EUTERPE

EUTERPE

Everything, altogether, without differentiation.

EUTERPE
  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • EGGS

    Motion studies of eggs which break and fall. Vulnerably, helplessly propelled into life and fleeing hordes of stampeding sperm, they generate a vision of Eden and exact revenge on the chickens.

  • EYES AT THE SPECTER GLASS

    Its memories are not its own. An otherworldly vision of the power of light and the weight of planets.

    "EYES AT THE SPECTER GLASS refers to our perception of reality and how we catalog life events through memory, bias and time. The lens of our eyes and the ghost at the lens are trying to interpre...

  • FLOWERS OF THE SKY

    FLOWERS OF THE SKY (a medieval term for comets) draws on two panoramic photographs found in a Los Angeles thrift shop that depict a gathering of members of the Eastern Star, a Masonic order. In the first photograph, taken at a banquet meal, the participants are seated at tables and face the camer...

  • GHOST ALGEBRA

    Under erratic skies, a solitary figure navigates a landscape of constructed nature and broken bones. She peers through a decaying aperture, waiting and watching: the fragility of the body is exposed for what it is: ephemeral, liquid, a battlefield of nervous dreams. Using found and natural objec...

  • GREEN | RED

    A pixelated voyage within a labyrinth of alienation and decay. Our eyes flicker to life and we are thrown into a shape-shifting world where the sidewalks are endless, the radio is playing electric and the night-sky’s broken open by a cataclysm of shuddering stars. Here we channel the Zone in a fl...

  • HANEMUN

    A microscopic exploration of Japanese comics, candies, maps, washi tape, origami papers, magazines, gambling newspapers, porn, rice, ramen, flowers and marriage. The film is inspired by early direct-on-film works in the spirit of Len Lye. HANEMUN's editing is loosely informed by the Haiku 5-7-5 s...

  • HOT SEAT

    The urban odyssey of a bright red rocking chair (in Providence, Rhode Island).

  • IMMER ZU

    IMMER ZU is an elliptical, experimental animated film that evokes a mysterious undercover world of secret messages, cryptic language and indecipherable codes. Shot in luminous black-and-white, IMMER ZU uses miniature two- and three-dimensional figures and sets, as well as shadow puppetry, to sugg...

  • MANIAC LANDSCAPES

    As disembodied cries move through the rooms of a house, their emotional intensity provokes a reanimation of the dead, cosmic shifts and the manipulation of time and space.

  • THE MESS

    A journey to the threshold of a utopian labyrinth. We follow the perspective of a solitary woman who descends into an abandoned subterranean arcology. She is tasked with cleaning up the mess that has spawned from this feral structure, becoming lost in the process.

    It premiered in 2016 at the Int...

  • OPEN-EYED AND LAUGHING

    "Test every work of intellect or faith,
    And everything that your own hands have wrought
    And call those works extravagance of breath
    That are not suited for such men as come
    proud, open-eyed and laughing to the tomb." - W.B. Yeats, Vacillation

  • PAREIDOLIA

    PAREIDOLIA is an abstract narrative exploring the landscape/architecture of the body as a container of memories. The film uses bleached and distressed film stock, cut-paper puppets, stop-motion sets, hand-drawn animation and various hybrid techniques. Through a re-imagining of family stories and ...

  • PATTERN LANGUAGE

    PATTERN LANGUAGE is a term coined by architect Christopher Alexander describing the aliveness of certain human ambitions through an index of structural patterns. Some advocates of this design approach claim that ordinary people can use it to successfully solve very large, complex design problems....

  • PHANTOM CANYON

    PHANTOM CANYON explores the fantastical journey through the memories of a woman. Over four-thousand meticulous collages incorporate figures from "Human and Animal Locomotion" by Eadweard Muybridge (first published in 1887).

  • PHOSPHENA

    PHOSPHENA is a cut-paper stop-motion animated film exploring the layers of consciousness connecting dreams, memories and death. Loosely based on the incredible bower bird and its constructions, the film is a tale of love, deception and tragedy. "Phosphena" (also known as "phosphene") is an “entop...

  • PLENA STELLARUM

    Neon ghosts dream in dead landscapes, the genesis of consciousness begins to explore finite territories and infinite loops within the digital walls of amusement. A creature born of abstraction interferes with a simple system never meant to be pushed so far.

    "...the films is a plotless mood piece...

  • THE RED BOOK

    THE RED BOOK is an elliptical, pictographic animated film that uses flat, painted figures and collage elements in both two and three-dimensional settings to explore the realms of memory, language and identity from the point-of-view of a woman amnesiac. The film suggests the ways in which language...

  • REIGN OF THE DOG

    REIGN OF THE DOG: A RE-VISIONIST HISTORY animates allegorical and documentary images, maps and text to explore and deconstruct the history of the conquest of the Americas. The canine spin of the film derives from the Spanish fighting dogs introduced and first used against native resistance by Col...

  • STATION DRAMA

    STATION DRAMA is a silent, black-and-white Super-8 film from RIGHT HAND SHADE, the fourth and final section of the twelve film series TALES OF THE FORGOTTEN FUTURE. This section explores via collage cutouts, thematics related to the genres of the bio-pic, home movies and the actuality film. It st...

  • TWO HOURS TO ZERO

    A crime story told two different ways concerning the events of a two month period leading up to (and immediately following) a bank robbery. The imagery has all been "appropriated" (the fancy, art-world-sanctioned term for "stealing") from four issues of an early 1960s comic book version of the th...

  • WELL THEN THERE NOW

    An unfaithful interpretation of John Zorn’s early-'80s film-script, A TREATMENT FOR A FILM IN 15 SCENES. The results of WELL THEN THERE NOW is considered a “list” film since Zorn’s conceptual film-script is more of a shot-list than a screenplay. The finished film is an exploration of the singular...

  • YOU, EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING

    A nervous little boy is visited in the night by three snakes who want to teach him about mortality. This abstract narrative is inspired by early memories which were accessed through meditative writing practices.