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29.6. - 3.7.2016
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Steven Woloshen Profile

Station Žilina Záriečie: S2
02.07.2016
14:00
Duration 60:19

“I think spontaneous urges and desires are the best part of handmade film-making.”

Steven Woloshen

Working in cameraless animation since 1982, Steven Woloshen has been passionately creating handmade abstract films and time-based installations, using scratches and lacerations on film stock. Woloshen has been a lecturer, juror, technician, animator, craftsman, and recently, the author of Recipes for Reconstruction, the filmmaker’s manual for decay, renewal and other handmade, analogue film techniques. He is also the author of the practical guidebook on cameraless film-making Scratch, Crackle & Pop! Since 1999 he has worked exclusively in 35mm CinemaScope, an oddity in the independent film world that is enabled by his otherwise thrifty means of production. As in jazz, which he usually uses as a soundtrack, improvisation and chance are important aspects of Woloshen’s work.

Free Speech

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2012
country: CA
duration: 00:20
Produced with the assistance of Unit Centrale, this PSA was made to support the plight of jailed Iranian filmmaker, Jafar Panahi. Made entirely with hand-made film techniques.

Ditty Dot Comma

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2001
country: CA
duration: 03:00
Ditty Dot Comma is a hand painted, wide-screen 35 mm film that honours the relationship between eye and ear. The dot and comma literary punctuation marks are also used as symbols and designs.

The Babble On Palms

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2001
country: CA
duration: 04:00
Individuality and common experiences in the modern world.

Cameras Take Five

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2003
country: CA
duration: 03:00
The enduring romance of the lines. A visual exploration of Dave Brubeck’s jazz classic, Take Five.

SNIP

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2004
country: CA
duration: 01:30
Shards of film fly from the screen with the frenetic sounds of Fats Waller on the piano.

The Curse of the Voodoo Child

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2005
country: CA
duration: 03:20
Sex, birth, fire and childhood. Will my child repeat this cycle or invent a new one?

Fiesta Brava

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2011
country: CA
duration: 03:30
The bull fights are over. Now the bulls invite you to the world’s biggest party.

Changing Evan

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2006
country: CA
duration: 01:15
I think my daughter is a puzzle. Just when I thought everything was O.K., chicken pox struck...

Playtime

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2009
country: CA
duration: 02:44
Jock MacDonald painted in both worlds: figurative and abstract. Playtime pays homage to his dedication, spirit and wonderful subject matter – both real and imaginary. In Cinemascope.

Rebuttal

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2005
country: CA
duration: 02:00
Penned under the alias, Luther Cartier, an abstract Rebuttal to J.P.Morton’s (a.k.a. Bill Plympton) mock abstract film, Spiral.

The Homestead Act

directed by

year: 2009
country: CA
duration: 08:00
A film about decay in the American heartland. Part 3 of the 4-part series, The Dead Sea Scrolls.

Optical Itzak

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2008
country: CA
duration: 02:50
My son, Itzak, looks at a lot of things. Maybe this is what he sees...

Two Eastern Hair Lines

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2004
country: CA
duration: 04:00
An exploration of communication and isolation between the east and west.

Shimmer Box Drive

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2007
country: CA
duration: 03:45
Myšlienky, vízie a úvahy z predného sedadla auta vo formáte Cinemascope.

Vista

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2009
country: CA
duration: 01:30
A hand-painted film in VistaVision format.

Minuet

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2003
country: CA
duration: 01:00
An essay in colour harmonics and visual overtones. Commissioned by the 2003 Images Film and Video Festival, Toronto.

When the Sun Turns into Juice

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2011
country: CA
duration: 01:44
This film, taken from my 4-year-old daughter’s metaphor for a sunset, was originally created as an art gallery installation housing a 200-foot long acrylic filmstrip painting next to a black box screening room for the film.

Crossing Victoria

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2013
country: CA
duration: 04:00
Ten years ago, I made a treacherous, late night winter journey across an old, Montréal historical landmark. Through the freezing rain, wind and snow, these were the ironclad hallucinations I encountered on my path.

1000 Plateaus (2004-2014)

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2014
country: CA
duration: 03:21
A musical celebration of travel, jazz and road maps, this abstract film was created entirely in the front seat of a car with ink, paint and other simple tools.

Bru Ha Ha!

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2002
country: CA
duration: 02:00
Bru Ha Ha! is a short hand-made 35 mm film that uses paint, emulsion scratches, and dry transfer lettering to represent voices and instrumentation. “Unplanned” as a spontaneous study of inhuman relationships of abstract characters.

Pepper Steak

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 1984
country: CA
duration: 03:00
An essay in multiple composites and textures.

The Vermont Int'l Film Fest Trailer

directed by Steven Woloshen

year: 2015
country: CA
duration: 00:30
The official signal film of the 2015 Vermont International Film Festival.