In less than two weeks, it will be the VAST Lab Experimental Film Festival in Burbank, California. The event will feature fiction, non-fiction, animation, virtual reality, and projection mapping. VAST Lab is a non-profit creative collaborative focusing on experimental film and visuals.
From the website: “Whether on-site in studio or at an off-site satellite program, The VAST Lab brings Artists together with communities via Visual, Audio, Story, and Technology Arts. VAST Lab is a creative incubator. A place for Lovers, Learners, and Masters to Collaborate, Create, & Connect.”
Featured artists include: Victor Acevedo, André Almeida Rodrigues, Cesare Bedogne, Gregg Biermann, Giuseppe Boccassini, Sara Bonaventura, Lana Caplan, Enzo Cillo, Roger Deutsch, Francisca Duran, Alican Durbaş, Paul Echeverria, Pamela Falkenberg, Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Harvey Goldman and Jing Wang, Luis Grane, Houston Guy, Karissa Hahn, Mike Hoolboom, Shon Kim, Kate Lain, Fabiola Larios, Hugo Ljungbäck, Carolina Marconi, Michael Mersereau, Zoe Meyer, Vivian Ostrovsky, Clémence Parente, Ruth Patir, Avner Pinchover, Edward Ramsay-Morin, Juana Robles, Alexandria Searls, Aldo Tambellini, Kent Tate, Marina Mardas, Tomohiko Tsuji, M Kennedy Volcofsky, Daniel Watkins, Matt Whitman, M. Woods, and myself.
My animation TRUTH was selected for the VAST Lab Experimental Film Festival. Description: Alternative realities bypass the principles of American democracy. The word TRUTH is transformed representing that its definition can take many forms- from supporting facts based on evidence to speaking against hate. The Georgia font is the same used by The New York Times. Citizens must continue to support the freedom of the press over the rejection of logic.
In the wake of President Donald J. Trump’s election, the TRUTH animation was created in the fall of 2017. From The Washington Post: “As of Aug. 5, his 928th day in office, he had made 12,019 false or misleading claims, according to the Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement the president has uttered.”
Venues like VAST Lab support artists and innovative practices. The festival begins at 8pm Friday September 21st and Saturday September 22nd. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness diverse and innovative works!
Experimental Film Festival. VAST Lab. Burbank, CA. September 20-21, 2019.