De luce 1: Vegetare

De luce 1: Vegetare

color, sound, 4 min
De Luce 1: Vegetare blends my enduring interest in nature's volatile events with my sympathy with film's unpredictable response to light.  My conscious decision to begin with film is based ...
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De Luce 1: Vegetare blends my enduring interest in nature's volatile events with my sympathy with film's unpredictable response to light.  My conscious decision to begin with film is based on that medium’s unduplicable  and capricious response to light. I use  darkroom processes  to produce  outcomes that allude to but don’t truly describe color in the natural world.  I then interweave the results with the more controllable properties of digital technology. – JCL

 

This work delves deeply into experiments, similar to the filmmaker’s previous work in color photography, expanding the realism of color expression that original film allows.  De Luce extends beyond the Kodak palette of color, by subjecting the film material to  unique influences of pigmentation.  Unfamiliar color and light sweep into and literally illuminate vegetative subjects to supply visible evidence of a surreptitious conspiracy between the artist, her materials, and photochemical occurrences. This is an artisanal  hand-made work shot entirely on super-8mm film and hand-processed by the filmmaker. –JCL

 

De Luce melds [Lipzin’s] deeply-felt interest in nature and its photochemical processes with her equally profound understanding of the medium of film itself (and film is quintessentially a photo-chemical medium).  In drawing out such parallel processes she creates images of great aesthetic beauty but which also give us the feeling of something awry.  This is a raw and challenging aesthetic that makes us question what we are seeing (and perhaps taking for granted)-images that seduce us but at the same time harbor a foreboding.  It is this tension caused by such conflicts of interest that raises the work above the level of (mere) aesthetics.”

–-Guy Sherwin, Film Artist; Senior Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton &  Middlesex University, UK.

 

De Luce 1: Vegetare is an exquisite meditation on something like Heidegger's sense of happening as a coming-to-presence within a clearing, a lightening/lighting, here interwoven with an experimental excavation of film resonant with the light mysticism of pseudo-Dionysius and the hidden significances of Jacob Boehme–a "Mothlight" for the Medieval 21st century, and, who knows, perhaps the next one.-John Rapko,PhD. Philosopher of Art, Berkeley, CA

 

                         SCREENINGS &  AWARDS                    

64th EDINBURGH International Film Festival, Official Selection; VIDEOEX Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zurich, Switzerland; 53rd SAN FRANCISCO International Film Festival,  Official Selection: Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley & Sundance Kabuki Theater, San Francisco; 29th BLACK MARIA FILM + VIDEO FESTIVAL, New Jersey, Director’s Choice Award: PITZER COLLEGE,  Mary Pickford Theater, Claremont, CA. MILLERSVILLE University, Millersville, PA. COLGATE University, Hamilton, NY.  ARTISTS’ TELEVISION ACCESS (ATA), San Francisco; ECHO PARK FILM CENTER, Los Angeles; ALCHEMY Film & Media Arts Festival, Hawick, Scotland; 13th ANTIMATTER Film Festival, Victoria, B.C. Canada; 8th FLICKER Film Festival, Spokane, Washington.  2010 KLEX: Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film/Video Festival, Malaysia. 33rd BIG MUDDY FILM FESTIVAL, Southern Illinois Univ., CHICAGO 8 FEST; HAVANA, Cuba, Film Festival. U. of  CINCINNATI; Cherry Kino at Saltaire Arts Trail, UK; Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania, GREENPOINT Film Festival, Brooklyn

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