Programmed by Jason Evans (This Long Century).
The beach and its surroundings are part of art history—from the Impressionists to photographers like Rineke Dijkstra—with artists often drawn to the incredible light and color available to them in these locations. Continuing in this tradition, the experimental art-based short films and videos in this program take us across both sand and ocean, creating visuals that sometimes feel everyday and other times seem absurd.
ISLAND SONG by Charlemagne Palestine. 1976. 16.5 min.
DIGGING PIECE by Vito Acconci. 1970. 10 min.
LOUNGE/NOT LOUNGE by Phyllis Baldino. 1993, 9 min.
OCEAN BIRD (WASHUP) by Ana Mendieta. 1974, 4 min.
DAWN SURF JELLYBOWL by Jennifer West. 2011. 8 min.
HEAVEN by Tracey Moffatt. 1997. 28 min.
WATER PLASTIC BAG by Anthony Ramos. 1973. 9 min.
SAMUEL by Gillian Garcia. 2018, 1.5 min.
PIETA by Bruce Baillie. 1998. 2 min.
GHOST OF ASIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul & Christelle Lheureux. 2005. 9 min.
Special thanks to EAI for making this program possible.
Rockaway Film Festival is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. It is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support provided by FRANC and the Fund for the City of New York.
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