A slow motion blow-up to 35mm foregrounds the kinetic serendipity of a handhold portrait shot in 1980 and entirely edited in-camera. At the time I explored the groundbreaking portability and technical features of Super 8 to capture the wild intensity of my dog Juice as we played in a down and out neighbourhood in Buffalo, New York. In 2009 I treated the film as an object trouvé – without bettering its formal quirks and lags – documenting the so-called “amateur” nature of the medium and an unselfconscious phase of filmmaking practice (Eve Heller) —filmvideo.at
Eve Heller is an american experimental filmmaker cinema producer. Her work has been displayed in the American Whitney Art Museum, in the Anthology Film Archives and at the New York and Rotterdam festivals.
Eve Heller began studying filmmaking when she was 17, attending the S.U.N.Y. Department of Media Studies at Buffalo and New York University. She received her BA in German Literature and Interdisciplinary Studies from Hunter College in 1987 and an MFA in filmmaking from Bard College in 1993. Her award winning work has been widely shown, both in the U.S. and internationally, at such venues as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Collective for Living Cinema, the New York Film Festival, Pacific Film Archives, Toronto’s Cinematheque Ontario, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and the Austrian Filmmuseum in Vienna. Eve currently lives and works in Vienna. —expcinema.com