THING: a five part saga

De Eliza Fernand

Clapboardbold  Court métrage Calendar  2021 Placeholder  États-Unis
Language  Anglais Subtitles  Français Durationfilm  16 m 27 s


These five short videos originally appeared as segments in Eating Sharp Fruit, an episodic variety show aired in weekly installments on GRTV, (public access television in Grand Rapids, Michigan) in April and May of 2021. The show explores themes of consumption, fear, and pleasure through experimental video, animation, and sound. The saga of Thing, a queer feminist re-imagining of the character from the Addams Family, and her relationship with The Narrator, a single woman living alone, is a gateway to discussions about queer love and self care.



Générique: Scénariste : Eliza Fernand | Direction de la photographie : Eliza Fernand

Production: None



En Compétition pour: Prix Expérimental


Eliza Fernand


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Eliza Fernand is a video and installation artist who works primarily with space, sound, fabric, and clay. After studying sculpture and performance, Fernand has led a cross-country career, attending over a dozen artist residencies since 2006 and directing her own field study of American quilt-making traditions. Based in Michigan, Fernand works as a teaching artist at multiple non-profits, and will graduate from Sierra Nevada University this fall with an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts. Fernand has exhibited her work nationally in solo and group exhibitions, been the recipient of NEA grants for individuals, and recently began working in full-dome video to create visuals for concerts at the local planetarium. She draws parallels between the construction of video works and patchwork quilts, both gathered and pieced together, and accessible to viewers because of their familiarity. Both have the potential to comfort, and when their form is altered they have the potential to disrupt. Fernand’s videos and films offer a handmade aesthetic that touches on subversive subjects to bring to light non-normative lives, and alternative kinds of intimacy and kinship. She aims to provoke an acceptance of loving practices outside of the norm, and promote experimentation on all levels.






Compétition Officielle · Cinéma expérimental

Compétition Officielle · Cinéma expérimental



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Date de début jeudi 2 septembre 2021 20:00
Prix Gratuit
Lieux Cinémathèque québécoise
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