glass, meet the future 2021

NORTH LANDS CREATIVE | Toyama Institute of Glass Art | The museum of arts and design new york

Glass, Meet the Future Film Festival is dedicated to presenting a selection of new films pivoting around the medium of glass. The festival showcases a cross section of international diverse and engaging series of short films curated and directed by female identified and non-binary filmmakers using glass as the predominant feature. GMTF is a microcosm to explore the human relationship with glass and film, exploring dynamics with the physical and environmental context, together with the human and social context. The amalgamation of material and ephemeral, glass and video, are at the heart of the film festival. Exploring the stories of how art is made, how artists survive, how they think and work, and what makes creativity our most important skill.

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- 20.03.21 - 04.04.21 -

Glass, Meet the Future 2021 will launch on the 20.03.21 until the 04.04.21, with new content launching each day. This diverse and contemporary festival will screen 72 Films by 64 Artists from both the GMTF 2021 and GMTF 2020 schedules. The festival will première the six artist commission awards made in response to the GMTF Film Festival, exploring ways of engaging with the materiality of glass in the digital era, presented alongside a series of Podcasts with Glass Arts Society Director, Brandi Clark.

 

Explore the daily schedule using the links below: 

30.03.21 DAILY HIGHLIGHT day sixteen

FILM: The Tear in Ireland' Eye, Sinéad Brennan Ireland

GMFT 2021 : DAY sixteen 04.04.21

Alison Lowry & Jayne Cherry (UK)

COMMISSION AWARD
ARTISTS COMMISSION AWARD: "Lost to me" Alison Lowry & Jayne Cherry (UK - Northern Ireland )
This evocative performance reflects on the numerous State and religious run institutions that operated in Ireland from 18th to the late 20th centuries, incarcerating mothers and their children. This collaborative site responsive work is a visceral experience, using a glasswork as the investment object to provide a cognitive dissonance for the viewer.
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PODCAST
PODCAST: GTMF 2021 Podcast with Brandi Clark & Alison Lowry & Jayne Cherry (UK - Northern Ireland)
In this episode Brandi Clark, board member of NLC and executive director of the Glass Arts Society speaks to collaborative duo Alison Lowry and Jayne Cherry in County Down, Northern Ireland. Alison and Jayne combine their love of glass, performance and film to explore complex and emotional human experiences such a trauma and loss. Together they discuss the importance of addressing these topics and how this can help with recovery.
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GMFT 2021 : DAY thirteen 01.04.21

Griet Beyaert (UK)

COMMISSION AWARD
ARTISTS COMMISSION AWARD: "What do you hear when you think about the future?" Griet Beyaert, UK
‘What do you hear when you think about the future?’ is a short film / sound piece made using contributions created during a remote glass sound workshop. Participants have filmed a creation of sound using mainly glass objects, with ‘the future’ as their inspiration. The distinction in submissions between immediate, distant or far future has been used as a framework for the piece.
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PODCAST
PODCAST: GMTF 2021 Podcast with Brandi Clark & Griet Beyaert, UK
In this episode Brandi speaks to sound and installation artist Griet Beyart in Leeds, UK. During the pandemic, Griet has discovered a new creative direction. They discuss how this new creative direction came to be and the challenges and limitations faced when working with sound over the internet.
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GMFT 2021 : DAY twelve 31.03.21

LIVE EVENT AT MAD
ONLINE DISCUSSION: Glass in Flux: Artists’ Roundtable
Join three US-based artists included in the Glass, Meet the Future Film Festival, Romina Gonzales, Caroline Landau, and Madeline Rile Smith for an online roundtable discussion about their current work, films, and careers in glass with curator of collections Samantha De Tillio.
LIVE EVENT AT MAD

GMFT 2021 : DAY ten 29.03.21

Madeline Rile Smith (US) 

COMMISSION AWARD
ARTISTS COMMISSION AWARD: "Woven Light" Madeline Rile Smith, United States
This performance-based work will highlight communal acts of creation and collective action involving hot glass and textile-inspired processes. This unspoken film will document a story of social currency, communal effort, and interpersonal connection in the glass studio.
COMMISSION AWARD
PODCAST
PODCAST: GTMF 2021 Podcast with Brandi Clark & Madeline Rile Smith, United States
In this episode Brandi Clark, board member of NLC and executive director of the Glass Arts Society speaks speaks to glass artist Madeline Rile Smith, in Rochester New York, discussing, community, collaboration, performance and creativity during a global pandemic. In her work Madeline uses glass as a performative vehicle to consider notions of intimacy, compromise, and embodiment.
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LIVE EVENT AT MAD
DISCUSSION: Glass in Flux: Abigail Reynolds
Join artist Abigail Reynolds and collections curator Samantha De Tillio for an online discussion of Reynolds’ work, following a screening of her short film Flux. (Ticketed event 12pm EST New York)
LIVE EVENT AT MAD

