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I Send You This Place / 68 min
Artist: Lauren Edward
Synopsis: ‘I Send You This Place’ is a beautiful, life-affirming documentary of a woman in search of her brother. The setting is surreal where glaciers are more common than billboards and inhabitants have been known to speak to mountains. A design and filmmaking couple stretch their roots across the North Atlantic and plant them in Iceland. As the nature of this island rapidly uncovers new perspectives on the human condition, the process of diagnosis, and the power of imagination, the woman begins to find her brother amid the ranting wind, grandiose clouds, and bi-polarized sun. The island itself becomes a new model in which to study these symptoms and to shape one’s perspective. When they arrive back in the States, the couple is confronted with a world where the sky is simply not as big and not as blue. How can they bring the experiences, the perspectives, the strength, and the clarity back to their culture, this land, and these people?
A truly visual experience, bringing its audience into an expansive world of limitless space, personified mountains, rose-filled horizons, and uncontrollable winds. Meticulously edited and scored- it is a delicate film, a love letter, and a poem, pushing boundaries and crossing genre of narrative and documentary.
‘I Send You This Place’ was produced in Iceland. It World Premiered at the 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and Internationally Premiered at the 2012 Reykjavik International Film Festival.

Bio: Lauren Edward is the superhero that was born from the marriage of Andrea Lauren Sisson & Peter Edward Ohs. They are a filmmaking duo working out of New York, Ohio, and LA. They produce, direct, creative direct, shoot, edit, appear in, and score feature films, documentaries, concept shorts, and music videos. They’ve worked with Spotify, Dig For Fire, i-D Magazine, Amiina, Bedroom Community, MusicNOW, and OFFF. ‘I Send You This Place’, the 2012 surreal documentary shot in Iceland, is the duo’s debut feature-length film. It premiered at the 2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Current projects include co-producing an independent music film with Brooklyn collaborator Dig For Fire, and production of the next two Lauren Edward features, a magical-realistic narrative shot on a farm in Ohio, and a futuristic sci-fi film about a man and his wooden robot head.

Watch: Q&A with filmmakers Andrea Lauren Sisson & Peter Edward Ohs, On their film ‘I Send You This Place’

Rear Window Timelapse / 2010 / 3 min 5 sec
Artist: Jeff Desom

Synopsis: In Desom’s words: “I dissected all of Hitchcock’s Rear Window and stitched it back together in After Effects. I stabilized all the shots with camera movement in them. Since everything was filmed from pretty much the same angle I was able to match them into a single panoramic view of the entire backyard without any greater distortions. The order of events stays true to the movie’s plot.”

Bio: Jeff Desom is a director, animator and visual artist. His work combines live-action, found footage and digital effects. The experimental pianist Hauschka is his most frequent collaborator. Together they’ve produced a range of works, including short films, an audiovisual live show and a number of award-winning music videos. Desom’s films have been showcased worldwide, including Moscow, the UK, Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Denmark and the U.S.

The Holy Beauty Project Volume 3 / 6 min 26 sec
Artist: Rossina Bossio

Synopsis:
The Holy Beauty Project Volume 3 is the latest installment in a series of videos that examine the seductive power of images and the representation of women as a means to communicate and consolidate social norms as well as ideals of beauty and morality. During the 6-minute sequence, the artist portrays eight different characters that represent various aspects of feminine identity. Set against an epic musical score, the characters dance in the middle of a rain forest and in a studio, wearing costumes inspired by catholic iconography, Latin American indigenous attire and contemporary feminine icons. The choreography alternates stereotypical movements of feminine sexuality, such as those found in advertisements, music videos and fashion, with hieratic, violent and animalistic movements. The Holy Beauty Project is a satire of seduction and the arbitrariness of societal behaviors and values among women. It aims examine the constant need for idols and deities and the need to make sense of life’s apparent absurdity.

Bio:
Rossina Bossio is a multidisciplinary artist born in Bogotá, Colombia. She studied visual arts at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, and fine arts at L’École des Beaux-Arts in Rennes, France. Her work deals with gender systems and traditional conceptions of femininity, while examining the construction of feminine identity within modern patriarchal societies and its interrelationship with the representation of women in visual communication.

You Can See the Sun in Late December / 2010 / 6 min 30 sec
Artist: Sasha Waters Freyer

Synopsis: A reflection on winter light and maternity.

