aDifferent festival Program 4 // Assembled Environs
February 18th, 2017 // 3:00 PM // Woodland Pattern Book Center
720 E Locust St Milwaukee, WI 53212
Espectro cromático / Color spectrum, Albert Alcoz
3 minutes, Super8 transferred to video, 2015
Color spectrum shows the comings and goings of passersby on a boardwalk. Multiple exposure and color filters transform human figures in ghostly presences of variable color shades.
Artist Bio:Albert Alcoz (Barcelona, 1979) is a filmmaker, writer, teacher and curator of experimental cinema and artists' video. PhD in Communication for the University Pompeu Fabra with a dissertation on "Sound and Structural Film" (2016). Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and Master's degree on Documentary from the University Pompeu Fabra. Since May 2006, writes the website Visionary Film , about current avant-garde cinema and experimental cinema.
noise, Stefanie Weberhofer
1 minute 41 seconds, video, 2016
Color fields generated through autocorrect interfere with a blustery pixel storm. This only clears up to catch a brief glimpse of a photographic image. Discovered thanks to serendipity, noise is glorifying the disturbances of the recording process.
Stefanie Weberhofer, born 1988 in Austria. Her interest in motion pictures results in its media specifity and its limitations. In this realm she is exploring varied fields of experimental/avant-garde films as well as the forms of Expanded Cinema.
Shooting Star, Pierre Yves Clouin
3 minutes 20 seconds, video, 2015
It is because I’m shooting this star that this star is a shooting star
Pierre Yves Clouin is a video artist and filmmaker living in Paris.
His videos have been selected in festivals worldwide: the International Film Festivals of San Francisco, Chicago, Thessaloniki, Split, Moscow, Los Angeles, VideoBrasil, Videonale, Ars Electronica, Sundance , FID and RISC Marseille, among many others (pierreyvesclouin.fr/bio).
Suspended world 2, Aliénor Vallet
2 minutes 35 seconds, video, 2016
Which is beyond Google Earth… Suspended world 2 evokes the motion of the capitalism and its intolerable promises of happiness.
Born in paris, Aliénor Vallet develops films and video installations in ARTVIDEO LAB. Her works consist of the video art collection Traces du tangible and others laboratory projects in collaboration with multidisciplinary artists.
Zuma_cuts.mov, Alejandro Sajgalik
6 minutes 6 seconds, performance, digital video, 2016
Two photographs of a beach house in ruins are displayed on separate LCD screens and sliced. The two screens are in dialogue: each displaying the house’s interior taken a few years apart, at different levels of decay. Akin to the firefighters who used the house in the 1970s to conduct drills and simulations, cutting and removing the screen’s polarizing filter film pushes the limits of material condition. Between charred wood and the sunset. Between infinitesimal liquid crystals and the expansive space of the Internet.
Alejandro Sajgalik is an artist based in Montreal (Canada) who investigates the production of space through movement, film and words. His by-products are videos, performances, books and installations. As of late his work focuses on leftover infrastructural spaces as potential sites for queering realities.
“A woman suspects that someone has clandestinely been filming her life and that her friends and acquaintances are seeing the movies in secret screenings.” Local Ads from Faraway Places was reverse engineered from a description of Secret Cinema by Paul Bartel without having seen the original film.
Kera MacKenzie is an interdisciplinary artist who works with moving images, installation, performance and live broadcast. She has screened and exhibited her work at spaces including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Edinburgh Artists' Moving Image Festival, MassArt Film Society (Boston), Aurora Picture Show (Houston), High Desert Test Sites (New Mexico), The Luminary (St Louis) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago Underground Film Festival, and Links Hall (all Chicago). She received her MFA in Moving Image from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2013. Additionally, Kera is a Founding Co-Director of ACRE TV, an artist-made livestreaming tele-vision network (ACRETV.org), an educator, and a recent recipient of a UIC/UofC/SAIC Consortium Fellowship for the trans-disciplinary program Field Trip / Field Notes / Field Guide. keramackenzie.com
Andrew Mausert-Mooney is a Chicago-based artist working with 16mm film, video, performance and television. Andrew’s work has showed in festivals, galleries and exhibition series around the world including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, International Film Festival Rotterdam, American Film Institute, CineVegas, UnionDocs, Chicago Underground, Gallery 400, Pleasure Dome and Other Cinema. He received his MFA from the University of Illinois-Chicago in the Spring of 2012. Currently Andrew is a co-director and station manager of ACRE TV, an artist-run livestream tele-vision network (acretv.org).
