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Winnipeg Underground Film Festival
June 1 to 4th, 2017


1000 LITTLE LIGHTS // 4x Paul Clipson / 41 min
10:00PM /// Sat, June 15 // @ Frame Arts Warehouse, 318 1/2 Ross Ave. / $5

*all films to screen on 16mm


Paul Clipson is a San Fransisco based filmmaker and experimental artist whose work involves projected installation and live collaborative performances with sound artists and musicians. His largely improvised, in-camera-edited films bring to light subconcoius preoccupations and unexpected visual forms. WUFF is excited to be able to show four of Paul's brilliant and lyrical super 8 masterworks, all on 16mm film.

Sphinx on the Seine dir. Paul Clipson [16mm]
2008 | US | 9 | Sphinx On the Seine is a film poem: the beginning of a metaphysical journey, musing on a series of brief, but enigmatic images taken from around the world. These images follow one after the other, but geographically span thousands of miles and large passages of time between each cut. Notions of time, space, and memory collide within a visual fabric of abstractions, landscapes, textures, superimpositions and graphic forms, to suggest the first enigmatic moments of dream-sleep.

Chorus dir. Paul Clipson [16mm]
2009 | US | 7 | Three cities become one in this unblinking nocturnal collage of images and sounds in which space, color and light move through the eye of the camera to create thoughts visualized before their conception. Shot in San Francisco, New York and Rotterdam.

Union dir. Paul Clipson [16mm]
2010 | US | 15 | An exploration of movement, woven into layers of time, and photographed in natural and nocturnal urban spaces, ambiguous within a confluence of lights, colors and darkness.

Another Void dir. Paul Clipson [16mm]
2012 | US | 11 | Orpheus meets the bird with the crystal plumage. Filmed in the Tenderloin night of San Francisco, this study of the eye in vertiginous color and darkness, part drip painting, part contour drawing, part cubist collage, broadens and intensifies an on-going exploration into the various in-camera processes of handheld, small gauge filmmaking in the optic field, and the rhythmic and graphic relationships of multilayered imagery to music-making and dreams.