Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ensemble Economique - Your Lips Against Mine

Univers/Elementum Nº 017

This video is for the track "Your Lips Against Mine" by Ensemble Economique (Brian Pyle), from the album "Melt Into Nothing" - available on all formats at Denovali Records.

Video - Geoffrey Sexton
Actress - Mary Smudde

Friday, October 25, 2013

Hedia - Whitetrees

Univers/Elementum Nº 016

As a melded series of paintings, stenciled sumi brush drawings, distinctive landscapes seen from 20,000 feet, paper cutouts and crafted debris - "Whitetrees" is a film that illuminates at the rate of a firefly's pulsation. Made for the track "Whitetrees" - by Hedia (Bryce Hample), on the album "Wool". Out now on Unknown Tone Records.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Trabajo - Monk

Univers/Elementum Nº 015

Monk is a film for the Brooklyn-based band Trabajo - a sample-based, experimental sound collage group. (The full resolution version can be seen here - click the settings button there to select 1080p.)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Coupler - Fluss / Dartmoor

Univers/Elementum Nº 013

This two-part film is set to the music of Coupler (Ryan Norris). Both tracks are from the tape "America in the Coming Age of Electronics" - released on No Kings in 2011.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pink Priest - Swallow Your Dreams

Univers/Elementum Nº 010

Serving side A of the final work of Pink Priest's, "Swallow Your Dreams", is this film to the track "Pink Cream". Pre-orders for the vinyl are at La Station Radar now!

Available on handstamped 3" dvds, with stills from the film printed on a double sided matte paperstock and folded transparency sheet.

18 minutes 21 seconds
All Regions
3" Mini DVD-R (These will jam up slot drives such as Macbooks. Only players with spindles or 3" indented trays are for these.)

Edition A - Consisting of 21 copies. (Out of Print)
Edition B - Consisting of 50 copies with the limited edition vinyl @ La Station Radar
(Out of Print)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Classroom Citizens

Univers/Elementum Nº 006

Classroom Citizens is an abstract document of human progress. It follows the path of the Manufactured Object, from factory products to cookie-cutter housing developments, as they are produced in massive number, and eventually abandoned to decay. The film portrays its main subjects as monuments to their own creators, glorious and ultimately useless. Participation is undeniably mandatory, and most of us, as members of society, are at the mercy of the powerful few who command the mechanisms of this system.

Related to this are the ethics of the elementary classroom. When some students are misbehaving, it is common to punish the class as a whole. Regardless of an individual's pursuits in silence and daydreaming, one often finds himself putting his head down on the desk with the entire class. This is our introduction to the social contract. No matter the number of people who share a belief, the belief should be analyzed by its content. Majority rule is wrong, because logic, which is often lacking, should always be the prevailing factor for determining correctness of policy or theory.

Horsehair Everywhere layers a converged, textural soundtrack to the film, made up of many improvised pieces. In the absence of dialog and narrative action, the musical track becomes a signifier of conflict and meaning.

Classroom Citizens is made up of places, textures, actions and strangers. The space within the film is meant to be a nesting ground for the thoughts and ruminations of the viewer. This gives breathing room for imagination to develop with an ongoing absorption of the film’s aesthetics. The end sequence is an exploration of landmarks of Detroit’s abandonment, as a worshiping examination of such brilliant early Twentieth Century architecture. The completely unconventional structure of this film requires simultaneous patience and philosophical restlessness, and it is this combination that the film aims to promote in the future of the avant-garde.

108 minutes
All Regions DVD

Unnumbered Edition         (Out of Print)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Pink Priest - Goddess

Univers/Elementum Nº 007

"This triptych of music videos, which accompanies Pink Priest's release on Kimberly Dawn Records, unites pertinent visual textures with each distinctive track. The harsh noise of Part I "Slept In Caverns" accentuates the ancient primitive nihilism and aggressiveness that remains in a caged iguana. In macro closeup, it's as if the sound is following the contours of the rough reptilian skin, while double exposures push the imagery into abstraction. Part 2 "Platonic Headdress" uses timeless black and white 16mm footage of two silhouettes exploring an abandoned, rotting house while the meandering melody of the track explores it's own washed-out, buried-over aural space. The final part of this long decrescendo, "You Would Like to Talk to Me About Loneliness" entombs the ambient drone melody deep inside an endless country field covered in snow and fog. All are bookended by hand painted, back-lit title screens which compound the subtle beauty of the entire piece." - Lee Noble

14 minutes 43 seconds
All Regions
3" Mini DVD

Edition A (Unnumbered Edition) -- Sold Out

Thursday, November 26, 2009

And Tar Ran Through My Veins

Univers/Elementum Nº 002

The health of a friend requires instant surgery when a slight hint, during a card game, presents his sirs with the knowledge that his own wellness is in jeopardy.

The first in line of films by Mothers In Favor.

14 minutes 21 seconds
1.33:1 (4:3)
3" Mini DVD (These will jam up slot players such as macbooks. Only players with trays or spindles are for these.)

Edition A - Consisting of 24 copies Sold Out

Saturday, August 22, 2009

TV Divinare

Univers/Elementum Nº 003

A second installment of films from Mothers In Favor. Music is by Horsehair Everywhere, which is from the album "Nothing Happened" available at Kimberly Dawn.

11 minutes 47 seconds
1.85:1 (16:9)
3" Mini DVD (These will jam up slot players such as macbooks. Only players with trays or spindles are for these.)

Edition A - Consisting of 30 copies Sold Out

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sparkling Wide Pressure - The Circuit

Univers/Elementum Nº 001

A short film at the horse track, made to Sparkling Wide Pressure's "What Is Gone" from the album "The No Self Journey".

8 minutes 33 seconds
1.33:1 (4:3)
3" Mini DVD (These will jam up slot players such as macbooks. Only players with trays or spindles are for these.)

Edition A - Consisting of 24 copies Sold Out