GMFT 2021 : DAY Seven 26.03.21

Minako Shirakura (Japan),  Juli Bolaños-Durman (Costa Rica / Scotland), Anne Brodie (UK), Fumi Amano (USA), Karine Portal (France), Michèle Lapointe (Canada)
DAILY HIGHLIGHT
FILM: "yoseteha kaesu" Minako Shirakura, Japan
ヨセテハカエス (yoseteha kaesu) is a Japanese expression that can be roughly translated as ‘coming towards and going away’. It is often used to describe the endless movement of waves at a seashore.
DAILY HIGHLIGHT
COMMISSION AWARD
ARTISTS COMMISSION AWARD: "I USED TO BE" Juli Bolaños-Durman, Costa Rica/Scotland
This work explores how the visceral bond between the maker, community and material permeates the creative process, guiding it to become something raw and precious at the same time. Exploring human curiosity and the instinctual need to play and create. The act of making connects us to an unlimited source of joy, comfort and elevation.
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PODCAST
PODCAST: GTMF 2021 Podcast with Brandi Clark & Juli Bolaños-Durman, Costa Rica/Scotland
In this episode Brandi Clark, board member of NLC and executive director of the Glass Arts Society speaks to glass artist Juli Bolaños-Durman, based in Scotland and currently in Costa Rica. Juli is an artist designer and collaborator whos work explores the visceral bond between the maker, community and material permeates the creative process, guiding it to become something raw and precious at the same time. Exploring human curiosity and the instinctual need to play and create.
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FILM: "Lockdown" Anne Brodie, UK
A window. Enabling a form of engagement with the environment outside but also keeping us inside and isolated from each other, disengaged from our lives during the Covid pandemic lockdown. We hear loud, sporadic, indecipherable sounds. Strange shapes fall from above the frame and bounce off the window ledge. Glimpses of an outside. Finally we see that the falling shapes are cut up pieces of film, lying stacked up, unused and silent against the windowpane. The sound of scissors hastily thrown down on the window sill.
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FILM: "Voice" Fumi Amano, United States
I perform inside of the glasshouse as a house wife and sometimes draw and write messages to the viewers who are directly front of me. Through this performance, I am expressing my feelings of loneliness, irritation, and my struggle to survive. Through my fleeting “messages” I create for the viewer, I hope to connect more intimately with people in hopes overcoming invisible barriers and go beyond our differences.
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FILM: "Vulnerables" Karine Portal, France
Vulnerables is a series of videos, fixed and soundless. Each sequence, recorded on one shot, focuses on these everyday micro- events, those tiny moments where one detail catch our attention for few minutes, sort of unexpected and poetic parentheses, where our capacity of contemplation takes precedence over our present occupations.
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FILM: "The Lockdown Dream" Michèle Lapointe, Canada
To the rhythm of a breath, a child in a wooden frame floats between dream and reality inside a bubble of blown glass. The scene, taken in a single sequence shot, provides a double vision effect when animated by 2 glass cylinders. This video inspired by the lockdown of the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic, is part of Michèle Lapointe’s body of work entitled Contes muets et non-dits sous verre/ Mute and Unspoken Tales Under Glass.)
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CREATIVE ACTIVTY
CREATIVE ACTIVITY: "#StayCreative with Juli" Juli Bolaños-Durman, Costa Rica/Scotland
This Creative Activity invites us to that constant curiosity questioning where things come from, what is our impact on this planet and how everything is connected. By fostering this childlike curiosity, we allow ourselves to regenerate from a sacred space of joy.
CREATIVE ACTIVTY
CREATIVE ACTIVITY
CREATIVE ACTIVITY: 'Camera Obscura' Flora deBechi, UK
In a time when so many of us have been stuck inside looking at the same view, this workshop is an opportunity for people to turn that view (literally!) upside down, bringing it’s projected image inside to rediscover what we see and frequently take for granted. Your window becomes the lens and your room becomes a version of a camera.
CREATIVE ACTIVITY
CASWA FUNDRAISER
CASWA FUNDRAISER: 13LB OF LOVE T-SHIRT SILVIA LEVENSON
We are delighted to announce that for GMTF2021 we have partnered with artist Silvia Levenson and Highland Print Studio to support a fundraiser for CASWA Caithness & Sutherland Women's Aid.
CASWA FUNDRAISER
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FILM: Something Wrong by Natalia Saurin & Silvia Levenson
Sometimes homes become small time bombs just waiting to explode. Screened as part of GMTF 2021 fundraiser for Caithness and Sutherland Womens Aid.
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GMFT 2021 : DAY six 25.03.21

