POTTER-BELMAR LABS 

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Double Thunder, 2008
digital video, 6:00
A Beautiful Brocade, 2006
digital video, 4:30
Pandora's Bike, 2006
digital video, 12:30
Characters, 2005
digital video, 15:42
Settings, 2005
digital video, 13:42
Amelita Destruction, 2004
digital video, 4:45 min
Low Voltage Collection, 2003
digital video, 12 min
Twa Corbies, 2000
digital video, 6 min




Rife w/ Fire, 1996
16mm film, 8 min


The first movement of this meteorological metaphor logs a journey, through town and countryside, far away from home.  The second is a composition of solace and stillness.  In the third and final movement, we weather a sudden thunderstorm.

Original music accompanies a beautiful video mix which includes time lapsed film shot at the artists' wedding at the Art Farm in rural Nebraska.




A spectacle of sight and sound, with a hint of something narrative, presented in three chapters.  A woman needs her bicycle and to find it, she must transcend this earthly plane, it's hardship and confusion, and gain a greater understanding of the cosmos, and the true meaning of "bicycle."  Potter-Belmar Labs mixes their signature experimental video and
sound with images from De Sica and Hitchcock.
This example of Potter-Belmar Labs improvised cinema was created for and performed at the 43rd Ann Arbor Film Festival. Presented as storefront cinema at the Matrix Gallery in Ann Arbor, this piece originated as a group of single-channel loops.
Amelita Destruction is a segment of a live Potter-Belmar Labs set, during which the prevailing, corrupted order begins to suffer an epic collapse.
This collection of six shorts was created for the Low Voltage Film Festival in St. Paul MN, and responded to various categories such as horror, cooking, and calamity.

the series includes:
Esther Levine's Chicken Washing Technique
Girl Shoots 2 Boys Brawling!
Fortress
Fortress II

Twa Corbies is video in five parts, based on the historic Scottish ballad of the same name.  It has exhibited as a single-channel video installation, as well as interactive installation.

The interactive version consisted of the video projection with two sculptural elements containing speakers.  The user could access the sound by pulling on wooden handles dangling from these “pull-boxes.”




I began documenting Stephen Rife's pyrotechnic demonstrations  in 1994.  From non-dairy-creamer explosions to projectiles of burning steel wool and experiments with flaming paraffin & water, I discovered how the medium
of fire lends itself magnificently to the medium of film, as they share rudimentary principles of light and movement.


awards:
Fargo Film Festival
Honorable Mention/ experimental category

screenings:
Antimatter Film Festival
Victoria BC, Canada

Experiments in Cinema
Albuquerque NM

Artsfest Film Festival
Harrisburg PA

Manipulated Image
Santa Fe NM

"Reflexivity Hum"
Mighty Fine Arts Gallery
Dallas TX
curated by Mary Benedicto & Robert Flowers

"Co-existing and Co-llaborating" Aurora Picture Show
Houston TX
and
SPACES
Cleveland OH
curated by Mary Magsaman



exhibitions:

Blue Star 23, curated by David Rubin, San Antonio TX

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln NE
screenings:

46th Ann Arbor Film Festival

Sound Film Festival, Laredo TX



exhibtions:
Reel Shorts at The Arts Center, Saratoga Springs NY

Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln NE
exhibitions:

Kiehle Gallery at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud MN

The McNay Art Museum, Artists Talking About Art program, San Antonio TX
screenings:

Planet Ant Film Festival, Detroit



awards:

First Prize - Video Installation
Orilla#06 Museo de Arte Contemporaneo
Santa Fe, Argentina



exhibitions:
Kiehle Gallery at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud MN

Gallery 100, San Antonio TX
publications:

Journal of Short Film, volume 1.



screenings:

PDX Festival, Portland OR

Lausanne Underground Film Festival,  Switzerland
selected screenings:

Ann Arbor Film Festival / Media Art Freisland, the Netherlands /
Other Cinema, San Francisco CA /
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF CA / Antimatter Festival, Victoria BC / Sydney Film Festival, Australia / Milwaukee Underground Film Festival /
Rooftop Films, Brooklyn NY /
Project 101, Paris France / Lundabio Cinema, Reykjavik Iceland / Starlight Drive-In, Black Rock City NV / Axiom Theater, Houston TX / 21 Grand, Oakland CA



awards:

Edible Rex Film Fest - 1st Place
Low Voltage Film Fest - 3rd Place



Microcinema International volumes:  various
exhibitions:

"Immedia 1901" University of Michigan Media Union

“ArtSeen 8” Art Site, Windsor Ontario, Canada

Craig Baldwin’s “De Facto Films,” Soap Factory in Minneapolis, Minnesota




selected screenings:

Ladyfest, San Francisco CA /  Images Festival, Toronto Canada / EIGA Arts, Saga-Ken Japan / LOW-FI Video, Belgrade Yugoslavia/ Cinema Texas, Austin TX / Madcat Int’l Film Festival, SF CA / Women In the Director’s Chair at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis MN



awards:

Anti-Film Festival - Best of Festival

Ann Arbor Film Fest - Best Local Filmmaker

MMAAC, Minneapolis - Women Filmmakers Access Grant



Microcinema International
volume 1