October 8th, 2015
Klara Ravat / Perceptual experimentation
Olfactory experimentation and experimental film.
About Klara Ravat
Klara Ravat was born in Barcelona. In 2009 she moved to the Netherlands to study at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, where she started working as an experimental filmmaker. She also creates media and olfactory artworks. In her work, she likes to amplify the spectator’s wonderment by creating compositions or settings that generate poetic images that leave traces on the edge of alienation and recognition. Her work appears as dreamlike images, often accompanied by scent, in which fiction and reality meet and meanings shift. Klara currently lives and works in Berlin.Website
M. Kardinal / Distorted landscapes: the inner gestural nature of moving images
With the metamorphosis of the image – when treated in unexpected ways, especially under malfunction – I try to develop a Poetry of failure and dive beneath the surface of the image, and discover the “unconscious” in the image. The visible and the invisible in the image. They coexist but the “unconscious” in the image is only visible by defective treatment.
About M. Kardinal
M. Kardinal studied Fine Arts and Art History in Germany and Italy. In 2008, she took up her Master’s studies in Fine Arts with a focus on photography, film, and new media. An intensive confrontation with photography and new media led her to study in Rome from 2008 to 2009. Back in Germany, she was a master student of Arno Fischer from 2010 to 2011. Influenced by her intense work in photography, she began to work with obsolete video-technology in 2009. M. Kardinal successfully completed her studies with a Master of Arts degree in Fine Arts in 2012.Her work has been exhibit and screened in national and international exhibitions and film screenings including The International Short Film Festival Detmold (Germany, 2013), Another Experiment by Woman Film Festival at Anthology Film Archives (New York City, 2013), SI FEST#OFF di Savignano Immagini Festival (Italy, 2013), Festival Alto Vicentino VIII (Italy, 2014), and Synesthesia Festival (USA, 2015). M. Kardinal lives and works as a freelance artist and photographer in Germany and Italy.Website
Taylor Dunne / Screening: KATAH-DIN (33min. 16mm. 2014)
KATAH-DIN (33min. 16mm. 2014) The people who for centuries lived in what is now Maine were the Wabanaki, an Eastern Algonquin word meaning people of the dawn. Called this because they lived where the sun first strikes the continent at the peak of Katahdin. This place was home to a Wabanaki woman born into the Penobscot tribe named Molly Spotted Elk. Molly was a doorway between worlds; she was the first Wabanaki person to formally record the creation history of her people in her book, Katah-din: Wigwam Tales of the Abanaki Tribe while simultaneously performing the American Indian stereotype at nightclubs in New York, Paris, and most notably as Neewa in H.P. Carver’s 1930 film The Silent Enemy.
About Taylor Dunne
Taylor Dunne (USA) is an artist, filmmaker, archivist, educator and media activist. She uses found, distressed, and her own footage, to paint cinematic essays that investigate residues of history and memory embedded in human and natural environments. Taylor spent her formative years working with historic institutions of independent and avant-garde filmmaking in NYC, including; The Filmmakers Cooperative and Anthology Film Archives. She studied media and cultural studies at The New School for Liberal Arts in NYC and is a recent graduate of the MFA program at The University of Colorado in Boulder. She is currently adjunct faculty at The University of Colorado Boulder and Naropa University. She is also a board member of Process Reversal, an artist run film initiative.Website