“S.O.L.U.T.I.O.N.” is a program of short films combining environmental topics with D.I.Y. surrealism, selected by artist/curator Billy Miller. The title “Solution” refers to both the idea of reconciliation and a chemical state of suspension.
This collection presents a wide range of approaches. Included in the program; cult musician/artist Genesis P. Orridge’s “Eva Adolf Braun Hitler” (which proposes that Eva Braun and the famous dictator are the same person and have been living in a basement in Williamsburg NY since WW2 !), filmmaker Ashleigh Nankivell’s “Helping Johnny Remember” which deftly portrays the sexual violence lurking beneath the surface of children’s games, artist Jonah Freeman’s untitled short which feels like a Chinatown accupressure video gone haywire, master collagist Lewis Klahr’s “False Aging” evoking the bittersweet passing of time through deft use of montage, Lisa Kirk’s mock perfume commercial “Revolution” that presents a pipe bomb as luxury item, Janie Geiser’s “Ghost Algebra” which takes the viewer on an animated journey through the use of found objects and medical illustrations to find the original meaning of the word “algebra”, Larry Carlson’s “Contact The Star People” that puts the viewer in a trance via the marriage of trippy music and visuals, Justin Lowe’s “More” which traces the graceful movement of a killer whale as it (psychedelically) travels through the water, Fritz Haeg’s short video telling the story of one man’s attempts to save the European Kingfisher bird, and finally we get a peek at Florent Tillon’s “Detroit Wildlife” that shows the ghosts of that city’s past as well as a glimpse of it’s possible future. Also on tap are a few surprises that you’ll have to be there to experience (don’t worry, it’s painless).
Total duration of program: 1 hour, 15 minutes.
An evening of fun for all… relax and float downstream!