Elena Artemenko, The Pull, 2017

Program 5: feeling gravity’s pull

Saturday, June 8, 2019

5:15 p.m.

Free for SFMOMA members, (pick up tickets from the Minna Box Office, Ticketing, or Membership).

$10 Cinematheque members

$12 general

Program 5 will feature artists Lyndsay Bloom, Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu, Lucy Kerr, Diana Sánchez Maciel, and Shona Masarin in attendance.

“There are so many stories and none of them are true. Lucy Kerr’s video/performance hybrid while you were away grounds a program of ascending bodies and bodies in collapse, mirrored, uplifted, and adrift in the universe. Images of absence expose distance between actual and virtual selves. Tenderness. Suspension. Turn the pages of a book. Are these the rules of the game?”

― San Francisco Cinematheque


Ruins | Shona Masarin | 2018

“…imagines a landscape where the past and the present have been expunged, reduced to shadows.” (Shona Masarin)

Oven Scene | Lyndsay Bloom | 2018

“An experimental film reflection of the homicidal and suicidal American landscape. Sound recorded at the SDPD Revolver Club. Inspired by Chantal Akerman’s first film, Saute ma ville.” (Lyndsay Bloom)

A Soft Place to Fall | Nan Wang | 2017

“Close-up footage of eyes emerges and dissolves in ocean waves […] a poetic dialog between the audience and the mysterious gaze.” (Nan Wang)

The Pull | Elena Artemenko | 2017

“A performance choreographed for camera; a political work showing an exhausted society accumulating energy, sprouting through the hardened surface of the earth.” (Elena Artemenko)

A Study of Fly | Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu | 2018

“…a reflection on the relationship between insect, human, environment, and the universe.” (Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu)

while you were away | Lucy Kerr | 2018

“…a live performance uncannily merging live performance with video projection, speaking to the distance and confluence between the body and the projected, remembered, and imagined virtual self.” (Lucy Kerr)

Dorothy | Diana Sánchez Maciel | 2019

“Alien memories and artistic detachments molded into personal domestic spaces and impressions of a former experimental filmmaker.” (Diana Sánchez Maciel)

Giverny I (Négresse Impériale) | Ja’Tovia Gary | 2017

“Set in Monet’s famed garden, Giverny I challenges the overwhelmingly white, masculine nature of Western art-historical narratives, bringing to the foreground the powerful cultural contributions made by people of color.” (Ja’Tovia Gary)

Between Dog and Wolf | Julia Dogra-Brazell | 2018

“Scenes from a coast where the Roman fleet is thought to have first landed in Britain. Adapted from writings by Virginia Woolf and Raul Ruiz, in a language thought closest in sound to spoken Latin.” (Julia Dogra-Brazell)

you are not alone | Esther Urlus | 2017

“A short film loosely based on the on the 1921 sound film experiments of Prof. Joseph Tykociner and the Voyager spacecraft golden record sent to outer space in 1977.” (Esther Urlus)

Full program details here.

SFMOMA is proud to partner with San Francisco Cinematheque in the presentation of CROSSROADS 10.