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Body Contours

6min, 2015, 16mm film to video using analog video synthesizers, sound, guitar by Charley Pond
Make movies in your mind, feel the soundtrack, and drift away from your body for the win. Produced through a media art residency at Signal Culture using real-time analog video processing tools and found 16mm educational films.
The 16mm media cadavers reanimated for Body Contours include: Body Contours, Man: the Incredible Machine, Fundamentals of the Nervous System, The Cell, and The Spinal Column. Visualization therapy was edited to address the media body’s needs using excerpts from Mental Training for Peak Athletic Performance, VHS.

Screening History:

2017      AXW Sightseeing, internationally curated by Lili White, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY

2017      Dallas Medianale, internationally adjudicated, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2017      19th Annual Moviate Underground Film Festival, Harrisburg, PA

2017      AVIFF Cannes Art Film Festival, internationally adjudicated, Cannes, France

2017      Mediated: Signal Culture Artists in Residence, Davis Gallery, Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY (curator Christine Chin)

2017      Solo program, invited, Ear & Eye Clinic, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

2016      Thank Your Body for Its Strength and Power, Crossroads 2016, internationally adjudicated, San Francisco, CA

2016      Crossroads 2016 traveling program: Thank Your Body for Its Strength and Power, Cellular Cinema, Minneapolis, MN

2016      Onion City Film Festival, internationally adjudicated, Chicago, IL

2016      23rd Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival, internationally adjudicated, Chicago, IL

2016     Revelation Perth International Film Festival, internationally adjudicated, Perth, Australia

2016     Athens International Film Festival, internationally adjudicated, Athens, OH

2016     Haverhill Experimental Film/Video Festival, internationally adjudicated, Haverhill, MA

2016     Experiments in Cinema 11.4, internationally adjudicated, Albuquerque, NM

2016     Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, internationally adjudicated, Winnipeg, Canada

2016     Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, internationally adjudicated, Milwaukee, WI

2016      35th Annual Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, internationally adjudicated, Minneapolis, MN

2016      San Diego Underground Film Festival, internationally adjudicated, San Deigo, CA

2016      Indie Grits, regionally adjudicated, Columbia, SC (Helen Hill Memorial Award)

2015      Solo program, internationally adjudicated, 18th Annual , Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, BC, Canada

2015      Solo, Indiana University South Bend Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts video gallery, South Bend, IN

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