Lumen (2018) by Richard Ashrowan

Rituais de Regeneraçào / Rituals of Regeneration
presented by DOBRA Festival Internacional de Cinema Experimental
Program on view September 1–30, 2021 at


Curated by San Francisco Cinematheque as part of DOBRA Festival Internacional de Cinema Experimental, Rituals of Regeneration draws on work presented in CROSSROADS 2019 and 2020 and consists of eleven works on toxicity and transcendence, violent and sublime, which contemplate the contemporary psychic landscape. Intimacies and delicacies are discovered in nature and domestic spaces are contrasted with brutalities of the capitalist Anthropocene era as mythologies of reckoning are explored.

The magic life of the objects reanimate the ancestrality of the aesthetic of dream.
                                                                                                                —Colectivo los ingrávidos

SCREENING: Lumen (2018) by Richard Ashrowan (UK); 16mm, color, silent, 3 minutes. Apertures (a brighter darkness) (2019) by Karissa Hahn (US); digital video, b&w, silent, 3 minutes. Fire Fly EYE (2020) by Kerry Laitala (US); digital video translation of a 16mm film/sound performance, color, sound, 7 minutes. Amuletos (2019) by Colectivo los ingrávidos (Mexico); digital video, color, sound, 5 minutes. A Study of Fly (2018) by Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu (Taiwan/US); digital video, color, sound, 13 minutes. Dusty Wave (2017) by Eeva Siivonen (Finland/Canada); digital video, color, sound, 3 minutes. It Matters What (2019) by Francisca Duran (Chile/Canada); 16mm screened as digital video, color and b&w, sound, 9 minutes. Transcript (2018) by Erica Sheu (Taiwan/US); 35mm screened as digital video, color, silent, 3 minutes. Girl is Presence (2020) by Lynne Sachs (US) and Anne Lesley Selcer (US); digital video, color, sound, 4 minutes.  As Long As There Is Breath (2020) by Emily Chao; digital video, color, sound, 2 minutes. Wasteland No. 2: Hardy, Hearty (2019) by Jodie Mack (US); 16mm screened as digital video, color, silent. For full Program Notes and to view program, VISIT https://festivaldobra.com.br/rituais-de-regeneracao/.