Urban/Rural Landscapes 8th Edition at the Utopia Film Festival

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Urban/Rural Landscapes 8th Edition
Directors: Angus Carlyle, Rupert Cox, Ann Deborah Levy, Tomonari Nishikawa, Pat Doyen, Robert Robertson, Chris H Lynn
Locations: Japan, China, Cuba, California, Louisiana

- Doors of the Spirits (Robert Robertson, 2006)
A procession of ancient and weathered doorsfrom the oldest district in Havana is counterpointed by the pathos of an old revolutionary song.

- Kiatsu: The Sound of The Sky Being Torn (Angus Carlyle and Rupert Cox, 2010)
"Kiatsu" is a collaboration between anthropologist Rupert Cox and artist Angus Carlyle. It draws on their experiences of recording the activities of the last farming family living within the concrete and steel infrastructure of Japan's largest airport, where noise - of taxiing and of take-offs and landings - exerts a constant pressure from before dawn until well after dusk. The work has also been informed by an extended collaboration with Professor Kozo Hiramatsu (the UK President of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science), who participated in the second period of fieldwork and who has provided us with the perspective of acoustic science.

- Rain Painting (Ann Deborah Levy, 2014)
The landscape seen through car windows as “painted” by rain striking the glass. Three realities are represented: the landscape viewed through the window, the surface of the window with the raindrops, and the space inside the car. Each of the first becomes visible depending on where the camera is focused, the third is not seen but becomes present when the rain quiets and the sounds inside the car are heard.

- Jiangning at Night (Chris H Lynn, 2014)
Figures and lights are reflected on the Qinhuai River in Nanjing, China.

- Sketch Film #5 (Tomonari Nishikawa, 2007,US, Super 8, silent, 18/24fps, b&w,)
All images had been shot at the site of Marin Headlands County in California. The footage shows the nature in the area, as well as historic buildings originally built for the US Army, including batteries and the Nike Missile Site

- Another Louisiana Story (Pat Doyen, Super-8 film, silent.)
A journey through the swamps and wetlands of Louisiana. These areas are disappearing - an area approximately the size of a football field continues to slip away every hour.

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