The A & D Shorts program is an opportunity to see the work of a variety of artists and designers from around the world in one sitting.
Directed by Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft, and Senay Berhe • Ghana/Sweden • 2014 • 28 min
One in a series of films highlighting new creative voices in African art. A visual mixtape of the most innovative artists, filmmakers, designers, musicians, photographers and cultural activists working in Ghana today. Storytelling and creative collaboration from a new and shifting African perspective.
Directed by Ronni Thomas • USA • 2014 • 19 minutes
A British pub owner and amateur taxidermist, Walter Potter created elaborate dioramas that became highly collectable objects of Victorian whimsy and continue to intrigue audiences today.
BRIAN CHIPPENDALE: NETWORKS 2012 RI ARTIST PROFILE
Produced by Joseph Chazan M.D., Video by Richard Goulis • USA • 2012 • 10 minutes
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Brian Chippendale has been living and working in Providence since the early 1990’s. A printmaker, cartoonist, painter and musician, he is a well known founder of the Fort Thunder artist collective and released five albums with his band Lightning Bolt. He is also a member of the band Black Pus.
Directed by Lucy Walker • USA • 2013 • 6 minutes
The story of iconic British artist David Hockney. Using archival footage, home video, paintings and photographs, director Lucy Walker (Devil’s Playground) captures Hockney’s stylistic evolution while paying tribute to his personal philosophy of living life in the now.
Directed by Ellen Vloet • The Netherlands • 2013 • 25 minutes
A giant hippo on The Thames? An 82 foot bunny in Taiwan? Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman is conquering the world by creating some of the biggest, most iconic and witty sculptures to appear in the urban landscape.
Directed by Zachary Heinzerling • USA/UK • 2015 • 10 minutes
From director Zachary Heinzerling (Cutie and the Boxer) is an artist profile of the Brooklyn based artist High Hayden woven into the the story of a hunter in the Scottish Highlands on his quest to capture the elusive, Red Grouse. Innovative storytelling subverts the traditional profile format along with narratives about identity and race.