Footnotes To A House Of Love
Seven poetic offerings, four contemporary artists with diverse approaches to the moving image. Rhythm; detail; the movement between the internal and external; the nomadic possibilities inherent in a cut – all are examined and brought to the viewer in this illuminating collection.
Gestation Period Haley Peterson (2015 / 16mm / 3 mins NO / US)
A girl wraps herself in silk. The movement is repeated in shifting fragments, each fragment hand printed from the original to create a hallucinatory and disorientating performance to camera.
Sea Of Vapors Sylvia Schedelbauer (2011-2014 / Digital / 15′ 00 / DE)
A gorgeous, lyrical mosaic in which a woman lifts a cup, ever so incrementally, to her mouth, every stage of her movement interrupted by a horde of disparate images. A cascade of moments cut frame by frame flow into an allegory of the lunar cycle.
Way Fare Sylvia Schedelbauer ( 2009 / Digital / 6′ 30 / DE)
A layered tone poem of found images and woven soundscapes renders a shifting psychogram; a nomadic passage across spaces in and out of time.
Something Between Us Jodie Mack (2015/ 16mm / 10mins/US)
A choreographed motion study for twinkling trinkets, beaming baubles, and glaring glimmers. Choreographed costume jewelry and natural wonders join forces to perform plastic pirouettes, dancing a luminous lament until the tide comes in.
Undertone Overture Jodie Mack (2013, 10m30s, 16mm/US)
A series of tie dyes in front of Mack’s typically perpendicular camera, a “flat” perspective which allows Mack to present something like an essential view of the object, by focusing on detail she creates an overall abstraction via a rapid succession of distinct designs.
Footnotes to a House Of Love Laida Lertxundi (16mm / 2007/13 minutes U.S./ES)
A hut in the middle of the desert. Some young people enter and exit, take down its doors and windows, converting it into an open space. The dichotomy between inside/outside disappears; destruction leads to creation; freedom prevails as a radiant form of life.
Cry When It Happens Laida Lertxundi (16mm film/ 2010/14 minutes U.S./ES)
A journey through the natural expanse of California. Here, we discover a restrained psychodrama of play, loss, and the transformation of everyday habitats. Music appears across the interiors and exteriors and speaks of limitlessness and longing.