Event

Art House Films
02
Oct
2016

Art House Films

  • Location:2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237
  • Venue:House of Yes
  • Length:12:00 pm – 01:11 pm

Join us for a screening of edgy, creative, alluring and colorful art house films!

Total Running Time 1 Hour 11 Min
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CIRCLE I Directed by Alexander Heringer I RT 11min I Germany

SYNOPSIS:
The short film “Circle” depicts a young woman in despair, who after experiencing a tragic loss escapes into the seemingly perfect past. She loses herself in vivid memories and starts to neglect her real life. A constant inner struggle emerges between past and present, distorting her perception of reality.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Alexander Heringer is a film director and Master’s student in Audiovisual Media at the Stuttgart Media University. His first short film, “Fortune Faded” (2012), was recognized internationally and won several awards. Furthermore, the short film ran at more than 100 film festivals worldwide. “Fortune Faded“ also won the “German Short Tiger Award” and was presented at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in 2013, L.A. Shorts and AFI Fest in 2012. “Circle” is his second short film.
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ROACH I Directed by Jhu Choe I RT 4min I USA

SYNOPSIS:
ROACH (2015) by Juyeul Choe is a fine art motion graphic work that addresses dark and serious social topics through the voice of a cockroach, who is afraid of everything. Through a process that transforms hand-drawn and painted abstract shapes into a playful, yet somewhat ominous digital world, Choe confronts our deepest fears. Just like the cockroach, he asks us to acknowledge our own fears and seek a catharsis.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Jhu [Juyeul Choe] Choe is an artist and designer who specializes in motion graphics. He received his BFA in Communication Design from Gachon University in Kyunkido, South Korea in 2009 and his MFA in Computer Arts with a concentration in Motion Graphics from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2015. Choe has worked as a network designer for CJ E&M in South Korea and as a freelance motion graphic artist for numerous commercial and fine art clients, including SsangYong Motor and Junjin CSM in South Korea, and Viacom and K/Reate in New York City. Most recently, he assisted on the company-wide promotional video for The Halloween Project, which screened in the main lobby of the Viacom/MTV building. Choe’s intuitive sense of design blends an emotive hand drawn style within conceptually rigorous and experimental video narratives.
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SHIFT I Directed by Rachael Lincoln I RT 11min I USA

SYNOPSIS:
SHIFT is a short mountain dance film featuring Bay Area vertical dance company BANDALOOP as they journey across the Sierra. Using climbing technology to access back-country sites including a 2900 foot dance wall, BANDALOOP challenges the boundaries of site-specific performance, re-imagining what dance can be and where it can take place.

Lead by founder and artistic director Amelia Rudolph, the company of eight dancers hike from Yosemite Valley over the crest of the Sierra supported by a technical team of riggers. Dances are staged and captured throughout the journey on multiple terrains, including steep cliff faces, on slabs of granite, and in the spray of a waterfall. Both virtuosic and human, SHIFT invites viewers into the incredible endeavor of bringing dance to the wilderness. As the performers find grace in the midst of high altitude effort, their artistry highlights the grandeur of the mountains and transports viewers into exhilarating, playful, and visually stunning BANDALOOP choreography.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Rachael holds an M.F.A. from UCLA’s department of World Arts and Cultures and has taught at UCLA, Cal State LA, and the University of San Francisco. She is a choreographer, dancer, and dance filmmaker who, when not on the road, spent much of the last 15 years in San Francisco, and several years in Berlin. She has performed her work in Germany, Poland, Portugal, Cyprus, Indonesia, and Ireland, and throughout the US in venues including Theater Artaud, Stanford University, Sushi Performance Space, UCLA, and Middlebury College. In 2009 she received the prestigious Bessie Schonberg choreographic residency at The Yard. In addition to her own work, Rachael was a member of The Joe Goode Performance Group and Jo Kreiter’s Flyaway Productions, and has collaborated with Kathleen Hermesdorf and Kim Epifano in San Francisco and with wee dance company, Sommer Ulrickson, and Jess Curtis in Berlin. With Leslie Seiters, she is co-founder and director of the duet company Lean-to-Productions. Rachael is in her 15th year with the world renown, touring vertical dance company Bandaloop.

ABOUT THE CHOREOGRAPHER:
Amelia is a choreographer, community leader, and dancer/athlete. Her work is informed by aesthetics, non-traditional relationships with gravity, ecology, natural and built spaces, community and human relationships. She founded BANDALOOP in 1991, bringing together dance, climbing and varied off-the-ground movement through site-reactive work on cliffs, urban structures and in theaters. She is a co-leader for Creative Capital’s Professional Development Program, teaches youth in Oakland through Destiny Art Center, is an active and dynamic performer, and serves on the board of Dance USA.
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SUBORDINATION I Directed by Ariane Loze I RT 7 min I Belgium

