Erica Sheu, Transcript, 2018

Program 8: a friend becomes like a ghost

Sunday, June 9, 2019

2:45 p.m.

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

$10 Cinematheque members

$12 general

Program 8 will feature artists Anna Kipervaser, Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu, Rajee Samarasinghe, and Erica Sheu in attendance.

“These films reflect on origins and endings, lifespan, intergenerational dialog and communication with past and future selves. Patient enactments of transmutation. Tender animations of the inanimate. A blurred face, a distant memory, a circling back to a beginning. Inner states superimposed on the world and a universe filled with everyday stars. How long has it been since we have not seen each other?”

― San Francisco Cinematheque


Song X | Pathompon Mont Tesperateep | 2017

“A military deserter awakes to discover that his body is laying lifelessly on the ground. He embarks on this new journey where he encounters a group of teenagers who intend to give him a cremation ceremony. At the same time, his body is being searched by a military patrol.” (Pathompon Mont Tesperateep)

When It Is Still | Anna Kipervaser | 2018

“An enactment of transmutation, of the animation of the previously inanimate, the dead, the unborn. A rebirth of the self.” (Anna Kipervaser)

everyday star | Rajee Samarasinghe | 2018

“Everyday states of being and decay are observed through the infinite scope of the cosmos and the restorative light which emanates from it, driving cinematic and photographic impulses.” (Rajee Samarasinghe)

Transcript | Erica Sheu | 2018

“Flowering baby’s breath, love letters my father wrote, and sun print papers my lover gave me. Inspired by Shadow Film: A Woman with Two Heads (1977) by Shuji Terayama.” (Erica Sheu)

After DeCarava | Paige Taul | 2018

“A tender approach to filmic abstraction mirroring the care evidenced in Roy DeCarava’s photograph Face out of focus (c. 1960).” (Paige Taul)

How Old Are You? How Old Were You? | Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu | 2017

“…fractures the logic of time to contemplate bringing oneself back to the origin, the womb. A dialogue between two selves: infant and adult. The film traverses a series of psychological events, transforming memories, emotions, thoughts, and imagination.” (Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu)

Full program details here.

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