Ann Arbor Film Festival
7 pm Pat Oleszko ?- Michigan Theater Main
Pat Oleszko Presents/Presence
Bits and pieces from Pat's passed filmed performantzes are shown with a-lithe sartorially splendid component to glorify or horrify the whole she-bang. A few that jest may turn up are Darwin's Nightmare: The Plight of the Nesting Bottle-back Turtles, a global warning performed near Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Half-astro-nuts Dilemma & To Air is Human (2 pix), the banned manned moon module crashes in foreign territory and the Astro-nuts disparately try to adapt. Goldmen Sex, a relationship ends boldly and badly. Kneeple at the Movies with Kneel & Dimples (2 pix), a short suite. Odds at Sea Bahian Odyssey, some local myth-tics are led by a buoy to sea to see!
9 pm Sílvia das Fadas and Masha Godovannaya - Michigan Theater Main Auditorium
?Masha Godovannaya is a visual artist, experimental filmmaker, and queer-feminist researcher. Approaching art production as artistic research and collective action, Masha’s artistic practice draws on combinations of approaches and spheres such as moving image theory, experimental cinema, and DIY video tradition, social science, queer theory, decolonial methodologies, and contemporary art.
Sílvia das Fadas is a filmmaker, a researcher, a teacher, a wanderer. She is interested in the politics intrinsic to cinematic practices and in cinema as a way of being together in restlessness and brokenness.
9 pm Brent Coughenour - Michigan Theater Main Auditorium
The Sick Sense, part 2 | Included in Films in Competition 4
Building on research by Diana Deutsch, Alfred Bregman, Maryanne Amacher, and others, The Sick Sense is an ongoing project exploring the limits of the perceptual system. These projects stimulate otoacoustic and flicker phenomena and auditory and visual hallucinations while searching for stimulus patterns that deactivate the brain’s default mode network, switching the brain into the role of the ecstatic perceiver.
Brent Coughenour is a media artist originally from the Motor City, currently based in the Golden State, whose most recent work incorporates computer programming for live manipulation of sound and image. He has presented his work at a variety of festivals and venues throughout the U.S. and internationally.