Charles Chadwick, USA, 2010, 8 min

A film with ritual as its central concept. Transsubstanciation is a process by which something ethereal is made material by an act of consciousness, by definition within Catholic ritual. This film seeks to create a permeability of forms and embodiment between painting, direct manipulation of the films’ surface, and physical alteration of its human subjects, with the transformative possibilities of ritual at the core. Film by CHARLES CHADWICK, in collaboration with painter Steven Leyba, and film diva Alexis Perez. This is the latest edit.