Light Field

San Francisco / March 13 - 15, 2020

 

Program 1
curated by Zachary Epcar

Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 7pm
The Lab (2948 16th Street, SF, CA)
Total running time: 59 minutes
$6 - 10 sliding scale - tickets available at the door
Festival passes available for purchase here

the parent trap     Stephanie Barber   2017 | 3 minutes | USA | 16mm | color | sound  Another in a series of sculptural pieces I’m currently building. Like its partner,  3 peonies , this is a short 16mm film made as a memorial for my grandmother who passed away this spring, her voice can be heard singing a bit of song. What goes when the body goes? How many parents have we got stacked upon us into eternity like ladders to the afterlife? -SB

the parent trap
Stephanie Barber
2017 | 3 minutes | USA | 16mm | color | sound

Another in a series of sculptural pieces I’m currently building. Like its partner, 3 peonies, this is a short 16mm film made as a memorial for my grandmother who passed away this spring, her voice can be heard singing a bit of song. What goes when the body goes? How many parents have we got stacked upon us into eternity like ladders to the afterlife?
-SB

 
Sky Blue Water Light Sign     JJ Murphy   1972 | 9 minutes | USA | 16mm | color | sound  “ Sky Blue Water Light Sign  is best seen in total innocence.” -Scott MacDonald

Sky Blue Water Light Sign
JJ Murphy
1972 | 9 minutes | USA | 16mm | color | sound

Sky Blue Water Light Sign is best seen in total innocence.”
-Scott MacDonald

 
Instructions on How to Make a Film     Nazlı Dinçel   2018 | 13 minutes | USA | 16mm | b&w | sound  Shot at the Film Farm in Mt.Forest, this comedy is a quest about performance, educational voiceover, analogue filmmaking, ASCII, language, ethics of ethnography and narrative storytelling under a metaphor of instructions to farm land. Text by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Wikihow/shoot-film. -ND

Instructions on How to Make a Film
Nazlı Dinçel
2018 | 13 minutes | USA | 16mm | b&w | sound

Shot at the Film Farm in Mt.Forest, this comedy is a quest about performance, educational voiceover, analogue filmmaking, ASCII, language, ethics of ethnography and narrative storytelling under a metaphor of instructions to farm land. Text by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Wikihow/shoot-film.
-ND

 
Them Oracles     Alee Peoples     2012 | 8 minutes | USA | 16mm | color | sound   Them Oracles    is   a skeptic investigation of what an oracle can be and what it would sound like. Human desire and blind faith allow, and maybe even will, these mystic soothsayers to exist. -AP

Them Oracles
Alee Peoples
2012 | 8 minutes | USA | 16mm | color | sound

Them Oracles is a skeptic investigation of what an oracle can be and what it would sound like. Human desire and blind faith allow, and maybe even will, these mystic soothsayers to exist.
-AP

 
Comfort Stations     Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy     2018 | 26 minutes | Germany | 16mm | color | sound   Comfort Stations  consists of a found set of images and sounds with an instruction text making up some sort of psychological test. Participants should open themselves to experiencing the events with all of their senses. Feel free to participate but please remember to treat these experiences with caution. -AD & JDGM

Comfort Stations
Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy
2018 | 26 minutes | Germany | 16mm | color | sound

Comfort Stations consists of a found set of images and sounds with an instruction text making up some sort of psychological test. Participants should open themselves to experiencing the events with all of their senses. Feel free to participate but please remember to treat these experiences with caution.
-AD & JDGM


