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This section features stand-alone films. For video-related installation works, please visit the Art in Motion portfolio.

   
The One I Keep
(2013 – 4 min)

Played in reverse, Guerra's film The One I Keep questions the secrets we withhold versus the multitude we
share, and is told through the eyes of a solo performer caught in the turbulence of thousands of flying paper notes.

View an excerpt here.

 

The One I Keep
   
Threading Motion Project:
"Quilt Vignettes"
(2013 – 15 min)

Guerra's "Quilt Vignettes" film series was created in collaboration with the New England Quilt Museum's exhibition Silk!, and showcases the work of five quilters, four composers, and eight Luminarium company members.

Additionally presented at:
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall Dance Series (2013)
Milestones: Textiles of Transition exhibition at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (2013)
Silk! exhibition at NEQM (2013)
Mobius Tiderbox Series (2013)

Learn more about these films, view more images, and view clips of the series by clicking here.

Spinal
   
A voice without a tongue
(2012 – 7 min)

In this modern take on Cassandra the prophetess, a woman pulls her viewer into her world in an effort to connect.

Choreographed in collaboration with performer Akshaya Tucker.

View film here.

A voice without a tongue
   
Everything But Blue (the film)
(2010 – 7 min)

Follow seven dancers as they abandon the unoriginal and dance their way through scene after scene in Boston and its surrounding communities.

Created in collaboration with choreographer Kimberleigh A. Holman, and videographer Michael Russell. Participated in direction, shooting, performance, and editing.

View film here.

Everything But Blue
   
What seems so is transition
(2009 – 6 min)

Described by one viewer as “a most successful narrative piece about Loss & Memory & Yearning,” What seems so is transition uses projected images of a dancer in red to illuminate the walls of a theater turned construction site.  Evoking a sense of movement and life across the barren, yet elemental phase of plywood, plastic wrap and machinery, this film questions the death (or “transition”) of a space as memories haunt its walls with gentle narrative. 

This piece has been selected for gallery showings, as well as performance opportunities in Boston and New York when shown as a "trio" of video projection and live performance.

View film here.

 

What seems so is transiiton
   
Synchronic
(2008 – 5 min)

A film incorporating video projection and dance, Synchronic follows the progression of a single woman depicted as two characters: one open and free, existing forever through videography; the other confined by the time and space of the material world.  The two come together in this award-winning film created through the intricate layering of oceans and fields over cold man-made surroundings.

Awarded Best of Festival, Best of Mount Holyoke, and Best Dance-on-Camera at the Five College Film Festival, 2009.

View film here.

Synchronic
   
Image: Film still from "A voice without a tongue"

 

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