Staging the Film Essay

Jillian Musielak, a mindfulness guide to the care of our Earth

Students from Amanda Gutiérrez‘s Staging the Film Essay course at SAIC created works for broadcast on ACRE TV after Kera MacKenzie visited class and did a workshop titled Space-Time On and Off the Screen.

This program features:

Ava Threlkel, Breaking an Image, 10:21 min

At 15 years old, Tiffany, American pop idol, visited 16 U.S. cities during her tour “The Beautiful You: Celebrating the Good Life of Shopping Mall Tour ‘87.” As an adult, she attempted radical shifts to move her public image away from a teeny-bopper past that could not be shaken.

Malu Ayers, Get Lost, 5:07 min

A portrait; navigation (exterior to interior) of the effects of memory and forgetfulness.

Joey Scher, Asian Alpha Female/White Omega Male, 11:07 min

A video about the dynamics of a biracial home.

Claire Wong, ☞ ☞ ☞ ✰ THE MOST SATISFYING VIDEO IN THE WORLD ✰ ☁ ☁ ☁ ☁ ✓ ✓ , 9 min

99% CANNOT COMPLETE THIS CHALLENGE WITHOUT GETTING SATISFIED! THE MOST SATISFYING VIDEO IN THE WORLD is mindless, sensational, random, relaxing, ASMR, squishy, kinetic sand, knife videos, slime, compilations, oddly satisfying.

Iza Benedetti, My Favorite Room, My Teenaged Room, The Room I Return to, 9 min

3 videos about 3 different moments in my life and how I visualize them through found footage.

Elise Schierbeek, New Earth, 9:16 min

An autobiographical video essay on long-distance Skype, image quality, simulacrum, salvation, deletion, outright iconoclasm, and the becoming-image of the online lover.

Móni Salazar, Into the Echo Chamber, 2:56 min

“The important thing, is not to be cured, but to live with one’s ailments.” – Albert Camus

Jillian Musielak, a mindfulness guide to the care of our Earth, 7:55 min

A trippy visit to the recycling bin…

Christian Blauch, KiNK Boiler Room flashback, 7:19 min

Young and Restless and Boiler Room remix to comment on club cultures current ethical notions and technological ways of working around them.

TRT = 1 hr 12 min


Airing Tuesdays, May 23, 30, & June 6, 2017 at 7 pm CDT