anticipated artist in person: Cristiana Miranda
pictured above: A Room with a Coconut View (2018) by Tulapop Saenjaroen
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Opening with a silent meditation on the cosmos, a study in celestial motion, these films critique the touristic gaze and blur the boundaries between the virtual and the real, between ethnography and fiction and rewrite traumatic histories while presenting visions both utopian and dystopic. Dynastic imaginary spaces erupt into our physical plane while virtual geographies turn back on themselves endlessly. A chorus of feminine voices, the deep murmur of subterranean waters, written and dreamed words, laughter, the ecstasy of rediscovered memory, the enlightenment.
Polly One (2018) by Kevin Jerome Everson (US); digital video, color, silent, 6 minutes, exhibition file from Picture Palace Pictures, bay area premiere
Polly One is a silent meditation on the cosmos, capturing a light dimmed but never extinguished. Made in memory of Bertha Everson, the filmmaker’s grandmother—who passed the day before the August 2017 solar eclipse. Across Polly One‘s two exquisite shots, veteran filmmaker (and amateur meteorologist) Kevin Jerome Everson utilizes 16mm film and unconventional lenses to render—in swirling Turneresque colours—a natural phenomenon even more cosmic. (Toronto International Film Festival)
A Room with a Coconut View (2018) by Tulapop Saenjaroen (Thailand); digital video, color, sound, 28 minutes, exhibition file from the maker, bay area premiere
A tour guide and also a hotel rep automated voice, Kanya, leads her foreign guest, Alex, through a beach town in the east of Thailand called Bangsaen. Since Kanya’s presentation is overtly aestheticized and strictly regimented, Alex decides to explore the town by himself, fantasizing to get out of the frame. (Tulapop Saenjaroen)
El Laberinto/The Labyrinth (2018) by Laura Huertas Millán (Colombia); digital video, color, sound, 21 minutes, exhibition file from the maker
A journey into the labyrinthine memories of a man involved in the spectacular rise and fall of drug Lords in the Colombian Amazon. Wandering through the forest and a mansion in ruins (a replica of the villa from the television show Dynasty), this man will soon become the protagonist of his own hallucinatory account. (Laura Huertas Millán)
So many voices in the silence now/Tantas vozes no silêncio do agora (2018) by Cristiana Miranda (Brazil); digital video, color, sound, 12 minutes, exhibition file from the maker bay area premiere
A chorus of feminine voices, a deep murmur of subterranean waters, written and dreamed words, laughter, the ecstasy of rediscovered memory, enlightenment. (Cristiana Miranda)
CROSSROADS 10 is generously supported by the George Lucas Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fleishhacker Foundation, San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund/Grants for the Arts, the Willow Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Cinematheque’s Members and Donors.