2 x 2
2 x 2
experimental, 32min, U S A, 2016
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director: Holly fisher
2x2 came about by accident, via an experiment where I arbitrarily cut together two of my recent short films, each made with different intent and using music by two very different contemporary composers, Lois V Vierk and composer/cellist Ha-Yang Kim. Juxtaposing these two unlikely works would of course highlight differences within our sensibilities, but what is more compelling for me is to shed light on what we have in common. Each of us works within a layered, complex, and quite rigorous language of our own making; my guess is that the three of us hold a deep respect for the audience, and so seek ways within our unique media to create space, agency, and desire whereby each spectator may form her/his own meaning. But in no way did I anticipate the spark and mysterious deep resonance I experienced when I put these works together in a single piece. I’ve come to think of 2x2 as my “e-motion diptych” – and as a project that miraculously seems to transcend the unique sensibilities of each of us.
Director: Holly Fisher has been active since the mid-sixties as an independent filmmaker, printmaker, teacher, and film editor. She was the editor of Christine Choy's and Renee Tajima-Peña’s documentary Who Killed Vincent Chin? This film about a racially motivated Detroit murder case of 1982 was nominated for an Oscar in 1989. Her experimental short works and long-form essay films, explorations in time, memory and perception, have been screened in museums and film festivals worldwide, including Whitney Museum Biennials; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Film Forum, Japan; The Pleasure Dome, Toronto; and two world premieres in the Berlinale. In 1995 the New York Museum of Modern Art presented the solo retrospective “The Films of Holly Fisher.”