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.

  • 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 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...

  • 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.

  • EVICTION, DEMOLITION

    Suddenly, the last time in a home.

  • 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...

  • FOURTH WATCH

    The ancient Greeks divided the night into four sections; the last watch before morning was called the fourth watch. In the hours before dawn, an endless succession of rooms is inhabited by silent film figures occupying the flickering space in a mid-century house made of printed tin. Their presenc...

  • 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...

  • GLITCH ENVY

    Junk mail detritus forms a handicraft salute to new media. The third part of the UNSUBSCRIBE series.

  • GOLDEN HOUR

    What if the "Looking Glass" were, at the same time, a window and a mirror; if the window was the mirror, the mirror the window? And your projection through this transparent/reflective plane did bring you to a world that is as externally rich as the self, in its internal churning, shifting through...