- Snowbirds (Lorenzo Gattorna, 2015, 16mm to HD, color, sound, 8:30 min) The onset of northern winter transitions towards the solace of southern latitudes. A very dense nostalgia nestles into the former as a strange beauty surfaces upon the latter. However, what remains constant across these atmospheres is a forecast for the near future, wherein a certain unease surrounds the establishment of permanence and eventual passersby.
- Chroma (Jeremy Moss, 2012, 3 min. 26 sec., digital video, color, silent) A wild and hypnotic ride that focuses, via manic perspective shifts, on the driving movement of a solo figure against a backdrop of frenetically flickering colors; these jolting chromatic and frame variations dance as much as the performer. http://www.jeremymoss.org
- MEMORY V Sodankylä (Gloria Chung, 6 mins 8 secs, 2014) Daze under the midnight sun. www.gloriachung.com
- Journal of Drifting Hours (Chris H Lynn, 3.00 Min) Drifting moments, lyrical passages, memory impulses, landscape studies and visual notations captured on unedited super 8 film. http://www.framingsounds.com
Chris H. Lynn is a filmmaker, sound artist, educator, and curator. His digital images and super 8 films capture the subtle rhythms of light, movement, and sound in urban and rural landscapes. His work has been screened in a variety of venues, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C, the BFI in London (UK), and the Anthology Film Archives in New York City. In addition, several of his films were added to the permanent collection of the International Streaming Festival in the Netherlands.
Live Super 8 film projected with field recordings. All sounds and images recorded in China, Switzerland, and France during the summer of 2014.
A night of Expanded Cinema, AudioVisual performances and films-
Margaret Rorison Margaret Rorison is a writer, curator and filmmaker from Baltimore, Maryland.
Rorison's work has been screened at various festivals and venues including Mono No Aware VI & VII, Brooklyn, NY; T.I.E. Alternative Measure’s, Colorado Springs, CO; 2013 Sonic Circuits Festival, Washington D.C.; Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Eyebeam, New York, NY; The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia; and The High Zero Festival, Baltimore, MD.
She is the co-founder and curator for a roaming experimental film series, Sight Unseen, partial member of the artist run film lab, LaborBerlin and holds an MFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art. She is also a member of The Red Room Collective and has been a member of The Maryland Film Festival Screening Committee since 2012.
Khristian Weeks I am an artist and improviser working in the fields of sound, kinetics, assemblage, and optics. My primary interest is in the process of discovery experienced through observation and experimentation. Playing a fundamental role in my creative processes as well as in their realization is the use of silence, non-intention, and natural forces to produce self-sustaining systems of movement, sound, and optical phenomena such as shadow, caustics, reflection, refraction, and projection.
1.Sunrise Fires - Lorenzo Gattorna 2013, 16mm-to-digital, b/w and color, sound, 6.5m In early September 1995 the Sunrise Wildfire was extinguished. 7,000 acres had burned during the peak of the tourist season yet nobody was killed. The aggravated assault swept from one side of Sunrise Highway to the other without the slightest hesitance. Another series of severe brush fires ignited 17 years later and became known as the Brookhaven Blaze. The outbreak left around 2,000 acres torched. The wild ruin and regrowth were revisited within The Central Pine Barrens, the largest natural area on Long Island and its last remaining wilderness.
2. The Sea [is still] Around Us - Hope Tucker 4 minutes, HD, US, 2012 The postcard of a vacation spot usually enhances the reality. The contrast is more stark in Corinna, Maine, a former woolen mill town on the shores of Lake Sebasticook, where unregulated dumping of pesticides and industrial waste contaminated the water supply.
3. Morning at Xuanwu Lake - Chris H Lynn Super 8mm to digital, b/w, silent, 2.00 Minutes Lyrical views are captured on an early morning at Xuanwu Lake in Nanjing, China