Light Field

San Francisco / December 7 - 10, 2017

 

Program 3
curated by Trisha Low

Saturday, December 9th @ 5pm
The Lab (2948 16th Street, SF, CA)
Total running time: 73 minutes
$6 - 10 sliding scale (advance tickets here)

UNTITLED (windmills) Gonzalo Egurza 2015 | 3 minutes | Argentina | Super 8 | B&W | silent An animated portrait of windmills in Patagonia, Argentina. -GE

UNTITLED (windmills)
Gonzalo Egurza
2015 | 3 minutes | Argentina | Super 8 | B&W | silent

An animated portrait of windmills in Patagonia, Argentina.
-GE

 
Answer Print Mónica Savirón 2016 | 5 minutes | USA | 16mm | color | silent "The fading that devastates color films occurs in the dark. It is accelerated by high temperatures and, to a lesser extent, relative humidity. Dye fading is irreversible. Once the dye images have faded, the information lost cannot be recovered" -Image Permanence Institute

Answer Print
Mónica Savirón
2016 | 5 minutes | USA | 16mm | color | silent

"The fading that devastates color films occurs in the dark. It is accelerated by high temperatures and, to a lesser extent, relative humidity. Dye fading is irreversible. Once the dye images have faded, the information lost cannot be recovered"
-Image Permanence Institute

 
How Old Are You? How Old Were You? Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu 2017 | 16 minutes | USA | 16mm | color | sound | US premiere Inspired and shot on 16mm film using Camera Obscura techniques, "How Old Are You? How Old Were You?" fractures the logic of time to contemplate bringing one back to the origin, the womb. A dialogue between two selves – infant and adult, the film traverses through a series of psychological events, transforming memories, emotions, thoughts and imagination. -CHL

How Old Are You? How Old Were You?
Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu
2017 | 16 minutes | USA | 16mm | color | sound | US premiere

Inspired and shot on 16mm film using Camera Obscura techniques, "How Old Are You? How Old Were You?" fractures the logic of time to contemplate bringing one back to the origin, the womb. A dialogue between two selves – infant and adult, the film traverses through a series of psychological events, transforming memories, emotions, thoughts and imagination.
-CHL

 
Some Cities Francesco Gagliardi 2017 | 2 minutes | Canada | 16mm | color | silent ...when skies at night when wind and buses and streetlights when window when glass when houseplant and mountain when stars and cars and traffic lights when flickering sign when windswept skies when chair and curtain when wall and pillow when wet reflection wash when silver light when void when fall when open night... -FG

Some Cities
Francesco Gagliardi
2017 | 2 minutes | Canada | 16mm | color | silent

...when skies at night when wind and buses and streetlights when window when glass when houseplant and mountain when stars and cars and traffic lights when flickering sign when windswept skies when chair and curtain when wall and pillow when wet reflection wash when silver light when void when fall when open night...
-FG

 
If You Stand With Your Back to the Slowing of the Speed of Light in Water Julie Murray 1999 | 18 minutes | UK | 16mm | color | sound The film aims to illuminate a vital sense innate to perception where inversion is counterbalance and focal myopia the articulation of space -JM

If You Stand With Your Back to the Slowing of the Speed of Light in Water
Julie Murray

1999 | 18 minutes | UK | 16mm | color | sound

The film aims to illuminate a vital sense innate to perception where inversion is counterbalance and focal myopia the articulation of space
-JM

 
A Century Plant in Bloom Ross Meckfessel 2017 | 10 minutes | USA/Morocco/Hong Kong | 16mm | color | sound "I remember one day sitting at the pool and suddenly the tears were streaming down my cheeks. Why was I so unhappy? I had success. I had security. But it wasn't enough. I was exploding inside." - Ingrid Bergman A cry for help in the form of a pop song. A village cast as a simulacrum of the past by Oliver Stone and Ridley Scott, Pasolini and Scorsese. As the future starts devouring the present, how can we hope to remember the past? Pics or it never existed. For Ingrid and Roberto. -RM