Ghazel Hasan Abunemeh (Jordan) , Mollie McKinley (United States) , Priska Jacobs (Switzerland) , Romina Gonzales (Peru/United States) , Sandra Bacchi (United States)

DAILY HIGHLIGHT
FILM: "Glass" Ghazel Hasan Abunemeh, United States
"We're often admired by the glass; transparent, pure, sharp and clear, diverse in its different forms and presence. “Glass” shows the similarity of our natural unique alike being, and the importance of tolerating our differences and looking through each other with care instead of sharpness. "
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FILM: "The Unbaptism" Mollie McKinley, United States
"To unbaptize the earth is to unmark it, that is, to make it disappear from the binary structures that normally mark it as feminine, primitive, or undeveloped in a pejorative sense." (Ana Mendieta)
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FILM: "Mountain Lake Secrets" Priska Jacobs, Switzerland
The underwater world of thawing Swiss mountain lakes offers a beautiful sight that we are usually not privileged to see. I have captured this microcosm in numerous videos and photographs and then transformed these moods in my studio. A few insights into the creation of a cast glass object are accompanied by beautiful landscape scenes.
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FILM: "Flammable Statement No2" Romina Gonzales, Peru/United States
Existing within the medium of time, the film Flammable Statement No2 features Romina Gonzales mindfully writing “We Are Not Equal” with molten glass on a wooden surface. The act in and of itself is a meditative process on the significance of the words while coming to terms with its dual meaning.
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FILM: "Seeking Nowhere" Sandra Bacchi, United States
"Seeking Nowhere Film investigates the richness and challenges immigrants face when exposed to more than one culture. Sometimes, the decision to abandon their country is not easy. For others, leaving their homeland is an opportunity to learn different cultures and explore new horizons. Either way, it takes enormous courage and strength to do so, and for each of these travellers the experience is unique – even when the horizons are the same.
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GMFT 2021 : DAY five 24.03.21

Stella Brajterman (Brazil) ,  Andie Brown (UK) , Brina Steblovnik (Slovenia) , Grace Whiteside (US) , Madeline Rile Smith (US) , Frantzsen & Mjanger (Norway) 

DAILY HIGHLIGHT
FILM: "AVA" Stella Brajterman, Brazil
Trapped by the pandemic in the apartment where her blind grandfather used to live, Ava tries to create a new glass eye for him, exploring a variety of images, so he can “see” the world she now lives in. This video explores a journey of a character in her different possibilities of existence and fragmented pieces of new possible landscapes.
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FILM: "Alucita II" Andie Brown, UK
This film is documentation of a sculptural sound installation for glass harp and electronics, made during a residency at Huddersfield's ame in November 2020.
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FILM: "The glass stories" Brina Steblovnik, Slovenia
The film depicts the beauty of glass substance as seen through the eyes of the young designer, coming from Slovenia. The glass stories are an attempt of bringing the wider public closer to the world of glass, as well as pointing to the cultural importance of preserving glass crafts.
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FILM: "The Home Shaver Commerical " Grace Whiteside, United States
The Home Shaver Collection is a series of hand blown glass tools that borrow the aesthetics of a Dyson vacuum and function as home shaving devices meant for the elimination of excess decoration that accumulates on one’s walls, floor, curtains and carpet. This product purposefully fails at its job, leaving the elements of feminized domesticity and gendered shaving suspended without meaning. This 3 min and 45 second commercial was a precursor to a QVC inspired product reveal performance.
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FILM: "Timeless" Madeline Rile Smith, Kari Sundet & Laura Lentz, United States
A three way collaborative performance. Glass fragments illuminate to create discreet worlds of light and color, which radiate in darkness. Swells of luminescence match the meditative dynamics of the flute’s sound, which feel almost like breathing. The resulting film is a tranquil mediation on light and sound, elements of this world that feel separate from time. My visual, synesthetic experience of music is conveyed in the imagery in this video.
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FILM: "Expressions of Breath 3 / vS12" Frantzsen&Mjanger, Norway
Expression of Breath 3 was a co-creational performance and installation that took place in S12 Studio and Gallery (Bergen, Norway) in October 2018. The film documents the process of the co-creating participants, blowing their individual expressions of breath, exploring the shape outdoors and finding a place for their sculptural form in a wall installation.
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GMFT 2021 : DAY four 23.03.21

