Jennifer Reeves: Landfill 16. Excerpt from 9 minute film, 16mm, 2011.
Exhumed film from my very own landfill in Elkhart, Indiana constitute the canvas of my hand-painted LANDFILL 16. After finishing my double-projection WHEN IT WAS BLUE I was horrified by the bulk of outtakes that would normally go to a landfill. So I temporarily buried then painted the film to transform it. Within this colorful, pulsating, abstract “moving painting” I attempt to express my dread of man-made waste that endangers land and wildlife. This “recycling” is a meditation on the demise of the beautiful 16mm medium and nature’s losing battle to decompose relics of our abandoned technologies. For the soundtrack, I combined recognizable sounds, from bulldozers to nature audio, with more abstracted textural and rhythmic sounds I created using audio from consumer-goods-creating factories, old 16mm equipment, the cries of a dying bird stuck in my wall, and other oddities.

Ken Jacobs: Celestial Subway Lines/Salvaging Noise. Documentation of Magic Lantern performance.
4min excerpt, Sound, 2004.
The the nervous magic langern is a late optical invention, technically possible long before film or even photography, for projection of images that move through impossible changes in a vast illusionary depth, visible to even a single eye. Music: John Zorn (& Ikue Mori).

Joey Huertas: Nice People (excerpt). 16mm, Sound, 2012.
An excerpt clip from Joey Huertas’ film, NICE PEOPLE, courtesy of Anthology Film Archives. ©2012.
Film explores a young dancer battling the distorted way that she views her body type. She suffers from body dysmorphic disorder (different than anorexia and/or bulimia).

Stephanie Wuertz: Serpentine (excerpt).  27min, 16mm, Sound, 2012-2014.
Serpentine, an intensely worked optical printing extravaganza inspired by modern dance pioneer Loie Fuller. The body is made and unmade, lost and found, as early cinema reverts to phantasmagoria.



Lary7 restoring optical printer









Millennium Film Journal issues 59 and 60.

Millennium Film Journal issues 59 and 60





Hand-Painted Filmmaking workshop

Lighting workshop

Lighting workshop








Screening Q&A

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