CSVN #1

COLORS

(Friday May 14th, 2021)

Kelly Gallagher

Pennsylvania

Synopsis
By painting frames of 16mm clear leader, the filmmaker explores the feelings and sentiments evoked when returning home to Pennsylvania, after being far away for far too long.

Artist Statement
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Jack Wormell

Holy Waste

A still from the film Holy Waste depicting very colorful wasted food. A deconstructed burger on the pavement.

Synopsis
A short video documenting, in loving slow motion, a gaudy pile of recently dumped food on the pavement. The ripe mess is elevated into a landscape of bounteous putrescence, where sweet and savoury foods ooze into one another and become indiscernible from one another.

Artist Statement
I make films exploring the tension between the humdrum and the ecstatic in everyday landscapes. My  work seeks the transcendent in mundane objects and overlooked places, often in the urban landscape  of London. Each work has its own language, but they all evoke the contradictory experience of place.

Sarah Ballard

“I just wanted to stare at the clouds but they wouldn’t let me”

Synopsis
A short video documenting, in loving slow motion, a gaudy pile ofA stream of flickering light. A study on distance and perceived speed.

Artist Bio
Sarah Ballard is a filmmaker and moving image artist based in Brooklyn. Concerned with elapsed time  and our perceptions of it, she manipulates the tactile qualities of sound and image to summon aesthetics  of collective dream and recollection. She makes films, single channel videos and multi-channel works  that seek to reinterpret what is left behind and materialize what is unremembered.

Dakota Bozeman

There Is Love For You//You Will Find Them Again

Synopsis
Direct animation on 16mm and GIFs that have been glitched and drawn on by hand come together to observe how gender is portrayed in various forms of media. Particularly related to the trans experience, the piece observes and dissects various representations of femininity, masculinity, gender nonconformity, and transness. Images of various children’s cartoons and video game characters are set against modern representations of trans people actually played by trans actors in roles that are well rounded and nonexploitative.

Artist Bio
Dakota Bozeman is an Orlando-based experimental filmmaker in his senior year of the  Film BFA at University of Central Florida. Much of Bozeman’s work focuses on how his  transgender identity affects various aspects of his life, as well as his relationship to the LGBTQ  community as a whole. Through his work, Bozeman hopes to create honest but optimistic  depictions of LGBTQ individuals

Vasilios Papaioannu

Parenthesis

Synopsis
In this lonely contemplation of a past summer, the ancient promontory becomes a parenthetical projection of frantic lines and alternating impressions.

Artist Bio
Vasilios Papaioannu is a filmmaker, photographer and mixed media artist currently based in Washington, DC. In his work Papaioannu explores the fleeting dreamscapes of reality using noise, movement and disturbance. He hybridizes different modes of filmmaking, unifying variegated media, primarily 16mm film, digital video and archival footage. His works have been shown in various venues around the world, such as Crossroads at SFMOMA, Anthology Film Archives, Engauge Film Festival, EXiS, Cork Film Festival, FILMADRID, IBAFF, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Revelation Perth Film Festival, Athens Digital Arts Festival, CICA Museum and Sharjah Film Platform. Papaioannu holds an MA in Communication, Text Semiotics and Cinema from the University of Siena in Italy and an MFA in Film and Cinematography from Syracuse University in New York. Papaioannu is currently an Assistant Professor at the Cathy Hughes School of Communications, Department of Media, Journalism, and Film at Howard University.

Ian Grant

I Put the Wind in the Window-gazing (Fairy Fountain Mix)

Synopsis
Turning my friend’s musical score into life, I used video effects like data-moshing to make the colors of each scene bleed into one another creating a very interesting transition between each video clip. The clips are arranged in an experimental way which is meant to align with the flow of the musical composition.

Artist Bio
Ian Grant is a glitch artist working in video and photography, based in Dallas, Texas. He arrived at glitch art after studying painting and photography, and from being active on the internet. To him glitch art is like painting with broken systems. He uses intentionally sabotaged hardware to manipulate and create
audiovisuals. The pieces hopefully allow the viewer to have a connection with the process and the materiality of the medium. His interest is in attempting to control the inherent chaos of glitch and to create novel sensory experiences. Hopefully the viewer finds something interesting and new about this process. It’s what I like to do and hopefully anyone can relate to wanting to share something they’ve created on which feels like a new medium using new technologies and/or new interpretations of old technologies and mediums.

Eden Mitsenmacher

Back to Reality

Synopsis
The artist is recorded singing the 90’s hit “Back To Life” of Soul II Soul as it is rhythmed by smartphone notifications, over a dreamy artificial animated image of a storm cloud.

