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“Howl” (00:03:37) by Martin Del Carpio, Martin Gerigk, USA, 2022
As a creative soul of many years, I’ve always been grateful to have maintained a regular job allowing me in turn to create exactly the type of art my heart spoke without worrying about settling for anything less. But over the years, that everyday grind can wear you out. Sometimes the money is just not enough and the politics that goes into that can make you question morality at its core. My experimental short film Howl was written at a time when I needed to purge many of those emotions. You give your best to a position and hope it’ll be genuinely recognized where it matters. But time and time again, you’re let down by those who are in higher command. It’s a tricky line to walk, but it’s survival.
Directors: Martin Del Carpio, Martin Gerigk
Writer: Martin Del Carpio
Producer: Martin Del Carpio
Collage Art: Nikola Gocic
Soundtrack, Editing & Visual Effects: Martin Gerigk
Born in Venezuela but raised in New York, where he currently lives, Martin Del Carpio is an artist marked by experimentation, the search of new concepts, sounds and visuals, by a fascination with visuals and the journey that art takes us on.
Martin’s desire to bend the rules and explore reaches a peak in recent years with his creative works.
Aside from music, Martin has worked on numerous experimental film projects of his own such as Auricular Confession, Mother’s Milk, I…dreaming and LOS.
In the future, he plans to continue experimenting with sound and visuals, taking us on a journey to places still unexplored.
Martin Gerigk (*1972) is a composer of contemporary music. His repertoire includes compositions for orchestra and chamber music, as well as several solo concertos. His compositions are performed nationally and internationally including in Korea, Japan, USA, England, Finland, Austria and Switzerland. In this context he works together with renowned international soloists and ensembles.
In addition to his compositional work he is known for his remarkable audiovisual art and experimental films which focus on inherent synesthetic connections of sound and visual perceptions. Besides creating interwoven aural and visual landscapes of music, nature sounds and video sequences one important aspect of his art is the illustration of the hidden poetry of nature phenomena and sciences.
His experimental films won several international prizes and were screened at noted festivals like Asolo Film Festival, International Digital Arts Festival Videoformes, Girona Film Festival, Salento International Film Festival, Columbus International Film & Animation Festival, USA Film Festival, New Jersey Film Festival, Sidney International Film Festival, Fargo Film Festival, Sherman Oaks Film Festival, Canberra Short Film Festival, Film and Video Poetry Symposium Los Angeles, Syracuse Film Festival or ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival.
Nikola Gocić (born in Niš, Serbia, in 1980) is an architect by profession (or rather, by the biggest mistake in life) and a film reviewer and collage artist by passion. An author of NGboo Art blog where he has been publishing his texts on cinema and showcasing his artwork, he contributed thirty articles for Taste of Cinema (during 2016 and 2017), and has frequently collaborated with the filmmaker Rouzbeh Rashidi on his Experimental Film Society (EFS) Publications, as well as Film Panic magazine (now, Moving Image Artists) by duo Daniel & Clara. His short experimental comics has been exhibited at the Belgrade International Comics Festival and Fumetto Comic Festival in Luzern, Switzerland. At the beginning of 2018, he has fallen in love with the collage technique, and has created hundreds of digital artworks since. Inspired by dreams, legends, fairy tales, folk tradition, Dadaism and Surrealism, avant-garde films, alternative music, Japanese animation, 80s Saturday-morning cartoons and even fighting games, he has been merging his numerous and often incongruous influences into his own esoteric mythology.