1. FILMMAKER #9: JOSHUA YATES

    Where: The Carrack Modern Art @ 111 West Parrish St, Durham, NC
    When: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 8:30pm
    Contact: durhamunexposed@gmail.com
    Cost: FREE

    UNEXPOSED is teaming with The Carrack in downtown Durham for the August screening featuring works by Iowa-based filmmaker and North Carolina native Joshua Yates (thisisyates.com). Yates will be presenting three videos totaling 35 minutes. As always with UNEXPOSED, the filmmaker will be in attendance, so bring those questions! A lengthy Q&A will follow the screening. BYOBooze too!

    this is (not) YATES   -   3min
    This might (not) be a fake self portrait.

    The Bags, Probably 1971    -    5min
    A southern family of four is reincarnated during this hand-processed assemblage of their previously unearthed audio/visual keepsakes.

    Bring the Ruckus    -    26min
    This experimental nonfiction interweaves an ever-shifting myriad of serene and violent home video footage, still portraiture and diaristic snapshots. An exercise in catharsis, this fragmented visual autobiography recontextualizes years of home movies in order to explore coming-of-age anxieties, delayed grieving processes and living in a world that is not one’s home.

    We can’t forget to thank Laura Ritchie at The Carrack Modern Art for offering their space and supporting our screening series!

     
  2. FILMMAKER #6, 7, 8: LAUREN COOK, KELLY GALLAGHER, CHARLOTTE TAYLOR 

    Where: The Perch @ 1011 Burch Avenue, Durham, NC
    When: Sunday, June 15, 2014 @ 7:30pm
    Contact: durhamunexposed@gmail.com

    FREE EVENT. BYOBooze. Donations for this traveling trio will gladly be accepted!

    UNEXPOSED is gearing up for its fourth monthly screening on Sunday, June 15th. We are hosting the traveling film tour called Woman With Knives, featuring works by experimental animators Lauren Cook, Kelly Gallagher, and Charlotte Taylor.

    Lauren Cook
    PXXXL (35mm/video, 3min)
    Altitude Zero (16mm, 5min)
    Handmade (35mm, 3min)

    Kelly Gallagher
    The Herstory of the Female Filmmaker (video, 14min)
    Pen Up the Pigs (video, 12min)

    Charlotte Taylor
    The Edge of Summer (16mm, 4min)
    Secrets (16mm, 3min)
    Leaf. (16mm, 3min)
    Aurora and the Sea (video, 1min)

    LAUREN COOK

    Lauren Cook’s films have screened internationally at venues including the Margaret Meade Film Festival at the American Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Des Moines Art Center, Sao Paulo Museum of Image and Sound, Black Maria Film Festival, PDX, VideoEx Switzerland, Festival Des Cinemas Differents De Paris, Brighton Film Festival (UK), and the Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival. She is director of cinema and associate professor at the University of Hartford. She’s currently working on an experimental video game for Oculus Rift, called Death Drive, that is entirely hand drawn with pencil and paper.

    KELLY GALLAGHER

    Kelly Gallagher’s films have screened in venues across the world, including: the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Anthology Archives, Asheville Art Museum, Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Other Cinema, Women’s Film Institute, Northwests Film Forum, London Hackney Picturehouse, Berlin Mobile Kino, and Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival. She is the recipient of the 2014 Helen Hill Award from Indie Grits for her film Pen Up the Pigs. She has presented her research at Yale University’s Fields of Vision Conference, and will be sharing her most recent paper on the political possibilities of handcrafted cinema at the 2014 UFVA conference.

    CHARLOTTE TAYLOR

    Charlotte Taylor is an experimental animator, teaching Film/Video in the rural mountains of Western North Carolina. Her research ranges from digital animation and handmade film to optical toys, and she is particularly interested in alternative forms of production and presentation. Her work has screened at venues across the world, including: Ann Arbor Film Festival, Indie Grits Festival, Strange Beauty Film Festival, TIE, EFF Portland, FLEX Fest, and the Anthology Film Archives. She was the recipient of the 2012 Helen Hill Award from Indie Grits, for her film The Edge of Summer. She enjoys organizing and teaching community filmmaking workshops for kids and at risk youth and is co-founder/co-director of the Mechanical Eye Microcinema. She is currently working on a direct animation music video and an animated 16mm essay film about women in Belegarth medieval combat.

     
  3. FILMMAKER #3,4,5: Kate Ewald, Lorenzo Gattorna, and Margaret Rorison

    Where: The Barn & Cupola @ 2315 Albany Street, Durham, NC
    When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 @ 7pm
    Contact: durhamunexposed@gmail.com [352.318.5872 or 352.318.6705

    UNEXPOSED is gearing up for its third monthly screening on Saturday, April 19th featuring works by the programming trio of Sight Unseen based in Baltimore.


