Orations (Gaps and Spaces)

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Films in Competition 11: Music Videos
Lorch Hall Sat, Mar 25, 2017 7:00 PM

Eighteen music videos featuring musicians and bands such as Lightning Bolt. Skin Lives, blackhandpath, Little Bang Theory, Fever Ray, The Absynth Quartet, Winterpills, Bryan Smee, The Luyas and more. Programmed and presented by concert promoter Greg Baise, who has brought vital music and other culture to Detroit from the global underground for over two decades.

Films in Competition 8: Almost All Ages
Main Theater - Michigan Theater Sat, Mar 25, 2017 11:00 AM
Twelve family-friendly narrative, documentary, experimental, and animated films. Features a young stag who seeks to improvise sweet music, organic forms that shift and undulate, the evolutionary life of an organism, a girl seeking her identity in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, abstractions of form and color, found adventures and forgotten homes, a re-imagination of a common brick's utilitarian form, animated shapes and textures that dance together, a woman who impulsively steals a goat from a petting zoo and more.
Film Info
Event Type:Films in Competition 11: Music Videos
Films in Competition 8: Almost All Ages
Shorts in Competition
Release Year:2015
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jak Ritger and K8 Howl
Event Type:All Ages


"Oration" is a re-imagination of a common brick's utilitarian form. The film is made using stop-motion animation and set to an avant guard jazz track. Ceramic artist, Shannon Wallack, created a set of 125 clay "Brixels."