A look into any mirror presents an image familiar yet curious - a backwards world and an unblinking face staring back at you. The physical imperfections of its surface reflect distorted truths, often unnoticed but always present. You can never truly see yourself. Even the mind's eye sees a warped self-image, refracted by subjective perception and experience. This program features films that explore the ideas of reflection and refraction, through content, composition and structure. The final piece will be a unique performance of 16mm manipulation and live sound by Architecture of the Sun. A few of the pieces in this program will also be featured as part of a traveling program, Private Territory, on the theme of personal space, within the home or within the mind.
Memory Worked by Mirrors, Stephen Broomer, 2011, 3 mins, super8 transferred to 16mm
Au Bord Du Lac (By the Lake), Patrick Bokanowski. 1994, 6 mins, 16mm
Mirror Animations, Harry Smith. 1956-57, 11 mins, 16mm
Garden/ing, Eriko Sonoda. 2007, 6 mins, video
Place for Landing, Shambhavi Kaul. 2010, 6 mins, 16mm transferred to HD video
Sanjiban, Ben Pender-Cudlip. 2012, 8 mins, HD video
MIRRORORRIM, 16mm performance by Architecture of the Sun (Brittany Gravely, Ken Linehan, Jenn Pipp)