Artists' Television Access

Fort Nights: Magic (ATA @ Fort Mason Center for Art & Culture)

Friday, April 28, 2017, 8:30 pm

presented at Galley 308 in Fort Mason

Over the course of four Friday evenings from April 21-May 12, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture is inviting artists and arts organizations to present their existing programming as a way to bring Fort Mason Center together with artists and cultural producers in the Bay Area.

WATER and SKY: Tonight ATA a selection of  GAZE film series — prioritizing the works of women, trans, genderqueer, and non-binary artists . Selected  films will explores themes surrounding water and sky with works curated by from Mallary Abel Heaton, Adrianne Finelli, Targol Mesbah, and Tessa Siddle.

Program:

Exile Exotic, by Sasha Litvintseva (14:12 minutes, 2015)
Exile Exotic, by Sasha Litvintseva
Steeped in elliptical history and historical simulacra, Exile Exotic is set at a hotel that is a replica of the Kremlin. Narrating the exotic beginnings of my mother’s and my exile from Russia, the film serves as a platform for us to visit the Kremlin again, albeit by the side of a pool.

While Lady Diaries, by Julie Perini (5 minutes, 2013)
While Lady Diaries, by Julie Perini
White Lady Diaries brings together my work on racial identity and white privilege with my daily practice of making Minute Movies about my own life.

Conjuror’s Box, by Kerry Laitala (5 minutes, 2011)
Conjuror_s Box, by Kerry Laitala
Conjuror’s Box was made using several D.I.Y. collage techniques including: CINEGRAMMING, hand-painting, and the re-animation of magic lantern slides. Conjuror’s Box takes the viewer through the looking glass, to immerse them in a fiery pane of hand-painted wonders.

Rosepath, by Kate Nartker

mare mediterraneum, by Markus Keim + Beate Hecher (9 minutes, 2013)
mare mediterraneum, by Markus Keim + Beate Hecher
According to estimations by international organizations, more than 3,500 people drowned in the Mediterranean Sea on their flight to Europe in the year 2015. The real number is probably significantly higher. “mare mediterraneum” describes the dangerous crossing of people fleeing to Europe in 7 short experimental-documentary sequences.

The Sea is [Still] Around Us, by Hope Tucker (4 minutes, 2012)
The Sea is [Still] Around Us, by Hope Tucker
The postcard of a vacation spot usually enhances the reality. The contrast is more stark in Corinna, Maine, a former woolen mill town on the shores of Lake Sebasticook, where unregulated dumping of pesticides and industrial waste contaminated the water supply.

Swallowed Whole, by Heidi Kumao (4:06 minutes, 2014)
Swallowed Whole, by Heidi Kumao
Swallowed Whole is a somber, animated, experimental film about surviving extreme isolation and physical limitations as a result of traumatic injury.

The Deep Dark (7:07 minutes, 2011) by Laura Heit
The Deep Dark by Laura Heit
Walk straight into the subconscious and face your fears. An elliptical cinematic song cycle, The Deep Dark journeys into the psyche with animation, projected shadows, fleeting lights, and ethereal vocal incantations.

Let Your Light Shine, by Jodie Mack (3 minutes, 2013)
Let Your Light Shine, by Jodie Mack
A spectacle for prismatic spectacles. Handmade optical polyrhythms and a thousand rainbows explore the grating equation.

SPEKTRALANALYSE by David Kwan and Sarah Klein (3:11 minutes, 2011)
SPEKTRALANALYSE by David Kwan and Sarah Klein
An experimental animation where real-time footage and hand-drawn images finding their tension and balance.

Lonestar, by David Kwan and Sarah Klein (2:05 minutes, 2013)
Lonestar, by David Kwan and Sarah Klein
Sunlight is comprised of a vast spectrum of lightwaves and in turn colors. In breaking down the sun’s rays and their dispersion into single frame representations, one begins to see a multitude of waves and frequencies.


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