Unseen Forces: A Spotlight on Emily Pelstring
On-Demand: September 23 to October 4
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Science has conquered many of the more obvious mysteries of our world; mysteries like gravity and light waves and how sound works. What, though, about the invisible mysteries that remain unsolved and unquantified; those in the realm of the paranormal, for example?
Who better to examine these paranormal mysteries than someone who’s a little bit imagineer, a little bit tinkerer, a little bit artist, a little bit academic and a lot bit magician; and by ‘magician’ I mean both the fairy tale kind who have powers and tall hats, and the real kind who are masters of illusion, distraction and suspendable glass boxes á la David Blaine’s 44 magical days above London. #neverforget
Peek behind the earthly veil and lose yourself in the films of multi-talented artist, performer and glow-master, Emily Pelstring.
– Keltie Duncan
Emily Pelstring | 07:00 | 2015
Distorted voices offer an expressionistic tour of the inside of a dirty VCR.
Emily Pelstring | 06:54 | 2018
Tales of birth and death brought to you by the divining eye of the Graeae.
Emily Pelstring, Be Heintzman Hope, Jessica Mensch & Katherine Kline | 13:52 | 2019
Medusa inhabits a cave.
Emily Pelstring | 03:19 | 2017
Various methods for harnessing the power of gems.
Sound by Katherine Kline.
Emily Pelstring | 03:25 | 2015
Insect flight patterns and modes of industrial travel merge as collective rituals. Official music video for Gryphon Rue.
Emily Pelstring | 02:50 | 2016
Things emerge from the ground, hold on, break off, and float away. Official music video for Jack and Eliza.
Navy and Cream
Emily Pelstring | 04:18 | 2015
A home to which there is no return; a place that no longer exists, yet continues to haunt.
Official music video for U.S. Girls.
Emily Pelstring | 03:55 | 2012
Handmade pixel patterns deliver messages from a child’s play session. Music by Julia Holter.
Emily Pelstring | 02:11 | 2010
A skeleton makes a pair of pants. Music by DVA Damas.
Emily Pelstring & Ruby Kato Attwood | 04:39 | 2012
A koi and a pug chase a lost cat through the cosmos.
Official music video for Yamantaka // Sonic Titan.
Emily Pelstring | 01:43 | 2010
Retro-erotic, psychedelic dance film.
Official music video for The Pink Noise.
Lac de plumes
Emily Pelstring | 04:10 | 2016
A woman meets her dream snake as she waits for a phone call. Official music video for IDALG.
Emily Pelstring | 01:12 | 2008
The filmmaker learns the choreography of the hysterical attack, as documented in the late 1800s.