In a Perfect Fever (trailer)



In a Perfect Fever, 2015
HD video, 8:20 min

In a Perfect Fever riffs on a ubiquitous trick in film and television history, where the switching of a practical light — a light source within the frame — serves as a moment of conspiracy between filmmakers, characters, and audience, allowing drastic, even impossible changes to the scene while still functioning as a believable, diegetic moment. Unfurling like a dream, the video expands to consider recent psychological studies investigating empathy that find increased stress levels and shorter life spans for the individuals doing the caring.

How do we name the value of this costly connection?


Credits

Image/Sound/Edit: Kera MacKenzie & Andrew Mausert-Mooney
Voices: Sebastian Aguirre & Teresa Silva
Performers: Andrew Mausert-Mooney, Kera MacKenzie, Janine Biunno, Jesse Malmed, James Cordas, Kate Bowen, Seth Sher, Alex Narinskiy, & Lauren Walsh
Live-To-Tape Crew: Tony Balko, Blair Bogin, Kate Bowen, CJ Brazelton, Jesse Malmed, Jordan Martins, Marisa Williamson
Live-To-Tape Soundtrack: Samuel Hertz
Sound Mix: Paul Dickinson, Kera MacKenzie, & Andrew Mausert-Mooney


Screening History

2017:
Visions, Opening Night of the Rencontres Internationales Sciences & Cinémas (RISC), Marseille, France
Thinging Bodies, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
_POSSIBLE FUTURES_, SIMULTAN Festival XII, Timisoara, Romania
ORBIT, Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, Haverhill, MA
Competitive Program #6, Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival (ICDOCS), Iowa City, IA

2016:
Past Lives, UnionDocs, Brooklyn, NY
Year Zero (0), The Transversal Project, Forest Park, St. Louis, MO
After Dinner Before Dancing, Chicago Filmmakers, Chicago, IL
Reality is Negotiable, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2015:
Video! Video! Zine 1, Online and Giron Books, Chicago, IL
SHORTS 12: Of Ever-Ever Land I speak, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL
P.3+ at Hammond Regional Arts Center, Hammond, LA
Half Suffocated, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL


Production Stills