Esophagus

DVD, color, sound, 70 min
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"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. ...
Rental format: 16mm $25.00

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"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

Films

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    Zero
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    Zero
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    16mm, color, sound, 142 min
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    Growth
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    Growth
    James Fotopoulos

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 6 min
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    A Room
    Experimental

    A Room
    James Fotopoulos

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 18 min
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    Two Cats
    Experimental

    Two Cats
    James Fotopoulos

    16 mm, color, silent, 1 min
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    Migrating Forms
    Experimental

    Migrating Forms
    James Fotopoulos

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 80 min
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    Breathe
    Experimental

    Breathe
    James Fotopoulos

    16mm, black and white, silent, 0.5 min
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    Drowning
    Experimental

    Drowning
    James Fotopoulos

    16mm, color, sound, 3 min
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    The Sun
    Experimental

    The Sun
    James Fotopoulos

    16mm, black and white, silent, 3 min
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    The Vanished
    Experimental

    The Vanished
    James Fotopoulos

    16mm, black and white, silent, 5 min
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    Back Against The Wall
    Experimental

    Back Against The Wall
    James Fotopoulos

    16mm, black and white, sound, 94 min
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    The Circle 1
    Experimental

    The Circle 1
    James Fotopoulos

    16mm, black and white, silent, 7 min
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    Insect
    Experimental

    Insect
    James Fotopoulos

    16mm, black and white, sound, 11 min
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    Consumed
    Experimental

    Consumed
    James Fotopoulos

    16mm, color and b/w, sound, 21 min
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    The Circle 2`
    Experimental

    The Circle 2`
    James Fotopoulos

    16mm, color, sound, 8 min
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    Christabel: The Conclusion Pt. 1
    Experimental

    Christabel: The Conclusion Pt. 1
    James Fotopoulos

    digital video and 16mm, color, sound, 7 min
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    Flight
    Experimental

    Flight
    James Fotopoulos

    16mm, black and white, sound, 3 min
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    The Scythe
    Experimental

    The Scythe
    James Fotopoulos

    16mm, black and white, sound, 2 min
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    Families
    Experimental

    Families
    James Fotopoulos

    16mm, black and white, sound, 97 min
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    The Hemispheres
    Experimental

    The Hemispheres
    James Fotopoulos

    16mm, color, sound, 5 min
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    Hidden Objects
    Experimental

    Hidden Objects
    James Fotopoulos

    16mm, black and white, silent, 39 min
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    The Nest
    Experimental

    The Nest
    James Fotopoulos

    16mm, color, sound, 78 min
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    The Ant Hill
    Experimental

    The Ant Hill
    James Fotopoulos

    DVD, color, sound, 60 min
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