Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tales of Urban Fascination


This collection of short films now available for purchase

These six short experimental films are inspired by urban wanderings—from a collage of 35mm film trailers found outside a Brooklyn theater, to an evocation of an Uruguayan poet’s life as a bookkeeper in Montevideo, to a compendium of vox populi interviews gleaned from city streets. Created over 10 years, this collection reveals an ebb and flow of the urban experience captured with verve and insight.

Trailer Trash, 5 minutes, 2008.

Collision of Parts, 15 minutes, 2010

Sueldo/Licensia, 8 minutes, 2010

A Year, 26 minutes, 2006

Brooklyn Promenade, 3 minutes, 2001.

Happy? 19 minutes, 2000.

Extra Cuadro por Cuadro, 8 minutes, 2010


Monday, March 1, 2010

Ventana al Sur-- Fordham College Lincoln Center GALLERY

Ventana al Sur: Argentine Experimental Films

Curated by Mark Street and Lynne Sachs

Feb16-Mar 9 2010

Fordham College Lincoln Center Gallery

113 W 60th St. NY NY

Hours: M-F 8:30am-10 pm

Weekends 10am-8 pm


Millennium Show-- March 6th, 2010

2 films by Mark Street
Saturday March 6th at 8 pm

Millennium Film Workshop
66 E 4th St. NYC

Admission is $8

Trailer Trash and Hidden in Plain Sight by Mark Street


5 minutes 2009 video

from 35mm

A skewed take on film detritus: 35mm movie trailers rescued from the trash and affected by hand and digitally, holding up a funhouse mirror to the industry of expectations

Hidden in Plain Sight 60 minutes 2008 original music composed by Jane Scarpatoni and Guy Yarden

Hidden in Plain Sight is inspired by the tradition of cinematic city symphonies and is made up of footage shot in four cities: Santiago de Chile, Hanoi Vietnam, Dakar Senegal and Marseille France. Vignettes from each place are juxtaposed so that the viewer is pulled from place to place, picking up the pieces, making connections only to have them disappear just as quickly. Historical details (about Salvador Allende and Ho Chi Minh, among others), quotes from writing (by Miriama Ba and Charles Baudelaire and others), laconic captions, scored music, and expressionistic sound design offer contrasting contexts in which to view these images. Hidden in Plain Sight offers a dynamic way of viewing street life in these locales, encouraging us to think about how we apprehend a place visually and conceptually.