Bio: Sasha Waters Freyer is a moving image artist whose work occupies the intersection of intimate experience and public discourse. She desires to make visible that which remains unseen in industrial cinema, and tells stories from the margins of culture – critical margins which are, in the words of Wendell Berry, “always freeholds of wildness.”

Following its World Premiere at the 2010 Telluride Film Festival, her feature documentary, Chekhov for Children, had its New York premiere at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and its international premiere at the 2011 Rotterdam International Film Festival. Her featured documentaries and short films have screened on the Sundance Channel and national PBS (Independent Lens), the Tribeca, Woodstock and Ann Arbor Film Festivals, the National Museum for Women in the Arts, the L.A. Film Forum, Kassel Documentary Festival and Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin. She is currently the Chair of the Department of Photography & Film at VCU School of the Arts.

Mound / 2011 / 4 min 20 sec
Artist: Allison Schulnik

Synopsis: Dozens of lumpy, ghoulish figures — crudely made mostly of clay, fabric, feathers and other materials — dance, gesture and undergo all sorts of changes to the heart-tugging sound of “It’s Raining Today,” a 1969 recording by Scott Walker. The clay, which is mainly white but with color marbled into it, is in constant motion, as if imbued with a manic agency of its own, apart from the figures and objects it represents.

Bio: Allison Schulnik is a painter, sculptor, and filmmaker who lives and works in Los Angeles. Born in 1978, she graduated CalArts in 2000 with a BFA in experimental animation. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries internationally and at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. She was recently selected as one of the “Ones to Watch” by Art Review. She is the author of two clay-mation videos, Hobo Clown and Forest, which are also music videos for the world renowned and critically acclaimed band Grizzly Bear.

Still from Mound, 2011. Photo courtesy of the artist and ZieherSmith, New York.

Romantic Loner (Short) / 2012 / 22 min 36 sec
Artist: Kalup Linzy

Synopsis: Kaye, a forlorn video artist and singer, soul searches attempting to come to terms with a series of failed relationships during an art residency.

Bio: Kalup Linzy is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Stuckey, Florida. Linzy received his MFA from the University of South Florida. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Linzy has been the recipient of numerous awards including a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship, Creative Capital Foundation grant, a Jerome Foundation Fellowship, an Art Matters Grant, and The Headlands Center for the Arts Alumni Awards Residency.
Linzy’s best-known work is a series of politically charged videos that satirize the conventions of the television soap opera. His work has been included in exhibitions Frequency at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Prospect.1 New Orleans, MoMA PS1 Greater New York, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College. His work is in the public collections at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Whitney Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. In summer 2010, Linzy appeared on the long running ABC soap opera General Hospital alongside James Franco in a storyline that incorporated performance art. In 2011, he was featured in the production Four Saints in Three Acts: An Opera Installation presented by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Buena Center.

Transfiguración / 3 min 2 sec
Artist: Diego Lama

Synopsis: “Transfiguración” is a short study on bodily motion and gender issues in which. Under a repetitive gesture, namely a sex act, a character’s role is questioned under a metaphorical veil, which finally reveals itself as an oneiric device.

Bio: : Diego Lama was born in 1980 in Lima, Perú where he currently lives and woks. Through his work in video, photography, and sculpture, Lama addresses, explores and questions the confrontation between sex and death using different gender issues as a platform. Since his first solo show in 2005, he has exhibited extensively, including the My Name´s Lolita Art Gallery, Madrid; Galería Lucía de la Puente, Lima; Centro Cultural de España AECID, Lima; Galería Vértice, Lima; Galería ICPNA, Lima and Galería 80m2, Lima. His work also has been published, aired and exhibited in several countries and international biennials, such as the Habana Biennale, Cuba; the Ventosul Biennial; Brasil and the Prague Contemporary Art Triennial, Czech Republic.

Lama was the recipient of several prizes, fellowships and distinctions, between them the HIVOS program in Netherlands, the Fundación Carolina fellowship in Spain, the Visiting Arts program in England, the Videofest Great Prize in USA, the Petrobras Prize in Argentina, Dossier Videobrasil and Descubrimientos PHE in Spain. In Perú, the first prize in the 2004 Bienal de Cine y Video and the medal of honor for his achievements in the field of video-art in Peru, granted by the Ricardo Palma University. His work is included in several international public collections such as the Taylor Museum, in USA; the Videobrasil archive, in Brasil; the Caixa Forum and the IVAM museum in Spain, and the Cervantes Institute in Munich, besides the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and the ICPNA in Peru.

