Sunday, April 26, 2009
|8:30 p.m.||Handle with Care|
Nancy Andrews, Kevin Jerome Everson, Adele Horne and Paul VanDeCarr, Lewis Klahr, Kerry Laitala, Charlotte Pryce, Scott Stark (U.S., 2008–2009)
Kerry Laitala and Paul VanDeCarr in Person
The seven artist-made films gathered in this program vary from cutout collage and hand-processed film to puppet and costume drama to two films with 3-D imagery. With a single shot recording ninety-three candles flickering on a birthday cake or an allegorical recounting of a near-death experience, these films remind us of the fragility of life and the power of the moving image medium . . . as well as the reverse. The vibrant, abstract spirals of Kerry Laitala’s experiments with chromovision leap off the screen in pulsating 3-D in Chromatic Cocktail. In Adele Horne and Paul VanDeCarr’s Experiment on Peripheral Vision, #1, a man and a woman note what they see from the corners of their eyes. Charlotte Pryce’s luminous, hand-processed film The Parable of the Tulip Painter and the Fly reaches across the centuries to find inspiration in a seventeenth-century Dutch painting. Nancy Andrews’s imaginative allegory On a Phantom Limb draws on ink paintings, live-action, and puppets to explore a woman who finds herself part bird after a life-threatening occurrence. Speechless is Scott Stark’s beautiful yet uneasy weaving of imagery of human vulvas and landscapes, drawing on medical 3-D Viewmaster images. Lewis Klahr evokes longing and regret in the haunting collage-film False Aging, crafted from the detritus of the past. Kevin Jerome Everson’s Ninety-Three is a succinct portrait of resilience.
—Kathy Geritz, Irina Leimbacher
• Chromatic Cocktail (Kerry Laitala, U.S., 2008, 8.5 mins). Experiment on Peripheral Vision, #1 (Adele Horne and Paul VanDeCarr, U.S., 2008, 3 mins). The Parable of the Tulip Painter and the Fly (Charlotte Pryce, U.S., 2008, 4 mins). On a Phantom Limb (Nancy Andrews, U.S., 2009, 35 mins). Speechless (Scott Stark, U.S., 2008, 13 mins). False Aging (Lewis Klahr, U.S., 2008, 15 mins). Ninety-Three (Kevin Jerome Everson, U.S., 2008, 3 mins)
• (Total running time: 85 mins)