    Kate Ewald

    * Make-Up Iterations, 2014, 16mm, color, silent, 2.5m
    * REVLON / CLINIQUE / OPI REDUX,
    2013, 16mm, color, silent, 2m
    * Feedback Landscape (Purple)
    , 2012, analog video feedback to HD, color, sound, 8.5m
    Apollo’s Eye, 2010, digital video, color, sound, 2m

    Lorenzo Gattorna:
    * Sunrise Fires, 2013, 16mm-to-digital, b/w and color, sound, 6.5m
    Mountain Lying Down, 2012, 16mm-to-digital, b/w & color, sound, 3m
    The Enchanted Forest, 2011, 16mm-to-digital, color, sound, 6.5m

    Margaret Rorison:
    Pull/Drift, 2013, 16mm, color, sound, 10m
    The Waiting Sands, 2013, 16mm, color, sound, 5m
    Gowanus Haze, 2012, 16mm, b/w, sound, 5m

    KATE EWALD

    Kate Ewald is a time-based media artist and curator living in Baltimore, MD. With diverse interests in live & expanded cinema, classical structuralist filmmaking, intermedia, mechanical accidents, and homemade video feedback rigs, many of her works violently challenge the conventional assumptions of the spectator as they relate to expectations of narrative, perception, and time. Her curatorial, critical, and academic work is inspired by artistic practice and a ritualistic study of theoretical philosophies.

    Kate currently holds a studio at the cooperatively run Current Gallery in Baltimore. Her films & videos have shown at Microscope Gallery, Videofag, Videopolis, & High Zero Festival, among others. She recently contributed a piece about Sight Unseen to Incite! Journal of Experimental Media #4 and has a proposal accepted to Millennium Film Journal #60 about ecological implications of (and alternatives to) traditional film processing.

    LORENZO GATTORNA
    www.lorenzogattorna.com

    Lorenzo Gattorna is a filmmaker and programmer originally from New York now residing in Baltimore. He received a BFA from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU in 2007. His short films have screened in exhibitions associated with ARKIPEL, Artsfest Film Festival, Baltimore City Paper, CCNY, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Colour out of Space, EMP Collective, Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, LMAKprojects, Les Rencontres Internationales, Maryland Film Festival, Maysles Cinema, Microscope Gallery, Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Plug Projects, Sonic Circuits, Spectacle Theater, TULCA Festival of Visual Arts, UnionDocs, Utopia Film Festival, Videofag, VIDEOMEDEJA and Views from the Avant-Garde at the New York Film Festival. He has programmed screenings for Anthology Film Archives, Antimatter [Media Art], Maysles Cinema, Spectacle Theater and UnionDocs. Recently he received the 2012 Creative Alliance Media Makers’ Fellowship for Falling Out and was selected as a Semi-Finalist for the 2013 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize for Coupled Vision.

    MARGARET RORISON
    www.margaretrorison.com

    Margaret Rorison has been making films since 2011. Before she discovered the magic of filmmaking, she spent most of her energy on poetry, painting and photography. Her current work often develops from extensive walks through rural and urban landscapes, combining memories, field recordings and text. She is interested in the potentials of storytelling through the use of live projection and sound. 

    Rorison’s work has been screened at various festivals and venues including CROSSROADS, AAFF, Images Festival, Mono No Aware VI & VII, Sonic Circuits Festival, Microscope Gallery, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art and The High Zero Festival. She is a partial member of the artist run film lab, LaborBerlin and holds an MFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art.

     

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    FILMMAKER #2: JOSH GIBSON

    Where: The Barn & Cupola @ 2315 Albany Street, Durham, NC
    When: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 7pm
    Contact: durhamunexposed@gmail.com [352.318.5872 or 352.318.6705]

    Josh will be presenting three of his short films: Kudzu Vine (20’), Nile Perch (16’), and Light Plate (10’). Bring your questions again! And, of course, BYOBooze.

    Josh Gibson, a North Carolina native, is a Lecturing Fellow at the Duke University Program in the Arts of the Moving Image and graduate faculty member in the Duke University Program in Experimental and Documentary Arts. His films and videos have screened nationally and internationally in such venues as The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, The Documentary Channel, Edinburgh International Film Festival, SXSW, Tribeca, Slamdance, LA Film Festival, Full Frame, New York Film Festival (Views from the Avant-Garde), Ann Arbor Film Festival and Rotterdam International Film Festival, among many others. He has won top jury prizes at LA Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Black Maria Film Festival, Indie Memphis, Crossroads Film Festival, Indie Grits, Zagreb Dox, DIY Film Festival, Lookout Wild Film Festival and FLEX Film Festival. His current projects explore the intersection of non-fiction practice with hand-made cinematographic explorations.

     
  5. FILMMAKER #1: SHAMBHAVI KAUL

    Where: The Barn & Cupola @ 2315 Albany Street, Durham, NC
    When: Thursday, February 6, 2014 @ 8:30pm
    Contact: durhamunexposed@gmail.com [352.318.5872 or 352.318.6705]

    Shambhavi will be presenting four short films with a Q&A to follow. Bring your questions! And BYOBooze.

    Shambhavi Kaul’s cinematic constructions conjure uncanny, science-fictive non-places. Described as creating “zones of compression and dispersion,” her work utilizes strategies of montage and recirculation, inviting an affective response while simultaneously measuring our capacity to know what we encounter. She has exhibited her work worldwide at venues such as the Toronto International Film Festival, The New York Film Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Edinburgh International Film Festival, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, the Ann Arbor Film Festival and Experimenta India among others. Shambhavi Kaul was born in Jodhpur, India and currently lives in India and the United States.