1. Synopsis:
    run from luv [2005]
    [ 001:09] Josephine Lipuma :: all rights reserved 2005

    "run from luv" is an extreme short dealing with journeys of love, it never ends, it is always present. The main character, the ghost bride (Alison Riess) rocks her baby as her story loops endlessly. She runs from love, rocks from love, only to unearth it again. The looping of the piece is the vortex. The place is always, the same, she is forever wrapped karma. Her redemption is finding her own self-love. Water falls on her like soft tears. The soft tears are her own.

    The filmmaker, Josephine Lipuma confronts the search for love in all of us. Through image processing/colorization/visual effects & unyielding editing of original footage married with public domain footage, she reconfigures the heart. She guides her viewers from pretty into their own internal voice: “Do you run from love or does it run after you or do you run after it?”

    This extreme short is part of the (on-going) collaborative project, The Perceptual Motion Machine It continues to be exhibited nationally & internationally as part of the interactive installation.
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    http://www.perpetualartmachine.com/

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  2. Furious Breeding :: 2005 (00:04:46)

    In Furious Breeding a woman is immersed in love baptism, while Furious the Rabbit Messenger is spinning magic pheromones. Furious proclaims, “It tickles!”. (Is the Creator having a great time here, laughing?). Through fictionalized-deconstructed metaphors of magic, evolution (We are all monkeys!), sound, and spiritual longing, Josephine, the filmmaker confronts her own desires. Conflicts arise between her artistic practice & her personal life. Venus has fallen into a bathtub. She juggles love apples. She is The Venus flytrap who captures the spirit of it's beloved. Using short clipped scenes from the classic public domain film Nosferatu, Josephine reconfigures Beauty and the Beast. Fast cars, women and Furious Breeding are married with emotional intercourse, spiritual intercourse, & physical intercourse. in an urban setting: Chicago, IL U.S.A.

    Furious Breeding :: credits

    Josephine LiPuma ::
    Director/Script/Editor/Sound Designer/Principal Camera

    Feature Players ::
    Immersive Women Josephine LiPuma
    Apple Juggler Allison Reise

    Voices ::
    Josephine Lipuma
    Connie Fillippelli

    Electronic Visualization Laboratory
    (evl) :: UIC at Chicago
    USA

    Josephine LiPuma
    all rights reserved 2005

    Exhibition History:
    This piece was a part of my thesis show, additionally it is in the permanent collection of The Detroit Museum of Modern Art.

    http://www.evl.uic.edu

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  3. Channeling Frida Kahlo :: 2004 (00:04:13)

    Channeling Frida Kahlo is enchanted pragmatism turned inside out. The main protagonist is the dysfunctional mystic (performance artist, Josephine Lipuma) who channels Frida. Josephine hallucinates about Frida’s husband, Diego Rivera. He paints Josephine nude, Frida gets her revenge. And then: Josephine's eyebrows become life metaphor renewals.

    Josephine Lipuma all rights reserved 2004 C.

    Exhibition History:
    This piece was a part of my thesis show, additionally it is in the permanent collection of The Detroit Museum of Modern Art.

    http://www.evl.uic.edu

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