Official Selection

From this side of space to the other side of the signal

USA 2017
Duration: 09:54
Directed by: Benjamin Rosenthal
Screenplay: Benjamin Rosenthal
Animation: Benjamin Rosenthal
Technique: SD Analog Processing, 2D Computer Animation, 3D animation
Production/School: Benjamin Rosenthal
Dialogue language: English

"From this side of space to the other side of the signal" utilizes footage produced on unique analog equipment from the early history of video during a residency at Signal Culture (a contemporary version of the original Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY), and emerges from a nod to Michael Snow's iconic structural film La Région Centrale. Virtual landscapes pumped through the analog system become caught amidst sets of "meaningless" signs/barriers and violent signals. Computer generated bodies and body parts glistening with video material generated via this system perform actions that queer the line between digital, physical and analog, homoeroticism and violence––entangled in a fragmented high-modernist grid. A voice from the other side of the signal attempts to lure the viewer into some act of connection, of crossing over, only to be perpetually interrupted by barriers of interference.


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