"MONO NO AWARE PRESENTS: FIGURES OF MOTION"
A SCREENING PROGRAM OF DANCE ON FILM CREATED BY MEMBERS OF THE
MONO NO AWARE COMMUNITY ON SUPER 8MM and 16MM FILM.
TUESDAY MAY 19th 2015 @ THE CENTER FOR PERFORMANCE RESEARCH GALA
361 MANHATTAN AVENUE, BROOKLYN. OFF METROPOLITAN G OR LORIMER L
DOORS OPEN 6:30PM – PUBLIC AND ARTIST TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE
I Thought I Knew by Michele Cappello (2014, 16mm B/W film, 2:33 min, sound)
Michele Cappello makes short experimental super 8 films. Her introduction to16mm filmmaking at Mono No Aware inspired her to further explore analog film. Her work draws from her experiences as a ballet and butoh dancer. Michele is currently an Alexander Technique teacher and graphic designer living in Brooklyn, NY.
KYM by Laura Bartczak (2014, Super 8mm film, 5 min, silent)
Laura Bartzcak is an dance artist and filmmaker based in Brooklyn. Her experiments in Super 8mm film are inspired by movement, body language, and choreography. As a performer and choreographer her works have been presented throughout the city by organizations such as AUNTS, Movement Research, and TAB. Her film works have been installed in galleries and venues throughout NYC including Gina Gibney Dance Center, Mono NO Aware, DCTV, Lot 45, and Secret Project Robot among others. Laura recently led a workshop on stop motion animation for dancers in Puebla, Mexico.
Meet Me by Daniel Lupo (2013, 16mm B/W film, 2:31 min, sound)
Daniel Lupo is a writer, dancer, and filmmaker based in Brooklyn. His films have screened at Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image, Antimatter Film Festival, and $100 Film Festival.
Behind the Front Lines by Katie Fleming (2013, (16mm B/W film, 2:02 min, sound)
Katie Fleming is an independent creator and designer. Her work spans traditional and experimental theatre as well as film production and events. Her self-produced work focuses on human form, voice, and nostalgia. Katie is a company member of The Deconstructive Theatre Project and The Woodshed Collective. Solo dance conceived and choreographed by Hollye Bynum, Performed by Sam Owens, Song by Julianna Barwick. Thank you to Mono No Aware and Lauren Ro.
Madelyn by Colby Sadeghi (2014, Super 8mm B/W film, 3:28 min, silent)
Colby Sadeghi is a an artist & photographer from the United States based in Long Island New York. For his photographic work, Colby works mostly with analog equipment and mediums, preferring the Polaroid and Super 8 film formats. Portraits are his main subject and the negatives and the photographs are often manipulated in serendipitous ways. For his paintings, he uses decrepit found materials such as metals, woods and glass as his canvases and uses a wide range of mediums which are mixed with the paint. The results are often haunting distressed expression pieces that possess a timeless quality. Colby is also a collector of 19th century photographic imagery, such as daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintypes, of which are sometimes incorporated into his own work.
Colby is currently living and working in New Zealand and is studying the wet-collodion process, an early photographic technique from the 19th century in which photographic images are made onto metal and glass plates.
POW by Rachael Guma (Super 8mm Color Reversal, 3 min, silent)
Rachael Guma is a filmmaker and sound artist who experiments with Super 8 film and analog sound. Since graduating from the San Francisco Art Institute, her films have screened at the San Francisco Cinematheque, RX Gallery, Mono No Aware, Northern Flickers, Union Docs, AXWFF 2011, Black Mariah Films, and Microscope Gallery where she was invited to present her first solo show. As a member of Optipus Film Collective, she has performed live foley sound at the Kitchen, Participant Gallery, 2011 Index Festival, Roulette, Sight Unseen, and the Museum of Art and Design. Her teaching experience includes introducing avant-garde film to at risk teens at Reel Works, artist visits at Pratt Institute and Sarah Lawrence, and the ongoing Super 8 workshops for Mono No Aware.
MONO NO AWARE is a cinema arts non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, New York. Working counter culture to the singular / passive viewing experience of digital media and streaming online content, the organization promotes human connectivity through education and exhibition of cinema in a variety of forms. MONO NO AWARE has an educational initiative 5 months out of the year offering filmmaking workshops to the community, many of them hosted by the Center for Performance Research.