aCinema presents fAUXkumentary
COW TRAILS OR THE MOON (2012)
Abby Sun, 15 min, HD digital video
Two boys, their dogs, and a 24-pack of PBR.
Ghislaine Leung, 8 minutes 38 seconds, Stereo Audio
Approximations came out of, and in this sense, is, my desire to write inclusively, or perhaps better to write without exclusion, where information had parity, was all material, seamless and framed, touching and pulling back. A writing not so much produced but lived on the tongue, tuned to a speed and temperature. Where images are felt against the skin, made moribund and loved.
PEELING THE VOICE OFF THE IMAGE (2011)
Iris Tenkink, 7 minutes 30 seconds, Video
Below this film runs another
What constitutes an image? An image that is in itself a beginning - 'a snapshot of a passing reality' and I wonder what is next, what does the image unfold?
The potential for rupture that my suturing implied is in constant threat for either sound or image to leave the other and diverge beyond retrieval.
LANDSCAPE WITH TWO WOMEN (2013)
Brenda Miller, 4 minutes 58 seconds, Video
Brenda Miller is curious about the current rejuvenation of knitting at the present time and what is the relationship of domestic arts to art practice. The film, Landscape with two women is a celebration of two expert knitters in conversation about skills where they talk passionately about their shared interests.
The film considers the language of knitting used in the construction of lace shawls and intarsia socks worked by two expert amateur knitters. A celebration of their skills is reflected in their conversation demonstrating their passion and skill.
The inspiration for the film comes from the painting by William Dyce, Welsh Landscape with two women knitting (1860). The painting is described as: a romanticised Victorian view of ‘wild Wales’ and its ‘unspoilt’ people. Knitting was an occupation for the home and the need for hand knitting was already beginning to die out by the 1860s.
TINA AT THE NAIL SALON (2015)
Metrah Pashaee, 6 minutes 30 seconds, Video
Shot on location at V's Nail Studio, Iowa City, IA, this moving image portrait glimpses the sights and sounds of Tina's work day: a space of labor, body, beauty and color.
WE ARE ALL ALONE FARIBA! (2016)
Mona Sheybani, 9 minutes, Video
“We are all alone Fariba!” depicts women walking through a crowd of people in a holy mosque in Iran. The film explores the experience of entering somewhere that is culturally not accessible to non-Muslims. Taking photographs or video is forbidden inside the Shrine of Imam Reza. My trip to the mosque was planned from the United States and I kept questioning my family members back in Iran whether I could sneak in a GoPro or a camera pen but I didn’t want to take the risk to get caught. At that moment the best option was to record the video with my old cellphone and hope for the best.
Work by Portia Cobb
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aCinema is a collaborative curatorial effort between Janelle VanderKelen and Takahiro Suzuki.