On the Mend Film Festival is tomorrow night! One of the most exciting aspects of this Pig and Weasel event is that it pairs short, independent films with interdisciplinary, contemporary art. The line-up includes work from Jan Brandt, Lauren Turk, Juan Fernandez, Angela Bryant, Anni Holm and Melanie Scott-Dockery.
“There are enough things keeping us apart. We need more things that bring us together.” Pastor Corey Brooks
Mending is an active process that springs from conflict. The artists in this show each seek resolution in their own way. Some explore the medium in search of an existing, internal resolution. Others reach across different media to arrive at a brand new resolution.
They tear down old constructs and revive abandoned materials to build new ones. They see opportunity in the space between experiences and repurpose objects that we no longer value. By adding and subtracting, revealing and obscuring they reflect on the past and dream of the future. – Diana Gabriel