Lost Lake / 2010 / 8 min
Artist: Zackary Drucker

Synopsis: Filmed at the peak of autumn foliage in a rural Midwestern US locale, this non-narrative short film posits beauty and fear as inextricable from the psyche of American landscape. Contemplative moments and stunning vistas are jarringly punctuated with the vocabularies of witch-hunts, hate crimes, and psychological violence.

Bio: The disciple of a silenced, ghettoized community, Zackary Drucker, a young transgender artist/performer from Los Angeles, uses a range of creative devices that all strive towards the portrayal of bodily identity, her own and that of others, obsessively infusing visual media—photographs, videos and performance art—with acute, masochistic emotional compulsions. Conceiving, discovering, and manifesting herself as “a woman in the wrong world”, her work is rooted in cultivating and investigating under-recognized aspects of transgender history, locating herself in that history, and communicating her contemporary experience of gender and sexuality. Her work reinvents and redistributes relationships of spectacle-spectator, domesticated-exoticized, dominator-subjugated. Interested in obliterating language obstacles, pulverizing identity disorders and revealing dark subconscious layers of outsider agency, Drucker disarms audiences and uses her body to illicit desire, judgment, and voyeuristic shame from her viewer.

Zackary Drucker earned a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007 and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2005. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in numerous museums, galleries, and film festivals including the 54th Venice Biennale–Swiss Off-Site Pavilion; Curtat Tunnel, Lausanne, Switzerland; L.U.C.C.A. Museum of Contemporary Art, Lucca, IT; Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; Deitch Projects, Leo Koenig Inc. Projekte, and Invisible Exports in New York; and Jerome Zodo, Milan. In Los Angeles, her performances, films and videos have been seen at the Hammer Museum, REDCAT, LACE, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, and Human Resources.

Train Wreck / 8 min 11 sec
Artist: Norberto Briceno

Synopsis:
Train Wreck tells the story of Jesse Hernandez, who faces the depressing reality of graduate life after a powerful student loan firm threatens to take legal action on his massive debts.

Bio:
Norberto Briceno is an actor, writer, and video artist. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama from New York University. He has performed on stage for several theater companies including the Lee Strasberg Institute, Writopia Playwrights Lab, and MultiStages Theater Company in New York City, as well as Company of Angels in Los Angeles. His play, Anchor Babies, was performed as a workshop at New York University. His videos have been exhibited at the Miden Video Art Festival in Greece, Circuito Electrovisiones in Mexico City, the Los Angeles Downtown Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. He was an assistant director on the Niche.LA documentary, Art Battle LA. He currently works for Freewaves, a non-profit video art organization, and just completed production on the follow-up Niche.LA documentary, Art Battle AZ, set in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Life in Underground / 7 min 56 sec
Artist: Nobutaka Aozaki

Synopsis:
The Life in Underground was made in May of 2011, in response to the feeling of displacement that the filmmaker experienced while living in New York during the Tohoku Kanto earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. Shot entirely with an iPhone camera, the video transforms an ordinary New York City subway station into a post-apocalyptic subterranean world through a series of subtitles that detail the conditions left by a mysterious cataclysmic event.

Bio:
Nobutaka Aozaki is a Japanese artist based in New York. He attended the School of Visual Arts for Bachelor of Fine Arts and received a Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College in New York City. His recent exhibitions include New Wight Biennale, UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, INVITED, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, and NEW FILMMAKERS, Anthology Film Archives, New York.

Decay Theory / 5 min
Artist: Pat Clark

Synopsis:
Decay Theory explores ideas of memory and the notion of creating narrative from found images and recorded interviews. The film questions the value assigned to memories and how these memories are formed and lost in individuals and societies.

Bio:
Pat Clark is an artist and filmmaker who lives and works in San Diego, California. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Master of Arts degree in Television, Film and New Media from San Diego State University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Multimedia from San Diego State University.

The Realm of Possibility / 6 min 6 sec
Artist: Gerald Guthrie

Synopsis:
The Realm of Possibility is a digital animation based at the intersection of absurdity and logic. Deductive reasoning, as found in the syllogistic form (a is b, b is c, therefore a is c), becomes a vehicle to validate concepts that might not necessarily be true.

Bio:
Gerald Guthrie was born in 1951 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He received a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Illinois (1977). Guthrie currently teaches animation and foundation studies as a professor in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. His digital animations have screened in over a hundred national and international film festivals, including the Melbourne Animation Festival (Australia 2011), Anima Mundi (Brazil 2010), The Seattle Film Festival (2011), the Denver Film Festival (2010) and the Prix Ars Electronica International Festival of Arts and New Media (Austria 2008, 2010).

