After Something: Experimental Shorts

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality. ~Pablo Picasso

Director
Rajee Samarasinghe
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2018
Runtime
9 minutes
Film Synopsis

Everyday states of being and decay are observed through the infinite scope of the cosmos and the restorative light which emanates from it, driving cinematic and photographic impulses.

Director
Mariachiara Pernisa and Morgan Menegazzo
Country
Italy
Year completed
2018
Runtime
6 minutes
Film Synopsis

In a hypothetical intergalactic journey we could not recognize any constellation, the mapping of the celestial sphere is nothing but a vice of the gaze. The proximity close to any star we would identify others, visible only from this new perspective: the sighting. 

To the keen eye, pixels are stars and everything is possessed. 

 

Director
Lynne Siefert
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2017
Runtime
7 minutes
Film Synopsis

Like restless, waiting missiles, towering pillars of industrial machinery send us to the desolation of the lunar surface. 

Director
Maxime Lauret
Country
France
Year completed
2019
Runtime
19 minutes
Film Synopsis

In the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Bardo is the intermediate state between death and rebirth in which the deceased experiences visions of one's previous life before being reborn.

Director
Kate Lain
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2011
Runtime
8 minutes
Film Synopsis

An impressionistic portrait of glass and metal artist Evan Chambers.

Director
Sarah Little
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2018
Runtime
7 minutes
Film Synopsis

An experimental, non-narrative, eco-documentary that explores the once intimate and increasingly distant relationship between humans and nature.

Director
Jeanette Fantone
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2019
Runtime
3 minutes
Film Synopsis

"Duet" is an audiovisual piece exploring the relationship between two sisters. In separate existence, their eventual permeation is found with synchrony and saturation.

Director
Esther Herron
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2019
Runtime
5 minutes
Film Synopsis

This short was created with the intent to simulate dreams as I experience them. We spend roughly a third of our life asleep. When we dream an entirely new world, unique to our individual subconscious, bursts open and in it we experience  the most marvelous and strange things; this is our second life. This is a glimpse of my second life. 

Director
Nicole Baker
Country
United States of America
Year completed
2016
Runtime
2 minutes
Film Synopsis

The perceptual slip that occurs when we find ourselves alone in a dark forest.