Full Circle

Selected film works by Andrew Ranville and Josh Guilford

On 19 December 2019 at the Film-Makers' Cooperative in New York City, this event celebrated the Coop’s recent addition of several of my early film works. The Full Circle program presented both individual and collaborative works by myself and Josh Guilford, a longtime friend who I also recently collaborated with. Our two styles represented in our individual films highlight distinct ways of looking at and moving through natural and manmade environments. Various forms of human-powered locomotion provide my own films with a constant forward momentum, using duration and distance to bring the viewer through space at a reflective pace. In contrast, Guilford’s films constantly shift and wobble, processing environmental phenomena through the jittery mechanics of a handheld camera. Both of our perspectives come together in the collaborative work Circumambulations (2018), a dual-projection film shot on Rabbit Island in Lake Superior, which features an original score by Roarke Menzies. The program presented Circumambulations alongside works shot in Sydney, Australia; Montserrat, Spain; Tianmu Mountain, China; and locations throughout the U.S.

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