Friday, April 28th 2017
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Landmark Building C, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123
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.
Fort Mason has invited GAZE to present this program, which will be projected on an exterior wall on the campus.
GAZE, in collaboration with Fort Mason will be presenting the following works:
Exile Exotic, by Sasha Litvintseva (14:12 minutes, 2015)
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)
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 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 (2:14 minutes, 2010)
Rosepath is a weaving and a film. I selected pieces of found footage the same way I choose yarn to weave cloth; considering color, texture, tension, and density, not narrative or form. I wove strips of films together in the traditional “Rosepath” weaving pattern and reanimated it by scanning the weaving into digital format one frame at a time.
mare mediterraneum, by Markus Keim + Beate Hecher (9 minutes, 2013)
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 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 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
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)
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)
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)
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.