Experiments on Film

Friday, August 22, 2014
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Off the Screen: Imagine Science Films

August 22, 2014
Kanbar Forum
7:30 p.m.
$10 General Admission
$5 Members

Experiments on Film

Imagine Science Films will take part in our first West Coast festival presentation at the Exploratorium by bringing a program of inventive takes on the science experiment. These movies look at the scientific method applied to a mouse-eye-view of a water maze; fictional brain experiments utilizing roller coasters; or a film that, when watched by chimpanzees, becomes a behavioral experiment itself. In addition to the films, this program hopes to spur deeper thinking and discussion surrounding the topics in the film with an informal social atmosphere featuring a bar and a panel discussion by experts.

The panel discussion will be webcast live. Details forthcoming.

Synesthesia [Terri Timely, USA, 2009, 4min]

A quiet evening at home as a family prepares for an unusual meal and performs experiments into cross-modality sensation.

Micro Empire [Clemens Wirth, Austria, 2012, 2min]

The stunning world beneath the microscope, meticulously choreographed.

Primate Cinema: Apes as Family [Rachel Mayeri, USA, 2012, 12min]

We have plenty of films about our closest primate relatives, but what about films for them? A postmodern scientific look at chimpanzee narrative and the wildlife film.

Magnetic Movie [Semiconductor, UK, 2007, 5min]

Magnetic fields are all around us, if only we could see them.

Blank [Boris Hars-Tschachotin, Germany, 2011, 6min]

Memory explored through the Morris Water maze, via a uniquely mouse-eye view and real experimental footage.

Planet Z [Momoko Seto, France, 2011, 10min]

An alien world or our own? It’s all in the perspective.

Gowanus Canal [Sarah Christman, USA, 2013, 7min]

An experiment in free bacterial growth, and an experimental ecology of an industrial waterway.

Amy Karle’s Biofeedback Artwork [Amy Karle, USA, 2011, 3min]

Much in our bodies is electrical, and so may be a perfect input for experiments with early analog visual synthesizers.

Capucine [Luis Nieto, France, 2010, 43min]

At a specialized primate center, a talented Capuchin has stepped beyond learning language, and into the language of cinema itself.

Compressed 02 [Kim Pimmell, USA, 2012, 2min]

Visually-arresting home experiments into the strange properties of ferrofluids.