Standing Nymph and Man

United States | 2017 | 17 min
English
Cinematographer: Calum Walter
Director: Milad H. Mozari

Synopsis

Canadian Premiere

In Standing Nymph and Man, the Fine Arts Building in Chicago is the protagonist rather than the subject. Designed originally by Solon Spencer Beman in 1884 as a soundproof structure for the Studebaker Company (a former American automobile company), the building has for many years been home to artists’ studios and services for classical music. This sonic history and presence are constantly evoked in the film’s soundtrack, which highlights the building’s reverberant acoustic qualities. Another invisible but audible presence is the occasional voice of the building’s cleaning woman, who relates her personal encounters with the building. A little masterpiece full of inventiveness and poetry.

Directors

Milad H. Mozari

Milad Mozari’s work moves through concepts of music, belief systems, absence, and structures. His research-based practice often starts with sound or spatial experiments, which then attempt to resonate physically, historically, and experientially. His work has shown internationally at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, International Symposium of Electronic Arts, Chicago International Film Festival, Litmus Community Space, Chicago Cultural Center, the Studebaker Theater, Roots & Culture and Experimental Sound Studio.
Filmography | First major film.

Screenings playing this movie

12:30
Cinéma du Musée, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
Screening # 22
Little Tsunamis
FIFA Competition

Little Tsunamis

United Kingdom | 80 min | 2017

English

Power Game
FIFA Official selection

Power Game

Germany | 10 min | 2019

- Without dialogue

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