// Tangents of an Origin //
// 7:00 pm // Friday, May 4th, 2018 //
// Woodland Pattern Book Center //
// 720 E Locust St Milwaukee, WI //
Aiming (2015), Anna Vasof
53 seconds, video
Aiming describes the outcome, of striving, of intending, of directing efforts, of guessing, of pointing a gun.
Anna Vasof is an architect and media artist. Born in 1985, she studied architecture at the University of Thessaly (2010) in Greece and Transmedia Art (2014) at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since 2004 her videos and short movies have been presented in several festivals, some of them winning distinctions. She’s currently writing a Ph.D. thesis about an animation technique that she develops and at the same time working on designing and building innovative mechanisms for producing critical and narrative videos, actions and installations.
The Imagemaker (2017), Sarah Lasley
19 minutes 54 seconds, 4K video to HD
The Imagemaker examines the relationship of the viewer to the viewed placing the objectified image of a showgirl against the equally objectified landscape of the American southwest. A Vegas showgirl wanders into the desert while performing her routine, and the harsh conditions force her to acknowledge her own physical needs. As she transforms from a beautiful object into a living being with fully realized thoughts, desires, and an embodied point of view, the eye of the camera/viewer shifts from innocuous to predatory. Shot entirely alone in the desert, The Imagemaker explores the Sisyphean effort of living female by presenting the hazards of both self-consciousness and self-liberation in a female body.
Sarah Lasley is a filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist from Louisville, Kentucky. Her films address the socio-cultural and spiritual relationship between women and nature within a patriarchal mythology. She has exhibited internationally at galleries and film festivals, most recently at the Cannes Art Film Festival, Leslie Hellar Workspace in New York City, and Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia. She has worked professionally with Martha Stewart, Todd Haynes, Panda Bear, MGMT, Amanda Palmer, and STREB Dance Company. Sarah taught Video Art at Yale University, Vassar College, and The Pratt Institute and currently teaches Interactive Multimedia at the School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University.
Sukati (A Tale of Heaven) (2010), Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
5 minutes 50 seconds, Super 8 transferred to Beta SP
My mother dreamed that my late father came back home to see her. She strongly believes that it wasn't a dream.
"While I was in Japan for researching an Japanese avant-garde film last year I received the saddest phone call from my mother who told me that my father, who had been sick from liver cancer, had passed away peacefully. A few days before he died, I talked to him on the phone and he said, “I want my ashes to be scattered in the forest.” I replied to him with my tear flows “You will be alright.”
I didn’t even go back for his funeral. I began shooting this film which I had only an image of ashes and a forest, hoping that this film can cure me of my pain."
Phuttiphong AROONPHENG (born 1976) studied fine arts at Bangkok’s Silpakorn University. He is particularly interested in avant-garde and experimental film. Phuttiphong’s films have been showed both international film festivals and art exhibitions, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Busan International Film Festival, Singapore International Short Film Festival, Asian gallery 4A Sydney, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum Japan, Irish Museum of Modern Art and many others.
Phuttiphong also works extensively as cinematographer, with credits including VANISHING POINT (dir. Jakrawal Nilthamrong), THE ISLAND FUNERAL (dir. Pimpaka Towira) and DOLPHINS (dir. Waleed Al-Shehhi). He has practice and skill in many different levels of the visual storytelling process, from commercials to narrative and documentary filmmaking. He received Asian New Talent Award in cinematography from Shanghai International Film Festival in 2006.
Plus Ultra (2017), Samuel Delgado & Helena Girón
13 minutes, super 16mm and 16mm with expired color negative
Plus Ultra is the motto of the Spanish state. This slogan was used to encourage navigators to conquer new lands, forgetting the warning from Greek mythology: Non Terrae Plus Ultra (There is no land beyond here).
The Canary Islands —testing ground for the tactics utilized in the colonization of the Americas— becomes the setting for a tale about this land.
Samuel M. Delgado
b. Tenerife. 1987.
His work is largely found between of experimental and non-fiction. His films had been selected in international film festivals as Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Mar del Plata, FIC Valdivia, Curtas Vila do Conde, Ann Arbor or Media City Film Festival, where was awarded. This work also recived awards in Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux of Paris, Alcances and Curtocircuito International Film Festival. His works have been exhibited at museums as Lincoln Center in New York (as part of the NYFF), Art Gallery Ontario (as part of the TIFF) or CCCB (Barcelona).
He co-directed the film Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers! Also wrote the screenplay for the feature film Slimane directed by Jose A. Alayón (EL Viaje Films. 2013), directed the short film Malpaís (Trova Film, El Viaje Films 2013). These productions were represented at international film festivals where they have won various awards and accolades. As editor, he worked in the short film Tout le monde aime le bord de la mer by Keina Espiñeira (El Viaje Films. 2016), wich had it wolrd premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam and was nominated to the European Film Awards.
He is visiting professor at San Antonio de los Baños’s EICTV (Cuba), ECAM, Instituto del Cine de Madrid and at IFIC.
He has a Media degree, a scriptwritting Master and studied workshops at EICTV of production and scrpitwritting.
b. Santiago de Compostela. 1988.
Her current work is focused between documentary and experimental cinema using physical materials and photochemical processes. Her films had been selected in international film festivals as Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Mar del Plata, FIC Valdivia, Curtas Vila do Conde, Ann Arbor or Media City Film Festival, where was awarded and also recived awards in Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux of Paris, Alcances and Curtocircuito International Film Festival. His films have been exhibited at museums as Lincoln Center in New York (as part of the NYFF) or Art Gallery Ontario (as part of the TIFF) or CCCB (Barcelona).
She is visiting professor at ECAM and IFIC.
After get the Media degree, she studied a Master in Scriptwritting at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a Master in Editing in the ESCAC and the Anthropology degree.
Listen to me (2016), Carla Andrade
7 minutes 13 seconds, Super 8 and HD video
Taking the elegance and poetic power of the sea as main elements, Andrade subverts the role traditionally imposed on women. From observed objects to subjects that open their eyes to forgotten realities. Images that, when fading out, reflect a world whose sensitivity is mutating. Scenes of a dreamlike quality that borders surrealism so as to show the new order of things. JAVIER H. ESTRADA
Carla Andrade is a Visual Artist from Spain with a Degree in Audio-visual Studies and Philosophy. This intersection between the means of visual expression and a field close to reflection is precisely one of the defining facets of her work. She carried out Artist Residencies in Iceland, Sweden, Nepal, Chile, and Paris. Her work was exhibited at important Contemporary Art Centers as Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao (Spain), MAC Gas Natural Fenosa (Spain), Le 104 in Paris (France); and in Film and Photography International Festivals such as IFFR, Filmadrid, Curtocircuito, L’Alternativa Barcelona, IBAFF, Jihlava, Alchemy Film Festival, (S8), PhotoEspaña, Mois de la Photo, Encontros da Imagem, among others. Moreover she has been the main collaborator of the Spanish filmmaker Lois Patiño in Coast of Death (2013) and Mountain in Shadow (2012).