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...

  • 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. ...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • DROP CITY

    DROP CITY is a portrait of a computer desktop community. It takes its name from the first rural hippy commune in America, a settlement in southern Colorado that formed in 1965 constructed of discarded junk, salavaged car tops and other detritus fashioned into inventive living structures. A decade...

  • DUO CONCERTANTES

    An established classic. Steel engravings form a surrealistic dream-world. It can be shown to any adventurous audience, young or old, and has never disappointed. The theme (resurrection, rebirth, flight into higher spheres) was thought to be outmoded in the art of this century. Evidently not, judg...

  • EARLY 12 NEW YORK SONG

    Objects and sounds collected on an early morning walk through Brooklyn, New York, billow against a sun-struck floor. The smallest parts of the city are up for grabs.

  • 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.

  • ENTR'ACTE

    A series of vaudeville acts inserted between the lines of reality, meant to demonstrate the ephemerality of all things.

  • ENTR'ACTE II

    The walls come tumbling down. The wheels come off the wagon: thunder, lightning, explosive meditations. Everything seems to be happening all at once. Then, before you can catch your breath, it is over.

  • ENTR'ACTE III

    An exquisite animation which lifts off and proceeds with the delicacy of a soap bubble. Conceived as a tiny interlude between longer films: a chance to catch one’s breath after and before more aggressive works; a "time out" period for the mind to float effortlessly and free of gravity.

  • EVICTION, DEMOLITION

    Suddenly, the last time in a home.