Conrad Ventur

13 MOST BEAUTIFUL / SCREEN TESTS REVISITED (2009-2011) DVD_NTSC_Projection Preferred, Open to Different Formats, BW, 51 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art_Artists, Biography, Body, Films About Film, History, Personal_Diary_Journal, Philosophical, Queer_Bi_Trans

Thirteen original subjects of Andy Warhol's screen tests re-perform them 45 years later: Steve Balkin, Randy Bourscheidt, John Giorno, Bibbe hansen, Sally Kirkland, Billy Linich (Name), Taylor Mead, Jonas Mekas, Mario Montez, Ivy Nicholson, Penelope Palmer, Ultraviolet and Mary Voronov.

Rental: $100.00
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Victoria Campbell

House of Bones (2009) Color, 89 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: family, history , personal/diary/journal

A personal story of the end of a house and family-filmed the last summer before the big sale. Set on Martha's Vineyard.

DVD NTSC Sale: $30

Katherine Bauer

Invocation (Circa II) (2009) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body, hand processed

16mm Rental: $35.00

Sarah Pucill

Fall in Frame (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 18 mins min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body

Fall in Frame opens with the image of a young woman looking at herself and her camera in the mirror, each revealed as she unwraps a sheet to uncover the lens. She sets up the filming space by staging both set and camera and manipulates the light by handling the blind, each action weighted with its sound. Filming herself falling asleep and awakening, in and out of consciousness, the woman switches the camera on and off. Deliberation and indifference at once determine her actions as she sits at the table pouring tea, impassively combs strands of long hair or lounges on a bed. Meticulously constructing her own confinement, she repeatedly checks herself in mirror and camera, all the while moving in and out of frame. With an even paced performance the woman proceeds to stitch her apron to the tablecloth with her hair. As she stands, the crockery comes crashing down. Gathered together into her dress, the debris is then thrown out of the window. Outside, in the garden, objects and camera are piled onto the cloth that becomes a trail as it is attached to her dress. From suburban street to sea-shore, camera and trail follow her. In Fall in Frame the materiality of the filmmaking process is explored within a constrained performance that blurs the split between the physical and consciousness. The film ends where it starts with the sheet around the camera, shutting out the image.

Anna Linder

Densen (2009) DVD NTSC, DVD PAL, Color, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture

A musical voyage through photographs from Tokyo, St Petersburg, Barcelona, Milan and Buenos Aires. The word for power line in Japanese is densen.

DVD NTSC Rental: $Individual 50.00 Institution 75.00

Richard Ramson

Bohemia" The Life of a New York City Poet" (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 40 min

Genre: Documentary

Keywords: Art & Artists, Multicultural, History

Bohemia features interviews with, and the poetry of, various poets of different races and ages, all of whom are living and working in New York City. Viewers will get an insight into what inspires these poets and how they express themselves in one of the toughest cities in the country for struggling artists.

Rental: $40.00
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Jasmine Hirst

Best Revenge (2009) DVD NTSC, Color and Black & White, 4:05 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: Art & Artists, Music, Personal , Diary, Journal, Queer / Bi / Trans

Hooray for Goodbye, a New York alternative rock band, whose members are Genny Pavitt, Marz Mikeo, Wendy Kidd and Sorra An, asked me to film and direct this music video for them.

Rental: $45.00
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Jasmine Hirst

Trailers (2009) DVD NTSC, Color and Black & White, 9:11 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists, Personal , Diary, Journal, Queer / Bi / Trans

I met and filmed Aileen Wuornos on death row in Florida in 1997. We had been corresponding for 5 years and Aileen had asked me to film her talking about the truth of her life and crimes as part of her preparation to die. I have been trying to finish this feature length documentary since then. But can't. There is something wrong with me. Instead I make two minute trailers about other films I'd like to make. This is a trailer of trailers.

Rental: $45.00
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Jasmine Hirst

Upstairs (2009) DVD NTSC, Color and Black & White, 2:01 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Queer / Bi / Trans

What if it's not the dead people in your house you should be scared of? What if there is actually someone upstairs? This is a trailer for an upcoming feature.