Stephanie Barber   is an American writer and artist. She has created a poetic, conceptual and philosophical body of work in a variety of media. Her videos are concerned with the content, musicality and experiential qualities of language and her language is concerned with the emotional impact of moments and ideas. Each ferry viewers through philosophical inquiry with the unexpected oars of empathy, play, story and humor.  Her videos are distributed by Video Data Bank and her films can be found at Canyon Cinema and Fandor.com. Her books Night Moves and these here separated... were published by Publishing Genius Press in 2013 and 2010 respectively. Her collection of very short stories All The People was published by Ink Press Productions in 2015.  Barber is currently a resident artist at The Mt. Royal MFA for Interdisciplinary Art at MICA in Baltimore, MD.    JJ Murphy   has been active as a filmmaker since 1971 and is interested in American Indie Cinema, screenwriting, avant–garde cinema, contemporary art, and the films of Andy Warhol. His films have been screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Centre Georges Pompidou.    Nazlı Dinçel  ’s hand-made work reflects on experiences of disruption. She records the body in context with arousal, immigration, dislocation and desire with the film object: its texture, color and the tractable emulsion of the 16mm material. Her use of text as image, language and sound imitates the failure of memory and her own displacement within a western society.  Born in Ankara, Turkey, Dinçel immigrated to the United States at the age of 17. Dinçel resides in Milwaukee, WI where she is currently building an artist run film laboratory. She obtained her MFA in filmmaking from UW-Milwaukee. Her works have been exhibited in numerous venues around the world including Tiger Shorts competition at IFFR, New York Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Dallas Contemporary. She recently won the Marian McMahon Akimbo award at the 2017 Images Festival with Untitled (2016) and was also awarded Best Experimental Film at the 2015 Chicago Underground Film Festival with  Her Silent Seaming  (2014).  In addition to exhibiting with institutions, Dinçel avidly self-distributes and tours with her work in micro-cinemas, artist run laboratories and alternative screening spaces in order to support and circulate handmade filmmaking to communities outside of institutions.   Alee Peoples  (born 1981, Oklahoma City) maintains a varied artistic practice that involves screen-printing, sewing, sculpture and film. Currently living in Los Angeles, she has taught youth classes at Echo Park Film Center and shown her sculpture and film work at GAIT and 4th Wall. She is inspired by pedestrian histories, pop song lyrics and invested in the hand-made.    Anja Dornieden  and  Juan David González Monroy   are filmmakers based in Berlin. They work together under the moniker OJOBOCA. Together they practice Horrorism, a simulated method of inner and outer transformation. Since 2010 they are members of the artist-run film lab LaborBerlin.

Stephanie Barber is an American writer and artist. She has created a poetic, conceptual and philosophical body of work in a variety of media. Her videos are concerned with the content, musicality and experiential qualities of language and her language is concerned with the emotional impact of moments and ideas. Each ferry viewers through philosophical inquiry with the unexpected oars of empathy, play, story and humor.

Her videos are distributed by Video Data Bank and her films can be found at Canyon Cinema and Fandor.com. Her books Night Moves and these here separated... were published by Publishing Genius Press in 2013 and 2010 respectively. Her collection of very short stories All The People was published by Ink Press Productions in 2015.

Barber is currently a resident artist at The Mt. Royal MFA for Interdisciplinary Art at MICA in Baltimore, MD.

JJ Murphy has been active as a filmmaker since 1971 and is interested in American Indie Cinema, screenwriting, avant–garde cinema, contemporary art, and the films of Andy Warhol. His films have been screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art, and the Centre Georges Pompidou.

Nazlı Dinçel’s hand-made work reflects on experiences of disruption. She records the body in context with arousal, immigration, dislocation and desire with the film object: its texture, color and the tractable emulsion of the 16mm material. Her use of text as image, language and sound imitates the failure of memory and her own displacement within a western society.

Born in Ankara, Turkey, Dinçel immigrated to the United States at the age of 17. Dinçel resides in Milwaukee, WI where she is currently building an artist run film laboratory. She obtained her MFA in filmmaking from UW-Milwaukee. Her works have been exhibited in numerous venues around the world including Tiger Shorts competition at IFFR, New York Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Dallas Contemporary. She recently won the Marian McMahon Akimbo award at the 2017 Images Festival with Untitled (2016) and was also awarded Best Experimental Film at the 2015 Chicago Underground Film Festival with Her Silent Seaming (2014).

In addition to exhibiting with institutions, Dinçel avidly self-distributes and tours with her work in micro-cinemas, artist run laboratories and alternative screening spaces in order to support and circulate handmade filmmaking to communities outside of institutions.

Alee Peoples (born 1981, Oklahoma City) maintains a varied artistic practice that involves screen-printing, sewing, sculpture and film. Currently living in Los Angeles, she has taught youth classes at Echo Park Film Center and shown her sculpture and film work at GAIT and 4th Wall. She is inspired by pedestrian histories, pop song lyrics and invested in the hand-made.

Anja Dornieden and Juan David González Monroy are filmmakers based in Berlin. They work together under the moniker OJOBOCA. Together they practice Horrorism, a simulated method of inner and outer transformation. Since 2010 they are members of the artist-run film lab LaborBerlin.