ECSTATIC VISIONS: Part 1

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ECSTATIC VISIONS: Part 1
Five New Visionary Films Selected by The Underground Film Studio

 

As a part of our year-long residency at Exploding Appendix, we have been invited to present a selection of short films at their weekly research group in Brighton. We’ll be screening films by Sarahjane Swan & Roger Simian, Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain, David Finkelstein, Gurcius Gewdner plus one of our own shorts. The screenings will be a part of the Exploding Appendix Avant-garde Art & Research Group led by Bradley Tuck.

 

Full details about the screening here

 

Find out more about The New Visionary Cinema in the latest issue of Film Panic Magazine here

 

Many thanks to all involved!
Daniel & Clara
x

 


FULL PROGRAMME
Total Runtime: 64 mins

 

 

IN THE ARBOR OF THE BITTER ORANGE
2017 | 7 mins | Super8 | Dir. Sarahjane Swan & Roger Simian
IN THE ARBOR OF THE BITTER ORANGE is a short Surrealist daydream captured by Scottish Borders duo Sarahjane Swan & Roger Simian on monochromatic Super 8 in a sleepy seaside town in the north of Portugal.

 

 

 

TELEKINETIC PLEASURES
2018 | 8 mins | VHS | Dir. Daniel Fawcett & Clara Pais
TELEKINETIC PLEASURES depicts the aftermath of a bizarre scientific experiment that involves chickens, reptilian and human subjects, two of whom have survived and are portrayed by the directors themselves – artefacts of their psychic transmissions are captured here on videotape.

 

 

 

PLAY GROUND
2017 | 16 mins | DV | Dir. Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain
PLAY GROUND is a tribute to the great Dutch filmmaker Frans Zwartjes. Vicky Langan & Maximilian Le Cain play two characters locked into patterns of desire who seem unable to connect in this playful but ultimately melancholy film.

 

 

 

MIRACULOUS AQUEDUCT
2018 | 16 mins | HD | Dir. David Finkelstein
A poetic exploration of the strategies for unleashing creativity, both scattershot and focused. MIRACULOUS AQUEDUCT is a journey through an interior landscape filled with tarot cards, towers, and centurions; a collage of words, images and music, in which the film’s two narrators discover that acknowledging inner blocks is the key to overcoming them.

 

 

 

BOM DIA CARLOS
2016 | 17 mins | HD | Dir. Gurcius Gewdner
Dedicated Carlos Reichenbach, Lucio Fulci and Andrzej Zulawski, BOM DIA CARLOS is a film about the coming apocalypse, about a man who fears to shit, about demonic voices from within but ultimately it is a film about uncontrollable creative and bodily expression that bursts forth in the most deliriously grotesque manner thinkable. Vomit bags recommended!