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Arcs of Texture

Digital video, color, sound, 6 minutes.
Director, Camera, Editor Ken Paul Rosenthal
Original score by Jon Brenner
Audio collage by Jim Batcho

A lyrical, energized portrait of an urban landscape in motion. Underground trains, streetcars, buses and escalators embody the impressionistic beauty of architectural reflections like moving paintings. The face of the city is rendered as a light-infused intersection of people, glass, and concrete. Part 1 takes place underground, with an audio collage mixed from ambient recordings of subway stations and trains. Part 2 takes place above ground and features an original score with gamelans, guitar loops, sampled car door locks and brake pumps.


32nd International Film Festival Tous Courts, Aix-en-Provence, France, 2014
4th International Diversity in Place Shorts Festival, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2012
Black Maria Film Festival, Jersey City, New Jersey, Director's Citation, 2007
New Langton Arts, San Francisco –Terra Incognita III, 2007
34th Athens International Film & Video Festival, 2007
Mendocino Film Festival, 2007
Experiments in Cinema Film Festival v2.0, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2007
29th Mill Valley International Film Festival, 2006
Images Contre Nature International Festival of Experimental Video, Marseilles, France, 2006
San Francisco Arts Commission – A Trip Down Market 1905: A Centennial Celebration, 2005