Alliyah Wheaton graduated from the School of Visual Arts, in New York City, with an Honors Bachelor of Fine Art Photography and Video degree, and has attended École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. Alliyah enjoys traveling and exploring new places around the world. In each place, she captures the very essence of a space with every image she takes. For instance, as people walk by she does not just see a body. She sees every crevice, shadow, and angle. Each detail tells a story, and everything she sees represents a different layer. It’s up to the artist to notice and reveal each layer visually. One picture – one story – can change the way people see the world.
Talia Rothstein, a Boston native, recently returned from a year freelancing in Melbourne Australia and participating in workshops with Chunky Moves Dance Company. She has performed works by Jill Johnson, Brian Brooks, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, and Karole Armitage. Choreographically she is interested in the intersection of political and aesthetic discourses in the creation and practice of art. A recent project focused on the movement and poetry on the experience of border crossing and immigration.
FILM FESTIVAL \ 7 PM
Aynahue | Clàudia Reig Martín
Remembear | Marva Yates
Pas de deux - after McLaren | Edward Ramsay-Morin
Spinneret | Natasha Cantwell
THE BOUDOIR | David Latreille
Thubalethu | Suzanne Kim
Baile de Los Tunkis | Nathaniel Krauss
Siren | Bar Davidi
White Wednesdays| Oscar Hagberg
Movement 1 | Guillermo Villarreal
Anechoic | Charles Billot
Thoughts in march | Adrian Carlo Bibiano Wollpmarch
Fragile Formation | Nitzan Lederman
Maywa in voice and music and Clàudia Reig in dance present Aynahue a creation result of a sonic exploration and movement inspired by the kingdom of plants and video produced by Pol Montserrat in collaboration with the mythym project. Plants teach us to heal, sing, clean, calm, and balance the emotions. They awake memories, give us harmony, joy, love, air to breathe, give us food and satiate thirst. The Plants talk and whisper wisdom through the ancestors. They deserve to be Praised.
Credits: Clàudia Reig Martín, Director | Pol Montserrat, Producer | Maywa, Music
What are our memories? Where are they, and what are they made of? Research in the cognitive neurosciences has identified memories with hippocampal place cells, in the wiring and firing of neuronal networks, or as computational processes. It feels strange to us that our most vivid memories, our affection, pain, and grief, could be a thing, like nerve activity, and some philosophers have challenged whether meanings can be entirely in our heads at all. And yet, from the very start of our lives, our memories are held in objects in the world.
Credits: Marva Yates, Director | Corey Dixon, Music | Peter Levin, Film
Pas de deux - after McLaren
An exploration of form, energy, and space. A rotoscoped animation using footage from Norman McLarens' Pas de deux. Created by students in the Department of Art at Sam Houston State University, under the direction of Associate Professor Edward Morin.
Credits: Edward Ramsay-Morin, Director
Spinneret is part of a series of film works that lift the veneer of civilized humanity and social conventions, to reflect on the animal instincts we pretend we can control. In particular, this piece looks at displays of bravado and intimidation.
Credits: Natasha Cantwell, Director | Trudi Ranik, Key Cast | Dean Robinson, Key Cast | Youth Worship, Music
A two-minute short film about a young woman experiencing music through a psychotic phase.
Credits: David Latreille, Director & Editor | DLP®, Producer | Emilie Dumas (Specs Models Montreal), Key Cast | Apex Martin, Music | Nicolas Venne, Camera
Performance artist Thubalethu explores the somatic experience of dance, cultivating an improvisational spirit of exploration and influence on the remote, vast salt pan of Lake Gairdner, located in the deep outback of South Australia.
Credits: Suzanne Kim, Director | Thubalethu Ndibali, Key Cast | Campbell Brown, Cinematographer | Daniel Anderson, 1st AC | Amy Zhang, Movement Coach | Leila Gaabi, Editor | Tim Wreyford, Colourist | The Editors, Post Production | Mohi, Music
Baile de Los Tunkis
The line between human and bird is blurred in this exciting glimpse at the Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, the national bird of Peru and one of nature's wildest dancers.
Credits: Nathaniel Krauss, Director, Producer & Writer | Jake Krauss, Writer & Producer | Animal Chuki, Music | Katy Rosa Ayme Rojas, Cast | Sheila Gianli Palomino Salas, Cast | Katy Cabezas Perez, Cast | Zeta Chavez Perez, Cast | Amado Burgos Ojeda, Cast | Felipe Rodriguez Gallegos, Cast
In the depths of darkness does the siren glow. The film explores the possible connection of the manufactured non-biological (i.e electrical, mechanical, etc) with the biological body.
Credits: Bar Davidi, Director, Editor & Writer | Michal Kawon, Choreography & Dance | Eldad Markus, Cinematographer | James Pants, Original Composition
A movie that takes inspiration from the White Wednesdays movement in Iran. The idea for the short film comes from My Stealthy Freedom آزادی یواشکی زنان در ایران which is an online social movement where Iranian women share photos of themselves without wearing the hijab.
Credits: Atoosa Farahmand & Oscar Hagberg
Exploring the human body and abandoned urban spaces to find beauty in pollution and decay.
Credits: Victor Ponce, Director & Writer | Guillermo Villarreal, Producer | Modus Operandi, Key Cast
Credits: Charles Billot, Director
Thoughts in march
Change is constant, in all time we find ourselves in march, our train of thoughts is affected by passenger emotions, those indelible of the own perspective, like its in the case of the young Carlo, who once again will have to accept and confront his anxiety, stress, and depression from his day to day, scrutinizing en between thoughts to achieve a state of fullness.
Credits: Adrian Carlo Bibiano (a.k.a. Carlo Necro), Director & Choreographer/Performer | Karolina Latvyte, Director & Producer
Fragile Formation is both a durational performance and a live granular-material experiment that explores the phenomenon of spontaneous self-assembly and the transition between order and disorder.
In a Petri dish enlarged to the dimensions of a human body, human movement replaces laboratory mechanical mixing and generates dynamic ordering in 600 glass spheres. The intimate interaction between the human body and the objects creates a multilayered composition and a continually changing sculpture. As the performance progresses, the spheres rearrange between a gas-like state and a close-packed solid crystal. Given the high energy dissipation due to friction, the particular structures that are formed, strongly correlate with the details of the dynamics, so that the traces of human movement are embedded within the arrangement of the spheres, leaving a physical "memory" imprint of the performance.
Credits: Sharona Florsheim, Choreography | Tal Yizrael, Installation Art | Nitzan Lederman, Dance | Dr. Jennifer Galanis & Prof. Daniel Harries, Science | Daniel Pakes, Camera | Yaara Nirel, Video Editing | Jul Davidovich, Costume Design