Pilar Panzarasa (Argentina) ,  Simone Frezer (Germany) , Alejandra Cardenas (Germany/Peru) , Eva Vd Zand (Netherlands) , Jennifer Hand (Netherlands) , Jessalyn Mailoa (US) 

DAILY HIGHLIGHT
FILM: "MUHO" Pilar Panzarasa, Argentina
"I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you."
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COMMISSION AWARD
ARTIST COMMISSION AWARD: "Assimilate!" Simone Fezer, Germany
Assimilate! is a movie performance, filmed at night within an 8-meter high, haphazardly constructed crystal-palace. A protagonist clothed in wearable structures of sheet glass and mirrors, almost indiscernible from the surrounding installation, is moving about it, - partially assimilating to the point of near dissolution, then again breaking free, scaling, tearing, breaking, all in dance-like motions.
COMMISSION AWARD
PODCAST
PODCAST: GTMF 2021 Podcast with Brandi Clark & Simone Frezer, Germany
In this episode Brandi speaks to Artists and Educator Simone Fezer in Hamburg Germany. Brandie and Simone discuss the complexities of life and how art and performance both relate too and reflect those complexities. They also explore the protentional for film to open doors to a new glass audience.
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FILM: "La Procesión" Alejandra Cardenas, Germany/Peru
La Procesión, filmed, perform, and composed by the Peruvian artist Ale Hop, was inspired by the colorful Andean ritual funerary processions (procesiones). Differently from the Western funerary traditions, the processions scape the implicit geometry of death and life (sadness and happiness) being opposites. While the music gravitates to the pace of such ritual movement, the colorful video brings offerings to the afterlife, namely textiles, flowers, and jewelry, that fall slowly into the glass, that holds the door to the liminal space in-between life and death in which the artist floats.
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FILM: "Put on trail" Eva Vd Zand, Netherlands
A Palestinian glass artist together with a European glass artist. Two women hands that embroider broken pieces onto a fabric. How to continue after something is broken? How to continue when a human connection is broken. Put on trial is about parties coming together again. Like in a law case, to embroider the pieces of information to each other.
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FILM: "Perfect (Lift Like a Princess)" Jennifer Hand, United States
“Perfect” takes place within “Lift Like a Princess,” a fantastical gym composed entirely of sparkling pink glass which sweetly subverts the narrative of the Pink Princess Industrial Complex. The soundtrack, composed by the artist using her labored breath and glass-and-latex instruments, provides tense contrast to the saccharine scene. The intense workout depicted reflects the artist’s struggle with internal and societal forces that demand Perfection, as a mother, lover, artist, friend and academic. These compulsions are amplified by pressure exerted by western culture on women to push their bodies to the point of starvation and injury to attain the “perfect” body.
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FILM: "Harus Berani" Jessalyn Mailoa, Usnited States
Sometimes we get stuck in a cycle that we want to break out of. In this performance, I wear a glass mask that distorts my vision and hinders my speech as the glass holds down my tongue. My body makes repeated gestures that resemble basic traditional Javanese dance movements that I recalled from childhood. I dance while citing the chorus of a song titled Lagu Hidup by Indonesian artist Sisir Tanah. I could only break from the cycle when a friend hears my cry and struggles to break me free. This is a performance about vulnerability and social support.
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GMFT 2021 : DAY three 22.03.21

Te Rongo Kirkwood (NZ) ,  Agnieszka Aleksandra Bar (Poland) , Bre’Annah Stampley (US) , Caroline Landau (US) , Muriel Uribe & Aranda Ortega (Mexico) 

