November 30th, 2018
at the Dikeou Pop-Up [312 E Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80203]
7:30pm doors. 8:00pm (not punk time) screening.
$10 or pay what you can. No one turned away.
Making Taste goes deep into our list of works that have escaped the confinement of our curatorial ideas but have stood out overtime. The videos in the program vary in content and create a spattering of works that defy our desire to shuffle them into a certain context.
Artists: Producer. Péter Csornay,
Writer/Director: David Dell'Edera,
Production: Umbrella Budapest & Budapest Metropolitan University
Statement: An old fella shows up from nowhere and shakes up the neighbourhood.
Artist: Marcie Lacerte
Title: Summer of Love
Statement: A girl goes out in the summertime looking for love.
Artists: Director & Producer: Nikita Diakur
Original Music & Sound: David Kamp
Assets: Chris Lühning
Aerial Footage & Textures: Philip Zeller, Florian Fischer
Associate Producer: Adult Swim
Statement: “Fest” is a tribute to Youtube culture. Similar to the protagonists in fail compilations, characters in “Fest” are dealing with unexpected results, extreme situations and chaos. Freedom and spontaneity are common elements and are picked up within the animation. The technique is a combination of puppeteering and dynamic computer simulation and varies between physically accurate and broken. Like the fail heroes on Youtube, the animator is never fully in control. Animating like this feels closer to real-life filmmaking: the simulation results are unpredictable and personal. Thus, the focus shifts from outcome to process. The animator is left with the challenge to find the right balance between control and chaos.
Artists: Director / Editor / Visual FX by Zak Tatham
Camera / DOP by Zak Tatham, Efehan Elbi, Aaron Manczyk, and Andrew Gavel
Grip & Art Director by Aaron Manczyk
Makeup by Gina Pulai and Frincess
Starring Jesi Jordan
Additional Visual FX: Efehan Elbi, and Dennis Ngariuku
Composer: Man Made Hill
Door Carpenter: Zoe Solomon
Statement: Doors, gateways, thresholds, and openings of any sort hold a mystery behind them though highly predictable and standard. In stories beyond film and literature there has always been a history of connecting a fantastic adventure into a new universe, alternate era, metaphorical space or memory by entering a door. In this work, Zak Tatham has focused on linking many of those memories together to create a possibly endless series of mediating connections. The experience develops in collaboration with the traveler (Jesi Jordan) who leads us through the Doorcuts.
Artist: Video by KOKOFREAKBEAN
Sound by KOKOFREAKBEAN
Screenplay by KOKOFREAKBEAN
Additional Pizza Slice Animations by Pornohelmüt
Pizza Head Mask by Neil Barrett
Rear View Mirror Compositing by Marcos Morales
Shot at Dirt City Studios, Austin TX
Artist: Darío Alva
Title: Short stories about love
Statement: Falling in love in the era of social media.
Artists : Lucas Leyva and Jillian Mayer
Statement: A comedic satirical sci-fi pop-musical based on the theories of Ray Kurzweil and other futurists. It’s the story of two Miami girls and how they deal with the technological singularity, as told through as series of cinematic tweets.
Artists: Directed and Animated by Greg Sharp
Produced by Nina Knežević
Music & Sound by Skillbard
Title: The Future
Statement: All Men Are Desperate Crabs