Film Series : Radiant Visions: Media Art from SAIC, 1965 - Now

Channelings

1974 - 2015, multiple directors, USA, South Africa / Swaziland / United Kingdom, ca 83 min

Show Times

  • Mon, Feb 29th 6:00pm

The works in this program reach through time and space, creating new landscapes for history and the imaginary. (Jim Trainor)

Greetings to the Ancestors

Greetings to the Ancestors

2015, Ben Russell, South Africa / Swaziland / United Kingdom, 29 min, Digital File

Ben Russell visits a feverish prayer vigil in Swaziland and an ascetic community of Xhosa healers in South Africa.

Jeu de paume

Jeu de paume

2014, Joshua Mosley, USA, 3 min, Digital File

Joshua Mosley’s masterful puppet film recreates a game of the precursor to modern tennis, complete with vivid camera moves and swift action.

Black Moon

Black Moon

2010, Amie Siegel, USA, 20 min, Digital File

A wordless restaging of Louis Malle’s post-apocalyptic 1975 film of the same name, Amie Siegel’s BLACK MOON sets a band of female soldiers loose in a landscape depopulated by housing foreclosures – reinventing the past in the ruins of a future that never was.

FM/TRCS

FM/TRCS

1974, Coleen Fitzgibbon, USA, 11 min, 16mm

The optical printer obscures recognizable forms, reducing everything to pulsing abstraction.

Buriels

Buriels

1981, Allen Ross, USA, 10 min, 16mm

Allen Ross attempts to come to terms with death in, the final film in his esteemed Grandfather Trilogy.