Local Sightings 2018 – TEXTURES (Experimental Shorts Program)

This event took place on Sep 26, 2018

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

Incantations of light and shadow illuminate the screen in these stunning experimental studies of forms, colors and sounds on film.

Corpse Quatrain

(Miles Sprietsma, Portland, OR  2017, 4 min)

Musings and portents of an uncertain future are revealed as the camera travels over the ground and through the pages of a book.


(Alex MacKenzie, Vancouver, BC,  2017, 2 min)

Satellite views of ice floes; macro photography of cells; geographies of random patterns; clumping silver nitrate.


(Caryn Cline & Linda Fenstermaker,  Seattle, WA,  2018, 3 min)

A young farmer entangles herself among the flowers in this experimental examination of our timeless relationship with the natural world.

Oceans Awash

(Lynn O C Thompson,  Seattle, WA,  2018, 5 min)

A ruminative plea to face the devastating effect of single-use plastic pollution in our oceans.

Go Ask Crow

(Pete Vogt, Seattle, WA, 2018, 5 min)

The patterns of the world wash over you.

Isn't Paradise an Appendix of Botany?

(David Bellard,  Seattle, WA,  2018, 7 min)

A super 8 film study of the quietly spectacular botanical beauty of Washington. Set to a mystical choral performance.

Horror 13

(Jordan Isaacs, Seattle, WA, 2018, 2 min)

Horror is expressed through patterns created by digitizing and manipulating painted and scratched 16mm film strips.

Pin and Tumbler

(Patrick Connelly,  Seattle, WA,  2018, 3 min)

In the tradition of Len Lye, this 16mm scratch film made with keys uses physical film materials to play with shape and rhythm on-screen.

Here I Breathe

(Linda Fenstermaker,  Bellingham, WA,  2017, 8 min)

A tender exploration of memory and the passing of time.

Waiting for Spring; Persephone and the Pomegranate

(Nicole Dextras,  Vancouver, BC,  2016, 6 min)

In a dystopian future, a woman survives on pomegranate seeds alone.

Pictures at an Excavation

(Ryan Swen, Seattle, WA,  2018, 15 min)

A study of one of Seattle’s longest-standing film institutions, Scarecrow Video, and a construction of a space of cinephilic memory, utilizing the structure and thematic motifs of Modest Mussorgsky’s piano suite “Pictures at an Exhibition.”


(Jeffery Chong,  Vancouver, BC,  2017, 7 min)

Video collage that illuminates the mesmerizing chaos of Vancouver’s major thoroughfare at night.

April Video

(Nick Thompson, Seattle, WA,  2018, 3 min)

An experimental study featuring the poetry of Christy Karefa-Johnson (DoNormaal) and Olivia Louise.


(Jodi Darby, Portland, OR,  2017, 12 min)

An examination of the trauma experienced while growing up in the death culture of the 1970s and 80s in the U.S. Made using diary-style found footage appropriated from the Prelinger Archive.


(Anthony R. W. Lopez, Tacoma, WA,  2018, 5 min)

The world around us is full of emblems, hiding in plain sight, reminding us of what we’ve lost.

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