Rental: $45.00
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Josh Solondz

Keratin Reserve (2009) 16mm, b&w, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: body, cameraless, Found Footage

Six hundred and seventy three fingernails adhered to found footage using topcoat, reprinted in accordance to the time of nail's growth and removal.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Maria Niro

The Counterfeit Sex Series: Talking Heads and Lost Heads (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 5 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: Body, Comedy, Environment & Nature, Erotic, Music, Psychology & Mental Health

Talking Heads and Lost Heads are part of the Counterfeit Sex Series, an ongoing project of experimental comedy shorts. Vintage mannequins on displays come to life and speak their minds about death and romance, nature and the environment, sexuality and language, among other things. The video is created entirely with film and digital stills (photographed in Amsterdam and in New York). Some of the scenes are animated with stop motion and all the dialogues are created with speech synthesis, the artificial production of human speech text.

Rental: $40.00
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Maria Niro

Terminal Beach (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Environment & Nature, Landscape & Architecture, Political / Social Activism, Structural

A collaboration between the artist and Jesus Olmo, video artist and screenwriter (Spain). Terminal Beach is a moving diptych accompanied by an original soundscape composed by the artist. It's an examination of how contemporary culture's motivations and ambitions have physically challenged our landscapes and will continue to do so in the not so distant future. Obscure strange events take place at Terminal Beach and it looks as if nature is about to rebel against humanity. The world seems like it reached the end of the road, all brought on by consumerism. We get the sense a disastrous event is about to take place, or perhaps it already has. Yet humanity goes on, completely oblivious of their surroundings. An inverted reality, much like a dystopian scenario J.G Ballard creates in his stories. The title is borrowed from one of his books.

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Marina Shron

X-Tina (2009) DVD_NTSC, Color / Black & White, 15 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic

A young girl and a fat man meet in a bar and share a beer along with small talk of sex and murder. Two disjointed lives come together for a fleeting moment to for an unfamiliar constellation...

Rental: $50.00
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Lynne Sachs

The Last Happy Day (2009) DVD_NTSC, Color, 38 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Biography, History, Personal / Diary / Journal

A portrait of a doctor who saw the worst of society and ran. The Last Happy Day is an experimental documentary portrait of Sandor (Alexander) LENARD, A Hungarian medical doctor and a distant cousin of filmmaker Lynne Sachs. In 1938 Lenard, a writer with a Jewish background, fled the Nazis to a safe haven in Rome. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. Army Grave Registration Service hired Lenard to reconstruct the bone -- small and large -- of dead American soldiers. Eventually he found himself in remotest Brazil where he embarked on the translation of "Winne the Pooh" into Latin, an eccentric task that catapulted him to brief world-wide fame. Sachs' essay film uses personal letters, abstracted war imagery, home movies, interviews, and a childrens's performance to create an intimate meditation on the destructive power of war. "A fascinating, unconventional approach to a Holocaust-related story...a frequently charming work that makes no effort to disguise an underlying melancholy." - George Robinson, The Jewish Week

Rental: $75.00
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Vicki Sher

Woodchuck (2009) DVD_NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

This video shows a dying woodchuck in a field. He/she has been partially run over by a tractor. The woodchuck is paralyzed from the waist down, and from the waist up is pure fear, vulnerability, and viciousness. An animal, motivated usually by a quest for food and shelter has been reduced to pure emotions and a raw desire to live. Edited only lightly, the confrontation between me(behind the camera) and my dog and the animal is present as it happened.

Rental: $$30
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Jonas Mekas

Lithuania and the Collapse of the USSR (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 4 hours 46 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: History, Personal & Diary & Journal, Political Social Activism

This video is made up of footage that I took with my Sony from the television newscasts during the collapse of the USSR, with the home noises in the background. It's a capsule record of what happened and how it happened during that crucial period as recorded by the television newscasters. It can be also viewed as a classic Greek drama in which the destinies of nations are changed drastically by the unbending, boarding on irrational. Will of one single man, one small nation determined to regain it freedom, backed by Olympus in its fight against the Might & Power, against the impossible.

Rental: $200.00
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Mark Street

Trailer Trash (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films About Film, Found Footage

A skewed take on film detritus: 35mm movie trailers rescued from the trash and affected by hand and digitally, holding up a funhouse mirror to the industry of expectations.

