Expanding The Media Medium

Rethinking our art with alternatives to narrative storytelling.

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SUM VENM // EVIL

Director
Kevin Yatsu
Year completed
2017
Runtime
3
Film Synopsis

Utilizing color channels set either at 1.0 or 0, SUM VENM // EVIL is my digital self-portrait within the setting of a small bathroom. Drawing upon Stan Brakhage's 1965 "Two: Creeley/McClure", SUM VENM // EVIL attempts to destabilize the reality of a particular moment by confounding natural indicators of time progression. Interested in alternate visual languages, my video utilizes a flashy editing style with processed audio to create a disorienting and alien onscreen reality.

Towards the Experimental Control of Dreaming

Director
Ryan Betschart
Country
United States
Year completed
2018
Runtime
2
Film Synopsis

A visual prose poem on a missed encounter during a brief period of altered states of consciousness.The "Monroe Techniques" of outer body travel can be found in Robert Monroe's 1971 book Journeys out of the Body, or summarized in D Scott Rogo's Leaving The Body (1983)
The title "Towards the Experimental Control of Dreaming" is taken from a chapter in a book of essays collected by Professor Charles T. Tart called Altered States of Consciousness (1969)
The footage glitched from Dario Argento's Susperia (1977)

I Used to Sleep

Director
Jordan Ros
Country
United States
Year completed
2018
Runtime
3
Film Synopsis

Planets, Dreams and Milk

Poetry evening

Director
Martyna Hadyńska
Year completed
2017
Runtime
5
Film Synopsis

Poetry evening is an experimental documentation of art. Objects and drawings are presented together with poems which I wrote. Poems are producing the narration for objects and objects are influencing the feeling of the poems. In this video I try to capture different common states, emotions, needs like all sunday in bed feeling, shame about the past, a desire for the truth only and one or a druggy-relaxed state of body.

She Collage

Award
PUFF Audience Choice Award
Director
Kate Lain
Country
United States
Year completed
2015
Runtime
10
Film Synopsis

She Collage is part response to the work of Southern California-based collage artist Terry Braunstein, part reflection on the practice of art-making. Like Braunstein's art, the film is itself a collage-in this case, frame-by-frame hand-manipulated images of Braunstein, paper cutout stop motion animation, archival footage, and an assemblage of sounds.

Mind Afloat

Director
Kashyap V
Country
India
Year completed
2018
Runtime
9
Film Synopsis

A floating entity's descent as narrated in a three chapter surreal descent.

Out of Autofocus

Director
Mikhail Basov
Year completed
2016
Runtime
2
Film Synopsis

A common glitch in the autofocus function becomes an artistic technique. Gulls soaring over the sea cross the space of a static shot, entering and exiting it, while the camera struggles to find the focus point - and succeeds only for a few short moments. There are no other objects except the gulls, their water reflection and fishermen's nets in the horizon. Finally, one of the gulls is caught in the focus. From this moment on, it is caged in a magic trap and has to find its way out.

Popurri de Zanahorias (Potpourri of Carrots)

Director
Indra Alexander
Country
Mexico
Year completed
2017
Runtime
4
Film Synopsis

Definition of potpourri

1 : a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent

2 : a miscellaneous collection

Imminentĭa

Director
Emiliano Caballero
Country
Mexico
Year completed
2016
Runtime
3
Film Synopsis

Death of the format trapped in the long lost analog era.

Of What was Lost

Director
Sherrill Zheng
Country
United States
Year completed
2017
Runtime
10
Student Film
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Film Synopsis

A Chinese American art student attempts to understand what her artistic skillset would have been like if she had grown up in China. Confronting her enduring fears of cultural loss and fraudulence, she focuses on three main tasks: dancing, painting, and singing. With limited time to prepare and professional works as her benchmark, she sets herself up for harsh comparison in this video art documentation.

At your heels

Director
Azucena Losana
Country
Argentina
Year completed
2017
Runtime
3
Film Synopsis

A recurring dream where I keep on following his traces, always at his heels.

Yard Sitting

Director
Ben Popp
Country
United States
Year completed
2018
Runtime
2
Film Synopsis

A re-cap of a lovely day just sitting in the afternoon sun when all of a sudden this person's mind goes down a rabbit hole and they get stuck in a loop.

memory of a green world

Director
Nicole Baker
Country
United States
Year completed
2016
Runtime
3
Film Synopsis

Memory of a green world translates my memories of a beloved, but now despoiled, natural place into video. It is an investigation of nostalgia and its effects on how we recall our experiences.

Werifesteria

Director
Jennifer Hardacker
Country
United States
Year completed
2018
Runtime
7
Film Synopsis

Werifesteria is likely a made up word, but has been defined as the impulse to wander the forest longingly in search of magic and mystery. The film Werifesteria reminds us of the forest's enchantment and of our responsibility to care for it.