This hand-painted film bursts forth with irrepressible colors, corroded emulsion and a menacing sound-scape of looped voices, distorted instrumentals, samples & rhythm. Fleeting visions and voices emerge in unusual juxtapositions, suggesting a cinematic free-association marked by anxiety, pleasure and shame. Best appreciated in the immediate; the 7200 painted frames fly by at 24 images per second. —http://home.earthlink.net/~jennreeves/frameset.htm
Jennifer Reeves (b. 1971, Sri Lanka) is a New York-based filmmaker working primarily on 16mm. Her films have shown extensively, from the Berlin, New York, Vancouver, London, Sundance, and Hong Kong Film Festivals to many Microcinemas in the US and Canada, the Robert Flaherty Seminar, and the Museum of Modern Art. In August 2008, Reeves completed her feature-length double-projection WHEN IT WAS BLUE, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival iwith live music by Skúli Sverrisson. A Wexner Center Capital Residency Award made it possible for her to complete production and post-production on her LIGHT WORK MOOD DISORDER and gave partial completion funds for her recently completed WHEN IT WAS BLUE. The MacDowell Colony also gave support to those projects.
Reeves has made experimental films since 1990. She does her own writing, cinematography, editing, and sound design. Her subjective and personal films push the boundaries of film through optical-printing and direct-on… read more