EUTERPE

EUTERPE

Everything, altogether, without differentiation.

EUTERPE

Extras

  • ACROSS AND DOWN

    Frame-by-frame, letter-by-letter, ACROSS AND DOWN aligns riddles/answers from six rolls of Super-8, with the structure, poetry and imagery posed by Ugandan crossword puzzles. ACROSS AND DOWN is a study of simultaneous simplicity and complexity and the resulting serendipity and chaos.

  • AFTER THE CIRCUS

    An exploration into 19th century death mystique(s), which rely heavily on the supernatural, along with a belief in (or at least a fascination with) fairy magic, much of it implied through subtle imagery. In all, it is a fascinating and astonishingly replete compendium of spiritual endeavor. The 1...

  • ALCHEMY

    In a time and place where the gracious mother Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom, weaves her tapestry from illustrations of William Blake and Arthur Rackham with assorted ephemera of men, animals and the flora of the world; where balloons sail to the moon goddess and the ancient world protrudes; where the...

  • ALONE WITH THE MOON

    "You are on a train and you are in a well and you are lying beneath the nighttime sky and as your eyes open and close, you find yourself learning not what looking feels like (as Bridget Riley painted) but what feeling looks like. There is no landscape without a body and no vision without a self. ...

  • ANCESTORS

    ANCESTORS relates spiritual forefathers and foremothers in a purely fanciful sense. These are classical figures, anatomical figures, fairy tale figures and romantic figures all thrown in together, all from Lawrence Jordan's creative root-sources, in a kind of playful tribute. Like the second part...

  • APERTURES (A BRIGHTER DARKNESS)

    and just as the swelter plateaus toward a vertical horizon
    the curtain falls flat in motion
    a hinge unlatches from sill
    and a slab of paint is finally relieved, alighting
    the window continues to open

    and the window continues to open, continuing so
    so that it has gone off the frame
    a swift a...

  • ASSUMPTIONS OF YOUR PHANTOM(SY)

    The glorious nature of a phantom-like entity.

  • ARBOR

    From a set of photographs found in a thrift store, Geiser creates a liminal space between representation and abstraction, figure and landscape, fiction and memory. ARBOR suggests the fragility and ephemerality of memory and its artifacts through subtle manipulations of the photographs: reframings...

  • AUTUMNAL DIPTYCH

    A muscular movement from a Sergei Prokofiev symphony commands our attention even against the blackness of a blank screen. The darkness eventually gives way to a roasted-pumpkin orange title card and images of a lovely nude running through the woods. Scratches in the film [celluloid!] correspond t...

  • BABUBA

    This breezy, frenetic work was once described by filmmaker Rock Ross as “an original mambo-rap creation myth of chaos of vacation.” Indeed, the film begins with the bold, declarative text, “In the beginning there was only Chaos.” Nocturnal grown-up party scenes alternate with children posing, pla...

  • BAGLIGHT

    BAGLIGHT, as the title implies, was inspired by Stan Brakhage’s legendary MOTHLIGHT. Only this version, as the filmmaker aptly describes, is “cruelty free” (and it has a score).

  • BELLE DU JOUR

    In a timeless world of surreal possibilities, the conjunctions and strange meetings of humans, animals and improbable objects coalesce, linger and move on to the truly timeless and ethereal music of John Davis.

    There are no hidden meanings in these conjunctions except those that form in the mind...

  • BEYOND ENCHANTMENT

    Where all is static motion, where music and light become one, where change and motion become one and where the end is the beginning. Black-and-white cut-out animation with touches of color. Ladies of the past encounter science and natural phenomena.

  • BEYOND KABUKI

    A hypnotic, visual frenzy of Kabuki imagery gone mad; the magical and ritualistic confrontation between a magenta-haired Western intruder and a Japanese recluse turns into a mesmerizing dance for domination. Live actors and objects filmed in stop-motion animation.

  • BLACK SQUARE

    BLACK SQUARE examines the ways we endure contemporary life in the grid. It animates a philosophy of perception through an assault of optical illusions, highlighting limitations of one's body and mind. An assembly of human figures writhe and squares strobe in rhythm to audio sampled from the openi...

  • BLUE SKIES BEYOND THE LOOKING GLASS

    Combining the mambo and Tibetan sound-effects with cut-out animation and assorted clips of silent film stars, starring (in order of appearance) Eric von Stroheim, John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Norma Shearer, Conrad Nagel, Lon Chaney, Alice Terry, Joan Crawford, Lilian Gish, Renée Adorée, May Murray,...

  • CARABOSSE

    Animation of a new order within the series of short works of that period. Mostly on black space, the figures in blue perform a very compact and jewel-like opera in surreal form, once again to the piano music of Erik Satie. Ideally, the film should be projected on a 30"-wide white card sitting on ...

  • CATARACT CHURNING GREY

    becoming cataract, a hot steam mingles and churns cool fog
    swelling gray film frames, the burning and fade

    [inspired by the prose poems of Russell Edson and "This Solitude of Cataracts" by Wallace Stevens]

  • CATHODE GARDEN

    A young woman moves between light and dark, life and death; a latter day Persephone. The natural world responds accordingly. Neglected negatives, abandoned envelopes, botanical and anatomical illustrations along with found home-made recordings re-order themselves, collapsing and re-emerging in he...

  • CENTRAL SQUARE

    Abstract animation inspired by the daily commutes by the filmmaker through Central Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The film explores the sensory experience of moving through public spaces and the curiosity and anxiety that comes from being in the middle of a city. Rowe uses loops and cycles t...

  • CHATEAU / POYET

    The scene is set in front of a French chateau. The camera chases improbable incidents across the screen. Many are constructed out of one of Lawrence Jordan's favorite engravings-illustrators: Louis Poyet. Duels occur on a tight rope. Heavier-then-air machines fly by (and sometimes crash). Below, ...

  • COPPER PERFORATION LOOP TRIPTYCH

    Iterations of COPPER PERFORATION LOOP, an original piece of direct animation created by scraping emulsion off of 16mm black leader against a 5” diameter circular disc of perforated copper. The Triptych includes the original loop and hand processed contact prints of it, one of which was printed on...

  • COSMIC ALCHEMY

    On ancient star maps of magnificent color quality, Lawrence Jordan takes the viewer out of this world into the realm of cosmic imagination. COSMIC ALCHEMY is thematically and visually consistent with his earlier shorts and yet, set to an evocative score by John Davis, Jordan has crossed into an u...

  • DELIRIUM

    There is a hint of an underwater circus since many of the performers are acrobats. The sea water—if that is what it is—is yellowish brown. A full-faced sun rises from the Sun King's cradle while a moon of Saturn circles the planet. The cut-out animation moves airily through a time-distorted world...