Resident Video is a monthly series that provides exclusive access to films from emerging artists. This month, we bring you Kate Raney and Jeremy Bessoff’s Lingua Absentia.
Description: Seven years before Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles broke the three hour mark and earned Chantal Akerman the loyalty of arthouse film fans and feminists alike, the Belgian filmmaker made her debut with this considerably shorter DIY effort. Saute ma ville stars Akerman herself as an eccentric young woman who seeks […]
Description: Filmmaker, photographer, writer, musician, “the prototype of the twenty-first-century man” (according to Alain Resnais), the 90-year-old Chris Marker is recognized as all of these things. But animal lover needs to be on that list, as well. Upon being asked for a photograph of himself, the artist has frequently offered up one of his cat, […]
Description: In 1977, at the age of 33, George Landow changed his name to Owen Land and put filmmaking aside for the following three decades. Prior to this hiatus, Landow had amassed a body of short experimental films that consistently challenged notions of avant-garde cinema. His earliest works not only anticipated and bled into the […]
Description: A short experimental film comprising footage of, well, ceremonies, rituals, and processions in an island country. The visual track is often looped, slowed down, or sped up, giving the film a hypnotic quality that distances it from ethnography. That feeling is heightened by the audio, which, at times, sounds more like out of sync […]