Bright Mirror : Recent Films by Paul Clipson
CineCycle and the 8fest's 8 x 8 Present
BRIGHT MIRROR: Recent Films by Paul Clipson
Saturday June 11 2016 8pm $10
at CineCycle down the alley behind 129 Spadina
San Francisco-based small-gauge stalwart Paul Clipson returns to Toronto several years after his last visit to the 8fest (and for the first time since 2011). A mainstay on the current experimental film scene, Paul is a lovely gentleman and a supremely talented artist. A rare and unique opportunity to see Paul projecting some of his camera originals, this event will be a real feast for both eyes and ears.
This screening is a co-presentation between CineCycle and 8x8, the 8fest's year-round showcase for small-gauge filmmakers admired by the festival.
Curated by Adam Rosen + John Creson
Introduction by Stephen Broomer
LANDSCAPE DISSOLVES (2012) Super 8mm, color/B&W, 6 minutes, music by Alex Cobb
ABSTEIGEND (2012) Super 8mm, B&W, 7 minutes, music by Evan Caminiti
ORIGIN (2009-2012) Super 8mm, color/B&W, 9 minutes, music by Che Chen
OTHER STATES (2013) Super 8mm, color, 7 minutes, music by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
BRIGHT MIRROR (2013) Super 8mm, color/B&W, 9 minutes, music by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
TRANSPARENT THINGS (2014) Super 8mm, color/B&W, 7.5 minutes, music by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
LIGHT YEAR (2013) 16mm, color, 10 minutes, music by Tashi Wada
LOVE AFTER LOVE (2014) 16mm, color, 5 minutes, music by Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
THE LIQUID CASKET / WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS (2014) 16mm, color/B&W, 7.5 minutes, music by Lawrence English
MADE OF AIR (2014) 16mm, color/B&W, 11 minutes, music by Grouper
PULSARS E QUASARS (2014) Super 8mm, color, 4.5 minutes, music by Arp
Paul Clipson is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who often collaborates with sound artists and musicians on films, live performances, and installations. His Super 8 and 16mm films aim to bring to light visual preoccupations that reveal themselves while working in a stream of consciousness manner, combining densely layered, in-camera edited studies of figurative and abstract environments, in a process that encourages unplanned-for results, responding to and conversing with the temporal qualities of musical composition and live performance. His work has screened around the world in festivals and at sound and film events such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, The New York Film Festival, and the Cinémathèque Française.