Total Power: Films and Videos by Stephanie Barber
Co-presented with the PDX Experimental Festival
4122 NE Sandy Blvd.
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About This Screening
Stephanie Barber joins us from Baltimore to present a selection of her meticulously crafted, odd and imaginative films and videos. Beginning with her studies at Binghamton under filmmaker Larry Gottheim, Stephanie has gone on to complete over thirty original works, mostly on 16mm, that successfully combine elements of formalism, tragedy and humor. Her work has been featured in the New York Film Festival's Views From the Avant-Garde and the Museum of Modern Art to name a few. Stephanie will screen a selection of her work including total power dead dead "is thinking of war and impressionism, death and love… is again at war and wonders at your sincerity. And is perverse." Catalog contains a group of shots where live people stand silent, reenacting still photos Barber has found. Dogs features two paper machee dogs contemplating the universe and their existence, playing with the entire notion of innocent wonder vs. academic pretentiousness. Shipfilm, "probably the most heartbreaking film I have made," was included in the Whitney Museum of American Art's American Century: Part II 1950-2000. In addition, Stephanie will also be presenting her two newest video works. Dwarfs the sea which involves small biographies and musing generalizations--men’s relations to each other and their lives. In a tiger and an island deer, wolf, lecturer--woodcut, evolution and Elvis are interwoven with shots of an audience whose virgil-like role leads the viewer to respond to the disparate images as simply "spectacle".
Saturday May 3
flower, the boy, the librarian1996, 16mm, color/b&w, sound, 6 min.
catalog2005, 16mm, color, sound, 11 min.
total power, dead dead dead2005, 16mm, color, sound, 3 min.
dwarfs the sea2007, video, b&w, sound, 7 min.
a tiger and an island2007, video, color, sound, 6 min.
dogs2000, 16mm, color, sound, 15 min.
they invented machines1997, 16mm, color, sound, 7 min.
letters, notes1997, 16mm, color, silent, 6 min.
shipfilm1998, 16mm, b&w, silent, 3 min, 16mm, b&w, silent, 3 min.
a little present (for my friend columbus the explorer)1997, 16mm, sound, 3 min.
metronome1998, 16mm, color, sound, 10 min.
Threshold of Transience aka The Dike of TranscienceHungary, 2005, 35mm, b&w, 13 min.
by Guyla Nemes
CrossingsUSA, 2006, 16mm, color, silent, 5 min.
by Robert Fenz
South of TenUSA, 2006, 35mm, color, sound, 10 min.
by Liza Johnson
Site specific_LAS VEGAS 05Canada/Italy, 2005, 35mm, color, sound, 12 min.
by Olivio Berbieri
0778 man.road.riverBrazil, 2004, DV, b&w, sound, 9 min.
by Marcellvs L
This is My LandUK, 2006, 16mm, b&w, sound, 14 min.
by Ben Rivers
Un pont sur la drina / A Bridge Over the DrinaBelgium, 2005, 35mm, color, sound, 17 min.
by Xavier Lukomski
Screenings This Season
The Spaces In-Between Apr. 1 + 2
Mysterious Objects: The Short Films of Apichatpong Weerasethakul Apr. 28
The Adventures of the Exquisite Corpse: Two Films by Andrew Noren May. 3
Total Power: Films and Videos by Stephanie Barber May. 16
Jess May. 20 + 21
Excavations of Mexico Jun. 14
In The Street: Outdoor Film Screening