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This section is regularly updated with short films, links, and notes related to Aurora’s ongoing investigations into experimental media arts. 

Blanket Statement #2: It’s All or Nothing by Jodie Mack

Aurora brought film artist Jodie Mack to Houston to present her “Let Your Light Shine” film program in 2014, and we included a version of this film in the downtown video installation “Color Play”–part of our 2017 Sidewalk Cinema series in collaboration with the Houston Downtown Management District. Let this short film be your “comfort blanket.”



Myth and Infrastructure
by Miwa Matreyek 

Shadow, projection, puppetry and animation all come together in Miwa Matreyek’s gorgeous constructions of other worlds and spaces. Aurora has presented multiple live cinema performances by Miwa in the past, and we’re very excited to be presenting her newest project Infinitely Yours in the coming year! Keep your eyes open for news about that. In the meantime, transport to a dream world through this excerpted documentation of her Myth and Infrastructure.

 by Cauleen Smith

Referencing John Williams’ repeated five-note musical sequence in Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Cauleen Smith’s short film H-E-L-L-O is a playful and profound journey through New Orleans. It’s a nice film in our current circumstances, as it encourages us to listen to our cities in different ways. Aurora featured this at our Home-Hogar event in the fall of 2018, and we brought Cauleen to Houston in 2015 to present Black Utopia LP–a performance featuring sounds and images from the Sun Ra archives.


Journey to the Cosmic Womb by JooYoung Choi

Aurora has commissioned a new immersive video and installation work by fantastic Houston artist JooYoung Choi that will premiere here in November. We’re excited about this! And we’re thinking that right now you may just need a bit of the magic of her created worlds. 


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