VOICE, a performance art movie (159 mins). A bipolar's psychoses begin touring outer space. https://t.co/0prrpNlys7 pic.twitter.com/nuk...
Friday, January 12, 2018
Cinematic theater. A Butoh inspired performance art short film by African-American filmmaker, Sylvia Toy. A mute, solemn priestess dressed in white conducts a birth ritual in a room draped in white to an unseen congregation, while an invisible choir fills the stark room with sacred music. As she silently performs her sacred duty, her actions are projected in a split screen by a shadow of herself.
Signed/dated plain label DVD (Color/Stereo 9' USA 2017) on Etsy. Prices on my art films are equivalent to moderate prices on artist's prints and or unique drawings and small paintings and sculpture.
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
CREATION is a mythology based on Mbombo, the creator god in the religion and mythology of the Kuba of Central Africa, who created the world by vomiting various parts of it. #experimentalfilm #sylviatoyindustries #sylviatoystlouis #actress #Chromakey #performanceart #sylviatoy #greenscreenartist #AfricanAmericanartist
Sunday, January 7, 2018
A cinematographic collage exploring layers of perception and awareness. At any given point in time, a trillion things are going on in your life at the same time, in addition to whatever you are focused on, most conscious of, obsessed with, etc., in a particular moment. youtube.com/user/
A cinematographic collage exploring layers of perception and awareness. At any given point in time, a trillion things are going on in your life at the same time, in addition to whatever you are focused on, most conscious of, obsessed with, etc., in a particular moment.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
I am very pleased that I can add this movie to my "English Subtitles" Playlist.
What happens in an 1830s South Carolina farmhouse between two house slaves and their mistress during Master's final, horrible hours of dying a painful death. A one-woman movie by African American filmmaker, Sylviatoyindustries, who created the script through improvisation, played all three characters, designed and sewed by hand the Romantic era gown worn by the plantation mistress. Most of movie was shot in front of green screen and the background montages were based on months of research about the Antebellum (pre-Civil War) era. The set included handmade heirloom objects and authentic replicas of household furnishings from the period. Trailer on YouTube: https://goo.gl/gI288E.
Reviewed by Tess Collins, PhD: "I had the privilege of watching early versions of character development for this film, and now, the final product gives me chills. SylviaToySt.Louis plays the virgin/mother/crone in 1830s South Carolina as the hateful Master Henry who has violated all three women either physically or mentally lays dying in the next room. His screams background the women as they contemplate their "place" in this life. The innocent and fanciful Lolly whose child-like movements are like a dance through life. There's no hint of the horror of her life. The narcissistic Missy plays as much to the mirror as to other characters as if her reflection is a confirmation of her existence, only moving away when her long held secret is finally revealed. Long suffering Elizabeth is the bedrock of the household, putting Henry in his place at the expense of her own body. The three women weave a spell of what women must do to survive this life and what they will do to live it on their own terms. Brava, Sylvia!"
Screened at Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, 2016.
Signed/dated plain label DVD (Color/Stereo 40' USA 2014). Prices on my art films are equivalent to moderate prices on artist's prints and or unique drawings and small paintings and sculpture.
[Sylviatoyindustries is an award winning actor/filmmaker, internationally exhibiting video art since 2008. Her CV, https://kitchenscenesstudio.wordpress.com/curriculum-vitae/.