Artist Bio
Born 1987 in the USA; works in Rotterdam and Tel Aviv.
Combines performance, video and installation to take a critical yet engaging view of
social, political and cultural issues. Holds a BFA from Goldsmiths College University of
London and an MFA from the Dutch Art Institute. Has participated in several exhibitions worldwide, including; Istanbul Biennial, the Van Abbe Museum in the Netherlands, Holon Design Museum, Liverpool Biennial, Arebyte Gallery London, ANILOGUE, Animation Festival Budapest, Internationales KurzFilmFestival Hamburg Germany and many more.

Anna Malina

Flowered Nightmare

Synopsis
A looped animation study of nightmarish color and a wilting flower.

Artist Bio
Anna Malina is an artist who’s excited about the physicality of  the materials she uses for her mostly handmade animation  explorations.

Cheyanne Miller

Escapism

Synopsis
Throughout life I have searched for the best form of escapism. This piece is a video study in escapism through nature.

Artist Bio
Cheyanne Miller is an experimental filmmaker based in Orlando, FL. She created her own artistic method and experiences that she showcases in her pieces throughout her undergraduate career.  Miller’s work remains deeply rooted in personal experience with focus on the analog format by working with 8mm and 16mm film.

Hawk Martha

TEENAGE BEEP BOOP

Synopsis
Torched drive through circuit-bent cities

Artist Bio
Hawk Martha is a video artist and multimedia creator in sunny Chicago, IL. His work is an eclectic blend of music, humor, and experimental visuals, and screens online, in real life, and everywhere in between. To see more, visit http://www.hawkmartha.com

Lydia Moyer

The Well-Prepared Citizen’s Solution

Synopsis
An account of life among those preparing for the end of the world. A report from the garden.

Artist Bio
Lydia Moyer is a visual artist and media maker who lives and works in central Virginia.

Christine Lucy Latimer

The Magik Iffektor

Synopsis
A video that electronically twists the fates of witches, monkeys, apparitions and conjoined bald men. Created with found VHS footage.

Artist Bio
Christine Lucy Latimer is an interdisciplinary artist working with lens-based and time-based forms.  Her work in the past decade has been featured across 5 continents in over 300 film festivals and  gallery exhibitions. She lives and works in Toronto, Canada.

Jon Perez

Policing the Spectrum

Synopsis
A heavily processed video document depicting a public “die in” staged in 2013 by The Upstate NY Coalition to Ground the Drones & End the Wars is excavated and posed against a failed attempt at emulating an expert systems’ emulation of human decision making.

Artist Bio
Jon Perez is a video artist whose works use sound and video to explore events and processes that are distributed across complex spatial and temporal scales.

Amanda Valle

Back in the Island

Synopsis
Back in Island is a short film exploring the creative journey of artist Amanda Valle as she returns to her home in the Dominican Republic. Following an emotionally draining period, Amanda seeks comfort in the local culture by immersing herself in the colours and textures that were once so familiar. A journey of self discovery, the short film became the main source of inspiration for the artist’s new series composed of twelve paintings.

Artist Statement
“I’d imagined for quite some time what it would be like to return home after living abroad – the astonishing scenery, the cultural confrontation, the emotional traction and the aggravated sense of belonging. I came back aware of the change of settings, knowing that the living environment grew older, but with a burning need of discovering the unvarying spirit of our culture.

With the Back in the Island series I strive to revive the unnoticed feelings behind everyday circumstances, using color, shapes and texture to rephrase this lost sensations thundering in the shadows. Back in the Island is a celebration of the unaltered energy that follows every experience. It’s about exploring inner instincts, while encouraging the seeking of deeper connections between our emotional state and the way we capture the world.”

Jean-Michel Rolland

Massacre

Synopsis
17 photographs found on the Internet are reworked to deliver a personal vision of bullfighting. This artistic documentary where the red color, the color of blood, is omnipresent deliberately ignores the presumed beauty of the gesture to focus on the barbarism of this outdated practice.

Artist Bio
A long time musician and a painter, Jean-Michel Rolland brings together his two passions – the sound and the image – in digital arts since 2010. Through video artworks, he questions the temporality, a genuine fourth dimension inherent to moving image, as well as the duality between his two favorite mediums, the sound and the visual.

Manuela Monsalve

Get Lost (2020)

Synopsis
This found footage film is about how easy it is to get lost both physically and emotionally within a short amount of time and how hard it may be to come back to where you were or simply coming to terms with change. Through superimposition and use of reversed footage, the feeling of emptiness while pursuing a certain niche and your journey towards acceptance is apparent.

