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
TREE CLAPS HAND:
Gentle films for a rough times.
Untitled. Carousel Microcinema Premiere
Bottle Tree Meditation. Carousel Microcinema Premiere
Tea Party. 2004
Pond And Waterfall. 1982
Footnotes To A House Of Love. 2007
Kindergarten Prometheus. 2008
Silent Film Of A Tree Falling In The Forest. 2005
Check back with the site in the coming week for short entries on each film. The Program notes will be posted after the screening.