"I see them and look them away ... see stinger-ray hide in bush ... climb for a better view ... afraid of spider-snake-lizard ... we watched them watched us ... "
An after-image is the residual image you see if you look away having stared at a brightly lit scene. It is a negative of the original and gradually fades away... something like a ghost.
Are You Numb Yet?
Set in the aftermath of the Black Lives Matter movement and the COVID-19 pandemic, This story is told through a potent mix of poetry, dance, theatre, and music. Full of suppressed anger and fear, we watch Dre as he implodes from the traumatic effects of dealing with two pandemics.
"A.WAY" is a journey into lost memories of youth, purely constructed with archive material. A nostalgic reverie that transitions into a feeling of melancholy and unease. The beauty of life and the fear of death as a universal sentiment.
The blue candle of the title is a metaphor for Earth, with the flame representing the fragility of humanity resting on the planet. The best thing to do with a candle flame in danger of blowing out is to use it to light another while there is still time. Hopefully the flickering flame of humanity will burn bright through the universe before it can no longer burn on Earth.
The film "Details" is a hybrid of video and poetry, whose languages overlap. Both art genres complement each other by creating a synergy. In doing so they meet in a common inner and outer landscape.
It narrates a movement that starts with an injury and leads to astonishment.
Elegy for Unfinished Lives
A ghost poem film. Directed, written, filmed, edited, read, and produced by Adam E. Stone. Ghost woman paintings by Saribenne Evesong (1931-2009).
"Entre Les Images" is a found footage film composed of 35mm nitrate film frames from over 100 silent films, a large number of them irrevocably lost, with nothing to mark their presence outside of these majestic few frames. As a whole, they represent the hopes, dreams, and promises of tumultuous, perpetuating life and death between every frame.
"this time, this place... beyond open circulation closed reciprocity... closed hydration spheres wrought cast smithed... this is what we are what we eat ... "
Iron is the most common metal on earth. Indeed, it forms much of the molten core of the planet which in turn generates the earth’s magnetic poles. The red soils of the world are due to iron. At a biochemical level, iron is essential for human life, amongst other things, making our blood red. In the societal domain, iron is essential for manufacturing, electricity generation, and much more. Certain bacteria can derive energy for life directly from dissolved iron compounds (“rust”) rather than from oxygen as we do. Perhaps, at some time in the future, we, our descendants, the Ferrovores, may need to do the same.
A reflection on a Cornishman's connection to Cornwall; the beauty and brutality of land & sea.
A man digs a hole, people watch him do it.
A skilled workman digs a perfect hole in a cracked earthen plain in an endless warehouse, a series of well-dressed people come and sit on comfortable couches offering contradictory opinions, and the job gradually unravels.
Made during the CV19 lockdown and commissioned by Multistory as part of their project, Stories in Isolation, Home Time tells a child’s simple point of view during a congested and manic period. In the midst of a nationwide lockdown, a school-boy is just a boy. Now that school is been taken from him, his realisation of how much he loved his teachers, classmates and the routine arises and he poetically awaits the day he can return.
A tender two moments of reflection by writer Lois Norman, as she keeps her 95 year Father close and safe at home, during Lockdown. Inside, the 'feminine’ nurtures, protects and holds the memory of loved ones in our hearts. It reclaims the strength of 'family' and the power of Love to sustain us all.
Where can we get together? Set amid a societal crisis, 'Lucid Dreams' is a six-minute Greek epic from a second-person point of view about democracy, the importance of human connection, and the capability of change. The main characters are virtually somewhere between New York, Los Angeles, and Berlin.
A spoken word short film.
Ryori (Cuisine in Japanese) is a Stop Motion Animated Film that depicts an Ojizo San Statue (guardian of the wayside) coming from within the forest to have a Shojin Ryori meal. Shojin Ryori is the traditional dining style of Buddhist Monks in Japan, the cuisine is made without meat, fish or other animal products. The film animates the process of cooking with elements of change in nature. So as to highlight the interconnectedness between cuisine and the environment. The components of a Shojin Ryori meal are based on the idea of balance. The rule of five is created between five colors and flavors in a meal; green, yellow, red, black and white as well as sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami. This balance in color and flavor is believed to provide nutritional balance while also bringing the body into balance with the seasons.
A realism drama about the high-stimuli character Sara (24) and the relationship between her and her best friend Cecilie (24). Their friendship takes a turn when they both blackout after a night of partying together. Sara discovers secrets Cecilie confesses that night – and has trouble to understand what is true and what’s not. The film explores the theme of egoism and jealousy.
A strange kind of love letter...
Fata Morgana is a spirit of water that creates a mirage. A mirage is a phenomenon in which an object is visible in the air due to the reflection of light, which is a faint scene bordering on the existence and perception. I would like to remember the perceived world that seems to exist in this world but cannot be approached closely and exists fiercely but may disappear.
When a friend suffers from an illness, it opens the door for people round him to be able to talk about their own life's struggles. Transported from the confines of the home to a dreamlike outdoors, two dancers represent Thalissa Teixeira and her friend and how they react and reflect on his mental illness following a letter. When words are too hard, music takes its place. When that is too hard, movement takes hold. Together, they heal.
A natural visitor to a forest reflects on their unique relationship.