Saturday, April 28, 2012
New Works Salon II
Echo Park Film Center, 8 pm
SHE WORLD Enumeration
(2012) 6 ½ minutes, Super 8, silent.
Film screened from multiple projectors with ambient sound.
Detour study #1
(2012) 4 ½ minutes, mixed media.
Edgar G. Ulmer’s 1945 Detour has haunted me since the first night I watched it. With absolute respect for the source material, this is my first sketch at expanding my favorite scene into a fever dream of despair.
(2009–ongoing) 12 minutes, video.
My Mother’s Money for this Film
(2012) 8 minutes, Super 8, silent.
A work about Sacramento’s politics and a South Central boy empowered by Frida Kahlo’s painting The Two Fridas, walking on a tightrope between self-comfort and biculturalism, seeing what the hell Chicano means, and that it’s ok to be two, or not.
Craig’s Cutting Room Floor
(2011) 2 minutes, 16mm, color, sound.
Craig is a collage artist with an eclectic archive of 16mm prints. His floor is full of spliced off and discarded film frames left to pile, corrode and live out their inevitable chemical life spans. After many months of collecting these deteriorating treasures, I decided to make a film. The result is an ongoing subliminal flurry of singular moments seemingly superimposed onto each other. A fragmented journey through cinema’s history taken right off the cutting room floor.
(2012) 10 minutes, 16mm, sound.
Dogs in space.