From: Jessica Allee (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jul 16 2007 - 22:45:24 PDT
Friday, July 20th, 9:00 PM
Admission is Free
689 Bryant Street (at 5th Street)
San Francisco, CA
Studio 27, a San Francisco showcase for avant-garde film and video, presents Danger Zone, a program of twelve short experimental films and videos that address boundaries of conformity or danger in both public and personal spaces. The screening includes works made using a variety of imaging techniques, from abstract pieces created with high voltage electricity or digital processes to found footage films. Danger Zone provides a night of cinema diversity, ranging from documentary to fiction, and from the meditative to the frenetic. Films by Roger Deutsch, Thorsten Fleisch, Tony Gault, Sturla Brandth Grovlen, Elizabeth Henry, Lori Hepner, Darrin Martin, Sang Nam, Rafael, Juan Recaman, Peter Snowdon, Anders Weberg, Robert Willim. Curated and presented by Tomonari Nishikawa. The artist Roger Deutsch will be present
Some Call It Home
by Roger Deutsch, 2006, 5 mins., video, USA
A delicate framing of the view of a residential house from a short distance creates an exquisite space-time that holds a sense of the past and present of the site, and expresses Deutsch’s special bond to the scene.
Santa Fe de Bagota, Dia De La Independencia
by Juan Recaman, 2001, 5 mins., video, Columbia/ USA
Recaman mixes day and night footage of the Independence Day celebration in Columbia, in both color and black and white, to reveal the hidden danger in daily life.
Two Thousand Walls
by Peter Snowdon, 2006, 6 mins., video, Belgium
Beautiful, impressionist painting-like visuals with the voices of a family conversation, and a baby’s shout in the distance. Snowdon changes the brightness of the background color, and shows worry and hope in the future of the family.
by Lori Hepner, 2005, 2 mins., video, USA
The slight difference between two oval images, or a third image that viewers might see by crossing their eyes, shows Hepner’s interest in creating a complex sense of dimension on the screen.
It Could Happen To You
by Elizabeth Henry, 2004, 8 mins., video, USA
Henry discloses the mystery of the human mind by juxtaposing found footage of talking heads expressing love and separation, close observations of human activity, a science lab, and the beauty of the universe.
The Train That (Never) Left
by Sturla Brandth Grovlen, 2006, 6 mins., video, Norway
Using montage technique with stunning cinematography, and drawing attention to closed spaces built up by the walls and the edges of the screen, Grovlen produces a uniquely cinematic time and space.
by Anders Weberg & Robert Willim, 2006, 6 mins., video, Sweeden
Six different cities are combined into a virtual urban landscape using complex editing of video images and computer generated sounds. This piece suggests the cyber-network systems that connect cities.
Count Backwards From Five
by Tony Gault, 2007, 8 mins., video, USA
Through organic, dream-like visuals, and a phone conversation, Gault reveals the close relationships between friends and families, the enjoyment of life, and the sadness of approaching death.
by Darrin Martin, 2007, 12 mins., video, USA
Other Turbans is a reflection on the fear and difficulty that the filmmaker experienced during the recovery process of his head operation and complications that he might continue to have in the future.
by Sang Nam, 2004, 4 mins., video, USA
Two different textures divided by edges within the same screen frame - one has more distinguished patterns, and the other a blurred reflection. Nam creates a theatrical space within the screen, with motion in natural flow, and sudden change.
El Hijo Y El Libro (The Boy and the Book)
by Rafael, 2004, 6 mins., Spain
Playing with the shooting session and the editing process, black and red images with sound effects produce nightmare-like confusions, ceasing the Kid’s perspective, and revealing the structure of grown-ups.
by Thorsten Fleisch, 2007, 5 mins., Germany
Fleisch takes the viewer on an optic journey through a flickering space where the pleasure of 2D/3D illusions reveal the complexity of retina perception and its connection to the nervous system.
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