Times a God Zillion (2020)
Times a God Zillion Natasha Beste USAdigital 10 min 2020
Times a God Zillion is a short film that engages with familial loss and trauma. Employing heroic dosage psychedelic medicine rituals, video games, and home movies from the past, present and future, the filmmaker grapples with messages from her mother since she’s transitioned to the afterlife. I’ve been successfully working with healers and medicinal plants to help walk through grief and heal side effects from complex post traumatic stress disorder. I’ve been asked: “What do you really want to keep in your house?” My answer: only keep what you really want. Clear the rest out. – Natasha Beste
This film is available to stream globally.
This film is co-presented with the Art Gallery of Windsor and Windsor Endowment for the Arts.
Image credits: all artworks, stills, and portraits courtesy of the artist © Natasha Beste.
about the artist
Natasha Beste (USA) is an artist and educator born in Royal Oak, Michigan in 1982. Her multivalent practice in video, performance, and installation foregrounds issues of the mind, body, and trauma to explore personal narrative. She received a BA in Media Art and Communication from Wayne State University (2005). Beste has completed 14+ moving image artworks since 2010, including Neural Projections (2010), Full Moon Parasite (2014), and Alter Mom Altar (2019), which have been exhibited at festivals, museums, and galleries, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Tangent Gallery, The University of Michigan’s Stamps School of Art and Design, Detroit Contemporary, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Northend Studios, and Media City Film Festival, among others. She is Director of Gold House Media, a boutique production company specializing in video, post-production, motion graphics, and design in Detroit, through which she has undertaken special collaborative projects with Cranbrook Art Museum, Kresge Foundation, and the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit. She has taught media arts at Wayne State University, and currently teaches at the College for Creative Studies. She lives and works in Oxford, Michigan.