installation view. 5 minute excerpt.
THE LATEST SUN IS SINKING FAST (2015)
4-channel video installation
Solo Exhibition, Hyde Park Art Center
Four short films chronicle the habits of a female wanderer and the solitary lives of two ministers.
Each elliptical character study, projected simultaneously in the exhibition space, centers around an extended contemplative moment.
Together, the four portraits form a complex landscape of faith through private ritual, the rhetorical powers of language, and expressions of belonging.
Featuring Sarah Stambaugh, Matthew Goulish, and Bryan Saner.
Nanty I, 2015, 13 mins.
Nanty II, 2015, 15 mins.
Anthony, 2015, 9.5 mins.
Jed, 2015, 12 mins.
Super 16mm film to 2K, Directed by Melika Bass
Best New Video Installation
CHICAGO READER, "Best of 2015"
"One of the most exciting film events happening in Chicago ... Beautiful, yet vaguely terrifying."
-TIME OUT CHICAGO
"By super-imposing image, sound, and story, Bass spawns sensory pleasures which guide viewers around the mesmeric space."
"One of the most fascinating film experiences of the year, and I can’t wait to see what Bass does next."