Artist Bio
Manu Monsalve is a Colombian artist raised in Hollywood, FL. She is currently a senior in the BFA Experimental Film program at the University of Central Florida. Her work consists of single-channel pieces and installation art work. She is interested in filming and photographing the human condition and its interaction with nature and architecture.

Connor Keep

DIGITAL MATERIAL

Synopsis
A woman runs her hand through an autumn leave. She places it in a box. She is revealed in the grass.

Artist Bio
Connor Keep is a New York based video artist and documentarian.

Methas Chantawongs

Time Accident

Synopsis
Time accident, the combined trip at different times from real footage, a first one was my childhood  with family, which was filmed in 2000, and a second one was the present-day footage that I was  traveling by train, to express fluctuation that the context and meaning of life were accidentally  changed by time.

Artist Bio
Methas Chantawongs was born in 1994, based in Bangkok, Thailand. he graduated with B.F.A. in Film  and Digital Media in 2016. Then he started working as a composer along with filmmaking. Methas is  interested in experimental video to share and explore social topics. His works were exhibited and  won the prize internationally.

Julia Clouser

Honeymoon

Synopsis
Honeymoon features imagery appropriated from the artist’s grandfather’s 8mm family films  shot in Florida throughout the 1960s and 70s; these films were shot on a camera that  unexpectedly exposed the film outside of its standardized frame, creating moments existing  only in the film’s margins.

Artist Bio
Julia Clouser is a multidisciplinary artist based in Baltimore, Maryland focusing on themes of  perception, memory, and place. She works to understand how we perceive, or fail to  perceive, moments in their natural context and questions how this can expose the tension  between the familiar fading away and the unfamiliar appearing.

Adriana Lopez Garibay

Josefina

Synopsis
The magic and the soul of nature.

Artist Bio
Adriana López Garibay, is a mexican filmmaker, her short films have been screened in countries like the United States, Chile, Cuba, Argentina.

Yson Lorane DeBlois

Delusions of Cloudless Sulfur

Synopsis
Wings beating as the frames flicker, a digitally rendered attempt at reanimation. A Cloudless Sulfur (Phoebis Sennae) is inundated by delusions of grandeur. Delusions of Cloudless Sulfur was created by applying butterfly wing pigments and ink to 16mm film, which was then telecined and digitally manipulated.

Artist Bio
Yson Lorane DeBlois (1991, Florida) has been involved in many aspects of experimental film for the last decade, including production, curation, exhibition, and academic research and instruction. Her body of work includes experimental/documentary single channel and installation based film and video pieces.

Laura Iancu

Feeder

Synopsis
A girl comes home to her cat.

Artist Bio
Iancu is visual artist working primarily in hybrid video forms and immersive 3D animation & gaming, with an expanded practice of installation and photography. She is currently teaching film production classes at Virginia Tech.

Andrew Joseph Burke

CHROMATIC SKI TRIP (1990)

Synopsis
A man is revisiting some old vhs tapes of a ski trip from back in 1990 through a fractured and lysergic prism. The images displayed on the monitor look familiar to him, but unreal and frightening somehow. He realizes he can’t remember for sure what age he was back then.

Artist Bio
Andrew Burke is a nascent video artist, experimenting with the unexpected results that come from signal interferences to VHS playback. Of particular interest are the flaws in the medium: the jitteriness, the fuzziness, and the general off-kilter feeling of it. He lives and works in the Boston area.

Greg Penn

Tremble & Dance

Synopsis
‘Tremble & Dance’ refers to the idea that if we attentively observe very small particles, such as a speck of dust or a grain of pollen, suspended in still air or in a liquid, we see them tremble and dance. When I first heard this I immediately thought of my body and its mass and movement and the interflow with inner and outer experiences. The body can almost seem to tremble and dance to all that is… Perhaps this is what is known as the varying subtle bodies making wonderful alternate realities possible in real time?

Artist Bio
Born UK, Melbourne, Australia based. Greg has been awarded  ‘Outstanding achievement award, L’Age d’Or International Art-house Film Festival (LIAFF). ‘The Most Innovative use of Digital work’ at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP), Melbourne and awarded a place on the LUMEN long list held at the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), London.

Giorgos Efthimiou

Hat, where is it?

Synopsis
Strange things are happening when you lose your hat.

Artist Bio
Giorgos Efthimiou has been constructing films and visual arts since 2011.