Columbus International Film & Animation Festival
March 22 — March 22, 2018

Experimental Films

Thursday, March 22, 12 p.m.. – 8 p.m..

Beeler Gallery


In conjunction with the Columbus International Film & Animation Festival, Beeler Gallery is pleased to screen a rotation of experimental films in the gallery.


Films include:


Director: Mitchell Rose
Runtime: 3 minutes, 29 seconds

This digital dance film — a cubist reimagining of the body — explores metaphors for human boundaries and separation.


In a Free Sound Field
Director: Monteith McCollum
Runtime: 10 minutes, 40 seconds

In a home filled with rare art objects from around the world, a disjunctured set of tales unravels about the travels of collector Don Boros. Dislocating fact from fiction and time from place, the tales are intermixed with the notable text Sensations of Tone by 19th-century physicist Hermann von Helmholtz. In a Free Sound Field is the third in a trilogy of films exploring sound.


Director: Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson
Runtime: 1 minute, 30 seconds

A meditation of emigration and immigration, house and home.


My Heart is a Lure
Director: Patrick Moser
Runtime: 10 minutes, 22 seconds

A “how” question is posed and possibly answered in this experimental performance that explores the tidal landscape of North Florida with masks and puppets to reveal rhythms of seeking and releasing.


The Source is a Hole
Director: Madsen Minax
Runtime: 9 minutes

Through a series of love letters to feminine deities, The Source is a Hole reveals the author’s hunger for an absent lover while telling a series of disparately interconnected stories, ranging from the author’s inception at the 1982 world’s fair to his attempt to remove a lodged tampon. A disembodied voice recounts memories and longings, both real and imagined; as stories merge past and future, a poetic scene emerges. Dreams and erotics proliferate as landscape, pornography, animation, the everyday, reenactment, archival imagery, and appropriated footage coalesce.


Wait Pretty Butterfly
Director: Brynne McGregor
Runtime: 4 minutes, 10 seconds

Wait Pretty Butterfly is an experimental sensory study on authorship. The film comprises audio and visual samples blended with original footage and an original score by Brynne McGregor. It is an exploration that juxtaposes primary content from sources of inspiration with original content that is in many ways the result of that inspiration.


Director: Kristin Bonelli Pearson
Runtime: 3 minutes, 19 seconds

A stop-motion dream illustrating the futility of a good night’s rest.


Director: Kimberly Burleigh
Runtime: 4 minutes 53 seconds

Periphery is a 3D computer animation featuring an excerpt from Sir Alfred Hitchcock’s film Stage Fright, projected through a shape-shifting crystalline screen. The motion picture is revealed in refracted glimpses in the margins of the screen and is synchronized to the dialogue; an intense conversation that ricochets among perplexion, deception, confession, delusion, consolation, and threats, through to deceptive maneuvering.