Closed Circuit (in the Middle of Sweden) / 3 min 1 sec
Artist: Mattias Haerenstam

Synopsis:
Closed Circuit (in the Middle of Sweden) shows a quiet residential street somewhere in Sweden. The forward moving camera travels down the street, into a large pothole, is “swallowed” by a huge chewing mouth, and turns up on the same street again. This time the street is darker and the sky is red. The camera goes down the street again, down the same pothole that this time leads into a giant intestine, which the camera is passed through until it returns to the same the street.

Bio:
Mattias Härenstam was educated at the National Academy of Fine Arts, Bergen, Norway and Städelsschule, Frankfurt. His work has been exhibited at the Kunstnerforbundet in Oslo, Galleri 54 in Gothenburg, Tromsø Kunstforening in Norway, SAMCA – Museum for Contemporary Art in Sofia, and L’Oeil d’Oodaaq in Rennes. He has participated in the Festival Internacional de la imagen in Manizales, the Oslo Screen Festival, Generation Loss in Manilla, and the CeC Festival in Uttarakhand, India.

Days of Future Past / 7 min 45 sec
Artist: Joe Hambleton

Synopsis:
Days of Future Past is an experimental video that utilizes William S. Borroughs’ cut-up technique in an attempt to alter the process of filmmaking. Multiple scenes were shot across Ontario and Detroit and then randomly selected and organized, creating the structure and tone of the narrative in the process. Objects were then imposed onto the original footage and used as a reference point for each scene.

Bio:
Joe Hambleton is an artist who lives and works in Toronto. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Windsor and a Master of Fine Arts from York University. He creates video installations to explore how the medium can be used as a narrative device for the autobiography. His work has been shown in North America, Europe and Asia and is represented by Pari Nadimi Gallery in Toronto.

After We Agreed that It Was Beautiful / 3 min 10 sec
Artist: Siobhan Landry

Synopsis:
A disagreement about the value of a piece of furniture illuminates the inner workings of relationship between the artist’s mother and father.

Bio:
Siobhan Landry is an artist who lives and works in Queens, New York. Her photographs and videos focus on narrative and place. She graduated from the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Connecticut-Storrs and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2011.

SOMA / 4 min
Artist: Bruno Levy

Synopsis:
I observe a bright light that appears in the center of the blackness of my eyelids. This light pulsates to the beat of my heart. At times, it is layered with digital patterns of brilliant neon colors that grow from magentas and greens into a fuller spectrum. When I open my eyes in a dark room, these patterns linger, overlaid on my field of vision. I close my eyes again. The kaleidoscopic visions return – recognizable forms emerge. They seem to exist on the edge of my subconscious. They abstract themselves into the darkness and I am left with a projection of lights and images without beginning, middle or end. They rise like waves, one after another. They are interdependent like all natural phenomena.”

Bio:
Bruno Levy is a Parisian photographer, director, painter, and video artist who lives and works in New York City. He is the co-founder and manager SQUARESQUARE, a media company specializing in live video, design and motion graphics. Since 2003, he has worked as a travel photographer, taking pictures of everything from the Dalai Lama to hammerhead sharks and dolphins in French Polynesia, as well as directing music videos for The Walkmen and Modeselektor. He founded the new media collective SWEATSHOPPE with Blake Shaw, with whom he created and performed a video painting technology. His works have been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Bronx Museum, the Jumbotron in Times Square, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Arts, White Box Gallery in New York, Christopher Henry Gallery, Ise Cultural Foundation, and SCOPE Art Fair.

Handled Piece #1 / 8 min
Artist: Jordan Wayne Long

Synopsis:
Handled Piece # 1 is a documentation of a performance that took place on May 18th, 2012 for the exhibition, “Not This Side”, at the Industry Lab Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Bio:
Jordan Wayne Long is a performance and installation artist originating from Bald Knob, Arkansas. He received his Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His work deals with trauma and the mechanisms used to deal with it. Long’s work has been featured on such websites as Art21, Artnet, Kataku and MSNBC. His recent performances involve shipping himself across country while locked in a crate, burning down barns and being dragged behind cars.

Suspension / 2 min 24 sec
Artist: Marcantonio Lunardi

Synopsis:
Suspension is a reflection on the “condition of waiting” of Italian citizens as they expect in vain for change within their society through political means. The video presents a succession of individuals in their homes who look unflinchingly into the camera while a television plays a video of a speech by Italian politician Silvio Berlusconi. The televised recording becomes increasingly distorted and unintelligible as the volume increases to an overwhelming cacophony of static.

