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Marvelous Movie Mondays: The Woman Buried Beneath The Candle and Inearth

EPFC | April 27th, 2020

MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS!!
guest curator: Kerry St. Laurent

Theme: Tonal Contrast
We’re looking at films that explore contrast in the several ways we can interpret the word “tone” – sound, color, and mood – both in each individual piece and how they contrast with each other.

Today’s set looks at work that uses vibrant color manipulation coming from contrasting media (film and repurposed magnetic video), beginning with “The Woman Buried Beneath the Candle” (2020), visuals by Daniel James Cashman and audio score by¬†Burial Grid. Second up is “Inearth” (2005) by CJ Brabant. The work seamlessly travels between hopeful and ominous, both somehow feeling “charged” but in contrasting ways.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwrC3SqKzjM&t=41s

Marvelous Movie Mondays: Cells and Stalks / With Pluses and Minuses

EPFC | April 21st, 2020

MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS!!
guest curator: Kerry St. Laurent

Theme: Tonal Contrast
We’re looking at films that explore contrast in the several ways we can interpret the word “tone” – sound, color, and mood – both in each individual piece and how they contrast with each other.

Today’s pairing explores contrast in form and feel with “Cells and Stalks” by Herb Theriault and “With Pluses and Minuses” by Mike Stoltz. Both use traditional film, but “Cells” compiles stills and “Pluses” is 16mm. Both use high contrast between light and dark. We can see a transition between organic and geometric, but also in overall feeling and emotional response: tell us how you react to them in the comments!

https://vimeo.com/56711838

Marvelous Movie Mondays: InLuma and Black Rain

EPFC | April 14th, 2020

MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS!!
guest curator: Kerry St. Laurent

Theme: Tonal Contrast
We’re looking at films that explore contrast in the several ways we can interpret the word “tone” – sound, color, and mood – both in each individual piece and how they contrast with each other.

Today’s pairing explores contrast in scale, from imagined organisms speaking to “bio-electric
communication and organic consciousness” in Colleen Keough’s “InLuma” (2009) to the more cosmic “visual data as it tracks interplanetary space for solar wind and CME’s (coronal mass ejections) heading towards Earth” in “Black Rain” by Semiconductor (2009). Both explore black-and-white tonal contrast in different ways, ranging from sharp edges to softened greys.

https://vimeo.com/47656182