Rental: $25.00
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Smith & Lowles

Manmaid (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer, Bi, Trans

While strolling around in Greenpoint, Brooklyn one sunny afternoon, casually we entered a Rite Aid pharmaceutical to unknowingly discover an 'untold treasure trove'. At first glance it seems like any other drug store full of 'gadgets and gizmos aplenty', these artificial delights illuminated by the cheap industrial lights above surround a spectacular giant disco ball. This spherical misplaced object mirroring the culture of today, draws your attention to the grandiose dome shaped interior of yesteryear, a former theatre with its original ornate wall reliefs and elaborate balconies once overlooking the dramatized stories of the past, now hidden beneath the facade of cheap house hold 'whozits and whatzits. The ceiling black resembling the night sky, the shoddy store lights twinkling like the celestial heavens, your eyes move down to the aisles that become infinite spaces of information...the shelves being an orderly symmetrical system that display the complexities of modern necessities. You are confronted with the question of..'look at this stuff isn't it neat wouldn't you think my collections complete.?' sung to you in a satirical manner by Lee Kyle, a strong, physically masculine, tattooed, bearded man taking on the persona of the little mermaid, brings to light the social, cultural ideas and expectations of what it is to be a man or a woman.'wouldn't you think Im a girl, a girl who has everything thing'. In a ever dissatisfied, all attainable, disposable A.D.D world..'but who cares no big deal I wont more'

Rental: $40.00
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Smith & Lowles

Too Rich Tourists (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer, Bi, Trans

In a toxic haze of red, white and blue gloss paint, an artificial forest opens up, a sanctuary where baroque meets pop, fairytale meets grunge, purity meets sin. The iconic colors red, white and blue are re appropriated as nature. We find our current global climate coming to a climax, fueling our desire for an alternative reality. We're desperately seeking a new spirituality, a new mythology in a 'too rich' too attainable, technological age. This synthetic fantasy landscape channels the global anxieties of the past and present. This man-made forest belongs to the magical world of the fetish, the pre-ordained nature of artificial relics. Where disconnected identities are placed in a perverse unfamiliar foreign territory. A Place where everyone is a tourist.

Rental: $40.00
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Smith & Lowles

The Sunshine Girls (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer, Bi, Trans

16mm film exposed through regular 8 camera, uncut , filmed at different speeds capturing the magic of the physicality of film and the nostalgia of the nyc underground era of the 60's. Exploring the subject of the artist as both voyeur and performer, due to the nature of the film both characters appear on scene within the same frame, suggesting a male gaze when in actualliy the filmmakers take in turn to film each other.

Rental: $40.00
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Craig Baldwin

Mock Up On Mu (2009) DVD NTSC, Color & B/W, 110 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Found Footage, Science & Medicine

A radical hybrid of spy, sci-fi, Western, and even horror genres, Craig Baldwin's Mock Up On Mu cobbles together a feature-length "collage-narrative" based on (mostly) true stories of California's post-War sub-cultures of rocket pioneers, alternative religions, and Beat lifestyles. Pulp-serial snippets, industrial-film imagery, and B- (and Z-) fiction clips are intercut with newly shot live-action material, powering a playful, allegorical trajectory through the now-mythic occult matrix of Jack Parsons (Crowleyite founder of the Jet Propulsion Lab), L.Ron Hubbard (sci-fi author turned cult-leader), and Marjorie Cameron (bohemian artist and "mother of the New Age movement"). Their intertwined tales spin out into a speculative farce on the militarization of space, and the corporate take-over of spiritual fulfillment and leisure-time.

DVD NTSC Sale: $35.00

Nelson Carlo

Should We Go Home (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 29 min

Genre: Narrative, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Art & Artists

A group of amateur filmmakers are trying to make a film about a mature upper class woman who claims that she has lost her house. Wondering the lonely and cold streets of the city, she seems to be in a very particular state of mine. She is more interested in talking about the world than answering the question about how she lost her home?. This feeling of loss is impregnated throughout the whole film and it becomes the main topic of it; this causes the lost of the film itself.

Rental: $50.00
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Ken Jacobs

Walkway (2009) miniDV, color, 8.20 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: enviorment & nature

A serpentine path through the woods turns on itself threateningly. Two perspectives operate here, enmeshed with each other, making for a vibrant film straddling both 2-D and 3-D. Available on DVCAM.

