CREDO, A Pilgrim by Sylvia Toy (2018, Color/Stereo, 12:57 minutes). An itinerant gardener and busker who sings ballads and Negro spirituals. A Pilgrim’s prize possession is an invisible box containing the disembodied singing heads of a nun, a monk and an ancient priest. A Pilgrim’s closest friend is The Old Woman, who employs him as a gardener when he is in town, feeds him and listens to him sing. CREDO, A Pilgrim is a nonlinear, episodic short about solitariness, acceptance and friendship.
This movie was created for THE DEMOCRACY SCRABBLE Project (curator, @JSNebe), which is screening through April 27, 2018 on @visualcontainer_platform TV
experimental #performanceart #sylviatoyindustries #greenscreen #africanamericanart
NOW ONLINE @VideoArtWebTV:
The #DEMOCRACYSCRABBLE Project
international #videoart project
idea + concept: #JoasNebe
curators: Anna Corpas + Joas Nebe. Artists:
Beate Goerdes (Germany), Marty McCutcheon (USA), #SylviaToy St. Louis (USA), Irene Cruz (Spain), Joas Nebe (Germany), Tracy Ann Brown (USA), Sandrine Deumier (France), Cora de Lang (Argentina / Germany)
Happy to have been invited to this project which greatly enriched my life and helped me grow in unexpected ways.
Wonderful essay about my friend, internationally known artist and art educator, Carl Heyward. #CarlHeywardRedux #artist #AfricanAmericanArt #collage #painting #artists
via CARL HEYWARD : AN ENDLESS IMAGINATION
#storydevelopment. Space traveling aliens live in a symbiotic environment with a Plasma that is necessary for their survival; and the welfare of which is strictly regulated. #femalefilmmakerfriday #scifiFri #greenscreen #sylviatoy
Issues involved in taking care of the Plasma:
- Temperature (must be warm)
- Hydration (must be kept at a constant to avoid both dehydration and over-saturation or even drowning)
- Respiration (constantly monitored because a decrease in respiration is the first sign of tension)
- Tension (Plasma is similar to muscle tissue and has a tendency toward tension that causes inflammation, lowered temperature, dehydration and impaired respiration that causes stiffness and lack of flexibility and comfort, leading to stress in the Plasma. Empathic Dermalians are capable of massage techniques that relieve tension in the Plasma.)
What is really lovely is Women Cinemakersnot only selected SEQUENCE 13, but also complimented A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SOUL and BEFORE CHILL.
#womencinemakers #femalefilmmakerfriday #sylviatoy #greenscreenart #AfricanAmericanArtist
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SOUL: ERIKA’s WAKING DREAM (Trailer with sound). My lovely friend wrote me a movie idea based on her week in the hospital following surgery: “a whirlwind of dizzy … in a state of pain/numbness/distance.”
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