Bio:
Marcantonio Lunardi is a documentarian and video artist who lives and works in Lucca, Italy and Istanbul, Turkey. He graduated from the Festival des Peuples. Lunardi’s films explore the relationship between aesthetic and politics, as well as combining technical and linguistic knowledge in various forms of expression through visual experimentation and traditional documentary.

Sparks 4 / 1 min 32 sec
Artist: Matthew Pell

Synopsis:
Sparks 4 depicts a sparkler as it ignites and then burns and is extinguished. The video is part of an ongoing series of works dealing with the manipulation and abstraction of time, view, movement, size and sound on objects that emanate light. Through the recontextualization of these phenomena, the fundamental elements of these objects may be observed in a way impossible through natural circumstances.

Bio:
Matthew Pell is an English video artist and photographer. He received a Master of Arts in cinema studies from Nottingham Trent University and a Higher National Diploma from Dewsbury College. Pell’s work explores figurative movement, voyeurism, manmade objects that emanate light, and the manipulation of time and sound. He has collaborated with musicians, theatre companies and sound artists to produce projections for live performances, music videos and experimental films. His work has been exhibited in the United Kingdom and internationally.

The Green Carnation / 3 min 37 sec
Artist: Angel Rose

Synopsis:
In the short film, The Green Carnation, the artist’s disembodied head plays the part of a traditional horror film vamp in the vein of Elvira. But instead of relating campy jokes of the macabre, she muses on death and predicts the inevitable doom of decadence, as her beautiful assistant (Josh Quinton) gazes on despondently. Referencing the gothic romanticism of Poe, Blake and even Shakespeare, this decapitated debutant contorts her hedonism into poetry. Singing her declarations to the melody of Diana Ross’ “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, she is both disco diva and Disney villain. Her ghostly green countenance embodies the humor and tragedy of an undead diva, while the headless body that lounges on the couch makes clear the hollowness of her tune.

Bio:
Angel Rose grew up in Hollywood, California, and moved to London to pursue a lifestyle of creativity and debauchery. She received a degree from Goldsmiths University of London. Her work explores trash culture and the darker side of glamour, combining the kitsch and the macabre in her performance art and pop videos. She has performed live at events such as Jodie Harsh’s Circus, Eat Your Heart Out and Illamasqua Cosmetics.

Trace / 8 min 46 sec
Artist: Ben Skea

Synopsis:
Trace is an exploration of the dynamics of memory and experience. Filmed in both the city and the countryside, it captures evidence of the visual trails of life forms as they pass through these environments and varied memories of past events that would otherwise go unnoticed. Through the reconstruction of the perceived movement of these past events in the artificial environment of the computer, the aftermath of great change and unseen releases of energy is revealed. The reconstructed traces consist of six contrasting scenes: Birth trace – Death trace, Growth trace – Decay trace, Contentment trace – Threat trace. Each of these scenes, through the fragile process by which they have been constructed, ultimately mirrors the fragile nature of memory – the past continually being updated to fit the knowledge and context of the present.

Bio:
Ben Skea is an artist who lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland. He received a Bachelor of Arts in printmaking from Glasgow School of Art and a Post Graduate Diploma in Electronic Imaging from Jordanstone Collage of Art, Dundee. He works in various media, including digital printmaking, video art and experimental animation. His mixed media works often explore spatiality and movement as well as microscopic realities, visual order, and the juxtaposition of photographs and video, using the drawn line as an instrument for generating space and architecture. His work has been exhibited internationally and he has received awards worldwide.

Surface II / 2 min 6 sec
Artist: Sam Spreckley

Synopsis:
Surface II is part of an ongoing audiovisual exploration into the physicality of the celluloid film format. The work focuses on the ways in which sound can create a new sense in relation to the image, specifically to create a more heightened cinematic experience. The process of destruction of eight-millimeter celluloid film is captured in high definition to exploit the highest degree of detail in the experimentation. Every little detail and movement is complimented by an imagined sound design.