Rental: $35.00
MiniDV NTSC Rental: $35.00

Marie Losier

Snowbeard (2009) DVD NTSC, B / W, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art & artists, films about film

Losier's poignant short film offers a moving tribute to New York icon Mike Kuchar, filmed on his last day before leaving Manhattan to relocate to San Francisco.

Rental: $50.00
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Abigail Child

(If I can sing a song of) LIGATURES (2009) DVD_NTSC, b & w, 5:22 min

Genre: Experimental

Third in my series of Foreign Films exploring relations of text and image, how text turns the image. In (If I Can Sing A Song About) Ligatures, words taken from lines of Nada Gordon's unrequited love poems, whose sentences are taken, in their turn, from anonymous web poems, reveal a history of sexuality. Ligatures pronounces the poignancy of desire; its power and its vulnerability. The women are visions, girls, desirous, delicate, illusory. The illusionary nature is made manifest-transversing boundries, expectations and physical limits-by the close. We in the audience, creating our own identities in the moments, remain trans-fixed.

Rental: $75.00
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Peter Cramer

Giornalisti En Maschera (Journalists In Disguise) (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 30 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: art & artists

An experimental documentary woven together by excerpts from Thomas Mann's Death in Venice. Created during Emily Harvey's Venice gallery opening of the Fluxus group show concurrent with the 49th Venice Biennial, June 2001. Featuring an interview with designer, Mary McFadden. Did painting die, or simply meiotically reproduce as video art? Has nationalism outlived its cultural relevance? These familiar questions and others are reconstituted and posed at the press previews of the 2001 Venice Biennial. The directors/ performers investigate relations of art, business, and politics in the guise of objective journalist three months preceding 9/11. Other interviewee include Special Prize winners Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller (Canada), and other artists.

Rental: $50.00
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Caryn Cline

Lucy's Terrace (2009) 16mm, color, 4:20 min

Genre: Animation, Experimental

Keywords: enviorment / nature, landscape / architecture

"Lucy's Terrace" experimentally documents an urban retreat. Comprised of optically-printed handmade frame, the film features plants gleaned from my neighbor's terrace: blue-eyed grass, boxwood, cinquefoil, clematis, rose, slvia, valerian, and verbena. The music, from contemporary composer David Froom, and used with his permission, features my neighbor, classical flautist Lucy Goeres.

Rental: $25.00
16mm Rental: $25.00

Ken Jacobs

Jonas Mekas In Kodachrome Days (2009) DVD_NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Experimental

"Jonas remains most famous for not acting famous. Here he can be seen away from film audiences, dawdling in the cosmos while history happens elsewhere (unless we are mistaken, and the most meaningful and revealing moments are the moments at ease)."

Rental: $75.00
DVD NTSC Rental: $75.00

Ken Jacobs

Hot Dogs at the Met (2009) DVD_NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: children / youth, family

Stereo photos from the 1970s are digitally animated with 3-D effects to be seen without spectacles. The computer, considering location, emulates a painting technique. Featuring Jonas Mekas, Peter Kubelka, Flo Jacobs, and Azazel.

Rental: $75.00

Jerry Tartaglia

Remains to Be Seen (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art / artists, films about film

Featuring JACK SMITH, this video is part of the installation SHARDS & REMAINS, that was created for Live Film! Jack Smith! at the Arsenal, Berlin, October 2009. It is a capsule summary of my experience in restoring the films of Jack Smith for 17 years: litigation, verbal recriminations, broken friendships. "Please - stay there and restore it!" "What a horrible story." Jack Smith

Rental: $75.00
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Devin Horan

Boundary (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 17 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: enviorment / nature, landscape / architecture, philosophical

Set among an isolated community in a remote landscape near the Russian border, BOUNDARY evokes a space of ambiguity, a psychogeography, an absence of personal histories. It is the first installment in a tetralogy of films based on a statement by Sadeq Hedavat: 'In life it is possible to become angelic, human, or animal. I have become none of these things."

Rental: $50.00
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Beth Block

Recent Work (2009-2010) DVD NTSC, color, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: body

Dvd includes: The Bathtub Shot (2009) 11:49 57 Jobless (2009) 26:07 Leaky Mountain (2010) 9:17 Massage (2010) 27:00.

