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Cinema Séance #2

Sep 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Court Tree Collective presents Cinema Séance #2 9/28/15 “September Song” curated by Mark Street

“But the days grow short, when you reach September…” Frank Sinatra

We’ll be projecting five short 16mm films tonight that valorize decay and the inexorable passage of time. Melancholia loves company so come on down! The lights dim and translucent film makes a transitory appearance in front of the projector bulb. Another day spools out and we can find solace in allusive, illusive and sometimes elusive light poems making shadow plays on the screen.


17 min, sound 1990 by Gregg Biermann

Streaking into the treetops, one figure passes in front of another, a few repeated chords – the pilots are ready for takeoff. There are limited means employed here and in muddy grey tones, but yet it hints at the numinous.

Her Heart is Washed in Water and then Weighed by Sasha Waters Freyer

12 minutes, sound, 2006

Subtle juxtapositions evoke parallels between static monuments and living families to suggest what is lost to time and age.

Garden Roll Bounce Parking Lot, 4:30 minutes, 2010 by Melissa Friedling

Pop culture and land-use practices converge in Brooklyn, NY where a Bangladeshi family recalls the found film that formed the overhead lattice support for their urban garden – before it was leveled to make a parking space for the father’s livery car.

Sliding off the Edge of the World 7 m, silent, 2000 by Mark Street

Fleeting images burst onto the screen only to recede from view just as quickly. Tendrils of images cluster together and then dissipate.

Valse Triste 6 m 1977 by Bruce Conner

A nostalgic look at a Kansas childhood using the collective unconscious medium of found footage. A slow tracking shot to the past. Gone. Gone. Gone.


Sep 28, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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