Pattern Language describes the aliveness of certain human ambitions through an index of structural patterns.
A small secret society led by a famous book author underwent a series of test of human behavior delivering unto them the result that everybody wants and nobody expects.
A monastery holds four books containing the secrets of its powerful martial arts techniques. Everybody wants to get their hands on them, including a band of local evil types. The abbot is killed, and the head students begin to argue over who should keep the books safe.
The Lexx space cruiser is part machine and part organic matter, so it needs nourishment, as does its crew. But Zev and Stanley make a big mistake stopping for food at the planet Klaagya. Seems the inhabitants are controlled by parasitic worms that feed on their brains and they're always interested in a fresh meal.
While his parents are renovating a cottage in an English village, Tim Ingram uncovers a mystery about the 15 year old boy who had once lived in the house and had died in 1910. With the help of his friend Rebecca, Tim investigates, but finds events from the past being mirrored in his own life.
A study of a fly, who flies in an open space, yet stays in a very small area. The pattern of the fly is animated with a semi-transparent line, which varies in thickness according to the speed of its movements. This video-work contemplates relative time by drawing a parallel between the life of a fly and man.
One single thread weaves the story of the past and present lives of two people. Two people born on the opposite sides of the world, destined to meet, and realize karmic conditions and their consequences. On the surface, it is a typical boy-meets-girl theme, but only on the surface.
Rapid-fire florals and morning bird songs bridge interior and exterior, design and nature.
A key ingredient in any survival situation is the mental attitude of the individuals involved.
A vicious corporate executive exercises his power over two underlings.
'Music Of The Eternal Now: Post-Husserlian Temporality, Pattern Cyclic Time-Consciousness And Computer Music' is a short silent film by British artist Mark Fell. Here Fell sets out the theory behind his claim "music is a technology for constructing an experience of time". Shot entirely on the remote Finnish island Hailuoto, the film's formal structure interweaves theoretical argument and the frozen landscape.
A New York corporate boss (Everett Sloane) grooms an Ohio engineer (Van Heflin) for the No. 2 man's (Ed Begley) job.
Jimmy and Tommy are inseperable brothers. Tommy is older, he is autistic. He lives in a world of patterns he has created in his mind. Jimmy is a visitor to this honest world and falls into its rhythm.
Various patterns in everyday life.
The first film in Jamie Travis’s PATTERNS trilogy suggests a surrealist homage to the psychologically charged set designs of auteurs like Alfred Hitchcock and Douglas Sirk. The premise is simplicity itself: a woman waits for a call in her immaculate apartment. Comfortably immersed in her bath, she reveals a strange dream to the caller. Travis’s calibrated formal manipulations work up a terrific surface suspense.
The paths of air traffic over North America visualized in color and form.
Negative Patterns is a short animation which uses decorative patterns and colourful props to playfully depict the sinister, destructive and unattractive aspects of human behaviour.
Stop motion telekinesis is just the beginning. Though riddled with familiar motifs (nods to Bernard Herrmann’s scores, Stanley Kubrick's unnerving spaces, the mesmerizing portraits of women in VERTIGO and LAURA), the second film in Jamie Travis’ PATTERNS trilogy achieves a singular blend of horror, melodrama and musical. This installment centers on Michael, a nervous guy puzzling over an unexpected Chinese takeout order. Even as some of the mysteries from the first PATTERNS are revealed, the trilogy plunges deeper into a quicksand of shared dreams, hidden anxieties and romantic yearning.
The third film in Jamie Travis’ PATTERNS trilogy.