DAILY HIGHLIGHT
FILM: "Pounamu a Maori Glass Practice" Te Rongo Kirkwood, New Zealand
Pounamu is the maori word for glass. Te Rongo Kirkwood is an artist working with kiln formed glass who describes her practice and inspirations behind the art pieces she is currently working on. She visits her most recent hanging installation on show as part of the survey exhibition Toi Tu, Toi Ora: Contemporary Maori Art at Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand.
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FILM: "Growth" Agnieszka Aleksandra Bar, Poland
This film shows the creative process around a glass collection named "Growth" by Agniseszka Aleksandra. Objects start from the shape of the roots with a trace of nature on the surface, evolving into the form given to them by man. This transformation is a reflection of the constant movement that takes place between our human roots and our aspirations.
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FILM: "Untitled" Bre'Annah Stampley, United States
This film is of the glass lab at UW-Madison. I’ve spent more than 1,000 hours of my undergraduate career in this shop, making or breaking one thing after another. It is a documentary of the sights and sounds that I associate with the space.
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FILM: "Archiving Ice: Newfoundland" Caroline Landau, United states
Archiving Ice: Newfoundland chronicles the process of artist Caroline Landau as she recreates an iceberg into glass. Videographer Oliver Rye documents Landau’s project from wax mold in Newfoundland to blown glass in San Francisco. From capturing the impression of the ice to storing the melted water in the contained vessel, the piece illustrates the condition of the melting North.
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FILM: "Sin Instrucciones" Muriel Uribe & Aranda Ortega, Mexico
“Without Instructions” is a reappropriation of tutorials, reinventing the format to become a poetic guide, not a practical one. This work explores combining text and image, creating a new language that does not aim to be precise but to distort, just like seeing through colourful glasses, as in our film.
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GMFT 2021 : DAY TWO 21.03.21

Priya Naresh (India) ,  Angela Davies (UK) , Chinyurin (China) , Sofia Cianciulli (UK) 

DAILY HIGHLIGHT
FILM: "Imaginary Homes" Priya Naresh, India
An old woman with her incoherent past and her young maid build an imaginary home together.
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FILM: "Light Choreographies" Angela Davies, UK
Light Choreographies is an immersive engagement of gesture, scale, rhythm and responsive movement. The piece explores microscopic and telescopic harmonies through shifting dichotomies of machine and human perception. The work embodies a visceral experience of light between human agents and their spatial and material surroundings. The footage captures an audio-visual installation of the work presented at Pontio, Wales, allowing direct dialogues between audience interaction and the choreographies of light.
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FILM: "Light Choreographies Performance" Angela Davies, UK
Light Choreographies is an immersive engagement of gesture, scale, rhythm and responsive movement. The piece explores microscopic and telescopic harmonies through shifting dichotomies of machine and human perception. The work embodies a visceral experience of light between human agents and their spatial and material surroundings. The footage captures part of a performance shared at Theatr Mwldan, Wales, where the work formed dialogues between the choreographies of a dancer, live coding, sound composition and real-time video mixing.
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FILM: 'Mika' Chinyurin, China
The real pears and the prototype of the glass pears in the video were picked up at the Kureha pear farm, and the raw materials for the glass pears were picked up from a trash can which was full of impure glass.
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FILM: "#digitalFeelings" Sofia Cianciulli, UK
#digitalFeelings explores the relationship between the female body and social media. The girl, trapped in a screen, invites users to comment and define the limits of body objectivity, while the format and accessibility questions our almost preferred forms of online communication. The performance highlights the social anxiety that has to do with an excessive use of the service, and the struggle to conform with unattainable standards.
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GMTf 2021 : DAY ONE 20.03.21

Amy F W Corcoran (UK) ,  Flora deBechi (UK) ,  Abigail Reynolds (UK) Ingrid Elizabeth Martínez Buendía (Mexico) Kazue Taguchi (US) , Vanessa Hafenbrädl (Germany) , Ying Chiun Lee (Taiwan)