Missing In-Between the Physical Proper, Olivia Ciummo
6 minutes, video, 2016
Relations between the planet, bodies, death, and transformation.
Olivia Ciummo, is a filmmaker and artist based in Los Angeles. Over the last decade she has made more than two-dozen short films and has exhibited at museums, film festivals, galleries, universities and cultural centers, both nationally and abroad. Her work has screened at venues such as The Museum of Modern Art – NYC, The Pittsburgh Biennial, Museum of Portimão- Portugal, Media City Film Festival- Windsor, Crossroads Film Festival- San Francisco, Cairo Video Festival - Egypt, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, and The Paris Festival of Different and Experimental Cinemas. She holds an MFA in Moving Image from The University of Illinois at Chicago.
The Stream VI, Hiroya Sakurai
7 minutes, HD video, 2015
This work is a ballet using the sound and the movement of the algae and water. With the waterway as the theater, I filmed the choreography of the algae that flows in the water.I shot this with a waterproof camera on a slider dolly . Using this device I created a simulated experience of walking through the waterway for the viewer. In the man-made waterways of rice paddies, the water in nature must follow artificial rules. In that way, nature is made abstract, giving rise to a new form of beauty distinct from the natural state. The theme of this work is the liveliness of the water as it follows the man-made course.
Sakurai was born in Yokohama,Japan in 1958 and graduated from University of Tsukuba [ M.F.A.] in 1985. Sakurai has taught at Seian University of Art and Design since 2012 as professor. Exhibitions include The 4th Sydney Biennale (1982), Postwar Art in Japan, The Getty Center, Los Angeles (2007), 62nd Melbourne International Film Festival (2013), 58th San Francisco International Film Festival, 13th International Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris (all 2015). Sakurai’s work can be found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada and J.Paul Getty Trust. Grand Prix of Locarno City,The 4th International Video & Electronic Art Festival, Locarno,Switzerland(1993), Asolo Award the Best Videoart Work" ,35th Asolo Art Film Festival,Italy.(2016), The Best International Experimental Short Film - Eisenstein Award,12th Blow-Up Arthouse International Film Festival,Chicago.(2016)
To-do list on the walk:
-enter the wild vegetation
-make a path, not intentional but unintentionally intentional
-have lunch mid-way
I guess what you take away from the animality of the body, you add to the beauty of the mind.
Julija Paškevičiūtė (1993, July 16) born and raised in Vilnius, Lithuania.Enters Fine Arts department Minerva Academie, Groningen, the Netherlands in 2012. Today continues Fine Arts studies in Hochschule für Künste Bremen, Germany.
Anouk Chambaz (1993, Switzerland). Diploma in filmmaking, Los Angeles, 2012. Bachelor in directing, Lausanne, 2015. Studies philosophy and social sciences now. Works with video art and writes potential scenarios.
The two met during Antropical, an art residency in Luxembourg, summer 2016. Vegetation Walk is the result of their encouter.
283 frogs, Genadzi Buto
1 minute 13 seconds, stop motion animation, 2016
What will be if you quickly flip through 283 photos of squashed frogs?
Genadzi Buto (b. 1983) is a director, animator, artist and designer based in St. Petersburg, Russia. Born and raised in Belarus. He graduated from the Academy of Arts in Minsk, and then focused on making short animated films, animated music videos, and commercials.