SYNOPSIS:
With her camera, Ariane Loze researches the coming to life of a story out of seemingly unrelated images. In these series of videos she takes on all the parts: she is at the same time the actress, the camerawoman and the director. Through the editing of the images she develops a relation between two (or more) characters and the architecture. MÔWN (movies on my own) puts the spectator in the active role of creating his/her own story out of the basic principles of film editing: shot and counter-shot, the presumed continuity of movement, and the psychological suggestion of a narrative. The viewer gets invited into a game, of which he can construe the rules on the way. Out of only a few minimal elements (space, movement, character), he/she creates his/her own movie. For Subordination the invitation of Medienwerkstatt to create a video in the Kraftwerk Mitte in the context of the Berliner Liste art fair was the occasion to experiment around the notions of control and domination and to question the role of the subordinate that executes orders.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Ariane Loze took part in the a.pass (Advanced Performance And Scenography Studies). During this year of research, she focused her work on the process of dismantling film editing and narration principles. She created a series of videos MÔWN (Movies on my own) in which the obstacles she chose make this research appear: she is the only one actress to perform all the characters and deals with the impossibility to make them figure at the same time in one frame. Through the editing, the illusion of the two presences can be created and it appeals to the spectator’s ability to use his imagination and create fiction. The filming of these videos has been made public as a ongoing performance at Palais des Beaux-Arts (Center for fine Arts, Brussels), at Tanzhaus Düsseldorf, at the Vooruit Kunstencentrum, Ghent, during the Dansand!-festival 2010 (Oostende) and in Brut, Vienna for the ImageTanz festival 2011.

Hinterhof is a short film based on the same principle as MÔWN (Movies on my own), realized with the support of the VAF (Flemish Audiovisual Fund). The series MÔWN (Movies on my own) develops further through invitation: Nuit Blanche 2014 (Brussels), Videoformes 2015 (Clermont-Ferrand), Traverse Vidéo 2015 (Toulouse), Medienwerkstatt Berlin at Berliner Liste 2015, Crisis Festival Paris in October 2015, Antwerp Art Weekend for Galery Sofie Van de Velde May 2016, 1st High Coast Film Festival July 2016, group show « Wake up and Dream » at Etage 22 Antwerp August 2016.
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FOUR STAGES OF COLLAPSE I Directed by John T. Williams I RT 10 min I USA

SYNOPSIS:
“Four Stages of Collapse” is an abstract narrative based on a quote by Russian dictator, Joseph Stalin, which reads, “America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its individualism, its diversity, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within”. Is this happening in America today? The film is powerfully choreographed and performed by Jabbawockeez dancer Tony Tran with dramatic scenes by Ilka Urbach, Herman Sinitzyn and Mary Jane Wells.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
John T. Williams is an award-winning social political screen dance filmmaker. His films have been presented in over 70 film festivals throughout South America, Europe, Asia and the United States. His film,“American Overture”received the award for “Best Film” at the “Dance Theatre Story Festival” competition in Poland and his most controversial film, “Four Stages of Collapse”, choreographed and performed by Jabbawockeez dancer/choreographer Tony Tran,was nominated for “Best Dance Film” at the International Film Festival North Hollywood. His film “2412”based on the 1984 Edward Griffin interview with EX-KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov discussing ideological subversion in the United States was featured in a special dance film exhibition in Taiwan and nominated for the “Most innovative use of sound” at the Light Moves Festival in Ireland.His most successful dance film, “Black Train is Coming” was screened in over 27 film festivals worldwide and is based on the 1926 sermon, “Death’s Black Train is Coming” by Rev J.M Gates, one of the most prolific black preachers in the US. The film was presented at the joint conference of Society of Dance History Scholars/Congress of Research on Dance at UC Riverside, “Bodies Among the Ruins: Dance Films Emerging Legacy” and is also included in The Reel Dance Moving Image Collection archive at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia for cultural research and curricula in dance and film studies.John received his BA in Cinema at San Francisco State University. He also wrote, produced and directed several stage ballets featuring dancers from the San Francisco Ballet, Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Oakland Ballet.
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EYEING I Directed by Max Bayarsky I RT 9 min I USA

SYNOPSIS:
Showing an otherworldly perspective of the NYC subway system, ‘Eyeing’ is an enigmatic and visceral tour.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Max Bayarsky is from Brooklyn, New York. He makes movies and drawings that taste like how they’d feel in the palm of your hair on a warm summer night. Max is an alum of the SUNY Purchase film program.
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LIMINAL LOVE ( Original Title 白囍事 ) I Directed by Ray Ting I RT 5 min I USA I Chinese, English

SYNOPSIS:
This is an 3D animation with subjective, non-linear, overlapping dialogue in English and Chinese. The dialogue is almost the same in both languages. Through repeating images and conversations, the story illustrates the illusion of love and loneliness. The project represents my belief that people in love because they acknowledge they are lonely beings. Will humans feel more solitude if they love more? Therefore, I name it “LIMINAL LOVE.”

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
I am a 3D art explorer from Taiwan, a subtropical island surrounded by ocean. Crazy High temperature cooks my brain. I usually soak in swimming pool and refuse to process anything through head. That’s how I met Maya, a 3D software. She told me her name in English meant the goddess of illusion. “Cool!” I said. “BTW, I am a nudist.” She jumped into the water after she finished the sentence.
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THE SPAGHETTI MAN I Directed by Ben McCarthy I RT 14 min I USA

SYNOPSIS:
A mysterious figure with a giant bucket of spaghetti must deliver his goods to an unknown location. Come along as we follow “The Spaghetti Man” on his journey.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Ben McCarthy is a Brooklyn based filmmaker who is interested in combining absurdity and melodrama in his work. When not working on short films and web videos, he enjoys playing synthesizers, riding his bike, and making 3D looping gifs. 

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