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Sat, March 31, 7:15pm

Films in Competition 8

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

New experimental, animated and documentary films from Peru, Finland, Japan and the U.S. including Suzan Pitt’s latest film, Visitation. Please arrive early - Pat Oleszko gives a special live performance at 6:45pm!

Sponsored by:
Community Partner: University of Michigan School of Art and Design

Films Showing:

20 Hz

(Semiconductor, 2011) 5 min

20 Hz observes a geo-magnetic storm occurring in the Earth's upper atmosphere. Working with data collected from the CARISMA radio array and interpreted as audio, we hear tweeting and rumbles...


(Suzan Pitt, Los Angeles, CA, 2011) 9 min

The animated film VISITATION unwinds through a dark landscape of unending life and death; steeped in the alchemical and inner dream life the film explores a black and white landscape...


(Minna Parkkinen, Moscow, Russia, 2010) 6 min

"Circle" illustrates the devastating sorrow caused by the death of a loved one, the interim survival, and slow recovery. The film, which is the final part of a trilogy, depicts...

Flower, the Boy, the Librarian

(Stephanie Barber, 1996) 6 min

"...A submerged haiku-esque narrative..."; Stephanie Barber's 1996 filmflower, the boy, the librarian is composed of three bits of footage in succession: a blossom wriggling in re-edited motion; the head of...

A Preface to Red

(Jonathan Schwartz, 2011) 6 min

A single recording, recorded in a tunnel that one passes through after exiting a boat taking you from one continent to another, where people are selling bright colored toys and...

Guañape Sur

(János Richter, Berlin, Germany, 2010) 23 min

A barren rock island off the coast of Peru. No soil, no water, but hundreds of thousands of birds. For a period of ten years, only two guards may live...

Under the Shadow of Marcus Mountain

(Robert Schaller, 2011) 6 min

Made with a rudimentary pinhole technique, traces of a mountain landscape are captured in black and white. 'The structures of our thought filter what we see, and in fact there...

The Deep Dark

(Laura Heit, Portland, OR, 2011) 7 min

An elliptical cinematic song cycle, The Deep Dark journeys into the psyche with animation, projected shadows, fleeting lights, and ethereal vocal incantations. The film is composed of layers and cycles...