Three Quarters

Artist: Kevin J. Everson
Country: USA
Format: 16mm > HD
Duration: 4 min
Year: 2015

Two magicians practice their sleight-of-hand tricks with cards, cotton and coins.

Kevin J. Everson (Mansfield OH 1965). Studies at University of Akron and Ohio University. 80+ films since 1997; screenings at Centre Pompidou (Paris), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Whitney Museum (New York), etc; Guggenheim Fellowship (1996), Rome Prize (2001). Sixth appearance at Media City; 2014 Mobile Frames Filmmaker in Residence. Lives in Charlottesville VA.

Still image of Three Quarters copyright Kevin Jerome Everson, courtesy of the artist, Trilobite-Arts DAC and Picture Palace Pictures.



Abject Noise

Artist: Bea Haut
Country: England
Format: 16mm
Duration: 4 min
Year: 2014

Passing objects-as-noise across and out of the visible frame, over the unseen optical film strip, where light triggers sound. The artist, the action and the consequent sound all skirt the edges of the visible film frame. Dissolving the usual boundaries of framing and structure, this is an extended format film, asking the viewer to see what isn’t visible and to hear the shape of things.

Bea Haut (London, England 1966). Studies at Goldsmiths College and University of East London. Five films since 2012; screenings at ICA (London), Analogue Recurring (London), Edinburgh International Film Festival, etc. Member of Loophole Cinema in the 1990s and current organizer of 16mm artist’s Film in Process Collective. First appearance at Media City. Lives in London, England.




Artist: Barbara Hammer
Country: USA
Format: 16mm
Duration: 20 min
Year: 1990

A film of the rephotographed moving x-rays originally shot by Dr. James Sibley Watson and his colleagues. Making the invisible, visible, the film reveals the skeletal structure of the human body as it protects the hidden fragility of interior organ systems. Sanctus portrays a body in need of protection on a polluted planet where immune system disorders proliferate.

Barbara Hammer (Hollywood CA 1939). Studies at San Francisco State University and American Film Institute (Los Angeles). 80+ films since 1968; screenings at all major venues worldwide including recent retrospectives at Toronto International FF, Tate Modern (London), etc; in permanent collections of Centre Pompidou (Paris), MoMA NY, etc. Guggenheim Fellow (2013). First appearance at Media City. Lives in New York, NY.

Barabra Hammer photo credit: Jim Norrena



Line of Apsides

Artist: Julie Murray
Country: USA
Format: 16mm
Duration: 12 min
Year: 2015

Hand processed film material and other chromatic micro-examinations. Objects, animate and inert, were interrogated under a microscope and goats were interviewed daily.

Julie Murray (Dublin, Ireland). More than two dozen films since 1986; screenings at Whitney Biennial (New York), International Film Festival Rotterdam, etc; solo retrospectives at Cinematheque Ontario (Toronto), San Francisco Cinematheque, etc. Eighth appearance at Media City. Lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.



Neither God nor Santa María

Artists: Samuel M. Delgado & Helena Girón
Country: Spain
Format: 16mm > HD
Duration: 11 min
Year: 2015

When airplanes did not exist, people moved around using prayers. Night is the time when travel is possible. People went from one land to another and returned before dawn. In old audio recordings, made by anthropologists in the Canary Islands in the 1970s, we learn of the existence of witches and their travels. The artists recently visited the Islands to shoot the footage, using expired film which was hand-processed. In the daily life of a woman, the old magic begins to materialize as night falls.

Samuel Delgado (Tenerife, Spain 1987). Helena Girón (Santiago de Compostela, Spain 1988). Both studied at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. First film in collaboration; screenings at Curtas Vila do Conde, etc. First appearance at Media City. Live in Madrid, Spain.

Parallel Rows Cover Every Foot

Artist: Bruce McClure
Country: USA
Format: 2 x 16mm
Duration: 20 min
Year: 2015

Two modified projectors, one threaded with a negative loop, the second with the same shot printed as a positive. The 348-frame loops pan across a gannet rookery. Bi-packed with the positive print in the second projector is a 200-frame loop patterned 2 base to 3 emulsion. With each rotation, the inner loop advances 148 frames. This proportion can be adjusted in 5-frame increments; the relative circumference of the inner and outer loop are not fixed.

Bruce McClure (Washington DC, 1959). Studies architecture at Virginia Tech. More than 30 projector performances since 1995 presented at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus), two editions of the Whitney Biennial (New York), etc; Guggenheim Fellowship (2011). 14th consecutive appearance at Media City. Lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo credit of Bruce McClure in performance: Robin Martin

Oona Mosna