A Century Plant in Bloom
Ross Meckfessel
2017 | 10 minutes | USA/Morocco/Hong Kong | 16mm | color | sound

"I remember one day sitting at the pool and suddenly the tears were streaming down my cheeks. Why was I so unhappy? I had success. I had security. But it wasn't enough. I was exploding inside." - Ingrid Bergman

A cry for help in the form of a pop song. A village cast as a simulacrum of the past by Oliver Stone and Ridley Scott, Pasolini and Scorsese. As the future starts devouring the present, how can we hope to remember the past? Pics or it never existed.

For Ingrid and Roberto.
-RM

 
Plumb Line Carolee Schneemann 1972 | 18 minutes | USA | 16mm  | color | sound Breaking down, splitting apart, burning up: a relationship and the film itself. Edited from scrap diary footage shot in 8mm, hand printed as 16mm. PLUMB LINE is a moving and powerful subjective chronicle of the breaking up of a love relationship. The film is a devastating exorcism, as the viewer sees and hears the film approximate the interior memory of the experience. -CS

Plumb Line
Carolee Schneemann
1972 | 18 minutes | USA | 16mm  | color | sound

Breaking down, splitting apart, burning up: a relationship and the film itself. Edited from scrap diary footage shot in 8mm, hand printed as 16mm. PLUMB LINE is a moving and powerful subjective chronicle of the breaking up of a love relationship. The film is a devastating exorcism, as the viewer sees and hears the film approximate the interior memory of the experience.
-CS


Born in Buenos Aires in 1984, Gonzalo Egurza graduated at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires where he studied film direction. He teaches at Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero and Universidad del Cine, subjects related to Experimental Film and Video-art. He is a founder member of the collective ARKHÉ, focused on research and management of art and audiovisual productions. His audiovisual works consist in independent productions such as Experimental Film, Video, Multimedia and Installations. He has been awarded with the 1st price in the Independent Film Festival of La Plata 2011; with the Argentinean creation award in the Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento (BIM) 2012. With an honorable mention in the 22nd Curtas Vila do Conde. And the Public award in Fedaxv 2015. Mónica Savirón (Spain) is a filmmaker, independent curator, and writer. Currently based in New York, her work explores the cinematic possibilities of sound and avant-garde poetics. Born in Taiwan, Cherlyn Hsing-hsin Liu is a multimedia artist, filmmaker and writer. Previous works close-ups (2014) and Matryoshka (2015) have been screened in the US, Canada, Finland, Taiwan and others. Currently she experiments in celluloid and alchemy techniques to explore self-thinking and reflection. She is a MFA student in the School of Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts. Francesco Gagliardi is a performance artist, writer and occasional filmmaker based in Toronto. His work has been presented internationally in venues including Issue Project Room (Brooklyn, NY); The Ontological-Hysteric Theater (NYC), The Stone (NYC), The Wulf (Los Angeles), Pieter (Los Angeles), Echo Park Film Center (Los Angeles), Esorabako (Tokyo), Fondazione Mudima (Milano), the Images Festival (Toronto), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), Pleasure Dome (Toronto) and TIFF Wavelengths (Toronto). His films include: Short Sentences: 1993-2005 (2005), Translation#6: Shuang Shuang Yan (2009), Film: Rope (2015), and some cities (2017). Drawing on her background in the Fine Arts, filmmaker Julie Murray makes short experimental works in digital and film media which are poetical in nature, engaging the textural imprints and limits of the form as an essential element of pictorial content. Her film and digital works have been exhibited at numerous national and international venues including the New York Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the London Film Festival and the Flaherty Film Seminar. Ross Meckfessel is an artist and filmmaker who works primarily in Super 8 and 16mm film. His films often utilize pop music, appropriated commercial images, and horror tropes emphasizing materiality and poetic structure while exploring apocalyptic obsession, contemporary ennui, and the technological landscape. His work has screened internationally and throughout the United States including CalArts, Onion City Film Festival, DOBRA - Festival Internacional de Cinema Experimental, and The 100 Dollar Film Festival where he was awarded best 16mm film. Carolee Schneemann is a multidisciplinary artist. Transformed the definition of art, especially discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender. The history of her work is characterized by research into archaic visual traditions, pleasure wrested from suppressive taboos, the body of the artist in dynamic relationship with the social body. Painting, photography, performance art and installation works have been shown at Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and most recently in a retrospective at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York entitled “Up To And Including Her Limits”. Film and video retrospectives Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, NY; National Film Theatre, London; Whitney Museum, NY; San Francisco Cinematheque; Anthology Film Archives, NYC.

