Memory, Sound, and Silence
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Includes the following films:
2013. USA. Directed by Deborah Stratman. Based on a book of drawings of insects that create sonorous sounds, the film combines images from the pages of the book with a score made of up cicadas, crickets, grasshoppers, and jazz. New York premiere. 6 min.
2012. USA. Directed by Deborah Stratman. British filmmaker Humphrey Jennings's 1943 docudrama The Silent Village featured Welsh coal miners from the village of Cwmgiedd re-enacting the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia and the annihilation of the resistance in the mining village of Lidice. In Village, Silenced, an isolated segment of the original film focuses on the use of sound “as a mode of social control” by the Nazis, and the “larger historical implications” of repetition. 7 min.
2010. USA. Directed by Deborah Stratman. A flicker film—and a "future film"—set to the soundtrack of Melissa Dubbin and Aaron Davidson. 3 min.
2010. USA. Directed by Deborah Stratman. This homage showcases Ray Lowden and his commitment to a large menagerie of birds of prey, deer, and wallabies in Northumberland, England. 7 min.
2008. USA. Directed by Deborah Stratman. A waterfall, and mysterious sounds emanating from it, in a work inspired by Robert Creeley’s titular poem and made in tribute to filmmaker Bruce Connor. 2 min.
In Order Not to Be Here
2002. USA. Directed by Deborah Stratman. With Joachin de la Puente. Shot entirely at night, this meditation on a society of closed communities, surveillance and safety systems, and fast food and convenience stores hauntingly explores a closed-down society. The mood of the piece—and its images of omnipresent surveillance systems—is especially affecting after the recent Boston Marathon bombings. 33 min.
2001. USA. Directed by Deborah Stratman. A film about the volatility of intimacy and breaking free from abusive cycles. 3 min.