Return to Forms
2016 / 10 min / 16mm on HD

A constellation of objects, each emerging into the soft peach-light void of an indeterminate condominium space.

"Subjecting our visual (and virtual) lexicon of luxury to a series of sculptural and kinetic interventions, the film evokes a crazed anthropologist’s observations of a bizarre cargo cult — our own. The climactic vision... is typical of Epcar’s exuberant play with meaning: the commodity pulverized, reconstituted as a new order of objet d’art, and finally relinquished to the rude flow of cinema." - Max Goldberg

construction / design: Samuel Breslin
percussion: Daniel Pearce
saxophone: Etosha Terryll

"You've Come Back" written by Van McCoy / performed by Lesley Gore
"Shiatsu Massage Chair Full Review (Model-EC06C)" by onourshelf

with: Samuel Breslin
        Michael Bucuzzo
        Paul Conrad
        Christina Kolozsvary
        Jordan Epcar

Sabrina Ramos
Ray Barmack Richardson
Yan Slobodkin
Ike Sriskandarajah


SCREENINGS:

2019 Canyon Salon, San Francisco, CA
Black Hole Cinematheque, Oakland, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
transmediale/CTM Vorspiel, Berlin, Germany
2018     
Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
HDTS + The Ski Club, Twentynine Palms, CA
Nitehawk Cinema, Brooklyn, NY
              Fracto, Berlin, Germany
              Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
              Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
              Onion City Experimental Film & Video Festival, Chicago, IL
              Les Inattendus, Lyon, France
2017      Alternative Film/Video Festival, Belgrade, Serbia
              Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Havana, Cuba
              Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
              Spectral Microcinema, Stevens Point, WI
              D E E P, New York, NY
              Transient Visions, Johnson City, NY
              New Orleans Film Festival, New Orleans, LA
              Festival des cinémas différents et expérimentaux, Paris, France
              Bunker 2 Contemporary Art Container, Toronto, Canada
              Moscow International Experimental Film Festival, Moscow, Russia
              Corner Theater, Busan, South Korea
              Syros International Film Festival, Syros, Greece
              Uplink Theater, Tokyo, Japan
              Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, Canada
              Rencontres Internationales, Berlin, Germany
              Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Winnipeg, Canada
              CROSSROADS 2017, San Francisco, CA
              CineAutopsia, Bogotá, Colombia
              ICDOCS, Iowa City, IA
              Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Milwaukee, WI
              Athens International Film & Video Festival, Athens, OH
              Rencontres Internationales, Paris, France
              Nocturnal Reflections, Milan, Italy
2016      November Film Festival, London, England
              Antimatter, Victoria, Canada
              New York Film Festival, New York, NY


AWARDS:

Jury Award, Onion City Experimental Film & Video Festival
Audience Award, CROSSROADS 2017
Jury Award, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival


PRESS:

Max Goldberg, "Five Must-See Experimental Films at This Year’s CROSSROADS," KQED
Michael Sicinski, "Three Days in May: San Francisco's Crossroads Festival 2017," MUBI
Stephen Broomer, "A Road Outside: Crossroads 2017," UZAK

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