3rd 01SJ Biennial September 2010

A global festival of art on the edge

01SJ Future Films

Camera 12, Theater 4
Wednesday, June 4 – Saturday June 7, 2008, 2 pm – 10 pm
Sunday, June 8, 2008, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
$10 at the door

Future Films presents a broad range of innovative work in the realm of the moving image. There will be an ongoing presentation of short “future films” at the Camera 12 Cinemas throughout the Festival for drop in viewing as well as feature-length works at selected times. The work presented includes new video from Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, New Zealand, Vietnam and Thailand, as well as machinima films, animations, DIY Hollywood productions, cell phone films, Second Life vignettes, mash ups and fan films from around the world. Selections from Future Films will be presented on a rotating basis as part of the 01SJ Biennial: Superlight and the San Jose Culture Network.

Artists include:

Cory Arcangel, Peggy Ahwesh, Daniel Garcia Andujar, Denis Beaubois, Giselle Beiguelman, Natalie Bookchin, Tony Dove, R. Luke DuBois, Kota Ezawa, Douglas Gayeton, Claudia Hart, Jonn Herschend, Aaron Koblin, Ahree Lee, Jane Marsching, Eddo Stern, Thomson + Craighead

These feature-length films will be presented at specific times during the 01SJ Festival.

Cory Arcangel
Untitled Translation Exercise
In collaboration with Ben Jones with production by Miriam Katzeff
6 pm, Thursday June 5
Based on the teen flick, Dazed and Confused, Arcangel sent the script of the film to an outsourcing firm in India to overdub, in English. Untitled Translation is an exercise in cultural translation, piracy, and the “flat world” of globalization. This film is also presented as part of Superlight at the San Jose Museum of Art

Douglas Gayeton
My Second Life: The Video Diaries of Molotov Alva
Friday, June 6, 6 pm
The filmmaker will be present on Friday.
Saturday June 7, 2 pm
Digital technologies impact all forms of creative expression, including the visual arts, performing arts, and moving image. Just as the introduction of the Portapak video camera created a new and exciting means of “filmmaking,” video game engines and desktop computers now allow creators to make films known as machinima on their desktops using these new tools to create a convincing virtual world. Douglas Gayeton’s Molotov Alva and His Search for the Creator is a machinima documentary made entirely in the virtual world of Second Life about a character, who leaves his “Straightworld” life behind and in ten video dispatches from his new second life, encounters everything from Furries to Cyberpunks to Neo-Luddites to Sex Slaves to the King of the Hobos, Orhalla Zander, who becomes Molotov’s guide – and ours – as he searches for the creator of this brave new world. Ultimately, Molotov Alva and His Search for the Creator is a superlight philosophical treatise on our place in a hybrid universe.

R. Luke DuBois
Fashionably Late for the Relationship, 2008
In collaboration with Lián Amaris Sifuentes
Friday June 6, 9 pm
Saturdday, June 7, 4 pm
Fashionably Late for the Relationship is a three-day long public performance by Lián Amaris Sifuentes. As a woman prepares for a night on the town, three days pass by in the city around her. In this live performance, Sifuentes’ slow, nuanced actions become a counterpoint to and critique of the unnaturally rapid and unyielding pace of the public environment, which she redefines as the private, feminine ritual space of a boudoir. The performance took place for three entire consecutive days (July 7-9, 2007) in Union Square, New York. Throughout the whole performance collaborator R. Luke DuBois documented the piece with video then algorithmically time-compressed the footage. DuBois created a 72 minute film about the outdoor performance using a visual averaging computational process.

The following is a complete listing for Future Films:

Giselle Beiguelman

Ahree Lee

Aaron Koblin
Flight Patterns

Thomson + Craighead
Flat Earth

Jane Marsching
Rising North

Giselle Beiguelman

Peggy Ahwesh
Warm Objects

Denis Beaubois
In the Event of Amnesia, the City Will Recall (Sydney)

Giselle Beiguelman

Giselle Beiguelman

Kota Ezawa
The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Daniel Garcia Andujar

Natalie Bookchin
All That Is Soild

Giselle Beiguelman

David Crawford
Stop Motion Studies (Remix #13)

Claudia Hart

Jonn Herschend
Why This Is Not Going to Work So Well

Natalie Bookchin
Zorns Lemma 2

Jenny Fraser
Name that Film

Eddo Stern
Vietnam Romance