Shorts 11: The One With The Bra
The Body Heals
7 min., 2016, USA
A dreamy nonfiction dispatch from a plastic surgery vacation, reflecting on beauty in the moment of metamorphosis after the knife goes in, but before the bandages come off.
6 min., 2016, USA
Discernment becomes crucial as a little girl negotiates an adult world where different forms of entrapment threaten reality.
4 min., 2017, USA
This performance of Barbra Streisand’s 1973 hit single, “The Way We Were”, pairs a play on the word “memories” with real-time image/sound manipulation. The image is processed by rescanning a replica of the historic Paik/Abe “Wobbulator.” Panzarino’s voice is processed by “The Nipulator 2.0”, a custom-built wireless performance tool.
States of Decay
14 min., 2016, UK
States of Decay is unique in both subject matter and presentation. It reveals a world brought into existence by human activity, which now exists beyond the normal confines of society. Seen through the lens of photographer Todd Dalgliesh this short documentary sheds light on the stagnation of Middle America and the remains of urban growth.
Little Red Giant, The Monster That I Was
16 min., 2016, USA
Anna, an unhinged artist, goes berserk at an academic’s barbecue. Her German Studies boyfriend, Klaus, mansplains to her about what her art should look like, Clair, a back stabbing comp lit chick, talks smack behind her back to Katrina, the science writer from MIT, and no one wants to hear about her art. Anna winds up in jail where she is finally given a sympathetic audience to the story about her ‘Forever Wolves’ art. A story about transformation through trauma.
Speechless In Japan
23 min., 2016, Japan
“Speechless in Japan” is an edgy, participatory documentary that follows a cross-dressing Japanese outcast confronted by judgment from strangers who question his way-of-life. The film chronicles his personal, intimate and blunt journey in search of his own identity.
Fuck All Boys From Uptown
15 min., 2016, USA
Sometimes “f*ck you” and “I love you” means the same thing.