NOTICE: Due to scheduling complications, we have been required to switch the placement of International Program 4 (Fri Jun 11, 7:30 pm) and International Program 6 (Sat June 12, 6:00 pm) from their original time-slots listed in the festival printed catalogue. The schedule given here is correct; apologies for any inconvenience.
A Study in Natural Magic
Artist: Charlotte Pryce
Duration: 3 min
Witness an alchemist’s spell: the transmutation of light into substance. A glimpse of gold.
Charlotte Pryce (London, England 1961). Studies at Slade School of Art and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Nine films and several “optical objects” since 1986; screenings at International Film Festival Rotterdam, “Views from the Avant-garde” program at the New York Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, etc. Lives in Los Angeles, California. First appearance at Media City.
Listening to the Space in My Room
Artist: Robert Beavers
Duration: 19 min
Ostensibly a portrait of a place where the artist had resided until recently, the film conjures not only the memory but also the physical presence of those who have previously stayed there, adhering to a solitary intimacy while simultaneously acting as an ode to human endeavour.
Robert Beavers (Brookline MA 1949, lives in Europe since 1967). 20+ films since 1966; screenings at all major venues for artist’s film worldwide including the 1974 edition of EXPRMNTL (Knokke, Belgium), the Whitney Museum’s “American Century” film series and solo presentations at Museum of Modern Art (New York); Guggenheim Fellowship (1972). Founder of The Temenos, an archive and screening series in Zürich and Greece dedicated to the films of Gregory Markopolous. Currently lives in Berlin, Germany. First appearance at Media City.
Artist: Shiloh Cinquemani
Duration: 8 min
An explosive portrait.
Shiloh Cinquemani (Boca Raton FL 1985). Studies at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University. 13 films since 2009; screenings at the Harvard Film Archive, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Vienna International Film Festival, etc. Lives in Los Angeles, California. First appearance at Media City.
To Be Here
Artist: Ute Aurand
Duration: 38 min
An exploration of the United States, drawing on footage and experiences from New England to New York and the Hopi reservation in Arizona.
To Be Here is the final part of a trilogy including India (2005), filmed in Pune, and Young Pines (2011), filmed in Japan.
Ute Aurand (Frankfurt a.M., [West] Germany 1957). Studies at Deutschen Film- und Fernsehakademie, Berlin. 38 films since 1980; screenings at Anthology Film Archives (New York), Museum of Modern Art Yokohama, “Forum Expanded” program at Berlinale, etc. Lives in Berlin, Germany. Fifth appearance at Media City; festival Grand Prize in 2009.