Zach Zone, June 2016

SO the jury did do a great job of picking the good stuff. BUT some of the work I really liked didn't make the cut so i thought i would just make a little nook of the site that's just for me to put the videos i liked! so here is 6 that didn't get selected by the jury that i wanted to show you!

~Zachary Hutchinson
Creator of Video! Video! Zine
ZacharyHutchinson.com


KTALK (Complicated Compilation Series)
by KT Hickman

6min 51sec, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2014-2015    

"Behold KTALK, a video series about a talk show host that directly addresses her internal dialogue and audience. The compilation series explores her luminescence in regard to the banality of her existence. She capitalizes on her lack of character, lack of content and lack of intellectual property."

For more info about KT Hickman visit kt-hickman.com


Woman With A Movie Camera
by Ava Hazelmyer

2min 04sec, Chicago, IL, USA, 2016    

"This piece was made using footage from Dziga Vertov's Man With a Movie Camera and youtube combined with my original footage. I wanted to focus on gender and cinema, and splice early cinema with things considered to be "feminine". A woman reacting through editing software to the overwhelming "maleness" and exclusionary history of cinema. "

For more info about Ava Hazelmyer visit their Vimeo.


Vaseline Screen Pilot
by Katy Albert and Sally Lawton
   

02min 52sec, Chicago, IL USA, 2016    

" Vaseline Screen is a gut churning romp through the grossest stuff ever. Undeterred by grime, stench, or texture the host of the show puts gross thing after gross thing in her mouth and/or on her body! Viewers will be stunned. "

For more info about Katy Albert and Sally Lawton visit sincerely.tv


The survivors
by Young Joo Lee

11min 53sec, New Haven, CT, USA, 2014    

"In remote future or past all humankind has become extinct. In a secluded city live human-like robots, called the humanoids. They live eternally and they are not aware that they are man-made robots. When the humanoids encounter death the first time, some of them decide to leave the city in search of solution. Far away from the city, they meet the descendent of previous human civilisation in a jungle. The humanoids are mistaken as gods by the tribe because of their telepathic ability. The humanoids observe the jungle tribe to find out their secret to life."

For more info about Young Joo Lee visit youngjoolee.net


Misogynist Massage
by Molly Shea

6min 03sec, Los Angeles, CA, USA 2013    

"This piece was originally viewed as an interactive installation where the recipient receives a massage while watching the video through a massage table with a fleshy hole opening. As the massage goes on, the hand movements seen on the screen are emulated on the body. At the end, as the news gets worst and worst, an unhappy ending is performed in the gesture of sympathetic back pats."

For more info about Molly Shea visit mollyjoshea.com


R U FLiRting With me
by Olivia Accardo

1min 03sec, Los Angeles, CA, USA 2016    

"This video is a portrait of sorts of a day in the life of me, a person who works from home in Downtown Los Angeles on the 11th floor of a warehouse-turned-apartment-building and how 98% of my communication is through the computer or phone, and how little I need to actually say out loud. This isn't about being lonely particularly, but about wondering whether or not anyone else is interested and about the interpretation of small digital gestures as well as tangible ones."

For more info about Olivia Accardo visit odibz.biz


The Air Conditioner Monologues
by Maya Ben David

2min 50sec, Toronto, ON, Canada 2016    

"The Air Conditioner Monologues explores anthropomorphism in cartoons and animation. In this video, Ben David personifies the Air Conditioner character from Jerry Rees's The Brave Little Toaster (1987) and re-performs the Air Conditioner's final monologue before he self-destructs. By using her own body to re perform the Air Conditioner, Ben David is able to gender-bend this secondary character and give it a female voice and new narrative. This adds new signifiers and historical links to the already loaded self destructive monologue. Suddenly “I like being stuck in this stupid wall” or “I’m not an invalid” becomes gendered."

For more info about Maya Ben David visit mayabendavid.net


Cotton Candy
by Bianca Boragi

3min 00sec, New Haven, CT, USA 2014    

"Cotton Candy is a short experimental film that incorporates multiple disciplines such as sculpture and performance. I shot this piece in a furniture store in Ridgewood, NY, which reminded me somehow of a purgatory, a space of repeating forms. By placing a character in this space, themes of wealth, narcissism and addiction emerged. The juxtaposition of these elements creates a tension, offering questions of self-representation and consumption in contemporary American society."

For more info about Bianca Boragi visit biancaboragi.net