Gothtober Day 19: David LeBarron’s Pumpy the Pumpkin!

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Oct 192017
 
Visit www.gothtober.com and click on DAY 19 to see/hear a full gamut of emotions with David LeBarron and a squash in peril!
It is fire season in California, no doubt you have heard. Sometimes, you just get burned, just like Pumpy the Pumpkin! Within this charming little film are three very different reactions to burning hellfire.

NOTE: A very real pumpkin WAS destroyed while making this piece, but just remember: 1.) It’s not actually alive, despite the impassioned voiceover 2.) It smelled delicious! 

When you’re a pumpkin, and you have been cooked, it’s nice to know that you make the world a better place in puree form. You can be stirred into oatmeal, made into compound butter, used as gourmet ravioli filling with sage, churned into ice cream, added to cinnamon rolls, swirled into smoothies… the glorious flavor of roasted pumpkin is a fall favorite.
The little sliver of time Pumpy the Pumpkin has been given sits at the tip of 13.8 billion years of existence. Energy can’t be created or destroyed, it can only change from one form to another, and transferred from one object to another. This means that Pumpy is still with us, as a spiced latte, as seeds in the garden, or even perhaps in another dimension, serving donuts on another planet.

Find out more about David LeBarron  here! 

Gothtober Day 18: Material by Stephanie Abler

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Oct 182017
 
Visit www.gothtober.com and click on DAY 18 to see Material, a film by Stephanie Abler
You can also visit this wonderful gallery of production stills that the artist sent, so you can see what goes into making something of this ilk, it’s a lot of work! From the gazillion bristol-painted bees, to the live-action actors, the grass, flowers and bears, this film is a feast for the eyes! Material can be many things indeed, from internal to external what is in the mind, and what is not of the mind but as physical objects.
Here is the artist’s statement:

I use this experimental video to consider different aspects of several materials. The point is to
look at the same substance from different angles: its visual properties (Part I), the associations
we make with it (Part II), and its use or behavior as a physical object (Part III)

It’s always interesting when an ordinary object brings to mind something fantastic or far away.

I combined a few of my favorite things (cherries, honey, flowers, and feathers) with live action,
stop-motion animation, still images, and sound to create this video, along with contributions from
some incredibly talented and generous friends.

If you like 90’s punk rock, bees, ice cream sundaes, understated acting, or drag queens, you’ll probably enjoy this piece.

Therefore, enjoy the experience of what you see in this Gothtober Day!

Find out more about Stephanie Abler  here! 

Gothtober Day 17: Creepy Cooking with Family Chambers!

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Oct 172017
 
Visit www.gothtober.com and click on DAY 17 to see mouthwatering recipes from The Family Chambers!

Have you been serving up the same old crusty casseroles? Are your salads in a slump? Are your desserts drab? Well, not any longer! Hard at work in their laboratory of flavors is the Family Chambers, with delectable dishes you can make for everyone you love! The holidays are almost here, if you want to impress, look no further. 

Featuring such fresh and healthy ingredients as dead eyes, braised beast, lice and nutmeg, every recipe in this volume promises not just a feast of sumptuous tastes, but dishes that are good for your health. It’s also worth mentioning that this cookbook has a whole new take on SIMPLE SLUGS! Everyone knows how to make them, but it’s really hard to get them just right, and you’ll learn the secrets to making this family favorite: no more mushy slugs, what a relief!
So take a look and start planning your get-together today with meals that come alive… literally.

Find out more about the The Family Chambers  here!