The Unseen Festival 2018: The Cinema of Dakota Nanton. Monday, September 10, 7:30pm

T H E  U N S E E N  F E S T I V A L  2018

Encounters with the Unknown:
The Cinema of Dakota Nanton

Join us on Monday, September 10, 7pm at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Visual Arts Complex, for night 10 of the Unseen Festival. This will be a feature of the work of Dakota Nanton. Preceded by a guided mediation led by Kitty Moore.

Dakota Nanton is an experimental animator based out of Boulder, Colorado. His artwork and films draw inspiration from such diverse influences as comic books, folklore, and science fiction to create meditative ruminations on desire and death. Borrowing from the images and iconographies of the past, and mixing old techniques with new, he explores the complexities and contradictions of living in the modern world. His work has been exhibited internationally and is held in permanent collections in the United States, Canada, Italy, Australia, Egypt and New Zealand.

Ideas for FilmsDakota Nanton – USA – 2017 – 5 min

Ideas for films: real, imagined and impossible are set free into the world. An exorcism.

Nancy Lieder’s VisionDakota Nanton – USA – 2014-16 – 7 min

In 1995 amateur astronomer Nancy Lieder announced that the Earth would soon be destroyed in a collision with another planet. An exploration on the end of the world.

MineolaDakota Nanton – USA – 2018 – 5 min

A celebration of Jean, Earl, and Inez Van Horn, my great grandparents, vaudeville roller-skaters.

Fear of DrowningDakota Nanton – USA – 2018 – 9 min

A meditation on fear in three parts.

Meditations on Binary VisionDakota Nanton – USA – 2016 – 10 min

A transcription of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, a meditation on life, death, and the spaces in between.

Odysseus and the Oceanic FeelingDakota Nanton – USA – 2017 – 25 min

A queer contemporary reimagining of the Odyssey. Odysseus wracked with guilt for the loss of his crew returns home in search of a lost love.

“Oh, Ophelia”Dakota Nanton – USA – 2016 – 4 min

A man is visited by ghosts of the dead in his dreams. What happens when the lines between dream and reality become blurred?

Amazonas – Dakota Nanton – 2018 – (excerpt)

A work in progress. A brief encounter with the last shamans of the Beni River Valley.

Katherine “Kitty” Moore has been teaching Yoga full time for 21 years and she’s devoted to her students and her teachers. She’s the owner and director of The Hidden Yoga Studio in Niwot, CO, and Sadhana West Teacher Training and Yoga Immersions.