LIGHTSHIP 103: Alex Cunningham & Anna Kipervaser

A 90 minute interwoven program of Alex's and Anna's short experimental works.

Alex Cunningham is an experimental and documentary filmmaker currently based in North Carolina. He received his BFA from Ithaca College in 2012 and his MFA from Duke University in 2016. His films address and explore the issues of the physical earth as a living object and human physical intervention into and relationship with the landscape and climate, and underlying personal and psychological themes of anxiety, uncertainty, and instability. His films have shown at Raindance Film Festival, Victoria Film Festival, Big Muddy Film Festival, Black Maria Film Festival, and Mono No Aware. He is also a professor of photography and cinema, a curator and programmer, and a film projectionist.

Anna Kipervaser is a Ukrainian-born multimedia artist. Her work spans multiple disciplines including experimental and documentary moving image works in both 16mm film and HD video, the focus of which is grounded in mythology, translation - translation from one spoken/written language into another, as well as translation between realities, lived, imagined, between what is and what is understood. Anna is also painter, printmaker, curator of exhibitions and programmer of screenings showcasing the works of contemporary international artists. Her moving image work has screened at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Crossroads Film Festival at the San Francisco Cinematheque, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival, Indie Grits Film Festival, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, Spectacle Theatre, Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogota, and 12Gates Video Art Fest. She holds a BFA in Painting from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Class 2003, a Graduate Certificate in Middle East Studies, and, an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University, Class 2015.