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SEAFF 2016 | Killing Moment

Greg Penn, Killing moment

Penn about Killing Moment:
“I have explored all manner of techniques in awareness and methods of disrupting the cross talk in the brain between thought and perception.
We naturally seek out repetition and rhythm. I use repetition and rhythm to draw the viewer closer to a sense of surrender. “

Greg Penn was born London, UK, lives in Melbourne. Awarded Linden Postcard, Linden Centre of Contemporary Arts, Awarded Friends of VCA consecutive years. Awarded ‘Most innovative, Best Interpreted’ artwork ‘MUDfest’, Melbourne. Work exhibited Internationally at Focal Point Gallery, UK. Centre for Photography Woodstock, New York. Work held for one year MCA – Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Graduate MFA, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. Film and Photography graduate, University of Wales, UK.

SEAFF 2016 | Arts + Crafts Spectacular #3

Sébastien Wolf & Ian Ritterskamp, Arts + Crafts Spectacular #3

Arts + Crafts Spectacular #3 depicts the shooting of Andy Warhol back in 1968 and his ensuing nightmares. Layers of reality and fiction become intertwined as they climax in a TV episode in Valerie Solana’s’ prison cell. The film builds on artists’ myths, as they themselves become subject to popular culture.

Wolf and Ritterskamp studied fine arts at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in Germany. They both live and work in Berlin.

SEAFF 2016 | Aldous’s Eyes

Susan MacWilliam, Aldous’s Eyes

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

Leyla Rodriguez, The Separation Loop

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

Ja’Tovia M. Gary, An Ecstatic Experience

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.