Born in Buenos Aires in 1984, Gonzalo Egurza graduated at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires where he studied film direction. He teaches at Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero and Universidad del Cine, subjects related to Experimental Film and Video-art. He is a founder member of the collective ARKHÉ, focused on research and management of art and audiovisual productions. His audiovisual works consist in independent productions such as Experimental Film, Video, Multimedia and Installations. He has been awarded with the 1st price in the Independent Film Festival of La Plata 2011; with the Argentinean creation award in the Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento (BIM) 2012. With an honorable mention in the 22nd Curtas Vila do Conde. And the Public award in Fedaxv 2015.

Mónica Savirón (Spain) is a filmmaker, independent curator, and writer. Currently based in New York, her work explores the cinematic possibilities of sound and avant-garde poetics.

Born in Taiwan, Cherlyn Hsing-hsin Liu is a multimedia artist, filmmaker and writer. Previous works close-ups (2014) and Matryoshka (2015) have been screened in the US, Canada, Finland, Taiwan and others. Currently she experiments in celluloid and alchemy techniques to explore self-thinking and reflection. She is a MFA student in the School of Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts.

Francesco Gagliardi is a performance artist, writer and occasional filmmaker based in Toronto. His work has been presented internationally in venues including Issue Project Room (Brooklyn, NY); The Ontological-Hysteric Theater (NYC), The Stone (NYC), The Wulf (Los Angeles), Pieter (Los Angeles), Echo Park Film Center (Los Angeles), Esorabako (Tokyo), Fondazione Mudima (Milano), the Images Festival (Toronto), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), Pleasure Dome (Toronto) and TIFF Wavelengths (Toronto). His films include: Short Sentences: 1993-2005 (2005), Translation#6: Shuang Shuang Yan (2009), Film: Rope (2015), and some cities (2017).

Drawing on her background in the Fine Arts, filmmaker Julie Murray makes short experimental works in digital and film media which are poetical in nature, engaging the textural imprints and limits of the form as an essential element of pictorial content. Her film and digital works have been exhibited at numerous national and international venues including the New York Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the London Film Festival and the Flaherty Film Seminar.

Ross Meckfessel is an artist and filmmaker who works primarily in Super 8 and 16mm film. His films often utilize pop music, appropriated commercial images, and horror tropes emphasizing materiality and poetic structure while exploring apocalyptic obsession, contemporary ennui, and the technological landscape. His work has screened internationally and throughout the United States including CalArts, Onion City Film Festival, DOBRA - Festival Internacional de Cinema Experimental, and The 100 Dollar Film Festival where he was awarded best 16mm film.

Carolee Schneemann is a multidisciplinary artist. Transformed the definition of art, especially discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender. The history of her work is characterized by research into archaic visual traditions, pleasure wrested from suppressive taboos, the body of the artist in dynamic relationship with the social body. Painting, photography, performance art and installation works have been shown at Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and most recently in a retrospective at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York entitled “Up To And Including Her Limits”. Film and video retrospectives Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museum of Modern Art, NY; National Film Theatre, London; Whitney Museum, NY; San Francisco Cinematheque; Anthology Film Archives, NYC.