistics we can always dismiss that as ANGLOPHOBIA" The French have their version of Anglophobia, the colonials theirs has his -- but with commentary provided by the hippies from 'Hari Ram Hari Krishna' and a train ride through Masterpiece Theater one has to wonder if phobia isn't perhaps the souring side of love. ECONOMIST DESCENDING A STAIRCASE, 6 min. - After: Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2) by Marcel Duchamp (and Duchampiana by Shigeko Kubota). Specificity, biography, women with clothes and jobs and history all meet the Duchampian project on that oft-trod staircase. PASOLINI SUPRABATHAM, 15 min. - The sub-proletariat meets the subaltern in a collision of semi-urban spaces, queer spectatorship, boys dancing together and neo-realism on video with vocals by Anna Magnani and M.S.Subbalakshmi. HINDU PUSHUPS, 5 min. - You're rusty - the old whore is rusty...and the only cure is a strict course of Hindu Pushups (as serenaded by Megan Mulally) till you look good enough to phone-camera in your own self portrait. HINDUSTAN X, 7 min. - A tenth anniversary remix of the 1995 Video 'Hindustan' --the first queer South Asian Music Video -- more melodic thought on travel, foreignness and romance. ELECTROCLASH WOJNAROWICZ, 5 min. - A retro-synth re-visitation of David Wojnarowicz, with particular attention to the Rimbaud in New York series and '"When I Put My HandsOn Your Body," -- fusing re-hash with mash-up, video with photography, 80s nostalgia with the actual stark poetic stakes of the decade. EAST VILLAGE MAXI MANTRA, 3 min. - "Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, the hymn in English will now be performed at the beginning of the resumption of the music after the intermission" The sun also rises over downtown New York and Bombay -- to a very contemporary 'keeping up with the Jones' (Norah) Gayatri Mantra -- with dance by Parijat Desai. Jud Yalkut

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Takahiko Iimura

Early Conceptual Videos (2005) DVD NTSC, black and white, 23 min

This DVD contains following 5 videos in excerpts. A Chair (1970) 6min Blinking (1970) 2min. Time Tunnel (1971)5min. Man and Woman (1971) 2min. Visual Logic (and Illogic) (1977) 8min. Total 23min. Here is one of the starting points of Japanese video art. After coming back from New York in 1969, Taka iimura started video production in Tokyo. Working in experimental film since the early 1960s, he first combined the art of film with video thus making a kind of flicker effect in video in two pieces: "A Chair" (1970) and "Blinking" (1970). These videos are experiments in perception, and are very minimal in form consisting of a single object which requires a lot of attention. "Time Tunnel" (1971) is an attempt at time travel in a very conseptual sense. "Man and Woman" (1971) shows full body shots of a naked man and woman shot from above without movement: stills. They are shown alone as well as together one over (or under) the other symbolizing in words at the same time, their positions. "Visual Logic (and Illogic)" (1977) shows visual logic (and illogic) of sign combining with limited movements of camera for panning and zooming. These early videos signify very early experiments of a particular "conceptual video, " that almost no other video artists had ever tried at that time. Furthermore this is an important collection to clarify later developments of the art of iimura's video. (T.I.)

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Takahiko Iimura

Cine Dance: The Butoh of Tatsumi Hijikata (2005) DVD NTSC, b/w, 33 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, dance

See the individual film description of ANNMA (THE MASSEUR) (1963) and ROSE COLOR DANCE (1963).

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Jennifer Reeves

Shadows Choose Their Horrors (2005) 16mm, color & b/w, 31 min

Genre: Experimental

Available on DVD or VHS SHADOWS CHOOSE THEIR HORRORS is the dark and melodic diary of a necromancer living on the edge between the mortal world and the realm of lost souls. Sinister forces surround Madame G (Winsome Brown) as she tries to bond with her favorite undead. Using magic and ritual to give them new life and pleasures, Madame G is shocked by a devastating outcome. This camp and experimental reworking of early silent horror was inspired by both the un-staged Aaron Copland ballet GROHG (1922-25), and the film which stirred the young Copland to write the ballet: NOSFERATU. SHADOWS... was originally made for a performance of GROHG by the American Ballet Symphony Orchestra at Bard Music Festival.

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Donald Hughes

An American Boy (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 40 min

Keywords: Children & Youth

A boy in a homemade racer is poised at the top of a steep hill. On a dare, he's about to tempt gravity and fate at the bottom. What follows is the odyssey of a 12 year-old whose exploits as a race driver, commando and ballroom dancer bring him face to face with life's joys and disasters - a poignant memoir of mid-20th century boyhood.

