Choreography for a Copy Machine (Photocopy Cha Cha)
Anyone who spends much time in an office begins to develop a complex (if not antagonistic) relationship with the photocopier. Few people see that fretful, petulant piece of office equipment as a starting point for art. That is, except for filmmaker Chel White. His four-minute animated film, Choreography for a Copy Machine (pictured), was created solely by using a copier to generate sequential pictures of hands, faces, and other body parts. The film won first prize in animation at both the USA Film Festival and the Ann Arbor Film Festival and was shown at last year's Sundance Film Festival. Choreography will be screened by the Southern Circuit film series this weekend along with White's short films Dirt, Soulmate and Passage. "Special Showings" for details.