Light Field

San Francisco / December 7 - 10, 2017

 

Program 4 - Saturday, November 12th @ 7pm
The Lab (2948 16th Street, SF, CA)
Total running time: 79 minutes
$6 - 10 sliding scale (advance tickets here)

Ceol (Ruinsong) Ben Balcom 2016 / 5 minutes / USA / 16mm / sound See the ruins of a castle at the far edges of land. The birdsong you hear mimics the sound of the river, and the human voice mimics the song of the bird. This is a failed historical gesture sung in a playful, wild mimetic gesture. -BB 

Ceol (Ruinsong)
Ben Balcom

2016 / 5 minutes / USA / 16mm / sound

See the ruins of a castle at the far edges of land. The birdsong you hear mimics the sound of the river, and the human voice mimics the song of the bird. This is a failed historical gesture sung in a playful, wild mimetic gesture.
-BB 

 
Parallel Inquiries Christina C Nguyen 2016 / 10 minutes / USA / 16mm / sound sound from image / image from color // inquiries into the analog film system -CCN

Parallel Inquiries
Christina C Nguyen
2016 / 10 minutes / USA / 16mm / sound

sound from image / image from color // inquiries into the analog film system
-CCN

 
The Bellouin Sequence Rick Bahto 2008 / 3 minutes / USA / 16mm / silent A portrait of the composer Ashley Bellouin, made over the course of several trips to visit her at her home in San Francisco. Describing her own work, she says "...compositions emphasize and explore the sonic potential contained within a single musical gesture ..." -RB

The Bellouin Sequence
Rick Bahto
2008 / 3 minutes / USA / 16mm / silent

A portrait of the composer Ashley Bellouin, made over the course of several trips to visit her at her home in San Francisco. Describing her own work, she says "...compositions emphasize and explore the sonic potential contained within a single musical gesture ..."
-RB

 
The Past is Past [but there is something now that I regret like I was about to do it] Josh Lewis 2015 / 7 minutes / USA / dual channel 16mm / silent The past is past, but there is something now that I regret like I was about to do it. -JL

The Past is Past [but there is something now that I regret like I was about to do it]
Josh Lewis
2015 / 7 minutes / USA / dual channel 16mm / silent

The past is past, but there is something now that I regret like I was about to do it.
-JL

 
Blue Line Chicago Richard Tuohy & Dianna Barrie 2014 / 10 minutes / Australia / 16mm / sound Architectural distortions of the second city. -RT & DB

Blue Line Chicago
Richard Tuohy & Dianna Barrie
2014 / 10 minutes / Australia / 16mm / sound

Architectural distortions of the second city.
-RT & DB

 
Reckless Eyeballing Christopher Harris 2004 / 14 minutes / USA / 16mm / sound Taking its name from the Jim-Crow-era prohibition against black men looking at white women, this hand-processed, optically-printed amalgam is a hypnotic inspection of sexual desire, racial identity, and film history. I use non-narrative formal strategies to unravel long-standing narrative tropes of racial identity. Through this approach, questions of race and identity become questions of cinematic form, material and structure rather than a matter of narrative content. I take up the idea of threatening, outlawed gazes in order to suggest the ambivalent interplay of dread and desire associated with the bodies of black outlaws. -CH

Reckless Eyeballing
Christopher Harris
2004 / 14 minutes / USA / 16mm / sound

Taking its name from the Jim-Crow-era prohibition against black men looking at white women, this hand-processed, optically-printed amalgam is a hypnotic inspection of sexual desire, racial identity, and film history. I use non-narrative formal strategies to unravel long-standing narrative tropes of racial identity. Through this approach, questions of race and identity become questions of cinematic form, material and structure rather than a matter of narrative content. I take up the idea of threatening, outlawed gazes in order to suggest the ambivalent interplay of dread and desire associated with the bodies of black outlaws.
-CH

 
Prima Materia Charlotte Pryce 2015 / 3 minutes / USA / 16mm / silent Delicate threads of energy spiral and transform into mysterious microscopic cells of golden dust: these are the luminous particles of the alchemist’s dream. Prima Materia is inspired by the haunting wonderment of Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura. It is an homage to the first, tentative photographic records that revealed the extraordinary nature of phenomena lurking just beyond the edge of human vision. -CP

Prima Materia
Charlotte Pryce
2015 / 3 minutes / USA / 16mm / silent

Delicate threads of energy spiral and transform into mysterious microscopic cells of golden dust: these are the luminous particles of the alchemist’s dream. Prima Materia is inspired by the haunting wonderment of Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura. It is an homage to the first, tentative photographic records that revealed the extraordinary nature of phenomena lurking just beyond the edge of human vision.
-CP

 
Speech Memory Caroline Key 2007 / 23 minutes / USA / 16mm / sound Father and daughter discuss the lives of past generations to form a posthumous portrait of the filmmaker's grandfather, Key Jin Yun. A deaf-mute Korean born in Japan during its occupation of Korea, Key Jin Yun, was raised fully integrated into Japanese society, learning only written Japanese and Japanese sign language. In 1945, with Japan's defeat and the end of the occupation, he and his family returned to Korea. Speech Memory examines the impact of immigration and cultural assimilation through the details of Key Jin Yun's life, revealing the shifting complexities of language, national identity, and memory. -CK

Speech Memory
Caroline Key
2007 / 23 minutes / USA / 16mm / sound

Father and daughter discuss the lives of past generations to form a posthumous portrait of the filmmaker's grandfather, Key Jin Yun. A deaf-mute Korean born in Japan during its occupation of Korea, Key Jin Yun, was raised fully integrated into Japanese society, learning only written Japanese and Japanese sign language. In 1945, with Japan's defeat and the end of the occupation, he and his family returned to Korea. Speech Memory examines the impact of immigration and cultural assimilation through the details of Key Jin Yun's life, revealing the shifting complexities of language, national identity, and memory.
-CK