Light Field

November 11 - 13, 2016 / San Francisco, CA

 

Program 1 - Friday, November 11th @ 7pm
The Lab (2948 16th Street, SF, CA)
Total running time: 67 minutes
$6 - 10 sliding scale (advance tickets here)

Hay Algo Y Se Va  Kimberly Forero-Arnias 2014 / 3 minutes / USA / 16mm / sound Family footage is gathered and sifted to create a perpetual sea of bodies, gestures and gazes that collide to create a familiar yet estranging reunion.  -KFA

Hay Algo Y Se Va 
Kimberly Forero-Arnias
2014 / 3 minutes / USA / 16mm / sound

Family footage is gathered and sifted to create a perpetual sea of bodies, gestures and gazes that collide to create a familiar yet estranging reunion. 
-KFA

 
Energize Pablo Valencia 2013 / 1 minute / USA / super 8mm / silent

Energize
Pablo Valencia

2013 / 1 minute / USA / super 8mm / silent

 
Toxic Shock Vanessa Renwick 1983 / 3 minutes / USA / 16mm / sound A visceral personal response to surviving a near-fatal case of Toxic Shock Syndrome. Toxic Shock combines intimate taboos of needles, blood and tampons with tried and true hands-on self-defense, set to a spare, penetrating and unknown score provided by a cassette tape gifted by a forgotten friend. A call to arms; what will you do in defense of your body? -VR

Toxic Shock
Vanessa Renwick
1983 / 3 minutes / USA / 16mm / sound

A visceral personal response to surviving a near-fatal case of Toxic Shock Syndrome. Toxic Shock combines intimate taboos of needles, blood and tampons with tried and true hands-on self-defense, set to a spare, penetrating and unknown score provided by a cassette tape gifted by a forgotten friend. A call to arms; what will you do in defense of your body?
-VR

 
Spotlight on a Brick Wall Alee Peoples & Mike Stoltz 2016 / 8 minutes / USA / 16mm /sound A performance film that navigates expectations of both the audience and the makers. A series of false starts. Dub treatment on the laugh track. -AP & MS

Spotlight on a Brick Wall
Alee Peoples & Mike Stoltz
2016 / 8 minutes / USA / 16mm /sound

A performance film that navigates expectations of both the audience and the makers. A series of false starts. Dub treatment on the laugh track.
-AP & MS

 
Hotel Cartograph Scott Stark 1983 / 12 minutes / USA / 16mm / sound A camera mounted on a movable cart, pointing down at the floor, passes over a seemingly endless succession of gaudy carpets and surfaces in a single shot through a major hotel. The movements across the 2-dimensional space, and in and out of elevators through 3-dimensional space, suggest a conceptual map of the visible environment, which is perhaps drawn by the camera itself. -SS

Hotel Cartograph
Scott Stark

1983 / 12 minutes / USA / 16mm / sound

A camera mounted on a movable cart, pointing down at the floor, passes over a seemingly endless succession of gaudy carpets and surfaces in a single shot through a major hotel. The movements across the 2-dimensional space, and in and out of elevators through 3-dimensional space, suggest a conceptual map of the visible environment, which is perhaps drawn by the camera itself.
-SS

 
Narcissi Shiloh Cinquemani 2013 / 3 minutes / USA / 16mm / silent A Berlin spring still-life. -SC

Narcissi
Shiloh Cinquemani
2013 / 3 minutes / USA / 16mm / silent

A Berlin spring still-life.
-SC

 
Blue Shiloh Cinquemani 2013 / 3 minutes / USA / 16mm / silent Ode to the unique blue of the discontinued Kodak Ektachrome. A clear blue California sky made of clouds of film grain. -SC

Blue
Shiloh Cinquemani
2013 / 3 minutes / USA / 16mm / silent

Ode to the unique blue of the discontinued Kodak Ektachrome. A clear blue California sky made of clouds of film grain.
-SC

 
Roundtrip Philippe Leonard 2014 / 3 minutes / USA/Canada / 16mm / silent A diptych filmed on a journey between Montreal and New York City. My last roll of Ektachrome to commemorate an important day when two became unified in the act of giving. -PL

Roundtrip
Philippe Leonard
2014 / 3 minutes / USA/Canada / 16mm / silent

A diptych filmed on a journey between Montreal and New York City. My last roll of Ektachrome to commemorate an important day when two became unified in the act of giving.
-PL

 
Late Light Matt Whitman 2015 / 3 minutes / USA / 16mm / silent Clouds of light became precious when she died -MW

Late Light
Matt Whitman
2015 / 3 minutes / USA / 16mm / silent

Clouds
of
light
became
precious
when
she
died
-MW

 
THEM APPLES Adam R. Levine 2016 / 3 minutes / USA / 16mm / sound / US premiere Using the parallel temporal forms of the three-minute pop song and the 16mm camera roll, THEM APPLES runs The Beatles' "Back In The U.S.S.R." through iTunes Visualizer to create an optical sound experiment in which synaesthesia and pop cultural memory are turned back on themselves. -ARL

THEM APPLES
Adam R. Levine
2016 / 3 minutes / USA / 16mm / sound / US premiere

Using the parallel temporal forms of the three-minute pop song and the 16mm camera roll, THEM APPLES runs The Beatles' "Back In The U.S.S.R." through iTunes Visualizer to create an optical sound experiment in which synaesthesia and pop cultural memory are turned back on themselves.
-ARL

 
If You Can't See My Mirrors, I Can't See You Alee Peoples 2016 / 12 minutes / USA / 16mm / sound A study of the frame. An equal exchange between friends. -AP

If You Can't See My Mirrors, I Can't See You
Alee Peoples
2
016 / 12 minutes / USA / 16mm / sound

A study of the frame. An equal exchange between friends.
-AP

 
Tune In Esther Johnson 2006 / 14 minutes / UK / 16mm / sound "Ham Radio, the Space Age hobby where the world is your friend" Tune In follows the fascinating world of amateur radio operators. Although amateur by definition, HAMS (translating as an acronym for "Help All Mankind") undertake a rigorous licensing exam covering strict regulations and intellectually challenging technical knowledge. As well as being considered the fourth emergency service, providing backup when power and phone lines are down, HAMS, once they master the know-how, can be transported beyond the confines of their everyday existence with "do-it-yourself" radio technology. By connecting documentary with a textured soundtrack, Tune In transects the politics of space and social communication unveiling the peculiar world of the radio ham. -EJ

Tune In
Esther Johnson
2006 / 14 minutes / UK / 16mm / sound

"Ham Radio, the Space Age hobby where the world is your friend"

Tune In follows the fascinating world of amateur radio operators. Although amateur by definition, HAMS (translating as an acronym for "Help All Mankind") undertake a rigorous licensing exam covering strict regulations and intellectually challenging technical knowledge. As well as being considered the fourth emergency service, providing backup when power and phone lines are down, HAMS, once they master the know-how, can be transported beyond the confines of their everyday existence with "do-it-yourself" radio technology. By connecting documentary with a textured soundtrack, Tune In transects the politics of space and social communication unveiling the peculiar world of the radio ham.
-EJ