10/30-Alternative Requirements: Student Experimental Films
Posted by novoscene on October 30, 2007
Through the expansive genre of experimental film, Bay Area college students render the interior visible and imbue the exterior world with psychological meaning. In Les Stuck’s bars + tone, calibration color bars slowly transform into an unexpected landscape. In Laura Rodriguez’s flower fall, images of flowers capture the spirituality that looms within intimate objects. In cornfed, Martha XIV explores her relationship with her midwestern hometown through songs, photographs, animation, and monologue. Vanessa Woods’s 5 Cents a Peek combines poetry with black-and-white stock footage of a circus to visually render the voyeuristic, exploitative treatment of women in society. In M((o))rning, Won Tae Seo explores the relationship between the public and private spheres through the use of depth of field and stop-motion. A diverse assortment of other works undertake the task of capturing the inexpressible through the experimental film medium.
bars + tone (Les Stuck, Mills College, 2006, 6 mins). Declaration of Love (Julian Vargas, California College of the Arts, 2007, 7 mins). blue up (Jorge Lorenzo, San Francisco Art Institute, 2006, 5 mins, 16mm). Weightless (Lina Bokhary, CCA, 2007, 4.5 mins). flower fall (Laura Rodriguez, SFAI, 2007, 4.5 mins, 16mm). cornfed (Martha XIV, Mills College, 2007, 8 mins). 5 Cents a Peek (Vanessa Woods, SFAI, 2007, 6.5 mins, B&W). Recamará (Rosario Sotelo, SFAI, 2005, 7 mins, 16mm). M((o))rning (Won Tae Seo, SFAI, 2006, 4 mins). Faces on Mars (David Borengasser, Freda Banks, SFAI, 2007, 7 mins, 16mm). Band o Butchers (Lindsay L Benedict, UC Berkeley, 2006, 3 mins, B&W, 16mm transferred to digital video). When Are We Going Home? (Alexis McMurray, San Francisco State University, 2006, 5 mins). imperfections (Stanislav Basovich, SFSU, 2006, 9 mins, Color/B&W)—Bailey Krueger
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Bailey Krueger is a UC Berkeley student and co-curator of Alternative Requirements.