DAILY HIGHLIGHT
FILM: "Stronger than Glass" Amy F W Corcoran, UK
Amy's father died suddenly when she was eighteen. Stronger than Glass was filmed on his birthday in 2020 at Tilbury, UK, the site of a historic landfill along the River Thames where Victorian glassware is revealed every low tide. Bringing these two realities together, Stronger than Glass becomes a meditation on fragility and endurance, on rebuilding following tragedy, and on reverence for the past without allowing it to define you. This intimate film is an acknowledgement of grief, an affirmation of love, and an act of determination.
DAILY HIGHLIGHT
COMMISSION AWARD
Artist Commission Award: "Pool" Flora deBechi, UK
Glass into the mould, light into the camera body, into space. Pool is a poetic imagining of the hollow space of the Grey Cairns of Camster as both a camera and mould. Built around 5000bc and reused by communities to this day, this film examines the fluidity of these monuments which we usually think of as static, and draws parallels with the material nature of glass in it’s stages of transformation.
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CREATIVE ACTIVITY
CREATIVE ACTIVITY: 'Camera Obscura' Flora deBechi, UK
In a time when so many of us have been stuck inside looking at the same view, this workshop is an opportunity for people to turn that view (literally!) upside down, bringing it’s projected image inside to rediscover what we see and frequently take for granted. Your window becomes the lens and your room becomes a version of a camera.
CREATIVE ACTIVITY
PODCAST
PODCAST: GTMF 2021 Podcast with Brandi Clark & Flora deBechi, UK
In this episode Brandi Clark (Board member of NLC and Executive Director of the Glass Arts Society) speaks to Flora deBechi in Glasgow, Scotland. Flora is a interdisciplinary artist with a background in photography, printmaking and sculpture. Flora and Brandi discuss, environment and archaeology and their relationship with glass.
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CASWA FUNDRAISER
CASWA FUNDRAISER: 13LB OF LOVE T-SHIRT SILVIA LEVENSON
We are delighted to announce that for GMTF2021 we have partnered with artist Silvia Levenson and Highland Print Studio to support a fundraiser for CASWA Caithness & Sutherland Women's Aid.
CASWA FUNDRAISER
FILM
FILM: Something Wrong by Natalia Saurin & Silvia Levenson
Sometimes homes become small time bombs just waiting to explode. Screened as part of GMTF 2021 fundraiser for Caithness and Sutherland Womens Aid.
FILM
CREATIVE ACTIVTY
CREATIVE ACTIVITY: "#StayCreative with Juli" Juli Bolaños-Durman, Costa Rica/Scotland
This Creative Activity invites us to that constant curiosity questioning where things come from, what is our impact on this planet and how everything is connected. By fostering this childlike curiosity, we allow ourselves to regenerate from a sacred space of joy.
CREATIVE ACTIVTY
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FILM: "Flux" Abigail Reynolds, UK
Flux is the record of a summer spent gathering materials for glass making on the coast of far west Cornwall. Historically seaweed from Cornish beaches was sold to the glass industry for flux. The artist follows ancient methods, using not only seaweed but sand from her local beaches. Hand-held camera work emphasises the body at work in the landscape to create a portrait of a place as we follow the artists attempt to make a uniquely place-based glass.
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FILM: "Conjunctiva" Ingrid Elizabeth Martínez Buendía, Mexico
What has prevailed is nature, its own structure, colour, texture, and that the human being perceives under an ocular lens apprehended, learned, distorted by light, the whites. We perceive only one thing in different ways. This short film shows the look of a natural space through a glass capsule.
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FILM: "Inspired by Stained glass" Kazue Taguchi, United States
Kazue Taguchi explores the ethereal and intangible effects of light and reflection. Inspired by stained glass windows in European churches, Taguchi works with reflective materials including glass, mirrors, plastic, and light.
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FILM: "Zugspitze in Glass" Vanessa Hafenbrädl, Germany
This work is a tribute to glass. To work as a video artist, I am dependent on optic glass in several ways. At least three lenses are used in the way I work. You see Eibsee with the mountain Zugspitze in winter translated in to glass. The film is projected onto different raw optical glass pieces. The sound is made with glass.
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FILM: "Seduction" Ying Chiun Lee, Taiwan
The game of flirting can be threatening and dangerous but irresistible. This work visualizes the seduction, as the hot borosilicate glass rod plays the role of the seducer; the leaf- the seducee. The heat is stimulating and teasing to the leaf, it fragile structure, reacting, glowing and lighting up with excitement, like breath. The provocative gesture of teasing without actual contact, a yearning and in the end, the desire of intimacy becomes too great and the heat eventually burns the leaf.
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GMTF 2021 : FILM

Alison Lowry & Jayne Cheery '10,500 lost reflections'

Glass Meet The Future Film Festival 2021 WATCH NOW “lost to me” Alison Lowry & Jayne Cherry, UK GLASS MEET…
Griet Beyaert "What do you hear when you think about the future?"

Griet Beyaert "What do you hear when you think about the future?"

