CANYON CINEMA

CANYON CINEMA

Subscribe Share
CANYON CINEMA
  • 99 CLERKENWELL ROAD

    Filmed in an empty shop, the remaining features of the space are used to create a kaleidoscopic-light film. Ceiling lamps become coloured spheres and circles that sweep across the frame. Pillars provide wipes and fades, window shutters are hole punched stencils, passing buses shoot beams of light...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • HOTEL CARTOGRAPH

    A camera mounted on a movable cart, pointing down at the floor, passes over a seemingly endless succession of gaudy carpets and surfaces in a single shot through a major hotel. The movements across the two-dimensional space, and in-and-out of elevators through three-dimensional space, suggest a c...

  • INVENTARIO CHURUBUSCO

    The historical Estudios Churubusco lab, where Golden Era Mexican films were processed in the 1950s, is still running, pretty much unchanged. This film is a desperate and loving attempt to preserve the memory of the people, knowledge and objects coexisting in this space, that risks closing at any ...

  • A KISS OF DEATH

    A meditative black-and-white short on the devastating effects of drug-use (in the personification of heroin). First screened in the Bay Area in a program of death-related films at the Oakland Museum of California.

  • THE LAST DAY OF NOVEMBER

    On a cold day in November, a family of deer hunters returns from the field to the barn. A cinematic poem about deer hunting, masculinity and a fresh kill. Shot on Super-8mm black-and-white film on location in Wisconsin.

  • PRIMA MATERIA

    Delicate threads of energy spiral and transform into mysterious microscopic cells of golden dust: these are the luminous particles of the alchemist's dream. PRIMA MATERIA is inspired by the haunting wonderment of Lucretius' "De rerum natura" and is an homage to the first, tentative photographic r...

  • SHADES OF MEANING

    A short, poetic meditation on music and meaning in cinema. "Aurally iconographic" music fragments have been decomposed, then re-composed into loops and patterns and then combined with eclectically chosen imagery shot mostly in the western United States. The result is both a reflection of the arti...

  • TOKYO-EBISU

    JR (Japan Railway Company) Yamanote Line is one of the Japan's busiest lines, consisting of twenty-nine stations and running as a loop. TOKYO-EBISU shows the views from the platforms of ten stations in Yamanote Line, from Tokyo Station to Ebisu Station clockwise. The in-camera visual effects and ...

  • VOID VISION

    VOID VISION is an abstract science-fiction short in which the real and the simulated are equally constructions; a space where doubles, twins, duplicates, re-creations and copies blend into one another.

    VOID VISION combines a science-fiction sensibility with the aesthetic of early CG animation ex...

  • WHAT'S GOOD BRUCE?

    A critique of the phenomenology of the studio space presented by Bruce Nauman's piece, "Walking in an Exaggerated Manner Around the Perimeter of a Square" from 1967 . The "exaggerated manner" being the pimp walk or swagger; both a culturally-specific and masculinist gesture in contrast to Nauman'...

  • WORKING CLASS

    The cycle of the city of San Francisco as one proceeds through a day of work.