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Countercurrent Shorts

September 29, 2023, 3:30 pm - October 1, 2023, 4:00 pm

Several shorts rendering other artforms — dance, music, visual art — and the artist’s process on film. Presented on loop in DVAA’s Krause Hall, these pieces will run throughout the festival.

This program is free, no tickets necessary.

Friday, September 29th, please join us for a soft launch of the Countercurrent Shorts at 3:30 PM, followed by an artist discussion from 4:30 to 5:15pm.

Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st, Countercurrent Shorts will be on view at DVAA from 9 AM – 4 PM.

Chant and Los Florets Animation Director: Evie McKenna

Evie McKenna is a multimedia artist living and working in Queens, NY. She studied photography and printmaking at Philadelphia College of Art and received a Masters Degree at the NYU/ICP program. She has worked in the field of photography as a fine artist, an educator and a photo editor. Her work has been exhibited in the US, Mexico, Europe as well as online publications. She is a faculty member of the School of Visual Arts and has been a visiting instructor at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn College and Moore College of Art.​

Anxiety Director: Elizabeth Ennis

Elizabeth Ennis is a photographer, illustrator, painter, multimedia artist, and curator.

Call Me a Freak Creator: Tolliver

Chicago bred, LA-based Tolliver is the shimmering sequin-loving son of a cowboy-obsessed pastor and a gospel choir singer. Growing up immersed in the church, Tolliver witnessed his father’s death at 11 years old and life shifted. Spending over a decade living in the shadow of worrying that his father would condemn his lifestyle - a broke, gay, super-hot musician - Tolliver reconnected with his brother and learned of his father’s own faults and promiscuties. Cue the birth of the Daddyland EP, a letter to his father from the void, to their relationship and the self Tolliver has grown to be. Recorded at a home studio in Glendale, CA with the help of producer Jake Bowman (Kendrick Lamar, Ryan Beatty, Burna Boy), Teddy Roxpin (drums and percussion) and Todd Simon (trumpet), Daddyland is a vibrant, sassy, challenge to appreciate and love your imperfections.

First Contact Director: Alexander Dupuis

Details to come.

Basic Bitches - "Start the World" Director: Naomi Scott

Naomi Scott (guitar, vocals) and Krystal Grow (drums, vocals) are BASIC BITCHES. The queer punk rock two-piece are familiar faces in NYC’s Riot Grrrl / DIY scene. They recently clawed their way out of Brooklyn’s basement stages and carted their amps upstate—because you can make as much noise as you want in the country. They crank out original songs from The Green Room, their in-house practice space and DIY recording studio, and tour throughout New York and around the world. They’re known for the welcoming vibe of their live shows, along with their ear-grabbing musical hooks, witty lyrics and tits-to-the-glass exuberance.

Heal Creator: Kevin Hays

Details to come.

Lenape Rally For Recognition, PA Director: Isaac Green Diebboll

Details to come.

Three Meditations Director: Connor Simon

Details to come.

So Emotional Director: Kevin Blechtum

Details to come.

Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Creator: Polly Vinylchloryd

Details to come.

  • Type: 2023,Documentary Short,Fine Art on Film,Local/Regional,Narrative Short,Shorts
  • Time: September 29, 2023 - 3:30 pm October 1, 2023 - 4:00 pm
  • Venue:Krause Hall, DVAA