Friday September 20, 7.30pm
Frenkel Defects: Edition I: Process Reversal
co-presented with MONO NO AWARE
works by Sarah Biagini, Nicolas Rey, Andrew Busti, Taylor Dunne, Philippe Leonard, Martha Juksaitis, Robert Schaller, & Kevin Rice

followed by Q&A with Kevin Rice of the Process Reversal Collective
admission $6 – doors 7:30, screening promptly at 8pm

Still from Sanctuary (by Kevin Rice)

“Frenkel Defects” is an intermittent, mobile film program focusing on film works from among artist run film labs and film collectives. “Edition I: Process Reversal” focuses on the short Super 8 and 16mm film works made by members of, Double Negative, HandMade FIlm Institute, and Cherry Kino. The screening includes works on film by the following artists: Sarah Biagini, Nicolas Rey, Andrew Busti, Taylor Dunne, Philippe Leonard, Martha Jurksaitis, Robert Schaller, & Kevin Rice.

Kevin Rice will in attendance for Q & A after the screening and will be leading a workshop with MONO NO AWARE on Hand-made emulsion techniques September 22nd ( Additionally, filmmakers Sarah Biagini and Philippe Leonard will be in person.

PROGRAM includes:

I Swim Now by Sarah Biagini (of Process Reversal)

16mm, 8.5 minutes, 1.33:1, optical sound, B&W

I Swim Now challenges the visual intelligibility of landscape aesthetics by imagining the experiences of one Violet Jessop, a stewardess on board all three sister ships of the White Star Line – the Olympic, the Titanic, and the Britannic – while each suffered varying degrees of collision and wreckage at sea. I Swim Now evokes the intense brutality and repetition of Violet’s unique physical interactions with nature through an expansive accumulation of optical techniques and manipulations.

Terminus for You by Nicolas Rey (of L’Abominable)

16mm, 10 minutes, 1.33:1, optical sound, B&W

Terminus for you, by Nicolas Rey, takes us on a strange journey. That of passengers in the Paris metro. they use a moving railway which takes them from one platform to another, from one line to another and from one destination to the next…” –Bertrand Bacqué – Visions du Réel (Nyon) Catalog 1997

At Hand by Andrew Busti 

16mm, 9 minutes, 1.33:1, optical sound, B&W

Cornmother by Taylor Dunne (of Process Reversal)

Super 8, 6 minutes, 1.33:1, silent, Tungsten

A single cartridge of Super 8 captures my mothers last visit to her garden. Her body is seen slowly dissolving towards illumination, while her image is forever immortalized in light and silver. Poem borrowed from the Wabanaki creation myth of the first woman, The Corn and Tobacco Mother.

Perceptual Subjectivity by Philippe Leonard (of Double Negative Collective)

6 minutes, 1.33:1, optical sound, B&W

Ideas take shape in a kind of cerebral magma where the referents are assigned to parcels of experience from which intelligible elements are formed. Perceptual Subjectivity is an essay on the structural formation of thoughts.

Salt by Martha Jurksaitis (of Cherry Kino)

8 min., 1.33:1, silent, Tungsten

A vision of women playing in the sea at Saltburn in North Yorkshire becomes a celebration of the material nature of film. The silver salts in film that react to light also react to the metallic salts in film toners, and a multi-coloured seascape emerges from the salt of the sea. Filmed on a part of the beach that was once notorious for shipwrecks, Salt is a love letter to film and to the churning, crashing, passionate sea. The opening symbol is the alchemical symbol for salt.

Suscia by Robert Schaller (of The Handmade Film Institute)

5 minutes, 1.33:1, silent, B&W

“(mostly) shot with my handmade pinhole camera, hand-processed 7363, and part of it (the part shot in a Bolex) manipulated using a homemade self-programmed machine…”

Sanctuary by Kevin Rice (of Process Reversal)
3 minutes, 1.33:1, silent, Tungsten

TRT: approximately 56 minutes

Still from At Hand (by Andrew Busti)

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