D E E P #1
Run Time: 90 min.
WHAT IT IS: EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA | NET ART | VIDEO ART | OUTSIDER ART | PSYCHOTRONIC VISUALS | WEIRDO SKETCHES | MEDITATIVE CGI | BIZARRE REMIXES | DIGITAL FOSSILS | VIDEOS YOU WERE NEVER MEANT TO SEE
This month’s D E E P focuses on the body, bringing you contorted fleshy textures, corporeal pleasures and terrors, and a mutable sense of self in this era of digital dissociation.
Dirs. SOPHIE & Aaron Chan | 4 minutes
“I’m real when I shop my face.” This eyepopping visual for electronic musician SOPHIE’s single “Faceshopping” contorts, inflates, destroys, and rebuilds the artist’s face in a million different ways as a oddly gorgeous representation of body dysmorphia and limitless (digital) alteration.
Dir. Yu Yu | 5 minutes
A man enters a bathroom and finds a lot of pairs from his own body. This discovery makes him thinking he is a sum of two. The thought leads him becoming two. ‘Wow, look at this’ He says to his double.
My Expanded View
Dir. Corey Hughes | 8 minutes
A YouTube Yoga tutorial. A collapsed body. An expanded view. Shot using multiple methods, including drone, iPhone, Osmo, and thermal camera, Hughes’ newest piece is a funny and deft exploration of modern imagemaking as transcendental experience.
Dir. Shen Jie | 4 minutes
Five chapters about horse are cut up. A haunting, gorgeous deconstruction of time and movement through animation.
Dir. Karen Yasinsky | 7 minutes
A character created over the time of animating the cobweb.
The Body Heals
Dir. Annelise Ogaard | 7 minutes
A nonfiction dispatch from a plastic surgery slumber party in South Beach.
The Double Feeling
Dir. Nikias Chryssos | 10 minutes
A Mini-DV shot documentary set inside a Las Vegas factory where the world’s best-selling male adult toy is produced: the Fleshlight.
Dir. David Delafuente | 6 minutes
The process of letting go. Delafuente’s kinetic, melancholy abstractions explore queer love in all its multitudes through vibrant color and sound.
Please step out of the frame.
Dir. Karissa Hahn | 4 minutes
Using Super 8, a desk, and a laptop, Karissa Hahn creates a playful choreography of body and screen.
국민체조 “National Gymnastics”
Dir. Gyuri Cloe Lee | 4 minutes
Take a journey through the nostalgic, yet bizarre visual landscape of the artist’s memories and imagination. “National Gymnastics (국민체조)” is the name of the Korean national morning exercise routine invented by the government and practiced in schools since the 70’s until the early 2000’s.
Dir. Meredith Moore | 12 minutes
Equal parts documentary and fiction, Moore’s experimental short explores what happens when a group of friends from an online community get together for the first time to participate in one of the most innocuously beautiful and messy fetishes around: gunging.
Dir. Mike Pelletier | 3 minutes
Bodies float, morph, ripple, and twist in Pelletier’s experimental CG piece, which is by turns unsettling and deeply soothing.