Month: December 2014

The Bicycle Diaries – coming home on pancake wheels.

  Katie Carson, on her film: My short film is set in Belfast, focusing on the musings of a teenage girl, Briar, who has been reunited with her wonderful old bike following her arrival back home. Briar decides to cycle around Belfast recollecting past events in her life, sharing many of her thoughts and past experiences which are all told through voiceover. Flashback interruptions occur visually telling us her memories. The audience is left with the final image of Briar speeding down Stormont Hill. Katie Carson,  from Belfast, North Ireland, is 17 years old and really into the L.A. music scene. She’s considering going to university in Brighton or London, but also maybe Amsterdam, and maybe Los Angeles as well, if she can study abroad? Come to L.A. Katie! We love you!!! xo xo.

Every Night – an experimental film by Aly Sullivan

Aly Sullivan, on herself and her work:  My name is Alexandra Sullivan. I am a 16 year old junior at Tamiscal High School. I live in Mill Valley, California and spend quite a bit of time in the lovely city of San Francisco. Over the summer, I was lucky enough to be accepted to and attend the San Francisco Art Institute’s PreCollege program. I was able to live in the SFAI dorms, attend amazing classes including Black and White analog photography and experimental cinema, and meet the most incredible artists. While there, I created a short film for my experimental cinema class that I am very proud of that I would like to share. My short film was shot on 16mm black and white reversal film, using a Bolex Rex (amazing piece of equipment that was kindly rented to me by SFAI). The film, “Every Night”, was made as my final project for the class. Being an experimental piece, it is highly concept-based. My goal for the film was to convey the idea of restless …

hold – an album by Ilai Gilbert

  Ilai Gilbert, sophomore student at LACHSA (Los Angeles County High School for the Arts), on their original album: I made a short collection of personal dins and rackets based on feelings and memories. Instruments used include acoustic guitar, ukulele, recorder, piano, Casio SK-8 keyboard, and cello. See more from Ilai here: 

“HOW TO BE BRAVE” by ishani jasmin.

3 poems by Ishani Jasmin, take a step back – and listen: how to be a monument, with light. take a step back – and listen: where is home without a mother tongue? take a step back – and listen: children takeoff. Artwork by Ishani Jasmin. Material from, with permission from Jasmin, or sent directly to Tunnel. HOW TO BE BRAVE: Lie on the floor and bathe in the dark of winter – sit on the windowsill above the radiator. The wood is cold, but you are white hot, and your spine will curve into an archway. You will be a monument – towering and covered in ivy. You will be made of stone. You will be untouchable. Build walls around walls and take a sledgehammer to all but one – you only need one. Your skin will keep the rain out. You don’t need more than that. You have turned thick, brown and purple trying to harden yourself, but you don’t have to. Let yourself crack open – that’s how the light gets in. …