Compound Eyes 1 - 5, 2011, 27 min
COMPOUND EYES Nos.1-5 is a series of short Super 8mm film studies studying aspects of insect and animal life, viewed within a succession of environments in unexpected ways. Filmed in the Golden Gate Park Botanical Gardens, Academy of Arts & Sciences and San Francisco. This presentation features a live musical score by Matthew De Gennaro.
COMPOUND EYES (No. 1) - 7 min.; A macro-menagerie of natural life-forms are introduced in a forest’s tapestry of earth, water and air: Spiders, slugs, flies, bees, and ants navigate their lives in darkness and light.
ODONATA (No. 2) - 5 min.; Taking Gaston Bachelard’s “The Poetics of Space” as an inspiration, ODONATA is an exploration of spaces vast and small, from within the perspective of a damselfly and a city of skyscrapers. In between these two worlds, as well as the film grain, lies the dreamer.
DIPTERA AND LEPIDOPTERA (No. 3) - 5 min.; Flies and butterflies pollinate in a series of beautiful landing maneuvers..
ARANEAE (No. 4) - 5 min.; The fear dream of a spider, a web and a factory.
CARIDEA AND ICHTHYES (No. 5) - 6 min.; Fish and crustaceans appear to swim within an ether of natural and unnatural energies.
Directed by Paul Clipson
Friday, March 30 11:30pm
San Francisco-based filmmaker Paul Clipson presents his Super 8mm films. Compound Eyes 1-5 (2011, 27 min) are studies of insect and animal life, viewed within a succession of environments in unexpected