Glass Meet The Future Film Festival 2021 WATCH NOW “What do you hear when you think about the future?’” Griet…
Fundraiser for CASWA with Silvia Levenson

Fundraiser for CASWA with Silvia Levenson

Glass Meet The Future Film Festival 2021 DONATE TO CASWA Buy 13lb Love T-shirt fundraiser for caithness and sutherland womens…
Creative Activity: #StayCreative with Juli

Creative Activity: #StayCreative with Juli

This creative activity invites us to connect to that constant curiosity questioning where things come from, what is our impact…
Creative Activity: Camera Obscura Workshop

Creative Activity: Camera Obscura Workshop

Glass Meet The Future Film Festival 2021 WATCH NOW Camera Obscura activity Flora debechi, UK GLASS MEET THE FUTURE FILM…
Madeline Rile Smith "Woven Light"

Madeline Rile Smith "Woven Light"

This performance-based work will highlight communal acts of creation and collective action involving hot glass and textile-inspired processes. Approaching glass…
Juli Bolaños-Durman "I USED TO BE"

Juli Bolaños-Durman "I USED TO BE"

This work explores how the visceral bond between the maker, community and material permeates the creative process, guiding it to…
Simone Frezer "Assimilate!"

Simone Frezer "Assimilate!"

Assimilate! is a movie-performance, filmed at night within an 8-meter high, haphazardly constructed crystal-palace. A protagonist clothed in wearable structures…
Flora deBechi "The Pool"

Flora deBechi "The Pool"

Glass into the mould, light into the camera body, into space. Pool is a poetic imagining of the hollow space…
Michèle Lapointe "The Lockdown Dream"

Michèle Lapointe "The Lockdown Dream"

To the rhythm of a breath, a child in a wooden frame floats between dream and reality inside a bubble…
Karine Portal "Vulnerables"

Karine Portal "Vulnerables"

Vulnerables is a series of videos, fixed and soundless. Each sequence, recorded on one shot, focuses on these everyday micro-…
Fumi Amano "Voice"

Fumi Amano "Voice"

I perform inside of the glasshouse as a house wife and sometimes draw and write messages to the viewers who…
Anne Brodie "Lockdown"

Anne Brodie "Lockdown"

‘Lockdown’ 1min 27secs A window. Enabling a form of engagement with the environment outside but also keeping us inside and…
Minako Shirakura "yoseteha kaesu"

Minako Shirakura "yoseteha kaesu"

ヨセテハカエス (yoseteha kaesu) is a Japanese expression that can be roughly translated as ‘coming towards and going away’. It is…
Sandra Bacchi "Seeking Nowhere"

Sandra Bacchi "Seeking Nowhere"

Glass Meet The Future Film Festival 2021 WATCH NOW “Seeking Nowhere” Sandra Bacchi, United States GLASS MEET THE FUTURE FILM…
Romina Gonzales "Flammable Statement No2"

Romina Gonzales "Flammable Statement No2"

Existing within the medium of time, the film Flammable Statement No2 features Romina Gonzales mindfully writing “We Are Not Equal”…
Priska Jacobs "Mountain Lake Secrets"

Priska Jacobs "Mountain Lake Secrets"

The underwater world of thawing Swiss mountain lakes offers a beautiful sight that we are usually not privileged to see.…
Mollie McKinley "The Unbaptism"

Mollie McKinley "The Unbaptism"

""To unbaptize the earth is to unmark it, that is, to make it disappear from the binary structures that normally…
Ghazel Hasan Abunemeh "Glass"

Ghazel Hasan Abunemeh "Glass"

"We're often admired by the glass; transparent, pure, sharp and clear, diverse in its different forms and presence. “Glass” shows…
Frantzsen & Mjanger "Expressions of Breath 3 / vS12"

Frantzsen & Mjanger "Expressions of Breath 3 / vS12"

Expression of Breath 3 was a co-creational performance and installation that took place in S12 Studio and Gallery (Bergen, Norway)…
Madeline Rile Smith "Timeless"

Madeline Rile Smith "Timeless"

Glass fragments illuminate to create discreet worlds of light and color, which radiate in darkness. Swells of luminescence match the…
Grace Whiteside "The Home Shaver Commerical"

Grace Whiteside "The Home Shaver Commerical"

The Home Shaver Collection is a series of hand blown glass tools that borrow the aesthetics of a Dyson vacuum…
Brina Steblovnik "The Glass Stories"

Brina Steblovnik "The Glass Stories"

The film depicts the beauty of glass substance as seen through the eyes of the young designer, coming from Slovenia.…
Andie Brown "Alucita II"

Andie Brown "Alucita II"

