• Lawrence Jordan: Our Lady of the Sphere
  • Phil Solomon: Still Raining Still Dreaming
  • Phil Solomon: Last Days in a Lonely Place
  • Shambhavi Kaul: Mount Song

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Still Raining Still Dreaming

Uncanny landscapes and mysterious journeys emerge in these five works by filmmakers who construct surreal worlds by repurposing appropriated materials, including films, engravings, and video games. Joseph Cornell’s Rose Hobart distills the 1931 B movie East of Borneo into an uncanny twenty-minute ode to the eponymous actress. Phil Solomon’s works Last Days in a Lonely Place and Still Raining Still Dreaming take place in the eerie digital landscapes between the action in Grand Theft Auto. In Our Lady of the Sphere Lawrence Jordan animates Victorian engravings to suggest exotic, anachronistic journeys. Shambhavi Kaul’s Mount Song traverses depopulated environments from various films, whose constructed landscapes evoke places imagined and remembered. Kaul writes, “these sites appear to me as a constellation of agents forming something both specific [and] quite incoherent.”

Films in this Screening

Last Days in a Lonely Place

Phil Solomon, United States, 2007

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  • B&W
  • Digital
  • 22 mins
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  • BAMPFA

Our Lady of the Sphere

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 1969

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  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 9 mins
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  • BAMPFA
permission
  • Canyon Cinema

Mount Song

Shambhavi Kaul, United States, 2013

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 9 mins
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  • Shambhavi Kaul

Rose Hobart

Joseph Cornell, United States, 1936

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W/Tinted
  • 16mm @ 16fps
  • 20 mins
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  • Private collection
Additional Info
  • Courtesy The Museum of Modern Art, New York, © 1995 The Museum of Modern Art

Still Raining Still Dreaming

Phil Solomon, United States, 2008

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  • Color
  • Digital
  • 12 mins
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  • BAMPFA