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Donna Cameron

Live Reel I - War Paths Thru Turquoise & Silver (2005) 16mm, color, 15 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless

5 Silent Films in Cinematic Paper Emulsion Five films on one reel, each separated by 3 seconds of turquoise leader Films may be rented separately by advance arrangement with The Film-makers' Coop. 1. BROKN BRIDGE 3 min, 2005 2. LIEDER 3.5 min, 1996, 35mm showm on 16mm 3. WORLD TRADE ALPHABET 2.5 min, 2000, 35mmm shown on 16mm 4. PETERBOROUGH FOREST 2.5 min, 2001, 35mm shown on 16mm 5. JAZZ STUDY 2.5 min, 2001, 35mm shown on 16mm All films employ a cinematic paper emulsion technique developed by Cameron since 1974 and are handmade, original works. The reel in its entirety premiered at the Film-makers' Coop benefit show, September 2005, with music accompaniment by Mark Stewart and David Cossin of Bang on A Can. WORLD TRADE ALPHABET "Materials: Oil, Charcoal, Ink on Paper Emulsion, on 35mm film ...Theme: A Visual Meditation on the evolution of the alphabet which we use, it's origins in ancient Phoenicia, and the fact that it was invented as a shorthand from 360+ character cuneiform to better the efficiency of communication in ancient international world trade. Process: Film begins with primitive carving into handmade paper emulsion of ancient cuneiform glyphs, evolves into painting and drawing of glyphs, them floating type, using digital print-out of helvetica type and concludes with multi-material words: World Trade Alphabet." -- Canyon Cinema catalog

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David Finkelstein

Lovely Academic Slaughter Houses (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 27 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Philosophical

Inside the card catalogue of the University library, Greek boys and pin-up girls gamble on the Acropolis. Meanwhile, out in the real world, parfait desserts and unruly children are floating by in uncontrollable clouds of bubbles. Based on a fully improvised text, this video meditates on how the boxlike conceptual thinking of academia attempts to grapple with sexuality, gender, culture, and the unclassifiably bubblelike flow of reality. Multiple layers of meticulously crafted imagery help the viewer to make sense of the complex text and music.

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David Finkelstein

Display Devices (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 25 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Philosophical

Based on a completely improvised performance, "Display Devices" juxtaposes meticulously animated digital images with floating, spinning grids of color, to create a pixelated universe, in which tiny rectangles of pure color are combined into images which display coded messages of gender, philosophy, and urgently personal visions. Male peacocks display their feathers, warriors don their war bonnets, Carmen Miranda decks herself out in a fruity hat, and cocoa wafers dissolve themselves into cups of cocoa, while a lush musical score and constantly shifting visual perspectives lift the viewer into a dizzying flight through perceptual space.

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Brian Coffey

Like Being Pursued By A Boulder (2005) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

LIKE BEING PURSUED BY A BOULDER is a willfully subjective document of the protests surrounding the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City. The film juxtaposes images of anonymous dissent with the iconography of the state, and questions what is hidden and visible within the public sphere. LIKE BEING PURSUED BY A BOULDER acts as a counter to prevailing representations of large-scale protests through its refusal to play the numbers game (success or failure determined solely by suspect headcounts), and its avoidance of images that foster a binary identification/rejection relationship with the viewer (Do these people look like/unlike me?). Instead the film focuses on the collective energy generated on the street and the force marshaled to restrict and contain this energy. The film recognizes the steady disappearance of the public commons and the marginalization of dissent in hopes that new objectives and strategies can be realized to counter this trend.

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Brian Coffey

Onishi Portrait (2005) 16mm, black and white, 6 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Personal / Diary / Journal

A portrait of filmmaker ONISHI Kenji at his Tokyo apartment in 2003. A series of cinematic exchanges between filmmaker and subject set in a space infiltrated by cinematic detritus.

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Karel Doing

Jinx (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Dance

Jinx is a bad spirit or a hopeless situation. In this short dancefilm the jinx is stronger then two breathtaking women, dancing their last dance. A telephone and a car are the only attributes, a lonely road between sea, sand and wind is the location. The world seems to be empty, the landschape is artificial, the elements rage. A short, rough film in vivid colours. Jinx is a collaboration of Karel Doing and the Rotterdam based dance-group Lieber Gorilla.

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Karel Doing

El (2005) DVD NTSC, black and white, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

A dreamy document about finding a fragile treasure amongst a hasty crowd, the drinking of water, some wandering between stones, and the vulnerabilty of human life.

