aCinema is back! Join us for their first screening of the season, Beyond the Limited Potential.
Applied Pressure (2018)
6 min 21 sec, Digital Video
Synopsis: Sequential images sourced from dozens of massage books are activated to reflect on recent public conversation from this past year surrounding bodies, massage, and assault. Ease the pain from past physical and mental distress. The body remembers. Aches may linger. Lay prone, breathe deeply, release tension, let go of the pain.
Initiation de group, le printemps (2018)
12 min 38 sec, HD Video
Synopsis: Le printemps is the ﬁrst season of the ﬁlm Initiation de groupe. They are men who train to be strong, powerful, but also to be brothers. They form a team. They are not in competition but participate in a rite of collective passage quite diffuse, over several months, without beginning or end. I want to ﬁlm how a group is formed and how men weave bonds together through the ritual. I try to build an artificial and symbolic space, where I can represent situations that have meaning for the group. Rites are signs of identity and ritual activity makes it possible to produce and renew these individual and collective identities.
Open a manhole cover while walking (2015)
5 min 57 sec, Digital Video
Synopsis: Flipping through nostalgic photos of childhood homes, parks and abandoned playgrounds; the careful reproductions of our memory's landscapes through 3d object data. In this seamless blend between what is real and what is converted, Ryoya Usuha plays with how the technicalities of sound, graphics and other acquired datas can all stumble at enhancing the sensory overload of our pasts. (from Undervolt & Co.)
23 min 3 sec, 35mm to Digital Video
Synopsis: Silica explores territorial constructs and the boundaries of the real and the mediated in an opal mining town in the South Australian desert. Charting the journey of a ﬁlm location scout, notions of settlement and belonging are investigated through images of a town in the midst of abandonment. Combining 35mm photography with microscopic and CG imagery, Silica blurs the actual and imaginary to probe ideas of value which support not only the gem trade but wider questions of identity and mythology.
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