BùXíng - directed by J. Makary
░░ 35mm photography and HD Video, 2010
Photographs improvised in an eighteenth-century mansion are set to a nonsense conversation purchased from an online sound-effects library. The resulting short film — which takes its Mandarin name from an obstinate phrase meaning “out of the question” or “can’t be done” — pushes story to the periphery and gives form and atmosphere center stage.
Colonial-Gothic, in French and Chinese.
CreditsJ. Makary, director & editor
Alex Tyson, B&W photographer
Christopher Fernando, color photographer
Damon Reeves, actor
Lydia Adler Okrent, actor
Suohno & Andrew Duke, sound
ScreeningsBùXíng was on view at ICA Philadelphia as part of the Open Video Call screening in the ramp space, January 11 - March 4, 2012.
░░ Director's site: J. Makary