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.
Find out more about The New Visionary Cinema in the latest issue of Film Panic Magazine here
Many thanks to all involved!
Daniel & Clara
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.
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.
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.
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!