Katy Martin

Breathing Twice (2009) DVD_NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: ethnic / multicultural, landscape / architecture

Calligraphic images of paint on skin, which the filmmaker traces on her own body, are intercut with details of New York's Chinatown. Meanwhile, a classic Chinese story, about a clever messenger and a treasured piece of jade, emerges in passing from the ambient sounds heard on Chinatown's streets. BREATHING TWICE is a portrait of a specific place, and also a study of line - line as drawing, painting and writing, and line in relation to language. BREATHING TWICE also looks at less visible lines, especially the elusive, disappearing line that may, or may not, divide one from of reference from another. This piece unfolds in two languages, so that the experience is different depending on whether the viewer speaks English, Chinese, or both.

Rental: $20.00 sale: $80.00
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DVD NTSC Sale: $80

Katy Martin

By Night - No Stillness (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: art/artists, body, dance, music

BY NIGHT - NO STILLNESS is a study in black, where black becomes a radiant space within which one finds inner light. Taking its cues from Rothko's last paintings, BY NIGHT - NO STILLNESS homes in on the luminosity that emerges when you enter a dark place. Dancer Miriam Parker and percussionist Hamid Drake perform within a video projections of a black and yellow painting, on Parker's body, by the painter/filmmaker, Katy Martin. The piece explores movement in relation to the painted gesture and fragmented, dreamlike sculptural space.

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Terry Ellis

Oracle/Coracle (2009) DVD_NTSC, color, 1:20 min

Genre: Experimental

A shallow ceramic bowl filled with rainwater foretells rough seas ahead.

Rental: $35.00
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Terry Ellis

Reflecting Tintoretto (2009) DVD_NTSC, color, 36:49 min

Genre: Experimental

A fixed camera faces a window. At first the window reflects the studio in which the recording is taking place, but as the sun moves round it clears to reveal the garden which the studio overlooks. A slow natural dissolve from interior to exterior during which nature reasserts itself (plus a nod to 'Rear Window' as we become aware of activity in the house opposite). Sound is a mix of the ambient: birdsong, planes flying over, noise from neighboring houses--and studio noises: radio, footsteps, water being boiled and tea being made, phone ringing (but not being answered).

Rental: $50.00
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Terry Ellis

Ghost Train (2009/10) DVD_NTSC, b/w, 4:15 min

Genre: Experimental

Are they ghosts, or are we? Two sounds--a sob, an echoing shout--are repeated at intervals throughout, together with short phrases taken from the soundtrack of the Pompeii sequence in Rossellini's 'Journey to Italy' (1954).

Rental: $35.00
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Ken Jacobs

Day Was a Scorcher, The (2009) DVD_NTSC, color, 8 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

a 3-d VACATION ALBUM, DAY WAS A SCORCHER, THE pictures what Jacobs describes as "movie-star Flo, Nisi the thoughtful young girl, and Aza old enough to trudge with us, but still expecting to be pushed around on wheels," frolicking in a sun-drenched Rome in the 1970s. Explains Jacobs, "It's a perfect day when nothing happens."

Rental: $75.00
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Bill Morrison

Release (2009) DVD NTSC, b/w, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

Jim Jennings

Train of Thought (2009) 16mm, b/w, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

"TRAIN OF THOUGHT flips subway rushes in various directions and quick cuts to provide a whole line study of broadway (Queens) boogie-woogie that only occasionally syncopates into rhythms, while giving the wet apparitions of the metro--graffiti, rust, people's crowded, fleeting faces . . ." -- David Phelps "Migrants in the silver rush. Elevated, riding the rails, caught by a sympathetic but prohibited camera, thrown together, bouncing from borough to borough, taking the curves."

16mm Rental: $30.00

Barbara Rosenthal

Dead Heat (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 3 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: philosophical, structural

"DEAD HEAT" gets its title from "dead heat" meaning "tied race". In this video, the screen is split into 4 horizontal layers in which moving subjects (bird, horse, myself, ship) start together, then repeatedly traverse it at their own speeds, intermittently lapping, but starting and ending simultaneously on first and last frames. We all start and end in the same way -- birth and death -- but our "speeds," our lives, within that span are very different. Like almost all Barbara Rosenthal's work, it is formed over time from several inspirations that she records when first noticed or created, then later composited or issued when their relationships, and meanings, become apparent. The four segments were individually recorded by various video technologies in 1987, 2005, 2006, and 2009. Premiered during Barbara Rosenthal's solo mini-retrospective "33 Existential Videos", curated by Klaus Eisenlohr for Directors Lounge at Z-Bar Screening Room, Berlin, 2009. Reviewed by Clare Carswell in Flash Art Interntional, Oct. 2009. CULTURAL STATEMENT ABOUT "DEAD HEAT": Since AIDS and Cancer have been picking off so many of my friends and relatives, I've noticed that although these issues are addressed in art politically, very little is really said in American art about death in a metaphoric way. This is an attempt to address that issue.

