Ann Deborah Levy and Chris Lynn are both film/video makers who travel with their cameras. They shoot films and videos close to their respective homes in New York and Maryland or farther afield in Europe or China. These works are not typical travel films that feature only famous tourist destinations, but instead capture what is often not shown: bits of daily life; poetics of light and weather changing the landscape or cityscape; and historic structures, whether still active as places of worship or now simply monuments to past events, as tourists interact with them and as sounds of the modern life of their surrounding urban settings intrude.
Curated by Tova Beck-Friedman in her on-going series that explores short experimental documentary works, this program features short films and videos about “place” — rural, urban, historic and/or contemporary — in a variety of locations in the US, the Czech Republic, China, and Uruguay. All of the filmmakers explore their subjects in distinct visual ways and approach their soundtracks imaginatively utilizing location sounds, studio recordings, manufactured sounds, and/or silence