Nocturne [Avenue A, no lens] (2008) 16mm, 3 minutes, color, sound
A camera roll stroll down Avenue A, New York City, shot without a lens. The specificity of time and place a partly ironic directive through which we can lens this little work, that might otherwise be lensed by us as non-representational cinema. A nocturne. Dashed off as a mere unedited camera-roll, a filmic "flinging of a pot of paint in the public's face," as has been said of some other nocturnes. And lastly, serving as a little saturnine invocation of the filmic flaneur.
morning poem #38 (2007) 16mm, 2 minutes, color, sound
Poem by Wanda Phipps.
Film version of an installation piece shown at the Courthouse Gallery at Anthology Film Archives.
40/4000 (2007) 16mm, 3 minutes, color, sound
A camera roll. Forty years celebrated in four-thousand frames.
Loudmouth Collective / Ugly Duckling Presse (2003), 16mm, b&w, sound, 20 min.
"Joel Schlemowitz's Loudmouth Collective/Ugly Duckling Presse celebrates the printed and spoken word in its playful account of young cultural guerrillas who send up the tedious book tours of established authors through an alternative publication and a series of staged 'antireadings.'" -- Chicago Reader
Camera Roll (for Taylor) (2008) 16mm, 3 minutes, b&w, sound
A camera roll city cine-poem, filmed in Brooklyn in the vicinity of the Gowanus Canal. Made as a filmic postcard for a distant friend, views of her Brooklyn neighborhood its beauty and dereliction, industry and atmosphere, and the sound of the elevated train rumbling in the distance. Shot on a single roll of 16mm film, the different scenes left untouched just as they were filmed, edited in-camera, a "camera roll."
Teslamania (2007) 16mm, 6 minutes, color, sound
Music by Dorit Chrysler.
Two camera rolls shot at the Collective Unconscious during a performance of "Teslamania" featuring Gecko Saccomanno and Tesla Coil Engineer Jamie Mereness. The film's visual effects, double exposures, and refracted images, were all done in camera, just as we see them here.
Birth of Eros (2003), 16mm, color, sound, 3-1/2 min.
Music by Marisol Limon Martinez
An unedited, double-exposed camera roll shot at the Robert Beck Memorial Cinema, NYC, on the occasion of a birthday screening for Bradley Eros.
The Glowing Woman (2007) 16mm, 5 minutes, color, sound
Poem by Wanda Phipps.
Spiraling colors and abstracted rotating text, poem by Wanda Phipps on the soundtrack both layered and singular. The color was created through hand-printing black and white film with a flashlight and colored filters onto unexposed color film in the dark.
morning poem #43 (2007) 16mm, 1-1/2 minutes, color, sound
A film of "morning poem #43," by Wanda Phipps.
The color was created through hand-printing black and white film with a flashlight and colored filters onto unexposed color film in the dark.
Dame Darcy - a film portrait (2007) 16mm, 5 minutes, b&w, sound
A short and lively 16mm portrait of comic book artist and performer Dame Darcy.
Friday, March 9, 2012
3/14/12 Joel Schlemowitz
JOEL SCHLEMOWITZ is an experimental filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Screenings of his films have included the New York Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, New York Underground Film Festival, Northwest Film Forum, and The Robert Beck Memorial Cinema. His work has received awards from the Chicago Underground Film Festival, The Dallas Video Festival, and elsewhere. A three disc DVD of his short films is available from MicroCinemaDVD.com Filmmaker website: www.joelschlemowitz.com