Daily Archives: April 2, 2016

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SEAFF 2016 | Aldous’s Eyes

Director | Susan MacWilliam

Glass eyeballs rattle, rotate, slide and multiply. In 1942 Aldous Huxley wrote ‘The Art of Seeing’ in which he discussed the Bates Method of improving eyesight. Reflecting on Huxley’s narrative explorations Aldous’s Eyes is a visual exploration of perceptual phenomena. Glass eyeballs from the History of Medicines Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University, Durham, NC.

Susan MacWilliam represented Northern Ireland at the 2009 Venice Biennale. Susan is a lecturer in Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Her video works are held in the British Library Sound Archive. Aldous’s Eyes is a visual exploration of perceptual phenomena.

SEAFF 2016 | The Separation Loop

Director | Leyla Rodriguez

Rodriguez interventions in the public space through temporary textile installations, objects and videos have been exhibited in numerous galleries and shown at film festivals worldwide. She was born in Buenos Aires and currently lives and works in Hamburg/ Germany. Recent exhibitions include MuVIM Museu Valencià de la II-lustració i la Modernitat, Valencia Spain (2015), Peruvian & Nord American Cultural Institue of Cusco, Peru(2014), Takis Katsoulidis Engraving Museum, Messini Greece (2013), Kunstverein Rostock, Rostock Germany (2013), The State Hermitage Museum St Petersburg Russia (2012), The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena USA (2012), Tromso Kunstforening, Tromso Norway (2011) and the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C. USA (2011). She was the recepient of The Kraft New Media Prize in 2011.

SEAFF 2016 | An Ecstatic Experience

Director | Ja’Tovia M. Gary

An Ecstatic Experience is an invocation and a meditation on transcendence as a means of restoration and resistance.

Ja’Tovia Gary is a Brooklyn-based artist and filmmaker. She earned her MFA in Filmmaking from New York’s School of Visual Arts. Her work has screened at festivals worldwide including Frameline, Atlanta Film Festival, Toronto Inside Out and Ann Arbor Film Festival. Gary is a founding member of the New Negress Film Society, a collective who prioritizes creating exhibition spaces for Black women filmmakers. She is a Sundance Institute fellow and a Jerome Foundation grant recipient.

SEAFF 2016 | Winterreise

Director | Johan Bergström Hyldahl

Winterreise chronicles the tale of the lowland gorilla Katharina Wisnierska and her life in Bavaria, Germany. At an early age, around the time when the Moon suddenly and mysteriously disappears from its orbit around the Earth, Katharina develops an interest in flying, and after flying planes and parachutes becomes a competitive paraglider.

Johan Bergström Hyldahl holds an MFA from the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, and has been represented by Cecilia Hillström since his BFA exhibition in 2011. He has also studied at Hunter College, New York (MFA), and holds an MSc from Stockholm School of Economics.

SEAFF 2016 | FUNTASTIC MOVIE(S)

Director | John Antonio Castro


FUNTASTIC MOVIE(S) · “A psychotronic adventure in two evil acts” treats to explore (and celebrate) some of the common features of fantastic cinema (fabulous monsters, futuristic technology,…), with special interest in those fiction movies of psychotronic nature, through the crazy mixture of appropriation material and original footage.

Juan Antonio Castro is a Spanish experimental filmmaker who lives and works in Madrid. Although he has made some fiction works, he prefers explore the boundaries of the film medium and the possibilities of the abstract language. He has made some video poetry’s pieces, but from 2006 he works mostly with appropriation material that sometimes he mixes with original footage.