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Kiki Allgeier

Dear Joe P. Bear (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: nature

This film is a response to a letter written by Matt McCormick entitled "Sincerely Joe P. Bear." It is an exploration of alternative modes of editing using a manual bolex camera and found footage of a polar bear hunt. Using such antiquated editing techniques for a contemporary film is a way of expressing the filmmaker's recurring dream like memories. Written and Directed by Kiki Allgeier Co-Directed by Nikihil Melnechuk Director of Photography Jeff Silva Starring: Kiki Allgeier Sophie Landon and Robert Michaels

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Jason Sibert

An Incident at Bridgeville (2005) Color and B&W, 128 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Technology

A film essay which mixes film diary, mock-documentary and narrative to make statements about the soul, technology and love. It has a science fiction storyline which engages the viewer. "Bridgeville" had some positive reviews on the web. Showed at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City as a part of the New Filmmmakers Showcase.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

Lili White

Cloudgate (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Installation

Keywords: enviorment nature, Landscape, Architecture, spiritual

CLOUDGATE was designed to be projected directly onto the metal and stone of a city's architecture, offering passersby an unexpected event placed into their environment. CLOUDGATE acts as a meditative happening, bringing the heavens down to the ground, placing the viewer firmly in between the earth and sky. COUDGATE situates the viewer into the "Zen of Now" -- reminding them that they and Nature are part and parcel.

DVD NTSC Sale: $107.00

Walter Ungerer

Down The Road (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 94 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

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

It is at once an experimental film and a documentary. It illuminates three difficult years in filmmaker Walter Ungerer's life: the sudden and painful end to a seventeen year marriage. In search of answers for the cause of his circumstances, he embarks on a series of interviews with people themselves afflicted with pain and suffering. Though a film about filmmaker Walter Ungerer at a particularly difficult time in his life, down the road is a journey we all take. It is a road we all travel as we face our own mortality.

Rental: $94.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $94.00

Carolyn Kaylor

Cereus & Whatnot (2005) 16mm, color and black & white, 34 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature

Combining silent movie melodrama and amateur science, the artist reflects a rare night-blooming plant, the death of a pet, and the decisive cinematic moment.

16mm Rental: $100.00

Melanie Ida Chopko

Lungs (2005) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Cameraless, Found Footage, Hand-processed, spiritual mystical

A recycled-image collage film narrating a dream of donating my lungs. With hand painted sections. Titles are handmade, created through a new process of "negative typing" wet film in a typewriter.

16mm Rental: $30.00

DVD NTSC Sale: $50.00

Penny Lane

The Abortion Diaries (2005) DVD NTSC, color, 30 mins min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Body, Personal / Diary / Journal

The Abortion Diaries is a documentary featuring 12 women who speak candidly about their experiences with abortion. The women are doctors, subway workers, artists, activists, military personnel, teachers and students; they are Black, Latina, Jewish and White; they are mothers or child-free; they range in age from 19 to 54. Their stories weave together with the filmmaker's diary entries to present a compelling, moving and at times surprisingly funny "dinner party" where the audience is invited to hear what women say behind closed doors about motherhood, medical technology, sex, spirituality, love, work and their own bodies.

DVD NTSC Sale: $20.00

Rasmus Hamburg

Outrage (2005-2008) 35mm, Color, 1.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Technology

"Ever want to liberate that pent up rage you've been having toward your PC? In eerie black and white, Rasmus Hamburg releases his rage against the machine in this violent short performance dedicated to the victims of the computer age."- Dallas Video Festival 2005

Rental: $25.00
35mm Rental: $25.00

Louise Bourque

L'ECLAT DU MAL (THE BLEEDING HEART) (2005) 35 mm, Color, 6 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: family, hand_processed, personal_diary_journal

"The house that bursts; the scene of the crime; the nucleus. A universe collapses on itself: all hell breaks loose." -LB

Boston-based French Canadian Louise Bourque creates intensely personal hand crafted works, often incorporating and manipulating old family home movies, found footage and newly shot film.

Rental: $75.00
35mm Rental: $75.00

Abigail Child

To and No Fro (2005) DVD_NTSC, b & w, 4.5 min

Genre: Experimental

First in a series of five 'foreign films' for projection/installation. "Speculative play with image and sound outside the frame. Status and culture crack the mirror of family secrets, dreams, hauntings and wish-fulfullment in letters. The text speaks; the scene looks."

