(Sam Hamilton, US, 2016, 80 min)
Seattle premiere! Director in attendance!
Apple Pie is a feature-length artist film by Aotearoa New Zealand artist Sam Hamilton that features Samoan dance artist Ioane Papali'i, and a cast of 25 performers.
Apple Pie was shot and produced over three years on super 16mm film on location in Aotearoa New Zealand, Samoa, and a remote mountaintop astrophysics observatory in the middle of the Oregonian high plain desert.
Pivoting its conceptual ecology around our species ancient, entangled, and increasingly complex relationship with astronomy; Apple Pie is both an experimental enquiry, and homage to the nature of being; to the world; and to the vital confluence of their intersection.
An inter-disciplinary ritual in joyous ontological free-falling, and terrifyingly bottomless, yet vital, itchy abandon.
A modular constellation of sub-atomic choreographies; situational meditations; cognitive meta-objects; photonic sculptures; political deconstructions and other complimenting ceremonies of metabolic rendering, enquiry, tribute, and lusty but patient exploration.
A frame to inhabit.
A garden path that not even our atoms can escape the complicit existential participation of strolling upon.
Just as our ancestors used the night sky to navigate from the past into the present, we need it now to help us navigate from the present into the future.
To draw a new meridian line for a new epoch.