Sunday, October 23rd, 2011, 8pm, FREE
1010 N San Fernando Rd
Los Angeles CA 90065
All filmmakers in attendance!
HEAVENLY DIRECTIVES is a program of films and videos inspired by the cultural and phenomenological peculiarities of the Southern California region.
The artists in this program draw on the celestial currents of the Southland to create works where both earthly and psychic frontiers reach their outer limits. This is Hollywood’s hidden reverse, where chance encounters with the sublime are inevitable, whether they are found in mountain ranges, roiling Pacific currents or the microscopic gaps in our own consciousness.
Ancient Eyes- [Matt Reed | HD | 6 min. | 2010]
Cross your eyes and overlap the center of the two mandalas. With eyes properly crossed, a third mandala appears in the center of the other two.
The audio is a binaural beat of 8 HZ, creating a tone with the same frequency as your brainwaves during a deep dream-state… Mixed with slowed down Tibetan Ceremonial Music for Summoning the Spirit of Kindness.
Simulation of entrance to an alternate dimension.
Three/3: In The Ocean, on Land - [Peter Bo Rappmund | DV | 5 min. | 2009]
An homage and response to Paul Lloyd Sargent’s Untitled Seaway Studies. The structure of the film is based on isorhythms found in the Kyrie of Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame.
Light Escapes Through The Intervals- [Naoko Tasaka | HD | 15 min. | 2011]
An attempt of thinking without language. Point of view, observation, flexibility … and surf.
Washes- [Norbert Shieh | HD | 9 min. | 2010]
A documentation of six different carwashes and exploration of car culture throughout Los Angeles. The familiar experience of cascading water, soap and wax, coalesces into the semi-abstract as shifting colors, textures, and light reflect across the windshield onscreen.
A Hundred Feet Universe- [Naoko Tasaka | DV | 3 min. | 2008]
On the planet, the daytime and nighttime last for a thousand years. One night, small creatures were born under a thick layer of ice. They grew up and spread throughout the planet. The creatures left before the morning, then the night returns.
Vulgar Fractions- [Peter Bo Rappmund | HD | 27 min. | 2011]
Vulgar Fractions ostensibly begins as a physical exploration of seven unique state intersections along Nebraska, but eventually reveals itself as more concerned with attempting to uncover an underlying metaphysical construction that feeds ideas for both real and imaginary borders. In this examination, interrelationships are considered dialectically–land/sky, bordered/borderless, old/new tech–while moments of stasis are shown as being sublated by entropy.
Matt Reed is a graduate of the Film/Video program at the California Institute of the Arts. He is currently based in Newhall, California.
Peter Bo Rappmund was born in Casper, Wyoming, and grew up in Golden, Colorado. He received a BFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MFA in both film/video and music composition from the California Institute of the Arts. He currently lives and works in Laguna Beach, California.
Naoko Tasaka was born and raised in Japan where she studied architecture and web programming. Tasaka began her work in experimental filmmaking at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2006 and graduated with an MFA degree in Film/Video in 2011. Tasaka’s primary focus is experimental film and video installation.
Norbert Shieh is a Los Angeles based filmmaker/cinematographer. His work spans from experimental films that focus on different ways of perception to delicate observational narratives. He holds a BA in Visual Arts from University of California San Diego and has just recently finished his MFA in Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts.
Curated by Adam R. Levine
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