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Virtual Microcinema: Experimental Shorts by Jacklyn Brickman+Heather Taylor / Lana Z Caplan / Kyle Downs / Eva Kolcze / Vasilios Papaioannu / Phạm Nguyễn Anh Tú

Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:00 PM

$1 - $20
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Thursday, August 6 at 7PM

Virtual Microcinema: Experimental Shorts by Jacklyn Brickman+Heather Taylor / Lana Z Caplan / Kyle Downs / Eva Kolcze / Vasilios Papaioannu / Phạm Nguyễn Anh Tú


$1 - $20
Online tickets not available
RhizomeDC – August Virtual Microcinema (Experimental Shorts) - Available to watch all of August


Lana Z Caplan
Maelstroms (2015)
Video, 7:40 minutes

Using animation, heat sensitive camera footage from US border patrol screens, military bombing drone monitors, and other collected footage, Maelstroms is a reflection on the dehumanizing use of image technology by land, air and sea.

Kyle Downs
Die (Again) (2015)
Video, 5:08 minutes

Die (Again) describes a single transformation of the iconic minimalist cube using live action and time-lapse. This video is compressed from 12 hours of taped footage into a 5 minute final piece.

Phạm Nguyễn Anh Tú
không đề #2 (untitled #2) (2019)
Video, 3:01 minutes

recorded moving images of dream and reality, consciousness and unconsciousness, the past and present.

em không là duy nhất (i'm not the only one) (2020)
Video, 3:21 minutes

am i the rain or the sun, a boy or a girl, a dream or a reality, a film or myself.

Jacklyn Brickman + Heather Taylor +
Tending Breadth (2019)
Video, 5:54 minutes

Conceptualization, Installation, Costumes by Jacklyn Brickman
Art direction, Videography, Editing by Heather Taylor

Inflatable, mylar spheres expand and contract their breadth in a movement of timed inflation, a mimesis of human breathing. Two suited figures move through the space in ambiguous tending. An experiment in the Biological Sciences Greenhouse at The Ohio State University, the breath and breadth of these walnuts and the duties performed by their attendees, entangle science fiction and motions of caring to question what cultivating a planet from a single black walnut might look like; a juncture in the progression of a young celestial body; a speculative future that ponders the evolution from plant to planet.

Vasilios Papaioannu
Two (2018)
16mm + Video, 8:04 minutes

Two filmmakers set out to create an audio archive for possible use in future projects. She records ambient sounds, vocally annotating them with a brief description; he films the environments through which they pass. The time frame is indeterminate, but wintry branches stripped of their leaves give way to summer greenery, a rain-soaked stretch of highway yields to an overgrown lawn drenched in sunlight, observed by a motionless cat. The woods and rivers feel primeval, long predating the construction of an abandoned house that has fallen into ruin. A passing truck rumbles from the past through the present and into the future. Years later, will her outstretched arms still be reminiscent of the naked tree branches, the way they were that day? Will they discover missed clues about their future in the muffled sound of their footsteps and the footprints, single file then side-by-side, imprinted in the moss? In this archive of sound and image, love is a series of moments made sacred by the present. While nothing is resolved, perhaps in the hushed interplay between the woman and the man, between her sounds and his images, "the end and the beginning were always there." (T.S. Eliot, The Four Quartets)

Eva Kolcze
The Image in the Stone (2019)
16mm to Video, 6:00 minutes

The Image in the Stone explores the Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park. The camera pans across the landscape, capturing fleeting unstable images of the mountains, which are iconic, heavily touristed sites. The intricate textures of rocks and trees collide with the photochemical scratches and traces that result from film processing.
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