Observing the Observer. Screening 2
Time and place
Monday, 17 September 2018 at 20:20
Velikan Park – Hall 4: Александровский парк, 4к3, парк Александровский, Санкт-Петербург, Россия
"TRYPPS #7 (Badlands)"
TRYPPS #7 (BADLANDS) charts, through an intimate long-take, a young woman’s LSD trip in the Badlands National Park before descending into a psychedelic, formal abstraction of the expansive desert landscape. Concerned with notions of the romantic sublime, phenomenological experience, and secular spiritualism, the work continues Russell’s unique investigation into the possibilities of cinema as a site for transcendence.” – Michael Green, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
"Kingdom Come: Rituals"
RITUALS, the first of three pieces composing KINGDOM COME, is a large projection of aerial footage that has been shot by pigeons equipped with lightweight digital cameras. With heavy wind and the nervous flapping of wings, the viewer gets only a fractured impression, though immediately identifiable, of a political demonstration. KINGDOM COME was initiated by the artists’ discovery of pigeon photography – a method developed by pharmacist Julius Neubronner nearly a century ago as a way of capturing aerial photographs. This method was used mainly for military purposes during World War I.
Janis was paralysed at the age of 22 and since has spent her time mostly in bed. She looks at the outside world via a surveillance camera connected to her laptop. Through the camera she can keep an eye on everything that would otherwise remain hidden from her – the living room, the kitchen and especially the life outside her front door.
"Evidence of the Evidence"
The 1971 Attica prison uprising is a signature moment of radical resistance for the American Civil Rights movement. The subsequent retaking of the prison however, “the bloodiest one-day encounter between Americans since the Civil War,” is an open wound. Evidence of the Evidence explores this tortured history through a granular interrogation of its archival materials. Utilizing rarely seen video recordings shot by a New York State Trooper, the film offers a visceral ground level account of the events at Attica, but also chronicles the contemporaneous mediation and narrativization of these events.
A disturbing phone call to the customer service department of a bank.