This film is documentation of a sculptural sound installation for glass harp and electronics, made during a residency at Huddersfield's…
Stella Brajterman "AVA"

Stella Brajterman "AVA"

In this episode Brandi, speaks to glass artist Madeline Rile Smith, in Rochester New York, discussing, community, collaboration, performance and…
Jessalyn Mailoa "Harus Berani"

Jessalyn Mailoa "Harus Berani"

Sometimes we get stuck in a cycle that we want to break out of. In this performance, I wear a…
Jennifer Hand "Perfect (Lift Like a Princess)"

Jennifer Hand "Perfect (Lift Like a Princess)"

“Perfect” takes place within “Lift Like a Princess,” a fantastical gym composed entirely of sparkling pink glass which sweetly subverts…
Eva Vd Zand "Put on trail"

Eva Vd Zand "Put on trail"

A Palestinian glass artist together with a European glass artist. Two women hands that embroider broken pieces onto a fabric.…
Alejandra Cardenas "La Procesión"

Alejandra Cardenas "La Procesión"

La Procesión, filmed, perform, and composed by the Peruvian artist Ale Hop, was inspired by the colorful Andean ritual funerary…

GMTF 2021 : ARTIST COMMISSION AWARD

Alison Lowry & Jayne Cheery '10,500 lost reflections'

Glass Meet The Future Film Festival 2021 WATCH NOW “lost to me” Alison Lowry & Jayne Cherry, UK GLASS MEET…
Griet Beyaert "What do you hear when you think about the future?"

Griet Beyaert "What do you hear when you think about the future?"

Glass Meet The Future Film Festival 2021 WATCH NOW “What do you hear when you think about the future?’” Griet…
Madeline Rile Smith "Woven Light"

Madeline Rile Smith "Woven Light"

This performance-based work will highlight communal acts of creation and collective action involving hot glass and textile-inspired processes. Approaching glass…
Juli Bolaños-Durman "I USED TO BE"

Juli Bolaños-Durman "I USED TO BE"

This work explores how the visceral bond between the maker, community and material permeates the creative process, guiding it to…
Simone Frezer "Assimilate!"

Simone Frezer "Assimilate!"

Assimilate! is a movie-performance, filmed at night within an 8-meter high, haphazardly constructed crystal-palace. A protagonist clothed in wearable structures…
Flora deBechi "The Pool"

Flora deBechi "The Pool"

Glass into the mould, light into the camera body, into space. Pool is a poetic imagining of the hollow space…

GMTF 2021 : DAILY HIGHLIGHTS

Fundraiser for CASWA with Silvia Levenson

Fundraiser for CASWA with Silvia Levenson

Glass Meet The Future Film Festival 2021 DONATE TO CASWA Buy 13lb Love T-shirt fundraiser for caithness and sutherland womens…
Minako Shirakura "yoseteha kaesu"

Minako Shirakura "yoseteha kaesu"

ヨセテハカエス (yoseteha kaesu) is a Japanese expression that can be roughly translated as ‘coming towards and going away’. It is…
Stella Brajterman "AVA"

Stella Brajterman "AVA"

In this episode Brandi, speaks to glass artist Madeline Rile Smith, in Rochester New York, discussing, community, collaboration, performance and…
Pilar Panzarasa "MUHO"

Pilar Panzarasa "MUHO"

I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss you I miss…
Te Rongo Kirkwood "Pounamu a Maori Glass Practice"

Te Rongo Kirkwood "Pounamu a Maori Glass Practice"

Pounamu is the maori word for glass. Te Rongo Kirkwood is an artist working with kiln formed glass who describes…
Priya Naresh "Imaginary Homes"

Priya Naresh "Imaginary Homes"

An old woman with her incoherent past and her young maid build an imaginary home together.
Amy F W Corcoran "Stronger than Glass"

Amy F W Corcoran "Stronger than Glass"

Amy's father died suddenly when she was eighteen. Stronger than Glass was filmed on his birthday in 2020 at Tilbury,…

GMTF 2021 : CREATIVE ACTIVITY

Creative Activity: #StayCreative with Juli

Creative Activity: #StayCreative with Juli

This creative activity invites us to connect to that constant curiosity questioning where things come from, what is our impact…
Creative Activity: Camera Obscura Workshop

Creative Activity: Camera Obscura Workshop

Glass Meet The Future Film Festival 2021 WATCH NOW Camera Obscura activity Flora debechi, UK GLASS MEET THE FUTURE FILM…