Powering Up / Powering Down 1/30/04-2/1/04
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Maïa Cybelle Carpenter

“The Shape of The Gaze” (16mm film)

This luscious hand-processed and optically printed film implicates the viewer in the gazes operating between the lesbian filmmaker and her self-identified butch subjects. (2000)

“Sans Titre” (16mm film)

Optically printed, hand processed and painted, this film records the space of light. It attempts to remove the Form of abstraction from Matter and thus places the viewer in a virtual temporo-space. The last minute of film is comprised of clear leader. After this, the projector remains running with no film passing through its gate for 30-60 seconds. (2001)


MaÏa Cybelle Carpenter is an experimental moving image artist and curator who lives in San Francisco and NYC. She is currently affiliated with San Francisco Cinematheque and the San Fransisco International Film Festival.

“Powering Up/Powering Down” is sponsored in part by the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA), the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA), and the UC San Diego Department of Music in connection with the departments of Visual Arts, Music, and Literature at UCSD along with the UC Riverside and Los Angeles campuses.