Jun 9th 2019

Jennet Thomas
14 min., Digital, 2018, UK

Two characters speak urgently to the camera about their relationship with an intelligent substance they call “Animal Expanded.” The man has swallowed it, and it expands, improving his family. He holds his five-year-old daughter up to camera: “Look how her fibers are formatting! She is her very own accelerated portfolio.”

2000 Women Named Stacy
Jessie Darnell
10 min., Digital, 2018, USA

An exploration of online fetishism as a larger analogy for the Eurocentric gaze in pornography. Other themes include self-degradation, control, and performative roles for a camera. Functioning as a moving digital collage of appropriated materials, the Stacy’s present themselves to the viewer as both Aggressor and Sacrifice.

A Collection of Attempts in Astral Travel
Ryan Betschart & Rachel Nakawatase
6 min., 16mm, 2019, USA

In 1990 parapsychologist D. Scott Rogo, an expert in the study of astral projection and an accomplished oboe player, was murdered in his Northridge home. The crime remains unsolved.

Topographies of a distant noise
Agustín Telo
3 min., Digital, 2018, Argentina

The film was born from the digital intervention of a family movie. These images, already digitized, are processed and vectorized frame to frame. In this way it is composed a materiality in constant transformation that emerge forming shapes and forms, proposing a permanent play between the formal limits among abstraction and figuration.

My Daddy Was a Gunman
Jimmy Schaus
2 min., Digital, 2018, USA

A personal constellation of “Stowe-ments”—appropriated and re-enacted—sprung from a made-up line from a real but unseen film from my childhood (“Bad Girls”) and the deep indentations left by multiple early viewings of Altman’s Short Cuts. Adolescent fascinations, fears, and desires are re-animated through play in the front of the green screen.

We love me
Naween Noppakun
13 min., Digital, 2017, Thailand

The heavily compressed time and space where all survival images from my memory live in. After journey, what will remain could be something we cannot talk to, but perceive.

Katie Kapuza
3 min., Digital, 2018, USA

An animated reaction to masculine stereotypes and tired cliches.

Technology Lake: Meditations on Death and Sex
Brandon Daley
8 min., Digital, 2019, USA

A dog and her owner navigate the perils of modern technology.

Darrin Martin & Torsten Zenas Burns
25 min., Digital, 2018, USA

Season 3: A Wiccan mother and gay cop father act as spirit guides to the ARK3 explorers. These emissaries of props greet the Great Wall and Teotihuacán Pyramids as destinations of ritual to be shared, not by beings of a post-apocalyptic universe, but by tourists vying for their own survival through manifested selfie pics.

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