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A MACHINE TO LIVE IN

A MACHINE TO LIVE IN

“We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors. We don’t know what to do with other worlds.” – Stanisław Lem, Solaris  A Machine to Live In is a feature-length documentary about the imaginative and material processes of building one’s utopia. The film documents the history of highly controlled modernist planning in Brazil alongside […]

Remedies

Remedies

Remedies is a series of multi-channel video installations inspired by the pharmaceutical factory run by Saraf’s family in India. Modern medicine is commonly the product of an industrialized, largely mechanical process, yet it is intimate and creates private, bodily experiences. Having grown up with this factory and its workers, Saraf sees medicine manufacturing through a […]

Lessons on Leaving Your Body

Lessons on Leaving Your Body

Lessons on Leaving Your Body features Jake Wells of Fleshpilot.com, a professional tattooist, a DIY drone builder and FPV (First Person View) hobbyist, and possibly the world’s first RC (Remote Control) Christian Minister. In the video, Wells shares some of his stories and ideas regarding the connection between religion, drone technology and his personal struggles. […]


Wolkaan

Wolkaan

‘Wolkaan‘ is an experimental short film project written and directed by Iranian Canadian filmmaker Bahar Noorizadeh. The film couples two events that are seemingly unrelated in place and time: a volcanic eruption on a night in Tehran, and a road trip in the midwest of the Unites States by an Iranian immigrant and his son. […]

La Curación (The Healing)

La Curación (The Healing)

La Curación examines multi-situated narratives about health and healing in the urban, coastal, and rural communities of Ecuador. Set within the lush volcanic landscapes of the Northern Andes, this experimental documentary reveals deeply layered understandings of the body as a porous and permeable subject. An epileptic revolutionary, a pair of curanderos, and a poet physician discuss embodiment […]

Needle

Needle

Young Lilly is going to get her ears pierced. A quarrel between her parents overwhelms the situation and directs it differently. Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival 2013


The Jettisoned

The Jettisoned

  “These bodily fluids…are what life withstands, hardly and with difficulty, on the part of death. There, I am at the border of my condition as a living being. My body extricates itself, as being alive, from that border. Such wastes drop so that I might live, until, from loss to loss, nothing remains in […]

÷ Obelus

÷ Obelus

A male creature is born into a limbo space covered in dust. The creature finds himself with two heads and eight limbs, two human beings joined as one. It attempts to strengthen itself and negotiate its existence as a single entity. The moment of identification arrives, and it realizes that in order for both parties […]

Feelers

Feelers

A new video by Nadav Assor, with cinematography by Yoni Goldstein Two performers acting as themselves: a healer and a security guard, exchange roles throughout this piece. Each performer in turn examines the other on multiple levels, visually, physically, mentally and verbally, commanding their posture while stripping away layers of clothing and personal narrative, all […]


Natural Life

Natural Life

Michigan is one of forty-one states that allow a sentence of life without possibility of parole (natural life) to be imposed on youth who committed their crime prior to the age of eighteen. Natural Life, a feature length video documentary, will challenge the inequities in the juvenile justice system in the United States by depicting the […]

Thick Relations

Thick Relations

“Thick Relations” is film about confronting the deep losses we experience in the face of change, and our propensity to expand – or contract – in response to that. Set in Chicago and made up of a cast of (mostly) non-actors, the performers largely play themselves, and the collaboratively developed story explores both fictional and […]

Say Why You Are Here / Sag Warum Di Hier Bist

Say Why You Are Here / Sag Warum Di Hier Bist

Dual channel installation in Hallein, Austria, a former satellite labor and displaced person camp outside Dachau. In this project, I constructed an “eruv” – a ritual perimeter made from string and traditionally demarcates Jewish neighborhoods according to Sabbath law. This boundary line followed the perimeter of the village and was projected on east and west […]


G-loc: Vivid Dreamlets / Beautiful Places

G-loc: Vivid Dreamlets / Beautiful Places

G-Loc: Vivid Dreamlets / Beautiful Place is a three-channel video rebus assembled through a series of drownings, car crashes, scientifically induced supernatural phenomenae, confinement and disjuncted consciousness. Presented as a large scale, high definition video installation with holophonic sound and bibliographic notes, the piece arranges an open set of questions about signification, corporeality, and techno-sensual […]

From the Fat of Our Bones

From the Fat of Our Bones

In From the Fat Off Our Bones artists Katrina Chamberlin and James Kubie act as intermediaries between the living and the event of death. They codify the visceral knowledge gained from their slaughterhouse labor into a performance of service for the community. Through video and live performance, the audience experiences the slaughter and transition from […]

Our School

Our School

From classrooms to urban farming experiments, from trade schools to schools for young mothers, Our School tests preconceptions of what’s failing and what’s working in Detroit for young people.


The Body Parlor

The Body Parlor

In The Body Parlor, both man and sheep as combined sacrificial bodies become subjects of biological investigation. As symbols of ritual sacrifice, they are bodies that give of themselves. In discovering new forms of health-care (regenerative medicine) and tissue engineering (such as stem cell research), the body becomes sacrificial material for the greater purpose of […]

Cousin Kasyte

Cousin Kasyte

Cousin Kasyte is a diaristic journey into the Lithuanian heartland in search of roots, history, and family. Stashu Kybartas always wondered about his past, his family. The nuns who raised him didn’t know, his relatives didn’t want to discuss it; everyone in his childhood feared to look back at that old country. It wasn’t until […]

Grab the Kids and the Cats and Lets Go

Grab the Kids and the Cats and Lets Go

A road documentary following the tender north country folk band, Breathe Owl Breathe, along their journey through the New England states.


Refusing to be Enemies: The Zeitouna Story

Refusing to be Enemies: The Zeitouna Story

Refusing to Be Enemies: The Zeitouna Story profiles the twelve women of an Ann Arbor dialogue group called Zeitouna (“olive tree” in Arabic) and documents their developing relationship over a four-year period. Six of the Zeitouna women are of Arab descent and six are of Jewish descent. Some are native born and some are immigrants. […]

Excuse Me to Say / If All Else Fails

Excuse Me to Say / If All Else Fails

Set in the West African capital city of Accra, Ghana, these two documentary films explore how women from many different ages, educational levels, and class backgrounds speak about health risks, medicines, and concepts of beauty and the body. The stories of individual women weighing their options are told directly to the camera through this revealing […]

Whatever You Destroy

Whatever You Destroy

Co-directed by Yoni Goldstein and Max Sussman and scored by Ronen Goldstein, the film focuses on the now-destroyed Technology Center (also known as the Performance Network), a former factory and warehouse space appropriated by struggling artist into a pirate utopia in a city with encroaching economic development and skyrocketing living costs. In 2003, this space […]