TREE CLAPS HAND: Gentle Films for Rough Times

The inaugural program for Carousel Microcinema has been set.

The videos and films in this program place the maker and the viewer in confrontation with the natural world. Each artist of course has their own peculiar approach towards the environments that receive their cameras. Some are elemental, wild, and natural. Others emphasize the clumsiness of human interventions upon the landscape.  All of these films, I think, share a certain tension between wonderment and disassociation, romance and horror. These are generous, sensitive works for these crass drylongso days we’re living through. The best thing about these pieces is that each artist knows when to step back and let nature take its course. I look forward to writing more about them as the screening date approaches. And I thank all of the film/videomakers for their generous participation.  –CAULEEN SMITH

Gentle films for a rough times.

Oceanography. 2008.
Jessica Bardsley

Cheshire.  2007
Sanford Biggers

Untitled. Carousel Microcinema Premiere
Jonathan Calm

Bottle Tree Meditation. Carousel Microcinema Premiere
Portia Cobb

Tea Party. 2004
Anthony Goicolea

Pond And Waterfall.  1982
Barbara Hammer

Footnotes To A House Of Love. 2007
Laida Lertxundi

Kindergarten Prometheus. 2008
Dolissa Medina

Silent Film Of A Tree Falling In The Forest. 2005
Mungo Thomson

Speechless. 2009
Scott Stark

Check back with the site in the coming week for short  entries on each film. The Program notes will be posted after the screening.


About cauleen

Cauleen Smith is a native Californian who has had the privilege of living in Austin, Texas, Boston, Massachusetts, Emeryville, and San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles in California. She finds herself now happily settled in Chicago, IL where she makes stuff with an emphasis on the moving image, sound, and outer space.
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