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A series of short films about springing back,
created in 10 days, using paper, wire, and water.

 

 

How do we imagine new worlds from confined spaces? How do we help manifest those worlds with the tools we have on hand? How might we re-emerge and what might we bring with us that has been gathered, tended to, and sprouted during this moment of unseasonal dormancy?

 ArtYard is pleased to present Re/Bound: A Virtual Presentation of Short Object-Performance Films featuring original works by Andrew Murdock, Rourou Ye, Robin Frohardt, and Hyung Seok Jeon,  who straddle the disciplines of live performance, puppetry, and film. The artists were invited to create a 2-3 minute short film inspired by the notion of springing back, incorporating and transforming a set of three basic materials (paper, wire, and water), that all of the artists had on hand while sheltering-in-place. The artists were invited to show the vast potential that exists in simple materials, and the ability to use these materials as building blocks or keyholes to envision new, imagined (micro)worlds, with a time constraint of 10 days to create and film these original, new works.  

During the recent period of isolation and uncertainty, it was necessary to adapt our every day to a persistent stillness. But now, in this new phase of transition, we look ahead with a found energy, and imagine ourselves and our world springing anew– what does this motion look like? How will this release or rebound manifest, ways big or small, individually or collectively?

“People and trees are caught in irreversible histories of disturbance. But some kinds of disturbance have been followed by regrowth of a sort that nurtures many lives… despite all insults, resurgence has not yet ceased.” –  Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins