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  1. LET US PERSEVERE IN WHAT WE HAVE RESOLVED BEFORE WE FORGET

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    (20:00, S16mm on video, 2013) "We are happy. (Silence.) What do we do now, now that we are happy?" - Samuel Beckett, "Waiting for Godot" "John Frum prophesied the…

  2. Let Each One Go Where He May

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    (135:00, 16mm, color, sound, 2009) Let Each One Go Where He May (USA) is the stunning feature debut of celebrated Chicago-based filmmaker Ben Russell. Having its world premiere in Toronto, the…

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    • A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS (TRAILER)

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      A SPELL follows an unnamed character through three seemingly disparate moments in his life. With little explanation, we join him in the midst of a 15-person collective on a small Estonian island;…

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      • TRYPPS #7 (BADLANDS)

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        (10:00, S16mm, 5.1, 2010) "TRYPPS #7 (BADLANDS) charts, through an intimate long-take, a young woman's LSD trip in the Badlands National Park before descending into a psychedelic, formal…

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        • PONCE DE LEÓN

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          (co-directed with Jim Drain, 26:00, HD, 5.1 sound, 2012) “I could do wonders if I didn't have a body. But the body grabs me, it slows me, it enslaves me.” - Ponce de Léon Our…

        • BEAST

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          BEAST, described in numerous circles as a “three-piece percussive drone/noise force, complete with two drummers and skull-based strobe-electronics” is comprised of three 6’ 2”+…

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          • RIVER RITES

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            (11:30, S16mm, 2011) “Animists are people who recognise that the world is full of persons, some of whom are human, and that life is always lived in relationship with others.” –…

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            • ROCK ME AMADEUS BY FALCO VIA KARDINAL BY OTTO MUEHL (English Version)

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              (3:30, video, color, sound, 2009) A closely hewn remake of the first half of Viennese Actionist (and convicted sex offender) Otto Muehl's 1967 film Kardinal with the following minor substitutions:…

            • The Black and the White Gods

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              (20:00, double 16mm projection and light-sensitive audio circuits) Using a short segment of Russell's early ethnographic film Daumë as its foundation, this double-projection performance…

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              • Workers Leaving the Factory (Dubai)

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                (8:00, 16mm, silent, 2008) 115 years later, a(nother) remake of the Lumiere Brothers pseudo-actuality film La Sortie des usines Lumière. This time around our factory is a job site, a construction…

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                • The Ataraxians

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                  (6:00, 16mm, 2004) From the south of France, a science fiction film about the end of the Leisure Class and that which came to replace it. *co-directed with Sabine Gruffat

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                  • Black and White Trypps Number One

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                    (6:30, 16mm, silent, 2005) "A night sky fills with light shimmers and flecks, surface markings, heavenly bodies. It’s an ocean, a well, a screen, a mirror, a portal. Blackness/void cluttered…

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