Timbre and Texture

Show Title: Timbre and Texture
Competition Shorts
Wednesday, April 5, 3:00 PM

A Hard World for Little Things
Director: Sonja Bertucci
Experimental
2 min
USA

Inspired by Charles Laughton’s ‘The Night of the Hunter,’ the film foregrounds the uncanny nature of toys, showing how the imagination can become saturated with violence in childhood objects.

Them Apples
Director: Adam R. Levine
Experimental
3 min
USA

Using the parallel temporal forms of the three-minute pop song and the 16mm camera roll, THEM APPLES runs The Beatles’ “Back In The U.S.S.R.” through iTunes Visualizer creating an optical sound experiment in which synesthesia and pop cultural memory are turned back on themselves.

Temeen suul
Director: Ikhbayar Urchuud
Experimental
6 min
Mongolia

The melody ‘Builgan shar’ is a traditional composition for morin khuur (horse-head fiddle). The melody is not only connected to horses, but to many aspects of a Mongolian nomadic way of life. The footage was shot in Albany, OH during a horse show.

Trans/Figure/Ground
Director: Lauren Cook
Experimental
5 min
USA

Painted 16mm motion picture becomes something monstrous that’s neither analog nor digital.

T is for Turnip
Director: Kiera Faber
3 min
USA

T is for Turnip is a hand painted 16mm film that metaphorically explores childhood trauma.

Primal
Director: Vicky Smith
Experimental
10 min
UK

Through contact actions of rubbing and scraping, marks are made onto unprocessed fogged negative. Similarly the sounds are made through tactile processes of rubbing materials against the mic. The film is a meditation upon light, energy, matter, the life force and the animating principle.

Corridory
Director: Matt Meindl
Experimental
4 min
USA

If these walls could talk they’d ramble. Dreamsploitation.

Battlestar Abstractica
Director: Gregg Biermann
Experimental
8 min

A 1980’s sci-fi classic is rendered into a kaleidoscopic phantasmagoria.

Song for Koko
Director: Tommy Becker
Experimental
4 min

They are no longer the lesser species. A life force is being held against its will or once again running wild through the streets.

Street Twenty-Seven Number Ten Sixteen
Director: Josh Weissbach
Experimental
3 min
USA

There is the memory of a bedroom in an apartment on the third floor of a building. There is a reverie of a melancholic love song playing on an airplane, flying towards an island, straddling an ocean and a sea. There is the soft haze of an embargo slowly lifting into the celestial blue.

Enola Em Evael
Director: Kathryn Ramey
Experimental
7 min
USA

An unfaithful remake of Man Ray’s 1926 “Emak Bakia” made with out the use of a motion picture camera, ELONA EM EVAEL/LEAVE ME ALONE is a nonsensical response to brutality alongside a celebration of silver process.

Purple
Director: Snow Yunxue Fu
Experimental
4 min
USA

A subject in this everyday world is surrounded by images and a built environment that are, at times, hard to tell apart. Three-dimensional objects are no longer a prior reality to be represented, but rather seem to be blowups of a two-dimensional world.

Bottle Neck
Director: Joanna Priestley
Animation
3 min

A luminous crush of still life silhouettes, abstract shapes and complex, interlocking patterns, Bottle Neck renovates the commonplace objects of a classical painting genre in a modern setting.

Luscious
Director: Xuecheng Xu
Animation
2 min
USA

Minimally styled illustrations tell the story of a beautiful woman who achieves satisfaction by having a psychedelic, metaphoric, sensual journey during dinner in 1930s Shanghai.

C-5-11
Director: Edward Ramsay-Morin
Animation
3 min
USA

Matter and Energy, Mind and Spirit, Science and Magic.

To Be Free
Directed by: Adepero Oduye
Narrative
12 m
USA

In a tiny after-hours club, Nina Simone finds a way, for one moment, to be free.

Posted in Competition 2017