2013 GAF Films

Monday
Apr082013

Subcelestial Seraphim by Torie Zalben

‘Subcelestial Seraphim’ is a video installation that combines digital imagery, live video mapping techniques and in-camera manipulations to display a mystical underwater universe where seraphim and a single dollhouse coexist to invite an abstract narrative and meditative video display.  ‘Subcelestial Seraphim’ asks the question, what can exist below the celestial surface?

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Monday
Apr082013

Nightmare's Monster by Lexi St. John

 

Last year in the festival, Liza and I performed our original electronic pop opera called Sorella. This year, we want to add another element to our music: film. In our music video, we merge musical and visual storytelling together to create an emotional and dramatic piece of art. Film would be nothing without music, and music gains depth and dimension from visual images. These two mediums share similar artistic genetics, and we hope our music video conveys their similar beauty. This piece was truly a collaborative effort with our friends in the community, as most of our crew and actors are Gallatin students. We feel that our experience both as individual artists make us a better team as we produce collaborative projects like “Nightmare’s Monster”. We hope you enjoy the film and embrace its universal message of breaking free of negative emotions that only haunt you in the end.

Learn more about Lexi St. John by clicking here!

Monday
Apr082013

Untitled (Times Square at Night) by Jamie Denburg

This video captures the moment in which a regular object is transformed and animated under the camera's gaze. Typically lacking in humor, this particular trash bag seems to reject its very nature. While this piece can be seen for what it is (a cell phone video of a trash bag moving in the wind), it is my hope that the work also bring up questions on the nature of consciousness. What does being "alive" mean, exactly? And how does selective observation alter the interpretation of our environment?

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