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Rose Lowder

BOUQUETS 11-20 (2005-2009) 16mm, color, min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment_nature

Bouquets 11-20 goes on with the work begun with Bouquets 1-10 and 21-30 consisting in creating movement, transformation and evolution of images by arranging them in relation to each other during filming. The weather and a series of incidents linked to weaving frames together in the camera in this way delayed their completion. 10 Bouquets, each one minute long, all filmed at ecological sites. BOUQUET 11 - Oasis de la Roche Bleue, near Plaisans, Drome BOUQUET 12 - Farm de la Mhotte, Saint Menoux, Allier BOUQUET 13 - Site agroecologique de la Baraque, Aujac, Gard BOUQUET 14 - Le Vieil Eclis, Asserac, Loire-Atlantique BOUQUET 15 - Azienda Agricola Cascina Piola, Serra-Capriglio, Asti, Nord Monferrato, Piedmante, Italy BOUQUET 16 - Silvai Confiture (jam), Haute Bleone, Prads, Basses-Alpes BOUQUET 17 - Hotel -Pension Beau-Site (Label ecologique europeen), Chemin sur Marigny, Switzerland BOUQUET 18 - Farm de Crozefond, Saint Aubin, Lot et Garonne BOUQUET 19 - Les Jardins du Marais, Parc Naturel Regional de Briere, Hoscas, Loire Atlantique BOUQUET 20 - Site agroecologique de la Baraque, Aujac, Gard

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Donna Cameron

Brokn Bridge (2005) 16mm, DVD NTSC, color, 4:30 min

Genre: Experimental

Like its title, the film suggests both a broken bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge through a collage of deconstructed hand-drawn images of the iconic bridge. The score evokes an urban soundscape through the clanging sounds of construction and destruction weaved into the steady beat of the drum.

Rental: $30.00
16mm Rental: $30.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $30.00

Jim Jennings

Close Quarters (2005) 16mm, b/w, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

"CLOSE QUARTERS etches scaly textures and carves wedges of light into a silent, velvety shadowbox where a cat stands watch over a sleeping mistress. Jennings teasingly conflates the cat's paw with the woman's bare feet protruding from the covers." -- Ioannis Mookas

16mm Rental: $30.00

Betzy Bromberg

Darkness Swallowed, A (2005) 16mm, color, 78 min

"A Darkness Swallowed opens on a pair of faded photographs showing an old dented car, one with a child standing beside it and the other without. Speaking in voice-over, Bromberg references a past event, once that will forever haunt her although it occurred before her birth. The film then sinks downward, dipping below the surface of the rational world to mine the seemingly infinite layers of the past stored within the fleshy entrails, chalky bones, sinewy spider webs and gnarled ligaments of both the body and the Earth. Noises - of clanging metal, bells, heartbeats and jazz music, to name only a few - combine to create a dense sound environment, a seemingly immense, three dimensional space for contemplation. As with all of Bromberg's films, there are images that, once seen, will stay with you forever, and then there are the colors - rich, luscious hues to be savored slowly. Dedicated to the filmmaker's mother, the film is also a gift to us, a reminder of cinema's organic basis in chemistry and light, and of its ability to take us deep inside." - Holly Willis, L.A. Weekly

16mm Rental: $240.00

Gregg Biermann

Spherical Coordinates (2005) DVD, B/W, 9 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage, Music

The camera moves in a variety of ways examining the inside of a 3D animated sphere on the inside of which a scene from Psycho is wrapped.

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

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

Gregg Biermann

The Hills Are Alive (2005) DVD NTSC, Color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Dance, Film About Film, Found Footage, Music

An iconic scene from the beloved Hollywood musical The Sound of Music is transformed through a contrapuntal progression of split screen effects. The resulting mosaic reveals haunting melodies and reverberating dissonance.

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

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

Phil Weisman

Three Films by Phil Weisman (2005-2012) DVD NTSC, Color & B/W, 80 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Arts & Artists, Biography & Autobiography, Children & Youth, Found Footage, Personal/Diary/Journal

