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ATA: Analogica Selection 7 // Tour 2018
January 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ANALOGICA is a yearly international festival for disseminating and learning about analog technologies (film, music, photography). It takes place during the first weekend of October in northern Italy, in Ora (BZ) a small town in the Alps.
Program (presented digitally):
Sweet Oranges–Nora Sweeney
18′ 23” / 2014 / Usa / 16mm / documentary
Heading west from my house, I explore the back roads off of California State Route 126, finding small, historic towns, farms, and railway tracks nestled between mountains and orchards – a landscape that evokes a dream of California’s past. It resembles what migrant workers might have envisioned when traveling west in search of work in the 1930s, a vibrant, fertile promised land. This
migration continues. In an orange grove, I meet Jaime, Blanca, and Hugo, a group of orange pickers from Michoacán, Mexico, who share with me their songs, dreams, aspirations, and thoughts about work.
Nora Sweeney is a documentary filmmaker and photographer based in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, she received her B.A. from Oberlin College and M.F.A. in Film/Video from CalArts. She taught documentary filmmaking and photography for two years at a women’s college in Madurai, India through a fellowship from Oberlin Shansi. She currently teaches Film Production at CalArts and Film Studies at Long Beach City College. Her films have been screened at REDCAT (Los Angeles), Antimatter (Victoria), Chicago Underground Film Festival, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Athens International Film + Video Festival, and in the Black Maria Film and Video Festival, where Something Like Whales won a Jury’s Choice Award (1st Prize).
Screen Test 1 (self-portrait)–Scott Fitzpatrick
2’30” / 2015 / Canada / exp
Laser-printed onto recycled 16mm film in 2015. S.F. is a visual artist (Libra) from YWG, whose film and video work has screened at underground festivals and marginalized venues worldwide. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Film Studies at the University of Manitoba, and began conducting lo-fi moving image experiments in 2010. Primarily a filmmaker, also invested in photography, re-photography, kaleidoscope and collage. In addition to producing his own work, S.F. presents the work of others through the Winnipeg Underground Film Festival and Open City Cinema.
All The Leaves Are Brown–Daniel Robin
11′ / 2017 / Usa / super8 / exp – documentary
A short film about memory, loss, family, and a sugar maple tree.
Daniel Robin’s films have screened internationally including 3 shorts at Sundance with my olympic summer winning the Sundance Film Festival Jury Prize. The film was also selected to screen at the prestigious New Directors/New Films Festival at MoMA and Lincoln Center in New York. Other festivals of note: SXSW, Black Maria, Ann Arbor, IDFA, Indielisboa, True/False, Aspen, Curtas Vila Do Conde. Filmmaker Magazine named Robin one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film.” In 2000 Daniel created the
website http://neighborhoodfilms.com/ver05/nf_main.html where he’s produced six documentary web series. Robin is currently an Associate Professor at Georgia State University teaching documentary and fiction production.
The Islands–Hsuan-Kuang Hsieh
9’50” / 2016 / TAIWAN/ USA / 16mm / experimental
The Islands is an experimental documentary which consists of mundane objects and 35mm film photographs I took in three islands: Inishimore (Ireland), Staten Island (United States) and Tsushima Island (Japan). By constructing, re-filming and hand animating the photographs and objects, island is no more an geographical term, but a state of mind. Hsuan-Kuang is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker, born and raised in Taiwan, currently living and working in Los Angeles. This dislocation from her homeland deeply influences the narrative of her work, in which she explores the complexity of multicultural identity, with particular attention to
landscape as a source of identity. Hsuan-Kuang’s work has been shown in both national and international venues, ranging from theatres and festivals to galleries and museums.
3′ 30” / 2017 / Usa / Super8
One roll of super 8 film, it takes 8 takes. – staged for ‘Take 3’ to be the shot, the ‘perfect shot.’ The rest are bloopers, this film is called ‘BLOOPERS’ How can we edit a preplanned shoot in which one shot is planned to make it? a staged shoot for the perfect shot without consideration of chance.one roll of super 8 film, duration of 8 takes, 3 actions, 8 shots made Karissa Hahn (b.1992) is a visual artist who uses the mechanical devices of cinema to deconstruct former artifacts by physically transforming celluloid – an osmosis of digital manipulation & optical printing. Her work often employs a series of format transfers to birth digitally-native effects on film and homogenized products which have been referred to as ‘spectra ephemera.’
Karissa currently makes performative super 8 films, digital8 videos, installations, and 16mm pieces. Hahn has shown work around the globe in various cinemas and institutions.
11’/ 2017 / Germany – Italy / Foundfootage / experimental
Debris” is a travelogue of a shipwreck which tries, through decomposed memories, to grab onto new flesh.
Giuseppe Boccassini is an Italian filmmaker mainly working in Germany and Italy. He graduated in film theory at the University of Bologna and in film direction at The New University of Cinema and Television located in Cinecittà, Rome. His work has been shown at several international film festivals and exhibitions. His entire film production is distributed by Light Cone. He is one of the curators of Fracto, a new experimental film screening event at ACUD macht neu, Berlin.
Films To Break Projectors–Iloobia
5′ 16” / 2016 / UK / experimental
‘Films to Break Projectors’ glues, scrapes and splices 35mm, 16mm, standard and super 8 film to create defective and unprojectable celluloid sculptures, made from a combination of found and self shot footage Hi-res scanning and digital stop motion reanimates the material and reveals its potential motion and colour music within, where traces of ambiguous narratives emerge from the complex loops.
Tim Grabham (AKA iloobia) has produced still and moving image work independently for 30 years, in the form of short films, animation, photography and installations, as well as documentary and long-form features. More recently he has co-directed two independent and critically acclaimed feature documentaries – ‘KanZeOn’ (2011) and the award winning ‘The Creeping Garden’ (2014). His work has screened internationally at festivals, cinemas and galleries.