Moving Image | Processing
Background Material by Britany Gunderson (she/her)
Becoming by Ariel Kate Teal (they/she)
Un Mensaje A Mis Padres by Lucio Arellano (he/him)
The Letter by Aster Gilbert (she/they)
This four-film program looks at ways in which the maker processes a range of experiences. Exploring meditative meanderings in both physical and digital worlds to more diaristic modes of past traumas and letters for a more inclusive future. Although this program touches on heavy topics from complex relationships to sexual trauma, the program is full of rich colors, textures, sincerity, as well as playful and humorous at times.
Britany Gunderson’s film, Background Material (2019) offers a look into a mother/daughter relationship analyzed through textile materials and careful consideration of movement within the 16 mm frame.
In the short film, Becoming (2018), Ariel Teal examines embodying a body after trauma. Blowjobs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and memory are interwoven in an attempt to process and find bodily autonomy.
Lucio Arellano’s short-form archival film, Un Mensaje A Mis Padres (2018) explores the mercurial nature of personal memory between adolescence and adulthood.
Aster Gilbert’s The Letter (2018) was an experiment inspired by purchasing a VHS-C camcorder at an estate sale for ten bucks. Taking inspiration from her own doom scrolling, anxiety about right-wing mobilization, and frustrations with liberal pop culture analysis. Conception to final cut took 4 days.
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