LIFT co-presents “Home and Away” program at (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico

 

Fugue by Kerstin Schroedinger

 

 

LIFT co-presents at the 2016 (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico.

 

 

Fugue by Kerstin Schroedinger

 

 

LIFT co-presents at the 2016 (S8) Mostra de Cinema Periférico.

 

LIFT PROGRAM (TORONTO)
Home and Away – Commissions and Resident Films from the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto
 
The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), now in its 35th year, has been a strong supporter of independent filmmaking in Toronto and beyond. It runs 150 workshops a year and provides production support for its over 500 filmmaking members, who reflect the full gamut of medium, experience and genre. Long a champion of celluloid, LIFT has used the digital revolution as both a way to diversify their equipment offerings and to strategically support filmmakers who continue to explore the possibility of analogue filmmaking. This support is extended to international filmmakers through an ever-growing visiting artist in residence program—a fifteen-year program that has seen almost a dozen visitors in the past two years alone.
 
This program contains experimental work by four Toronto filmmakers (commissioned in 2011 for LIFT’s 30th anniversary celebration), a participant of LIFT long-running imagineNATIVE Mentorship Program for Indigenous Filmmakers and five international artists who have participated in the residence program. Chris Kennedy, who has been the Executive Director of LIFT since 2013, will be here to present the program. His own film, Towards a Vanishing Point, made for LIFT’s 30th anniversary, is included by the request of the organizers of S8.
 
Acknowledgements: Chris Kennedy, John Porter, Kerstin Schroedinger, Dirk de Bruyn, Kevin Everson and Wanda Vanderstoop.
 
Light Sleeper
John Porter, Canada, 2012, Super 8, 3 min.
John performs in his own film as a light sleeper under a blanket of Christmas lights. It was shot continuously for 10 hours, using long time-exposures on each frame. Made for LIFT’s 30th anniversary commission.
 
Estuary
Tyler Hagan, Canada, 2012, video, 10 min.
Estuary is a compositional work that takes the viewer into a pensive cinematic state where they are allowed to view a familiar environment —a river landscape— in a completely new way. Focusing in on the intricacies of the Fraser River estuary flowing into the Pacific Ocean in British Columbia, the work, in two parts, imbues reverence for one of the most rich and diverse ecosystems in North America. Made as part of the LIFT/ImagineNative Mentorship Program
 
the tide goes in, the tide goes out
Larissa Fan, Canada, 2011, 16mm, 6 min.
A hand-processed, black-and-white ode to the secret world of moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita), reveling in the material and chemical qualities of the film medium, whose fragility mirrors that of the jellyfish. Made for LIFT’s 30th anniversary commission.
 
A Minimal Difference
Jean-Paul Kelly, Canada, 2012, video, 5 min.
Referencing pictures from Kelly’s ongoing archive of photographs and clippings culled from Google, Flickr, and photojournalism, A Minimal Difference conflates the material structure of images with the abstraction of a personal experience of seeing. Made for LIFT’s 30th anniversary commission.
 
45 7 Broadway
Tomonari Nishikawa, USA, 2013, 16mm, 5 min.
This is about Times Square, the noises and movements at this most well-known intersection. The film was shot on black and white films through color filters, red, green, and blue, then shots were optically printed onto color films through these filters. Made with the support of the LIFT Artist in Residence program.
 
Towards a Vanishing Point
Chris Kennedy, Canada, 2011, 16mm, 8 min.
Footage shot in Coba, Mexico and the Siwa Oasis in Egypt and a found film from California serve as inspiration for a series of sketches on the notion of the vanishing point. Made for LIFT’s 30th anniversary commission.
 
Fugue
Kerstin Schroedinger, Germany/ Canada, 2015, 16mm, 8 min.
Fugue is a formal and physical experiment in order to understand the relationship between image, sound, and movement. The movements and the setting are informed by motion studies that were conducted and filmed at the beginning of the 20th century with the aim to use film making for analyzing motions of manual mechanized labor as well as concepts of biomechanics that elaborate the relation between body and mind as a form of actor’s training. In the film, the movements that are recorded are also printed on the part of the film strip that is read as optical sound by the light sensitive sensor of the projector. What you hear is what you see.
Made with the support of the LIFT Artist in Residence program.
 
East Meets West
Dirk de Bruyn, Australia/ Canada, 2014, video, 4.5 min.
Abstract flickering animation presented digitally, making an asset of the luminous scratches, dust and letraset materially present on the original film, all to the layered beat of Viola Smith’s drumming. Made as a Visiting Artist to LIFT.
 
The Sequent of Hanna Avenue
Sami van Ingen, Finlandia/ Canada, 2006, 35mm, 5 min.
“The Sequent of Hanna Avenue is the result of my reworkings of some experimental film practices and my enquiries into the phenomena of movement-illusionism in the film form. By combining found footage, hand processing and hi-end digital technology, I propose to elevate a few mundane gestures to a new perceptible wholeness, and give some small fingers and a cassette tape all the attention, grace and drama they somehow deserve. Made with the support of the LIFT Artist in Residence program.
 
Chevelle
Kevin Everson, USA/ Canada, 2011, 16mm, 8 min.
In Chevelle, Kevin Jerome Everson captures two workhorse GM cars at a moment of drastic transformation. A junkyard crusher puts metal to metal and smashes the cars into tidy rectangular shapes while the life juices and hydraulic fluids drain out of them. Made with the support of the LIFT Artist in Residence program.

 

 

Saturday 4 June 2016 17:00  

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Location:
 
 
A Coruñam, Galicia Spain