Bio:
Sam Spreckley is an artist living and working in Aberdeen, Scotland. He was educated at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and received a Master of Science in electronic imaging from Dundee University. His work has been exhibited in the United Kingdom and internationally at experimental film festivals and in galleries, and he was selected to represent the United Kingdom at the European Young Artists Biennial held in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Dwarfdom / 10 min
Artist: Maija Tammi

Synopsis: “I had a nightmare once, that I was in any man’s world but I was six feet tall and I was literally scared of my own height,” says Sofiya Cheyenne Perez. She is just above four feet tall and lives in Brooklyn New York. Dwarfdom tells the story of Sofiya, Clinton, Justin and Jahmani, who are all around four feet tall. The documentary combines photographs and video.

Bio: Maija Tammi is an awarded Finnish photographer (born 1985). Her photographs have been exhibited in Helsinki, New York, Paris, and in several locations in Spain. Maija has her masters in Visual Journalism and has also studied with Magnum Photos photographer Christopher Anderson. Dwarfdom is Maija’s first short documentary.

My Super8 / 4 min 50 sec
Artist: Rino Stefano Tagliafierro

Synopsis:
My Super8 is comprised entirely of an animated sequence of 300 of morphing photographs to create a surrealist video painting. Within a baroque interior, two sisters act out a series of choreographed movements that reveal moments of love, loathing, growth, aging, and death.

Bio:
Rino Stefano Tagliafierro is an experimental animator and director living and working in Milan, Italy. He studied at the ISIA in Urbino and at the European Institute of Design in Milan. His films have been exhibited at the Bug Festival at the NFT, London, the Kracow Film Festival, Sonar, Barcelona, the Festival del Cinema di Venezia, the Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy, Annecy, and the BigScreenPlaza, New York.

Sometimes I Feel Like Nationalizing Snake /6 min 46 sec
Artist: Mariana Tschudi

Synopsis:
Sometimes I Feel Like Nationalizing Snake is a project that intertwines art and science. Originally an interactive video installation show composed by thirteen video art pieces, its inspiration was the way in which visions emerge during an ayahuasca vision quest, a spiritual ceremony undertaken by native Amazonians. With biomedical engineer Juan Manuel Benavides, the artist developed a technological system using an EEG headset, which reads the spectator’s brainwaves and evaluates which video-based artwork (or ayahuasca vision) is more aligned with the viewer’s state of mind. Therefore, the order in which the videos appear depends on the brain activity of the spectator.

Bio:
Mariana Tschudi is a Peruvian-Swiss visual artist who obtained her BA in Rhode Island School of Design, USA, 2004. She continued her studies and graduated with distinction from the MA in Digital Arts at Camberwell College of Arts, London, 2012. She has focused mainly on videoart, exhibiting her work in galleries, international art fairs and festivals such as the Robert Flaherty Film Festival NY, Scope Art Fair, Miami, the Latin American video art festival at the Spanish Cultural Center, Perú, among others. In 2007 she created the video production house in Lima, Perú, called “ADEMAS ARTE DIGITAL” where she directs and produces videos, animations, and documentary films focused on raising awareness about social and ecological matters.

Circle in a Circle with Circle, thus Circles, Circling, Circled / 2 min 13 sec
Artist: Harry van de Bospoort

Synopsis:
Circle in a Circle with Circle, thus Circles, Circling, Circled is a work that is produced by means of the rotation of a merry-go-round in a children’s park, similar to the Zoetrope of the nineteenth century. This movement creates a strobe video comprised of 648,000 circles; circles within circles, within circles. Accompanying the piece is a female voice recites a passage from The Circular Theory by Ilexa Yardley.

Bio:
Harry van de Bospoort is an artist currently studying at Edinburgh College of Art. His work is primary composed of video and installation and focuses strongly on experiential qualities, often creating serene or disorientating situations with pertinent themes ranging through optics, chaos theory, memory and play. He often creates works outside traditional art spaces, instead favoring urban public spaces in which the objects or interventions are not always apparent to be artworks. These works encourage the double take, enticing viewers to visually engage with transitory moments in their daily lives and ask questions of not just the work but other intense, interesting moments in the city that people normally just pass by.

Shahzard / 7 min 56 sec
Artist: Koorosh Asgari

Synopsis:
Shahrzad tells a story of difference, contemporary women versus the traditional. Though both experience neglect and hurt in their society and family, this story attempts to show how they can free themselves from all barriers.

 

Bio:
Koorosh Asgari is an Iranian photographer who was born in 1972. His first solo exhibition was in 2005 at the House of Artists, Tehran, Iran. he has been a part of number of group shows in different countries, including Halleh Gallery, Germany, 2012, Art Fair Bolognia, 2011, Gallery II Gabbiano, Italy, and Iran Today, 2010.

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