BAGEROO ELEVEN! Volume 1Friday January 26, 7:00pm
With so much amazing work this year, the programming committee is thrilled to share three wonderful volumes of this year’s Bageroo programme! Selected from our open call for submissions, these featured films explore how artists explore different concepts, realities, and ways of interacting with the world around them. This volume is augmented by a commissioned film by Scott Fitzpatrick.
2018 / super 8 double projection / sound / 4:36
Mangroves have always been part of my life since childhood. I was born and grew up by the ocean, and now I live in Toronto by Lake Ontario. Mangrove’s “Prop Roots” are ramified curve and arched to resist the strength of ocean tides, wind currents and the continental flow of fresh and polluted water. I made this film walking through a sandy path filled with butterflies, palm trees, vines and shadows looking for the mangroves fields. While making the film, I was thinking about my life as an immigrant and how Mangroves inhabit spaces where the salt and sweet water meets like me. The sound is from an Afro-Venezuelan instrument called “Quitipla” played on a hard surface such as sidewalks.
2017 / super 8 / silent / 2.5
A piece of pink fabric is dancing in the wind. The film Pink Sari shows an experimental approach to the recent symbol of women’s struggle against discrimination in India. It was inspired by Kim Longinotto’s documentary Pink Saris and by other works on this topic.
Adam Rosen & John Creson
Before the Flood
2017 / super 8 / sound / 6.5 / soundtrack by Michelangelo Iaffaldano
A recently unearthed relic which appears to depict the ghosts of mysterious, arcane island rituals, all of which apparently took place…Before the Flood…
“And a mist was going up from the land and was watering the whole face of the ground…”
2017 / super 8 / silent / 3.5
Top coat is optional.
St. Vitus’s Dance (Veitstanz)
2016 / super 8 / sound / 2
Between the rhythm of 3 frames per second there is a lot of space for interpretation:
Is it a film about human relations and loneliness ?
Is it critique of civilization ?
Or is it just a bizarre dance ?
2017 / super 8 / sound / 10.5
A film-poem to Lower Manhattan’s disappeared “63 acres” (as per photographer Danny Lyon, the only one who captured images of this in the late 60s). Gray returns to sites obliterated for eminent domain, with no public outcry at the time: historic buildings & entire streets forcefully vanished from Manhattan’s map.
Tidal Bored IV
2017 / super 8 / silent / 3
The slow flow of the tide coming in at Port Greville, Nova Scotia, across from Cape Split in the Bay of Fundy. A Super 8 film shot in the time-lapse fashion over six hours on July 25, 2017, the fourth in the series.
2016 / super 8 / sound / 3.5
Fragmented moments filmed using prisms and diamond-like shapes frame various sequences found at my parents home, a brief moment of my mother rising from bed after a serious illness, and a final return to reflected light and creatures found at sea.
2017 / super 8 / silent / 1
A Dream image recreated, exploring the confluence of our human desire to impact the natural environment and our frustration at being unable to experience unaltered wilderness.
2018 / super 8 / sound / 6
I broke my hand last summer.
2017 / super 8 / sound on cassette / 2:00
A Small Alchemical Poem Of Material Revelations!
Mom’s Tiger Lilies
2016 / super 8 / live performance / 10
6CO2 + 6H2O ——> C6H12O6 + 6O2 Sugar, Light, Energy, Life – Sugar is poured, images emerge and the process of photosynthesis is alluded to.