Directed by Siqi Xu
November 9, 2017 7:30 pm SOLD OUT
CHRYSALIS by Siqi Xu is an experimental short film that explores dance as a metaphor
for personal discovery and self-acceptance. Structured as a journey, this live-action video of a
dancer enhanced against a background of special effects conveys the emotional challenges that
are overcome in life’s various stages. Loneliness and sadness are visualized through gesture
and sound as inner turmoil is surmounted in a quest for harmony and self-awareness.
Siqi Xu is a visual artist, compositor and motion designer who was born in Wuhan, China. She received her BFA in Animation from the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in Hubei, China (2015) and her MFA in Computer Art with a concentration in compositing and motion graphic design from the School of Visual Arts in New York City (2017). She has worked as a studio assistant for Benton C. Bainbridge’s project One Step Beyond, as well as a projection mapper for numerous New York City cultural organizations, such as the Museum of Natural History and La Mama Theater.
Cast: Kate Griffler
Director of Photography: Mattia Palombi
Assistant Camera: Rene Auguste
Choreographer: Kate Griffler
Makeup Artist: Kate Susan Khan
Advisor: John Mattiuzzi
78 minsThe MUSIC DRIVEN program highlights new voices in music videos and documentaries. This program includes a special selection from Mass Appeal and a post-screening Q&A with filmmakers.
In This Program: IN UNDERTOW, A NOVEL LIGHT THAT CHANGED, ACTION BRONSON’S FAVORITE FOODS, HATIS NOIT, THE AFGHAN WHIGS – ORIOLE, HATES BECOMES YOU, MY DARLING, MISTER GOODNITE – ADULTERESS, THIAROYE BY THE SEA, MY BODY – MOOD, DIFF’ERENT, DJ MOJO – MUSIC IS LIFE, CHRYSALIS, RHYTHM ROULETTE: WONDAGURL, BURN THE RIVER DOWN