Archive | October, 2012

New News

18 Oct

A few updates on the Crystal Palace front…

  • Be sure to come out to ArtSpace this evening (October 18th) at 7pm for a special screening of our films featuring a curator + artist talk..
  • Also, we have a new Facebook page, so go ahead and ‘like us’ to keep on top of added screenings and artist updates.

See you tonight at ArtSpace!


Shana Moulton rocks! er.. crystals!

4 Oct

Shana Moulton’s character in Whispering Pines #8 yearns for spiritual enlightenment

Shana Moulton’s Whispering Pines #8. Installation photos: Liena Vayzman


Shana Moulton’s Whispering Pines #8 projected at Crystal Palace


Neo-Victorian animation by Kathleen Quillian

4 Oct

Kathleen Quillian’s Fin-de-Siecle (2011) – crystals, seances, and spiritism.

Kathleen Quillian’s Fin-de-Siecle projected at the Crystal Palace screening room. Photo: Liena Vayzman

Michael Lasater “Crossing Berlin 1927”

4 Oct

Kosmos + Energie from Berlin’s Thorsten Fleisch

4 Oct

Thorsten Fleisch electro-shocked photographic paper with 30,000 volts of electricity to produce individual images such as this one, compiled into the film ENERGIE!


Watch Energie:  (warning: flashing strobe-like effects)

“From a mere technical point of view the TV/video screen comes alive by a controlled beam of electrons in the cathode ray tube. For ‘Energie!’ an uncontrolled high voltage discharge of 30.000 volts exposes multiple sheets of photographic paper which are then arranged in time to create new visual systems of electron organization.”

Music by Jens Thiele.

Shambhavi Kaul, Scene 32

4 Oct

Scene 32
Shambhavi Kaul | Durham, NC | 6 minutes
The salt fields of Central Kutch are examined through High Definition video and hand processed Hi contrast 16mm film to become another thing altogether: neither a specific location in India nor its representation, but a rebuilt world of precipices and gullies, untouchable textures and unfathomable scale.

Still from Scene 32 by Shambhavi Kaul

Cade Bursell: Salt Lines. Filmmaker profile from AAFF

4 Oct

Crystal Palace is proud to screen SALT LINES by Cade Bursell. Read about Cade Bursell in this profile from the Ann Arbor Film Festival


Cade Bursell is an award winning media artist whose work has screened internationally. She received her MFA from San Francisco State University and has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, Film Arts Foundation and SFSU. She currently teaches media arts production in the Cinema and Photography Department at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. Her film SKATE won honorable mention at the 40th Ann Arbor Film Festival.