SHORTS 10: proud of his scientific attitude

Curated by Emily Oscarson

Sunday, May 17


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01 We Were Not Made For This WorldWe Were Not Made For This World

Colin West McDonald

4 min., Video, 2014, USA

“A robot searching for his creator in the desert lands outside his city. Based on ‘We Were Not Made For This World’ by award-winning cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier.” – Colin West McDonald


02 Toward the Flame Still 4Toward The Flame

Paul Turano

6 min., Video, 2014, USA

“Lighting up the morning sky a meteor detonated mid air over Chebarkul, Siberia on February 15, 2013. Existential shockwaves emanating from the explosion caused a momentary chaos, and catalyzed more desperate fears that it was perhaps signaling The End.” – Paul Turano


03 Terity Entitory 3Terity Entitory

Todd Mattei

9 min., Video, 2014, USA

“Terity Entitory is a meditation on memory, identity, and technology. The figure at the center of the piece is caught in a moment of complete stasis, “powered down or very deeply asleep,” as he puts it.” – Todd Mattei



John Harden

17 min., Video, 2014, USA

“An elderly couple, cryonically preserved at death, awakens centuries later, their health – and youth – totally restored. Together, they face the joys and challenges of a second life in the distant future.” – John Harden


05 Mysterious DisappearanceThe Mysterious Disappearance of the Town’s Last Resident

Damon Mohl

5 min., Video, 2014, USA

“Amidst a ghost town’s dilapidated ruins, one resident still resides, but he won’t be there much longer.” – Damon Mohl



06 Elsewhere, the Survivors 1Elsewhere, the Survivors

Ali Aschman

3 min., Video, 2014, USA

“Two connected figures wander endlessly through a desolate landscape, haunted by anxiety and doubt. “ – Ali Aschman



07 Happy Fun RoomHappy Fun Room

Greg Pak

14 min., Video, 2014, USA

“Sam, host of the once-popular children’s television show ‘Happy Fun Room,’ clashes with her child co-stars, recalcitrant crew, and unsupportive studio execs as her career and life fall to pieces. ‘Happy Fun Room’ teaches kids how to be safe in an insanely dangerous world. But the world has changed and the show’s messages may no longer apply. Can Sam prevent her past fears from making her a monster in the present?” – Greg Pak


08 In Times of PeaceΕν καιρώ ειρήνης (In Times of Peace)

Nikos Vouteniotis

29 min., Video, 2014, Greece

“The government of a country allows to the citizens ten breaths a day to settle its debt to the creditors. Nobody can understand why. Maybe through the eyes of a little girl, the eyes of imagination and poetry we can.” – Nikos Vouteniotis