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Still from Spider by Corrine Bot

Imperato Film Fest: An exhibition of short films

July 10 – August 8, 2009
Opening Reception: July 10, 7-10pm

Gallery Imperato is pleased to announce the very first Imperato Film Fest, a group exhibition of short films. Professional and amateur filmmakers, video artists and enthusiasts from across the globe were invited to submit entires under ten minutes in length. Submissions came in from Canada, France, the Netherlands, and across the U.S., allowing for an interesting and diverse group of artists. The exhibition will feature short videos and films in a variety of genres including narrative, documentary, experimental, animation and multi-media.

Set up in true exhibition style, the films will be displayed on individual pedestals and viewing screens around the gallery. Viewers have the freedom to pick and choose which images are enticing enough to listen in on. Viewing stations are conveniently equipped with headphones to prevent the disruption of outside noise. The line-up of artists includes Corrine Bot, Christine Chin, Bill Domonkos, Matthias Egger, Laura McClanahan, Joe Parker, Gautam Rao, Carl Stevens and Celine Trouillet.

Bill Domonkos’ film embodies “Innocence, wonderment and the allure of the moon.” Nocturne is a magical dreamscape inspired by the music of Tchaikovsky and the words of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

By capturing the hypnotic and fluid movements of Jellyfish, Laura McClanahan takes us on a psychedelic trip in her video Free Associations.

Joe Parker brings us an amusing tale that tells the life of a boarding ticket named Charlie.

Gautom Rao’s video Restless Portrait: A Disappearing Painting portrays the process of creating a self-portrait on single canvas, as the image is painted and repainted continually.

Carl Stevens… psychotic and hilarious. You’ll just have to witness his work yourself.

Selected Bios

Corrine Bot has participated in over 30 international film festivals. Her most recent awards include 2nd Prize in the Algoma International Film Association (AIFA) 4th Annual Video Competition and 1st Prize Total Film Festivals at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Corrine currently resides in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Bill Domonkos

Bill Domonkos’ work combines computer animation, still photography, live footage and archive film footage. His work has been broadcast and shown internationally in cinemas, film festivals, galleries and museums including MoMA in NYC. His films have won numerous awards including Best Experimental Film – New Orleans International Film Festival (2004), and Best Film Short – Victory Media Network (2007). Domonkos currently resides in San Francisco, CA.
Nocturne Preview Nocturne by Bill Domonkos

For additional information or still images, please contact the gallery at 443.257.4166 or [email protected].

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