De Luce 1: Vegetare
- Janis Crystal Lipzin |
- 2009 |
- 5 minutes |
- COLOR |
"...a Mothlight for the 21st century..." --John Rapko
"In the beginning of time, light drew out matter along with itself in a mass as great as the fabric of the world." -- Robert Grosseteste (1170-1253) from On Light, [De Luce] or the ingression of Forms.
This work delves deeply into experiments similar to my parallel work in color photography. In this film, I blend my enduring interest in nature's volatile events with my sympathy with film's unpredictable response to light. I make a conscious decision to begin with film based on that medium's unduplicable and capricious reaction to photo-chemical stimuli. I use darkroom processes to produce outcomes that allude to, but don't truly describe, color in the natural world. I then interweave the results with the more controllable properties of digital technology. By using both digital and analog tools, I am able to achieve results unattainable by either medium alone. My methods allow me to avoid many conventional industrial processes and vastly expand the boundaries of common color palettes. -- JCL
Screening & Awards:
64th EDINBURGH International Film Festival, Official Selection;
VIDEOEX Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zurich, Switzerland;
53rd SAN FRANCISCO International Film Festival, Official Selection: Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley & Sundance Kabuki Theater, San Francisco;
29th BLACK MARIA FILM + VIDEO FESTIVAL, New Jersey, Director's Choice Award: PITZER COLLEGE, Mary Pickford Theater, Claremont, CA. MILLERSVILLE University, Millersville, PA. COLGATE University, Hamilton, NY.
ARTISTS' TELEVISION ACCESS (ATA), San Francisco;
ECHO PARK FILM CENTER, Los Angeles;
ALCHEMY Film & Media Arts Festival, Hawick, Scotland;
13th ANTIMATTER Film Festival, Victoria, B.C. Canada;
8th FLICKER Film Festival, Spokane, Washington.
2010 KLEX: Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film/Video Festival, Malaysia.
33rd BIG MUDDY FILM FESTIVAL, Southern Illinois Univ.,
CHICAGO 8 FEST;
HAVANA, Cuba, Film Festival.
U. of CINCINNATI;
Cherry Kino at SALTAIRE Arts Trail, UK;
KAUNAS Biennial, Lithuania.
GREENPOINT Film Festival, Brooklyn.
"Re-inventing the Reel," ATA, San Francisco.
2013 VENICE Biennale.
This title is available to watch on Fandor: http://www.fandor.com/films/de_luce_1_vegetare