My Sight is Lined with Visions~Package Collection

Our full collection of films from "My Sight is Lined with Visions".
This package includes a 14-day rental period.

THE PROGRAM

The Blindness Series (dir. TRAN T. Kim-Trang; 1992-2006; 140 min.)
These eight short videos explore the many resonances of blindness, from eye-lid surgery, video surveillance, to word-blindness, and brilliantly incorporate the artist’s interventions over more than a decade of sustained practice.

Bontoc Eulogy (dir. Marlon Fuentes; 1995; 57 min.)
Drawing on the Smithsonian’s archive of the “living exhibits” of Phillipinos at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, the only film from Marlon Fuentes nests a narrative of discovering family lore, ethnography of the Igorot, and stylized enactments in a far-reaching inquiry into historical erasure.

Fresh Kill (dir. Shu Lea Cheang; 1994; 80 min.)
The first feature film from artist and digital pioneer Shu Lea Cheang brings her radical experimental vision to a viciously political and campy narrative of two young lesbian parents who fight against environmental racism in the form of radioactive fish lips.

Kelly Loves Tony (dir. Spencer Nakasako; 1998; 58 min.)
In this captivating take on documentary co-creation, Kelly Saeturn and her boyfriend, Tony Saelio, both refugees from Laos who grew up in the US, record a year and a half of their own lives as Kelly balances her hopes to attend college, a pregnancy, and her relationship with Tony, an ex-con trying to reform.

Some Divine Wind (dir. Roddy Bogawa; 1991; 72 min.)
A splintering of narrative structure mixed with found and created material depict the life of Ben, a young multiracial man is safely ensconced in his life with a white girlfriend, as he discovers that his father was part of a bombing mission that destroyed his Japanese mother’s village and killed her entire family during World War II.

Strawberry Fields (dir. Rea Tajiri; 1997; 90 min.)
Set in the 1970s, a teenage Japanese American pyro runs away from her repressed and overbearing mother on a cross-country road trip that ends at the site of a World War II internment camp, rendering corporeal seen and unseen ghosts.

Terminal USA (dir. Jon Moritsugu; 1993; 54 min.)
One family’s shenanigans, full of playfully twisted stereotypes, drug addictions, and illicit affairs, grow ever more violent in this comedic satire, which was controversially created for public broadcast.

  • Kelly Loves Tony dir. Spencer Nakasako, 1998

    57m

    In this captivating take on documentary co-creation, Kelly Saeturn and her boyfriend, Tony Saelio, both refugees from Laos who grew up in the US, record a year and a half of their own lives as Kelly balances her hopes to attend college, a pregnancy, and her relationship with Tony, an ex-con tryin...

  • Strawberry Fields dir. Rea Tajiri, 1997

    1h 25m

    Set in the 1970s, a teenage Japanese American pyro runs away from her repressed and overbearing mother on a cross-country road trip that ends at the site of a World War II internment camp, rendering corporeal seen and unseen ghosts.

    *Note: Artifacts from the video transfer are present throughout...

  • Mommy Mommy, Where's My Brain dir. by Jon Moritsugu, 1986

    9m 20s

    Part AC/DC, part Jacques Derrida. An experimental film made as a response to the critical theory aspects of the filmmakers degree and academic film criticism.

    *Note: We recommend watching this on a small screen due to the resolution.

  • Terminal USA dir. Jon Moritsugu , 1993

    59m

  • Exotic Nippon, 1963

    8m 16s

    EXOTIC NIPPON. A travelogue. A postcard lost in the mail for decades. A found film
    bought for five dollars at a swap meet of the movie drive in parking lot on a
    sweltering Sunday afternoon. An 8mm document of the schizophrenic post-modern
    condition – post industrial, post war, post identity. Spil...

  • Four or Five Accidents, One June... dir. Roddy Bogawa, 1989

    25m

    A literal/metaphorical 'map' of anecdotes, jump cut interviews, incorrect 'talking-head' shots, hit-and-miss quotations, as the film follows the route of a delivery driver turned narrator, encountering various characters along the way such as the glaucoma-stricken elderly owner of a bed and break...

  • Some Divine Wind dir. Roddy Bogawa, 1991

    1h 9m

    A splintering of narrative structure mixed with found and created material depict the life of Ben, a young multiracial man is safely ensconced in his life with a white girlfriend, as he discovers that his father was part of a bombing mission that destroyed his Japanese mother’s village and killed...

