NMASS 2013 Schedule


Thursday – June 13, 2013

Experimental Response Cinema and the Church of the Friendly Ghost are excited to partner for our second showcase of Austin-based moving image artists! This screening will also be the final Austin screenings of Lyndsay Bloom and Metrah Pashaee before we bid them farewell; please join us for these enormously diverse programs! Featuring work by David Bartner, Lyndsay Bloom, Blair Bogen & Nathan S Duncan, Paul Gansky, Jarrett Hayman, Kirsty Hughan, Caroline Koebel, Patrick Marshall, Metrah Pashaee, Ekrem Serdar, Scott Stark, and Rachel Stuckey.

Join us for a special screening of work by Dallas artist Michael Morris, with the filmmaker in attendance! Morris is an artist and educator working primarily in film, video, and expanded cinematic forms.  His recent work has moved toward two not-completely separate points of focus: essayistic works in film and video that mine accumulations of meaning attached to objects, sites, and experiences; and performative works that both initiate hybrid situations where an act of interpretation occurs between various technologies and question the evolving understanding of the space of cinematic reception. Morris studied at the University of Illinois-Chicago, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of North Texas. He currently teaches at several universities and colleges in Dallas and has recently shown work at the Dallas Museum of Art as part of the Dallas VideoFest, the Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, The Lab in San Francisco, and Oliver Francis Gallery in Dallas.


14 min / 35mm on HD / 2013
A wide view of the jagged line between landscape and skyscape.  An arranged collection of fragments. A study in the limits of autobiography. Fires was shot with a Lomokinosuper 35mm camera on the 135 format and transferred using a flatbed scanner. During the shooting of the film, difficulties were introduced by the elimination of the consumer line of 135 film. The result is a series of stories and landscapes in which objects and the memories attached to them are constantly disappearing.

Confessors Master April 2011

20 min / 8mm on digital video / 2010
Confessors is a short, personal essay that attempts to retrace bits of lost or inaccessible family histories.The artist’s grandparents give him a can of film marked “x-rated” without explanation, as well as an old 8mm camera. The film was lost before he was able to watch it. The resulting video is a consideration of the ephemeral nature of home movies and the lives they can’t help but fail to preserve.


I Can’t Wait To Meet You There
12 min / digital video / 2010 – 2012
A meditation on subjective experiences of public mourning and the ways recorded media affect our understanding of mortality. An elegy and a prayer for Kurt Cobain.

We Would See A Sign 
14 min / super 8mm and HDV / 2009
We Would See A Sign considers first hand vs. mediated experience of possible supernatural phenomena. It invokes situations where one must choose to trust or distrust what they see and experience in both solitary and public situations.