Program Length: 75 minutes
A relaxing day trip soon turns into something far more serious for two young women.
Albert and Carles walk into the forest, leaving their friends behind as they enjoy a bath in the lakes. Carles had been in these woods as a child, but their rediscovery has brought with it a feeling of unease. Albert follows him and the pair explore the nooks between the trees. But they are not the only ones there. Legend says that small women of great beauty live hidden in this forest, women who are able to bewitch those who allow themselves to be swept away, until they end up inside the cracked earth
This animation was hand painted over the course of six months throughout a spiritual and devastating journey in Mexico. It was painted on the Island Women, on a mountain in Chiapas, and in 40°C with no air conditioning on the coast of Oaxaca. Every day Jesi prayed before this animation, and every night the devil would visit in her dreams.
A neighborhood inhabited by ghosts of a relationship and a tradition.
A filmic poem made from images of a former relationship that employs the timeless metaphor of camera as mind, image as memory.
Portrait series is an ongoing project in which consistent parameters have been set up for each portrait's execution. They are all diptych films that mix live action and animation and involve a single model wearing the leather jacket I wore in Fagbash, the homocore band I played in during the early 1990's. I see the films as poems, each model a friend, lover, a muse or all three.
The second in an ongoing series of works in which Gosine explores his anxieties through the practice of an artist, Bathwater is adapted from a short story by and features the New York-based, Montreal-born surrealist Sur Rodney (Sur).
In this filmic portrait, artist Filip Olszewski dreams, dances, and dreams of dancing. He moves amongst sheer fabric, candlelight, smoke and makeshift altars to a cover of the song “Dream Weaver” (sung by the filmmaker). Inspired by Filip’s performance art, the video attempts to reconcile feelings of euphoria experienced when dancing with the pain of being earth-bound. The video and song are gifts of friendship.
A forest inhabited by souls and beasts originating in myths and legends, and in the artist’s dreams.
In the coldness of a Sunday morning, a man wakes up under the mischievous look of a suspended unicorn head, both invasive and unreal. Worn with morning sensuality, fantasies are transforming his lonely apartment into a pleasure garden where this young faun can freely engage in harvesting the fruits of his desires.
A dreamlike escape from a Norwegian fishery. The bleak factory setting contrasts the rest of the film with an air of unsettling melancholy. A young man sets out on a boat. His trip offshore becomes a dreamy fantasy, as the sky darkens to a haunted overcast gray and his outing reaches a climax. MIXNYC.
Program Length: 63 minutes
PIX is a series of flickering images (faceless-selfies) of 2500 gay men building a three minutes animation portraying what is happening in the “marketplace of desire”. Thousands of male bodies in typical male poses are put together creating the mosaic of one body.
Flesh Beta is part of the Flesh Project, an experiment examining the relationship between identity and its commodification through social media. Lewis G Burton wears a body suit made completely from chicken skins sewn onto him by Victor Ivanov. The monstrosity is then unleashed onto Canary Wharf, the heart of London’s business district. The project has spun out to include an aerobic workout video and you can even join in – #Flesh inspired items including bags, clocks and shower curtains are available from the Flesh Boutique online store.
The Chosen series celebrates the talents of several Hollywood actresses who became ridiculously famous at a young age. Once chosen, their lives are never the same. The actresses speak for themselves through quotes from their interviews or films offering a glimpse into their realities and the environments and eras that have shaped them. In the first installment of the series, Lindsay Lohan describes her passion for acting, her dreams for the future and explains her philosophy of life.
A public and private history undo themself(ves) as they mutually encounter the trials of Labor, Love, Loss and Planned Obsolescence. A body desires its Other: a simulation is transgressed and the ultimate price is paid- “No-body is above The Law.” In this docu-narrative, the tragic story of Milli Vanilli's Robert Pilatus and his descent into a post-racial and post-gendered pure image is told through appropriated video footage. A fabricated narrative conceived by the artist collides with Pilatus' public biography in a technologically mediated flash of desire and information. This video is dedicated to the very real life of Robert Pilatus, 1965-1998.
A self-described “handmade décollage”, G/R/E/A/S/E takes the famous rock'n'roll musical comedy Grease as source material. Antoni Pinent literally puts the main characters under his caméra-stylo's knife: working directly with 35mm prints, the filmmaker isolates and magnifies the pop(ular) imagery and dialogue of the cult film by splitting and splicing frames into a physical and formal cinematic remix that becomes a pure delight for the senses. Cultural signifiers deconstructed, the film’s campy, manufactured pop-cinema look is taken to the extreme, letting the viewer know that its cross-cultural resonance (and dominance) have just begun. (Andrei Tanasescu, BIEFF)
The cabin is on fire! Krystle can't stop crying, Alexis won't stop drinking, and the fabric of existence hangs in the balance, again and again and again – Michael Robinson.
The Dark, Krystle brilliantly re-purposes the artificiality of stock gesture, allowing viewers to see its hollowness and to feel it recharging with new emotional power. Equal parts archival fashion show and feminist morality play, Robinsons montage rekindles the unfinished business of identity, consumption, and excess in 1980s pop culture. - Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago
Program Length: 98 minutes
Bearmania is a celebration of masculine sexuality and glitter. Two men, wearing nothing but glitter, wrestle in a primordial black, shimmery goo. The wrestling becomes more intense, until the action explodes in a colorful climax.
Zolushka (meaning Cinderella in Russian) is a very queer retelling of the classic fairy tale starring the legendary Colby Keller and international burlesque sensation, Waxie Moon.
She was in love with life.... but the feeling wasn't mutual. Is inner beauty more important than shopping? Can homosexuals read? Does prostitution solve everything? And who is she wearing? Discover the answers to these and other existential questions in Fallen Jewel - a new motion picture brought to you by the creators of the acclaimed Capitol Hill series. Featuring sensational original soundtrack, fierce fashion, plenty of man-candy and vibrant performances, it’s the queer pop-art fantasia you’ve been waiting for your whole life. Waxie Moon, a “burlesque performer for a new century” - NPR, searches for a perfect man between exuberant musical numbers and the unspeakable ordeals of motherhood. Addicted to romance and dressed to kill, Waxie is always ready to fall in love. In the wildly shifting world where genders and genres are fluid, Waxie’s adventures include a trip to the underworld, a forbidden love affair in the 1950’s, and even online dating!