Dreamtime (tri Repeté) | Fil Rüting | 2011 | 7:33 min.
Trichromacy, the condition upon which humans perceive color, is a fundamental exploration point in "Tri Repetaé" the on going series of videos created by artist Fil Rüting. Sampled from iconic film, the videos contain ghost like figures in shades of red, green, blue, moving within a stationary camera space. These images hint at a sublime subtext within the original sampled narrative releasing the imagery from the restraints of its linear form, by continuously cutting the frame in overlapping time.
The Title of this video is "Dreamtime", the collection of stories and morals that make up the spirituality of Aboriginal Australians. This "Dreaming" for Rüting forms a root basis for considering the subject of his homeland Australia. All the imagery for this video was sourced from Australian cinema and the narrative implies an insight into the darkness and beauty found in the people and land it depicts.

Fil Rüting is an artists from Sydney, Australia living in Los Angeles.
Dreamtime (ti Repeté) is also this month opining in his first solo show at WPA Gallery, Los Angeles this month.

  A beam of light, creating the event.  | Nick Fortunato | 2010 | 1:17 min.


Light and time are connected. We know this. Video at its core, is light plus time. Different images moving through the same screen, occupying the same space created by a shifting cathode ray tube. A beam of light moves across the screen, creating the images and creating time.

The idea of moving through time but staying in the same space is a central theme explored in H.G. Wells, The Time Machine. Cutting and re-ordering the words and moments from the 1960 movie, this piece is a meditation on the themes of video, time and time travel. Simultaneous time lines, audio and video streams, video editing, and the beam of the cathode ray tube all form the mechanical parts of my own personal time machine.

Nick Fortunato is a video- installation- and electronic artist.
He has designed video and still images for STREB's internationally touring shows 'Action Heroes' and 'GO!'. I also performed video with STREB at Central Park Summerstage, Singapore Arts Festival and Teatro Municipal de Santiago (Chile) among others.


  Body 2.0 | Daniel Lara | 2011 | 8:15 min.


What would be the mundane realities of a fully networked future? What is going to happen when electronic implants become as feasible as pacemakers or breast implants? Body 2.0 is a set of 5 medical cases and 1 conversation that focus on unique features, uncommon banalities and possible absurdities of our near future, where our actions are integrated to the internet, and where new paradigms exist for privacy, social control and human interactions. Beyond optimistic and glossy visions of the future, this video investigates our dependence on technology and our complex evolution with it.

Daniel Lara is a multimedia artist and designer that investigates the idiosyncrasies and absurdities of human nature through making objects, videos and interactions. He watchfully observes technology as a generator and as a receptacle of desires.

  S.T.T.L | Elisabeth Smolarz | 2011 | 4:20 min.

Elisabeth Smolarz was born im Poland, her family emigrated to Germany in 1979. In 2003, after receiving her MFA from the State Academy of Fine Art in Stuttgart, where she studied with Prof. Michou, Prof. Eigenheer and Burkhard Blümlein, she moved to New York. Here she got more and more involved in the idea of how consciousness and perception is formed by one's surrounding and its specific cultural, political, social and economical conditions. Since then her work has been shown in the USA, Germany, Iceland, China, Spain, and Denmark - in venues such as Galerie Reihe 22, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn Arts Council, Artists Space, Photography Triennial Esslingen, Baden Wuerttembergischer Kunstverein, Scope, Flux Factory, Reykjavik Photography Museum, Espai d'art contemporani de Castelló and the Sculpture Center among others.
  Bettinas Job | Patrick Richter | 2010 | 14:26 min.

Bettina's job in a poorly equipped nursing home is exhausting and badly paid, she works under pressure. Surrounded by illness, poverty and death, she tries to make the best out of her job.
Recently "Bettinas Job" was awarded with the people's choice award at Kurzsuechtig and film of the year at FiSH Festival im Stadthafen

Patrick Richter studied media art at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and was awarded with the Bauhaus stiopendium last year. Bettina's Job was awarded with the national YOUTH FILM AWARD as well as, the people's choice award at Kurzsuechtig and the Young Film award the FiSH festival in Stubniz, Germany

  Commentary | Robert Cambrinus | 2009 | 15:00 min.

A filmmaker starts out to comment on his film…
The reversal of film and commentary creates a new film. While the filmmaker gradually deconstructs the filmmaking process a new story is being told.

Robert was born 1965 in Vienna to a Dutch father and a German-Polish mother. He studied Media at East 15 Acting & Filmmaking School (University of Essex) and holds a PhD in Economics (WU Wien) as well as an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Sloan School, Cambridge). He is based in London and Trieben (Austria).

  Omokage (Remains) | Maki Satake | 2010 | 6:00 min.
My grandfather who was a photographer died about ten years ago. He left many forgotten photographs when I was a child.

Born in Hokkaido, Japan in 1980. Lives in Sapporo, Japan. Graduated from The Hokkaido University of Education Sapporo. Chiefly, making animation that uses the photograph. I'm searching for the world in the interstice of the record and the memories.

  Roller Blades | Matthew Garrison | 2010 |  1:49 min.
"Roller Blades" charts an unpredictable and inevitable course. In the process, perceptions are woven together and histories overlap.

Matthew Garrison is a professor of Digital Art at Albright College, Reading, PA. He received his MFA from Hunter College and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Selected exhibitions include the Roger Smith Lab Gallery in Manhattan, The University of Wisconsin's Foster Gallery and the Waterfront Center for the Arts in Belfast, Ireland.