:\Eclipsed

:\Eclipsed was discovered on a degraded data-storage device by archaeologists in a distant future. It is the creation myth of an ancient civilization recounting the origins of humanity, the creation of the Sun and the Moon, and the curse that keeps them separated until there is an eclipse.

  • Nicole Baker
    Director
  • Kirk Peterson
    Writer
  • Nicole Baker
    Producer
  • Matthew Herrmann
    Key Cast
    "Shiva"
  • Ryan McCurdy
    Key Cast
    "Moon"
  • Sunny Sphan
    Key Cast
    "Sun"
  • Hanska Bresil
    Key Cast
    "Bast"
  • Nicole Baker
    Director of Photography
  • Nicole Baker
    Digital Effects
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi Fantasy, fable, folklore, Sci-fi, fantasy
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    16mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Night Lights
    Portland, OR
    September 3, 2015
  • Shift
    Portland, OR
    April 14, 2016
    Gallery Premiere
  • Visuals Film Festival
    Portland, OR
    United States
    May 27, 2016
  • Student Film + Video Showcase (PSU)
    Portland, OR
    United States
    June 5, 2015
    Public Premiere
    Honorable Mention
  • Autzen Gallery
    Portland, OR
    June 15, 2015
  • Bideodromo International Experimental FIlm Festival
    Bilbao
    Spain
    September 11, 2016
    European Premiere
  • North Portland Unknown Film Festival
    Portland
    United States
    October 15, 2016
    The Joe Couch Award in Experimentation
  • Sacalacalaca Interdimensional Horror and Sci-fi Film Festival
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    November 2, 2017
  • The Portland Underground Film Festival
    Portland
    United States
    April 8, 2017
  • CICA Museum
    Gimpo
    Korea, Republic of
    September 1, 2017
Director Biography - Nicole Baker

Nicole Elaine is an intermedia and video artist.
Her work explores consciousness, belief, and mankind's relationship with nature by creating small worlds that distort perception and challenge what we regard as “reality”.

She has exhibited globally, with recent installations at the Portland Winter Light Festival in Portland, Oregon, the CICA museum in Gimpo, South Korea, and the Sacalacalaca Film Festival in Mexico City. She is currently an MFA candidate at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

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Director Statement

The pieces I create are meant to live somewhere between memory and speculation, hallucination and clarity. I return often to the symbolism of the glitch. The world was built upon glitches, evolution is made possible through little mishaps in our DNA. In my work, glitches serve as symbols for the gaps in our knowledge and understanding, while also signifying the literal degradation initiated by time or catastrophe. This all serves to suggest an entropic reality, populated by strangely meaningful objects, apart from but alongside the one we know. Here the glitch inspires meaning-making, creating mythologies.
My work is very process oriented. I drag my video/film work through numerous processes and programs, embellish it with animation, subjugate it to manipulation, take it apart and reassemble it.
I begin with questions and end on them as well, weaving real-life cultural material with science fiction to inform my speculations. My recent work generates a catalogue of interrelated artifacts from an alternate (or not?) future timeline. In a quest to authentically “bend” my video data, I layer mediums and techniques, constantly squeezing data from digital to analog and back again. It is important that the texture of a piece develops naturally. I create purposefully and invite accidents in equal measure.