Sandra DAVIS


Nationality: American

Sandra Davis is a San Francisco-based experimental filmmaker and curator whose work has been exhibited at film showcases and festivals worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, Pompidou Center, Paris. She has held teaching positions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of South Florida, and the San Francisco Art Institute. She has lectured in the US and Europe on experimental cinema and its place within modern and contemporary art.

Many of my works center around the body as the site of imagistic and dynamic foundations that structure human impulses, feelings and thoughts. Imagery of natural landscape and architecture reoccur. All the films, as with any rhythmic forms, are meant to be understood through the body and senses, as well as the conceptual mind. Editing tactics contrast fluid image and lyrical tempos with jagged, metric rhythms. Contradictory meaning can emerge and traditionally understood meaning can collapse in the parallel streams of images, which pulsate together until one of them takes over. The films utilize a variety of cinematographic techniques, which emphasize the light- infused and textural qualities of the photographic frame. I have always been, and remain dedicated to, the cinematic form which lives on a photosensitized emulsion struck by light and existing in the space between the projector and the screen - in the viewers eyes and minds.

12 MOVIES IN DISTRIBUTION

  THAT WOMAN
2018 / Mini DV / color / sound / single screen / 22' 00 / 85 €
distribution: Digital file on server
  SAISONNIER
2016 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 7' 18 / 26 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on server
FOR A YOUNG FILMMAKER / A UNE JEUNE CINEASTE
2005-2012 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 6' 00 / 26 €
distribution: 16mm
IGNORANCE BEFORE MALICE
2001-2006 / color / sound / single screen / 30' 00 / 96 €
distribution: 16mm
CREPUSCULE POND AND CHAIR
2002 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 6' 50 / 22 €
distribution: 16mm
AN ARCHITECTURE OF DESIRE
1988 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 15' 00 / 61 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on USB stick
MATTER OF CLARITY
1986 / color / sound / single screen / 30' 00 / 96 €
distribution: 16mm
MATERNAL FILIGREE
1980 / 16mm / color / silent / single screen / 23' 00 / 89 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on USB stick
UNE FOIS HABITÉE
1992 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 6' 50 / 24 €
distribution: 16mm
A LA CAMPAGNE KHAN-TAN-SU
1992 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 3' 00 / 20 €
distribution: 16mm
AU SUD
1991 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 8' 00 / 26 €
distribution: 16mm
A PREPONDERANCE OF EVIDENCE
1989 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 53' 00 / 174 €
distribution: 16mm or Digital file on USB stick