Selection #2

Coming Of Ages

62 mins

Setting dates for ages to come, building cities to dream of a future that never arrives. Something unredeemed, ominous signs of unrest glimmer in city lights: a sense of expectation for something to happen or just another package to be delivered. Utopian architectures decay into suburban nightmares, the drowsiness of highways and fulfillment centers.

Thu 22 Oct

21:30 - 22.30 / ACUD STUDIO

Ei Toshinari & Duy Nguyen
...And So We Start Again

2019, Japan / USA, 16mm/S8/miniDV, col, sound, 9'

This is the end, but also a new beginning. We hear voices and we see a family. There is rain and there is the sun. We see a bird and we hear singing. There is a dog. There is a cow. There are flowers and there are landscapes. Heisei ends and Reiwa begins. A new era is coming and we feel old. And so we start again.

Josh Weissbach
To All Those

2019, USA, S8, col, sound, 7'

A city symphony in miniature, dedicated to anyone who has gotten lost in thought while stuck on the midwinter train. to all that unfolds in those private reveries.

Simon Liu
Signal 8
2019, Hong Kong/USA, 16mm, col, sound, 14'

They said a storm is calling this way but we’re still waiting. Lives carry on in Hong Kong as traces of civic upkeep morph into sites of remembrance. Decorative structures mimic nature then occasionally malfunction - transforming common spectacle to warning signs. The light urges to tell us something but can't quite get its point across, patience tested for another day.

Phillip Andrew Lewis & Michael Robinson
2018, USA, HD, col, sound, 11' 30''

//////////// conjures the dead within a failed desert commune, the ruins of a secret fascist compound, and an empty glass cathedral. 3 sites of radical ambition are paralleled by distinct voices from the past, meditating on visionary states of being.

Zachary Epcar
2019, USA, 16mm, col, sound, 8'

The reenactment of a scene from a primetime soap opens this domestic psychodrama, an anxious look into the horrors of interior decoration and the boundless entanglement of things.

Ben Balcom
Garden City Beautiful

2019, USA, 16mm, col, sound, 12'

One sunny afternoon in the middle west, suspended in a time between, two commuters daydream about a life lived otherwise.