1. This is another in my series of films based on "elements". Unlike the others, this one actually started because I had written a song that I really liked and wanted to make a video for it. While it may not be the most original of my little films, I think it is probably the most beautiful or at least the closest I have come to transmitting the idea of beauty. So, it is one of the films that I am the proudest of.

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  2. Maldoror dreams of a better world. One where every evil malicious, petty, and spiteful thought can become real and where chaos and destruction guide all of our behavior. And, he may be able to make his dreams come true. As the title implies, this story is a mash-up of Le Guin's "The Lathe of Heaven" and Lautreamont's "Le Chants de Maldoror" Working with my recurring theme of re-contextualizing pre-existing source material and with my love of an untrustworthy narrator, this story presents a cavalcade of terrible things that are presented in a way that, I hope, is poetic, humorous, and, simultaneously, disturbing.

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  3. A re-imagining of the story of the flight and fall of Icarus that presents him as an innovative rebel striving for freedom instead of the arrogant youth full of hubris. This short animated film is the 3rd in my series of myths.

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  4. The story of an artist's obsessive pursuit of perfection, a humorous commentary on the levels of scrutiny that stem from criticism, and a celebration of the transformative power of the creative process. I also think it is apparent that I was reading a lot of Borges at the time I made this. And, to some extent, this falls into my series of stories based on re-purposed stock photos.

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  5. What starts as a simple corporate training video slowly morphs into a sinister tale of espionage, seduction, and intrigue as identities and perspectives shift. This short film was inspired by some of the imagery and literary techniques in Alain Robbe-Grillet's book of the same name. This film also continues my trend of trying to take stock photos and turn them into a narrative by re-contextualizing the imagery.

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Experimental Expression

Kevin B. Chatham

Short experimental films, sometimes narrative, sometimes abstract, usually created for Group 312 Films, a Chicago-based collective of experimental film makers.

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