I, Tourist, NY (2010)

Angelica Piedrahita, Columbia

This video builds an atmosphere of New York City as “the hyper visualized city”. Set of millions of movies seen around the world and almost 47 millions of tourists a year, anxious to take pictures. A constant allegory to popular culture and space build through globalized imaginaries. Exploring the iconic surface of the city in a constant confrontation with its deeper layers. The sequence contains images and audios from movies; shots of the touristic sites and pop culture imagery that mingle with the touristic-artistic experience.

Bust Chance (2010)

Stephanie Barber, USA

The audience’s engagement with the smallest subtleties and less than (usually considered) spectacular elements of theater is impressive and speaks volumes on the patience and acuity of modern viewers. Their finely tuned sense of humor and rapt and continuous focus warms the cynics’ icy exterior. Likewise, the feedback loop of mutual artistic understanding and respect from the performing elements and receptive viewers, and back again, fortifies those who wish to love art and believe it must have revolutionary value. All are satisfied and feel good in the showing of satisfaction.

Resonance (2010)

Karen Johannesen, USA

In physics, resonance is the tendency of a system to oscillate with larger amplitudes at some frequencies than at others. These are known as the system’s resonant frequencies. At these frequencies, even small periodic driving forces can produce large amplitude oscillations, because the system stores vibrational energy.

Against Cinema (2010)

Alberto Cabrera Bernal, Spain

Through the use of found footage from an assortment of sources, fiction films and documentaries, those moments in which actors turn their backs to the camera are shown, making the film a clear aggression to narrative cinema.

The Men (2010)

Charles Fairbanks, USA

The Men documents the fighter’s perspective in submission wrestling: an immersive experience between intimacy and violence.

Wrestling With My Father (2010)

Charles Fairbanks, USA

My father was a wrestler before me. You never stop being a wrestler.

A Ripe Volcano (2010)

Taiki Sakpisit, Thailand

A Ripe Volcano is an allegorical revelation where Bangkok becomes a site of mental eruption of emotionally devastated land during the heights of terrors, primal fears, trauma, and the darkness of time.