At Land (1944) is a 15-minute silent experimental film written, directed by, and starring Maya Deren. It has a dream-like narrative in which a woman, played by Deren, is washed up on a beach and goes on a strange journey encountering other people and other versions of herself. Deren once said that the film is about the struggle to maintain one's personal identity.
The composer John Cage and the poet and film critic Parker Tyler were involved in making the film, and appear in the film, which was shot at Amagansett, Long Island.
Empusae created a genuine soundtrack to accompany this silent film. The music should be seen as an experiment to create a soundtrack inspired purely by the images and visual atmospheres.
There’s all these amazing, complex, crucial organs in the body. The appendix is surplus to requirements, worse than useless.
It was originally there to repopulate the gut with good bacteria, but in “hygienic” societies there’s nothing much for it to do...
Music and animation inspired by the Appendix, commissioned by Body Of Songs
Music: (Ooh Aah) Carolina! by Raf
Directed by Ben Wheele
Animation by Ben Wheele and Theo Nunn
Supported by The Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England
Ghost Peloton has been nominated for a Bike Design Award. You can rate the work at http://bit.ly/1p1acI0.
Created for the grand depart of the Tour de France 2014 from Yorkshire, Ghost Peloton fuses performance cycling with athletic choreography performed by Phoenix Dance Theatre’s dancers, and the varied landscapes of race route. Each rider, bike and performer was illuminated using NVA’s bespoke LED light suit, which can instantaneously change colour, flash-rate and luminosity. The rhythm of movement from the choreographed actions of massed participants becomes a source of creativity in itself, extending perception of the immediate setting.
It’s epic public art, operating at the grandest scale, where physical surroundings become an open canvas carrying a new visual language, expressing mood and movement, comprised of form, colour and line.
Ghost Peloton is an ambitious collaboration between NVA and Phoenix Dance Theatre, in partnership with Sustrans, created for Yorkshire Festival 2014. Soundtrack by Frame Missing: framemissing.bandcamp.com/
Extracts from the journal of Pastor John Deitman, Strathmoor, Georgia. June & July, 1927
Winner: Jury Prize for Best Animated Short, Slamdance 2015
Winner: Grand Jury Award for Best Animated Short, Florida Film Festival 2015
Winner: Best Nordic Short, Nordisk Panorama 2015
Winner: Best International Short, Animasivo Festival 2015
Winner: New Talent Award, Fantoche International Animation Festival
Winner: Audience Award Hallucinations Collectives festival 2016
Winner: Best Animation Tabor Film Festival 2016
Official selection Telluride Film Festival 2014
Official selection Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2016
Official selection Ottawa International Animation Festival 2014
Official selection 'Best of Ottawa Programme' 2014
Official selection Slamdance Film Festival 2015
Official selection Annecy Inernational Animation Fetival 2015
Official selection Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2015
Official selection Holland Animation Festival 2015
Official selection Animafest Zagreb 2015
Official selection Melbourne International Animation Festival 2015
Official selection Florida Film Festival 2015
Official selecton Fantoche 2015
Official selection The Kurtzfilmtage Winterhur 2014
Official selection Anim'est International Animation Festival 2014
Official selection KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2014
Official selection Sommets du cinéma d'animation 2014
Official Selection Minimalen Short Film Festival 2015
Official selection Glasgow Short Film Festival 2015
Official selection Tehran International Animation Festival 2015
Official selection BendFilm Festival 2014
Official selection Reykjavík International Film Festival 2014
Official selection Diabolique International Film Festival 2014
Official selection Special program 'Film Roulette' at the 27th Filmfest Dresden.
Official selection Animix, Tel Aviv Animation festival
Official selection LISFF Wiz-Art
Official selection Fest Anca International Animation Festival 2015
Official selection Sydney Film Festival 2015
Official selection ANIMANIMA 2015, the International Animation Festival,
Official selection Beirut Animated 2015
Official selection Nordisk Panorama 2015
Official selection Tacoma Film Festival 2015
Official selection Nevada City Film Festival 2015
Official selection New Chitose Airport Int'l Animation Festival 2015
Official selection London Animation Festival 2015
Official selection Anilogue International Animation 2015
Official selection International Film Festival Bratislava 2015
Official selection Georama 2016
Official selection Shnit International Short film festival 2016
Official selection L'étrange Festival 2016
Finalist The Shortlist, The Wrap's online film festival 2015
Semifinalist The Student Academy Awards 2015