Showing posts from February, 2024

RAIN (Julie Volkmann)

  RAIN A Contemplative Film by Julie Volkmann (YouTube) 14'40" WayMaking Artist JulieV (27 Sept 2021) This contemplative film might be referred to as an experimental film. It could just as easily be called a chance composition. Yet others would deem it a non-narrative film. My friend and fellow Goddard alum, Brenda Bowyer, conceived of a chance methodology for the creation of new art work, using a set of special die such as those used in Dungeons and Dragons. She asked me if I would like to play the chance 'game' and I didn't miss a beat in my "hell, yes!" All footage was gathered on rainy Saturday in April. This newly edited version of the film is 14 minutes long. To ensure the viewer has the 'clearest' experience of the film, I chose to reveal the six elements which guided the creation of this chance composition at the end of the film.  

Alternative Narratives (Tsai Ming-liang)

  Alternative Narratives: Art as Articulated by Tsai Ming-liang  (YouTube) 1h43' Berlinale Talents 2024 - 18 Feb 2024 In the three decades since his feature debut, 1992’s "Rebels of the Neon God," Tsai Ming-liang has turned into one of the most idiosyncratic and original directors working today. With their long takes and still compositions, his films stretch the limit of minimalism, and often exist in conversation with other art forms, from performance to conceptual art. Tsai’s cinema is a porous, transdisciplinary realm; nowhere is this more evident than in the director’s ongoing "Walker" series, of which the Berlinale is proud to unveil the tenth instalment, “Abiding Nowhere”, as well as a restoration of Tsai’s 2005 Berlinale-winning “The Wayward Cloud.” In this engaging panel, the director opens up about his craft, from his earliest projects to his more recent installations and VR experiments. Moderated by Kevin B. Lee