  • Bontoc Eulogy dir. Marlon Fuentes, 1995

    57m

    Drawing on the Smithsonian’s archive of the “living exhibits” of Phillipinos at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, the only film from Marlon Fuentes nests a narrative of discovering family lore, ethnography of the Bontoc people, and stylized enactments in a far-reaching inquiry into historical eras...

  • Fresh Kill dir. Shu Lea Cheang, 1994

    1h 18m

    The first feature film from artist and digital pioneer Shu Lea Cheang brings her radical experimental vision to a viciously political and campy narrative of two young lesbian parents who fight against environmental racism in the form of radioactive fish lips.

  • The Blindness Series - aletheia

    16m

    Alethia is the introductory tape to the blindness series, investigating blindness and its metaphors. This tape indexes six categories under examination:
    1) Cosmetic surgery; 2) Sexuality - fear & fantasy of blindness, the eye and women and AIDS; 3) Technology; 4) Language; 5) Hysterical blindness...

  • The Blindness Series - alexia

    10m

    alexia is an experimental video about word-blindness and metaphor. Word-blindness is a condition that usually afflicts people who have suffered a stroke, causing them to lose the visual recognition of individual letters but perceive the entire word, or vice versa. Metaphor is here discussed in it...

  • The Blindness Series - amaurosis

    29m

    amaurosis is an experimental documentary about Dat Nguyen, a blind guitarist living in Little Saigon, Orange County, California. Dat Nguyen was a "triple outcast": blind, Amerasian, and an impoverished orphan. His American father left Viet Nam in 1973, and his mother died in 1975. Living on the s...

  • The Blindness Series - ekleipsis

    24m

    In 1992, Tran came across a New York Times article about a group of hysterically blind Cambodian women in Long Beach, California, known as the largest group of such people in the world. Hysterical blindness is sight loss brought about by traumatic stress, and has little or no physical causes. ekl...

  • The Blindness Series - Epilogue: The Palpable Invisibility of Life

    13m

    The Palpable Invisibility of Life visualizes the unseen threads between mother and child, revealing how the ties that bind four generations of women become manifest when a great-grandmother’s imploring words to persevere, passed from granddaughter to great granddaughter, compel a woman to continu...

  • The Blindness Series - kore

    16m

    By focusing on the blindfold, kore explores the eye as purveyor of desire, sexual fear, and the fantasy of blindness. An alternative sexuality is founded in touch-based (feminine?) pleasure as opposed to a vision-based (masculine?) pleasure. An examination of institutional blindspots towards wome...

  • The Blindness Series - ocularis

    22m

    This video highlights several narratives concerning video surveillance—not to reiterate the conventional privacy argument but rather to engage the desire to watch surveillance materials and society’s insatiable voyeurism. A variety of subjects recount their interactions with surveillance—getting ...

  • The Blindness Series - operculum

    14m

    The artist visits with seven cosmetic surgeons specializing in blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid creasing surgery) in the West Hollywood/Beverly Hills area for initial consultation sessions. The doctors demonstrate different reshaping options and comment upon the prevalence and success rates for di...

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  • My Sight is Lined with Visions~Package Collection

    17 videos

    Our full collection of films from "My Sight is Lined with Visions".
    This package includes a 14-day rental period.

    THE PROGRAM

    The Blindness Series (dir. TRAN T. Kim-Trang; 1992-2006; 140 min.)
    These eight short videos explore the many resonances of blindness, from eye-lid surgery, video survei...

  • DOUBLE FEATURE: Some Divine Wind+Blindness Series

    9 videos

    This package includes a 7 day rental period.

    These two films challenge the fears of being accepted and intervene on traditional storytelling forms.
    Presenting our monthly double feature for March 2021:

    THE BLINDNESS SERIES (dir. TRAN T. Kim-Trang; 1992-2006; 140 min.)
    These eight short videos e...

  • The Blindness Series--$6

    8 videos

    This package includes a rental period of 3 days.

    These eight short videos explore the many resonances of blindness, from eye-lid surgery, video surveillance, to word-blindness, and brilliantly incorporate the artist’s interventions over more than a decade of sustained practice.

    aletheia, 1992
    ...