Saturday, September 23, 2017 / Echo Park Film Center
New Works Salon XL
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
1, 2, 3 (2017)
7 minutes, video
In 1990 a pair of college lovers, Jens Soering and Elizabeth Haysom, were convicted of murdering Elizabeth’s parents around the Haysom’s dinner table. During the trial Elizabeth described an abusive childhood and was diagnosed with a personality disorder by the court appointed psychologist. 1,2,3 explores Elizabeth’s relationship to her parents, imagining that heightened isolation caused a shared familial psychosis. Daily routine gives way to Elizabeth’s escape and the birth of her adult self. The violence of the murder is replaced by the violence of Elizabeth’s identity formation.
Choreography by Chantal Cherry. Sound Design by Christopher Cole. Featuring Chantal Cherry, Jinglin Liao and Peter Guimaraes
Mother & Child (2017)
9.5 minutes, video
“In making this film, I performed the piece Ragtime-Waltz, by Mauricio Kagel, on piano for my mother, and I interviewed her afterwards. We repeated this process thirty times in a row, over two days.”
Nu Dem (2017)
9 minutes, 16mm to video, color, stereo
Nu Dem traces Europe’s closed borders in the Spring of 2016, arriving at an informal settlement between Greece and Macedonia. There, people wait and try to move forward in anxious, stagnant flux, confronting the dissonance between a vision of freedom and the fact of its denial. Filmed in Idomeni, Berlin, Belgrade, Traiskirchen, and Vienna.
Paul’s Brain (2017)
30 minutes, video
Two conversations, nine years apart, tell the story of one man’s struggle with epilepsy in this experimental documentary short.
Featuring Lorraine Pattison and the voices of Paul Pattison, Michele Jaquis, and Sinead Gavin