Klando- I began to think about Brakhage's opening paragraph for Metaphors on Vision and his notion of the untutored eye and although I could sympathize with sentiment, my experience with my own daughter Maddy seemed more concrete. Sometime after September 11, 2001, having been displaced and re-settled temporarily in a furnished apartment in Maplewood, New Jersey, Maddy began reading stories from picture books. At four, she knew how to read a few words but mostly made up stories from looking at pictures. This video is my portrait of her and more, which began in a small industrial city about twenty minutes from Prague, Kladno, early one summer in the year 2000. -Weisman The Fugitive Chef The deaths of the filmmaker Bob Fleischner, my childhood friend Jeff Tenzer and my father Marc Weisman in 1989 hastened an already made decision to leave the avant-garde art community and seek respite elsewhere. This resolution didn't alter my desire to work at filmmaking or even attempt, occasionally, to alter its known forms; it simply restated it within a different context. The Fugitive Chef is a fractured and layered personal documentary shot mostly in Brooklyn and at the MacDowell Art Colony. Contributors to this film incldue filmmaker Bob Fleishner, poet Julia Kasdorf, painter Sarah McCoubrey, actor Scotty Snyder and filmmaker/performance artist Stuart Sherman. -Weisman Our Trembling Way Unlike one trend today in experimental film, it does not go about its work distilling or deconstructing. Rather it sets its sights on encompassing several interacting stories and visual tropes at once, including a man's trip to a hospital and a woman's trip to the movies, and blends them in celebration of cinema from both a narrative and non-narrative point of view. Utilizing found and originally recorded footage from both film and video sources, this film offers it's audience an opportunity to consider, in a mildly ironic manner, what it is to be mortal on this planet, as well as what it is to be both an observer and the observed. It is a lyrical tone poem, a fictional short story and a dance film and video light and shadow re-interpreted as a digital moving picture. -Stephen Anker, Dean, California Institute of the Arts

DVD NTSC Rental: $$50 individual, $100 institutional

Vera Neubauer

Woolly Town-Woolly Head (2005) DVD_PAL, color, 4.45 min

Genre: Narrative, Animation

Keywords: arts & artists, children & youth

Little Annie can't help getting into to trouble for daydreaming in class.

DVD PAL Rental: $30

Barbara Rosenthal

Barbara Rosenthal Contemplates Suicide (2005-2007) color, 13 min

Emerging from a long, uselessly medicated depression lasting nearly a decade during which the contemplation of suicide never left her mind, artist Barbara Rosenthal, always working at the intersection of Art and Life, now recites, with many irregularities and repeated takes, Hamlet's famous soliloquy. This particular version is the loop DVD which premiered at Art Attack: Pool Art Fair at the Chelsea Hotel, Sept. 27-29, 2007. It is the first four takes of the 50 takes of this recording, and was shown as part of her Bathroom Installation which included her logo images Bird Hands, Brain Scan TR-9002, and Red Rubber Name Stamp.

DVD NTSC Sale: $250

Abraham Ravett

Lunch With Fela (2005) color, 59 min min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family

Lunch With Fela, is the filmmakers response to the passing of his last parent, Fela Ravett. Utilizing a combination of DV footage shot during her stay at a nearby nursing facility, excerpts from previously made 16mm film, animation sequences, plus remaining family memorabilia, the film renders the presence and absence of a much loved parent. Lunch With Fela, is the eighth film in a series that address the complexities of family history and Jewish cultural identity.

DVD NTSC Sale: $Individual sale: $75. Institution sale: $150.00

Abigail Child

Foreign Film Series (2005 - 2014) b&w / color, 45 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: films about films

TO AND NO FRO 4.5 min. Sound. B&W. 2005. In collaboration with Monica de la Torre & Bunuel's Women Without Love Status and culture crack the mirror of family secrets, dreams, hauntings and wish-fulfillment in shifting and multiplying frames.

MIRROR WORLD 12 min. Sound. Color. 2006 In collaboration with Gary Sullivan & Mehboob Khan's AAN. A reshaping of Khan's classic Bollywood feature, locating its narrative tropes against mis-translated subtitles - becoming "multi-lingual" in the maneuver. Formal play and poetic montage wrench causality create a sub-version of class conflict and desire.

(If I Can Sing A Song About) LIGATURES 5:22 min. B&W. Sound. 2009. Music by Marty Ehrlich. In collaboration with Nada Gordon & E.J, Bellocq. Subversive sexuality and the poignancy of desire. The women are visions, desirous, delicate, illusory; the illusionary nature manifest - traversing boundaries, expectations and physical limits.

SALOME 20 min. Sound. B&W. 2014. Music by Frank London. In collaboration with Adeena Karasick & Charles Bryant's Salome (1923) Child has layered and processed the images, recomposed the strains of music, and selected words and phrases to create a "succulent nexus" - fluid and strange.

Rental: $165

DVD NTSC Sale: $200

Jonathan Brainin

Affirmation (2005) color, 7.30 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: music, technology

Abstract video created in the aftermath of an encounter by a cat with a large ball of yarn.

Rental: $30

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