We are thrilled to follow the block party with an outdoor film screening, featuring the diverse works of five Western Massachusetts artists! ✨
All 5 films push boundaries of form, and offer something expansive and playful in the materiality of their images. The film screening will take place at the Florence Congregational church from 7-8pm! We can’t wait to see you there.
Read on for a brief synopsis of each film…
Souvenirs from the Realm of Happiness, Linda Gale Aubry 2021
This hand-drawn-frame-by-frame animation showcases a collection of things that bring Linda happiness.
¿Me Entiendes?, Mecca Lewis, 2020
Collected and collaged images and sounds from Havana, Cuba showcasing an exploration of Afro-Cuban culture and identity.
Resonantsync, K Kovaks, 2021
This film showcases an infomercial for the end of a world.
¿LODZ-Łódź:22592, Abraham Ravett, 2019
A recently published book by Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario, profiling the resurrected photographs made clandestinely by Henryk Ross in Poland’s Lodz ghetto, inspires the filmmaker to wonder, how his father survived those turbulent, WWII years in Poland.
Global Anesthetics, Zach Hart and Alexandra Wilson, 2020
Aesthetics that surround us begin to dissolve into a gaseous state forming an anesthetic. Anesthetics sprayed through the streets of convenience, mediating a visitor’s engagement with the physical world.