SHORTS: THE CREATIVE SPARK
On artists, performers and designers. Painting the Town (USA, 17 min., William Higbie) profiles the street art of Detroit, MI. In Barbara Kruger: Part of the Discourse (USA, 7 min., Ian Forster), the artist share her earliest influences and explains the origins of her 2017 Lower East Side public art project, Untitled (Skate). In Perspective. (USA, 5 min., Allyssa Agro), John, an 83-year-old veteran of the NYPD, crafts beautiful works of art using skills from a lifetime of woodworking. Thomas Fire Architect (USA, 7 min., Nicholas Weissman) details how John Davis designed a building that could withstand the perfect fire storm. Cuban Canvas (USA, 14 min., Kavery Kaul) offers an intergenerational exploration of visual artist in Havana. An artist captures intimate moments with people affected by HIV in Don’t Define Me (USA, 13 min., Don Casper). Brazilian artist Luiz d’Orey finds the material for his collages in Tapume (USA/Brazil, 6 min., Hugo Faraco), Portuguese for construction fencing. A recluse and a racehorse on the brink of death save each other in unexpected ways in My Paintbrush Bites (USA, 13 min., Joel Pincosy, Joe Egender).