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Imagine Science Film Festival Touring Program

Imagine Science Film Festival Program Four - Observer Effects

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Saturday 9/17
7:00 pm
$9 General Public
$7 Students & Seniors
FREE IHP Members & Residents

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The eye is a camera. Optics and filmmaking are both the study of light. Point a camera at some part of the world and it reacts, it is changed through the act of looking and recording, just as observation changes the state of a particle in quantum physics. This program is about the act of looking as science, as film, as storytelling, and as optics.

In Waking Hours

dir. Sarah Vanagt & Katrien Vanagt, Netherlands, 2015, video, 18 min.

Beautifully reproduced early vision experiments demonstrate the cow eye as organic camera.


Dir. Takeshi Nagata & Kazue Monno, Japan, 2015, video, 4 min.

Multi-layered light-painted animations become a dynamic evolutionary history.

Blue-Eyed Me

Dir. Alexey Marfin, UK/Hong Kong,  2015, video, 7 min.

Your genetic information, and even your unique eye color, may soon be just another commodity in the globalized post-personal economy.


DIr. Lia Giraud, France,  2014, video, 19 min.

A richly imagined exploration of light as photography and quantum theory.


Dir. Carl-Johan Westregård, Sweden, 2014, video, 13 min.

A sequence of 360-degree nature shots become a tense minimalist science fiction epic.

All Rot
Dir. Max Hattler, Hong Kong, 2015, 3 min.

Close observation transforms ordinary surfaces into a violent sensory experience.

Dir. Paulina Skibińska, Poland, 2015, 14 min.

A cryptic search, beautiful and abstract, unfolds above and below the ice.