DVD NTSC Rental: $50.00

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Distruktur

Don't Look Back (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 7 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Hand-Processed

Directed by Gustavo Jahn and Melissa Dullius. DON'T LOOK BACK is an exercise on repetition and a study on the changes that are perceived by the systematic return to the same environment.

Rental: $30.00
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Distruktur

Triangulum (2009) DVD NTSC, color & b/w, 22 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Directed by Gustavo Jahn and Melissa Dullius. On the edge of the abyss a troupe of three meets faith, who appears in the form of a young woman. They are transported to an eastern metropolis, not knowing where to go or what to do. Random signs are the only directions to follow and will lead each one of them to a different journey. In perpetual movement, paranoids, they go further in search of balance. "Staged and filmed in Cairo by the artists Gustavo Jahn and Melissa Dullius, TRIANGULUM expands the limits of cinema, defying those who insist on maintaining distinct aesthetic forms for film and art. Putting aside such arbitrary limits, the duo strikes again with an exercise of scrambling time and space--going further on what they did on their last film Eternau. Concerned with building their own style and geography--and succeeding in that with remarkable originality and ability, the two Brazilians based in Berlin bring fresh air to the retro-appropriation practices and propose and unstable narrative that, although inspired by Brazilian Marginal Cinema and Glauber Rochas' films is genuine contemporary." -- Bernardo Jose de Souza

Rental: $65.00
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Katherine Bauer

Crystallus: Discontinuity and Nucleation Phases (2009) 16mm, color BW, 12 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Body, Hand processed

From the Shiny Sorceress' belly, blood crystals have fallen to Earth, now lost within its cold crust. Matter is multiplying itself. The air is becoming saturated. The thickness of minerals that mingle under the Earth are sucked away. The saturation is becoming thicker and thicker. The process of crystallization has started to take place. It will trap her within an infinite reflection of herself.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Katherine Bauer

Vanitas (2009) 16mm, color, 3 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Hand processed

The blood is beauty as it is carved from one form of life into another.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Katherine Bauer

Circa I (2009) 16mm, color, 7 min

Genre: Narrative, Experimental

Keywords: Erotic, Hand processed, Spiritual Mystical

Through the circles of alchemical concoctions and symbolism, a witch performs her spells and controls the explosions in the slag pot. She is an enchantress like Circe who changed Odysseys' men into pigs with her potions.

Rental: $40.00
16mm Rental: $40.00

Gregg Biermann

High Noon Reflections (2009) DVD NTSC, BW, 12 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: Film About Film, Found Footage, Muisic

In this piece simple patterns intervene and the original material (an iconic passage from the classic film High Noon) is transformed by them. Each shot from the original material is repeated five times and this sequence is broken up into a four part split screen, with each part of the mosaic two and one half seconds ahead of the next. The images also reflect across their horizontal and vertical axes in a regular pattern. The result is a gradual yet propulsive, shifting, and hypnotic transformation of the original sequence.

DVD NTSC Rental: $40 DVD or Blu-Ray Institutional

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Victor Faccinto

Nightmare (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 7:30 min

DVD NTSC Rental: $30 DVD NTSC

Richard Tuohy

Iron-wood (2009) 16mm, b&w, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: environment and nature, hand processed, landscape and architecture

Iron-wood is an abstract visual exploration of the deeply fissured 'cog-like' bark of the Australian tree Eucalyptus Sideroxylon - Red Ironbark.

