Curated by Lili White
Featuring never before screened works from Another Experiment By Women Film Festival (AXWFF)
- The D-Blok Snag (Joey Huertas (AKA Jane Public), 16mm Bolex in-camera editing, 5.10 min)
A short film that examines poverty and inner-city landscape by a study of one single deplorable residential block in the South Bronx. Torched stolen cars, abandoned mutt dogs and dirty laundry are a few of the visual anchors that mold this “location study” together.
- Black Rectangle (Rhayne Vermette, 16MM to digi, 1.30 min)
This film documents a tedious process of dismantling and reassembling 16 mm found footage. Roused by Kazimir Malevich, the film collage imitates functions of a curtain, while the recorded optical track describes the flm’s subsequent destruction during its first projection.
- Full Of Fire (Rhayne Vermette, 16MM to digi, 2.15 min)
There are few alternatives for exiles. The homecoming may be postponed to an indeterminate future, one could settle for a replacement, and lastly, there is always madness.
- She learns to lunge (Katya Yakubov, 6.40 min)
How many shapes do the terrors of the mind take? Several transformation lead to an awakening between a modern house and a dark forest.
- Constellation (Muriel Montini, France, 5.00 min)
A bear in the zoo. A bear out of the world.
- Sweetmeats (Denise Iris, digi, 4.40 min)
A meditation on illness. A flash of presence. A moment of what Robinson Jeffers calls “falling in love outward.”
- I Snake-Foot (Lili White, digi, 5.18 min)
I remembered the Egyptians have a letter that combines a snake and foot.
In Nature, a performance meditation on a real-life event of an “S” found on my toe.
- Turquoise Beads (Lili White, Sound: BUSHMEAT aka Thomas Stanley, 38.14 min)
With voices of: Marcel Duchamp, Langston Hughes, Krishnamurti.
Composed of landscapes from the cities of Chaco Canyon and the streets of New York after 9/11, portrayed in a atmospheric manner. Chaco Canyon was a major center of a thriving Indian culture from AD 850 to 1250, where, turquoise, a stone mythically born from the marriage between sky and earth, was traded extensively. The complexity of its community life, the high level of its social organization, and its far-reaching commerce created a cultural vision unlike any other seen before. David Stuart’s anthropological argument in ANASAZI AMERICA claims that today’s American society has similar patterns that existed in Chaco’s Anasazi community before its final collapse.