The Physics of Invisible Objects
// March 8, 2019 • 7:00 pm //
// Woodland Pattern Book Center //
// 720 E Locust St • Milwaukee, WI //
// Loose Ends • Emily Downes //
// 7 minutes • Video //
Loose Ends: Dreams have the undeniable power of revealing fears, intuitions and desires. This animation is an exploration of a reoccurring dream of teeth that fall out and free themselves through gleeful dance.
Emily Downes is an artist, animator, filmmaker, photographer and overall creative and is also the Youth Programs Manager at FilmNorth. She received both her BFA and MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts in Film, Video, Animation and New Genres. Emily has made several experimental short videos, documentaries, and animations, which have showcased at film festivals and galleries worldwide. Her work stems from a fascination with language, memory and dreams which she translates into abstracted worlds that draw upon the unusual and unpredictable of the everyday. She is most passionate about sharing her talents for digital and media arts with all ages while collaborating with local artists to build a strong and vibrant community.
// It Will Be Advantageous to Cross The Great Stream • Anna Kipervaser //
// 5 minutes 33 seconds • Video //
Sometimes, and only sometimes, do things magically fall into place. Always, the future is revealed. The past is never quite what it seemed. And if it’s true that destiny adores repetition, then the present is its silent resting place. All things move toward their end.
Anna Kipervaser is a Ukrainian-born multimedia artist. Her work spans multiple disciplines including experimental and documentary moving image works in both 16mm film and video. Her moving image work has screened at festivals internationally at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Crossroads Film Festival at the San Francisco Cinematheque, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Antimatter, Fracto Experimental Film Encounter, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival, Indie Grits Film Festival, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogota among others. Anna's work also screens in classrooms, galleries, microcinemas, basements, and school houses! Anna is also painter, printmaker, curator of exhibitions, programmer of screenings. She currently lives and works in Durham, North Carolina.
// The Watering Room • Katya Yakubov //
// 35 minutes • HD Video //
Based on a collage of Russian fairy tales including the infamous Baba Yaga, The Watering Room stages a shifting power-play between an old woman, who lives alone amongst the squalor of her house, and a bureaucrat, there to question her about a piece of property she may own. Mixing elements of horror, surrealism, and theater, the film questions why we take pleasure in the perverse, and how the boundaries of guilt can be actively re-written.
Katya Yakubov is a Uzbekistan-born filmmaker living in New York. She has served as assistant curator at VAEFF (2013) and from 2014-2015 she and partner Daniel Hess opened a microcinema in Brooklyn called The Picture Show, dedicated to experimental film and auteur cinema. Her own work, which has screened at film festivals around the world, attempts to distill moments of strangeness and ambiguity that occur in the everyday.