Rental: $40
16mm Rental: $40

16mm Sale: $250

Barbara Rosenthal

Postcards (2009-2010) DVD, color, 3 min

Three curious postcards. What is the writer's relationship to "Friends"? Does she mean us? Two scenes are isolated, one is densely packed. Two are from the city, one is not. All are remote. The text does not come easily. We think something is wrong, but we don't know what it is. The postcards might set our relationship right again, but the writer isn't sure. The appropriated Gypsy music is melancholy. We are made uneasy.
Typical of Barbara Rosenthal's videos, this piece evolved over time. It began as a series of 35mm slides shot while driving to Florida in 1988, and from the window of her top-floor loft on Avenue of the Americas, NYC. In 1990, a slide-adapter transferred three slides to VHS, and text was added with Amiga computer. In 1992, the 3-part piece served as one segment of the 3/4" composite video "Shadow Boxes, Etc." The original slides have been digitally scanned and enhanced, the font replaced, and timing tweaked during remastering.

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Abraham Ravett

Piyut I-V (2009 - 2012) color and b&w, 96 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: biography & autobiography, family, diary

Compilation DVD

Notes For A Polish Jew (2012) 8 min, 16mm, silent.
If his father had lived beyond the age of seventy-four, the following may have been the cinematic response to the city where in 1944, he last saw his family. Filmed in the mid-1980s, Lodz, Poland. Constructed in 2012, Florence, MA. USA.

From Prague to Poland (2010) 15 min, DVD, sound.
Sixty years after his familys departure from Poland, the filmmaker returns to the city where he was born.

What My Father Would Have Seen In Poland (2010) 54 min, DVD, sound.
A contemporary, on-line archive of Polish amateur films made between the 1950s - 1980s, provides an opportunity to reflect on stories of survival and attempts at reconciliation.

non-Aryan (2009) 12 min, silent, color, 16mm.
A recent article in the NYT revealed that during the 1930s and 1940s administrators at Columbia University restricted the hiring of refugee, Jewish medical doctors by severely limited the number of "non-Aryans" on their staff. Inspired by that revelation, the following is a cinematic tribute, a portrait of another "non-Aryan" who was not a physician and arrived in the USA in 1955.

Trepches (2009) 7 min, silent, beta.
In the process of making "The March" (1999), my mother spoke about the wooden shoes she and other inmates wore n their forced march out of Auschwitz. She called them "trephes." Utilizing one of the optically printed segments from "The March," I've re-visited that filmmaking experience and our exchange.

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Georg Anthony Svatek

#2 (2009) DVD NTSC, color, 2:30 min

Genre: Experimental, Installation

Keywords: body , dance, music , structural

In Collaboration with Florinda Frisardi

Video installation of two cameras positioned outside a square demarkation. Two bodies moving in and out of sync, crossing screens, touching, rolling, twisting, turning, falling.

Rental: $30

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Jonathan Brainin

Tau (2009) DVD, color, 4.06 min

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: cameraless, technology

Abstract video made primarily with closeup shots of Tony Smith's Tau sculpture in South Orange, NJ.

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Cynthia Madansky

BUBBLE (2009) DVD, color, 5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: dance, landscape & architecture, music

Bubble is a short film performed by Zeena Parkins and the Plastic Girls, Eleanor Hullihan and Erin Cornell in a public park in Brooklyn, NY.

Rental: $30.00

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Katy Martin

Breathing Twice (2009) DVD, color, 7 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, dance, music

Calligraphic images of paint on skin, which the filmmaker traces on her own body, are intercut with details of New York′s Chinatown. Meanwhile, a classic Chinese story, about a clever messenger and a treasured piece of jade, emerges in passing from the ambient sounds heard on Chinatown's streets. BREATHING TWICE is a portrait of a specific place, and also a study of line - line as drawing, painting and writing, and line in relation to language. BREATHING TWICE also looks at less visible lines, especially the elusive, disappearing lines that may, or may not, divide one cultural frame of reference from another. This piece unfolds in two languages, so the experience is different depending on whether the viewer speaks English, Chinese, or both.

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Katy Martin

By Night - No Stillness (2009) DVD, , 10 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: arts & artists, body, dance, music

BY NIGHT - NO STILLNESS is a study in black, where black becomes a radiant space within which one finds inner light. Taking its cues from Rothko's last paintings, BY NIGHT - NO STILLNESS homes in on the luminosity that emerges when you enter a dark place. Dancer Miriam Parker and percussionist Hamid Drake perform within a video projection of a black and yellow painting, on Parker's body, by the painter/filmmaker, Katy Martin. The piece explores movement in relation to the painted gesture and fragmented, dreamlike sculptural space.

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