KUZNITSA is a multimodal production house founded in 2021.

We are a cadre of multimodal artists and researchers interested in using a diversity of sensory modes to provoke and obscure the line between art and anthropology.

PROJECTS

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Kuznitsa Media
P.O. Box 295
Poughquag, NY
12570-0295


SELECTED SCREENINGS‣ TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, CA, March 1, 2022 World Premiere
‣ Hotel Congress Plaza, Tucson, AZ, April 27, 2022
‣ Vintage Mobile Cinema, Tolpuddle, Dorset, UK, July 16, 2022
‣ Warwick Drive-In Theater, Warwick, NY, August 16, 2022
‣ Usina Cultural Energisa, Nova Friburgo, Brazil, October 14, 2022
‣ Ursynowskie Centrum Kultury „Alternatywy”, Warsaw, Poland, December 2, 2022
‣ Club de l'Etoile Cinéma, Paris, France, April 6, 2023

PRESSReview by Cole Diment – Small Axe Radical Short Film Reviews
Interview with Taylor Genovese – Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival

UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE WALL
(2022)

DIRECTOR, CINEMATOGRAPHER, EDITOR, WRITER
TAYLOR GENOVESE
FEATURING
LAIKEN JORDAHL
ORIGINAL SCORE
DICK POWIS

This video essay focuses on the landscapes of the Sonoran Desert—and the project of a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico—as a way of investigating the manner in which something as seemingly generic as a wall can take on particular political and affective forms. This short provocation explores the ways that violent and distasteful objects create, and subsequently come to characterize, malevolent spectacles.

Category
Documentary, Short
Duration
9 mins
Language
English
Screening Formats
DCP 2K (16:9 aspect ratio; Stereo; 24 fps; Color)
Digital File (ProRes 422 HQ)

STILLS

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SELECTED SCREENINGS‣ Warwick Drive-In Theater, Warwick, NY, August 16, 2023

STONES IN COLD WATER
(2023)

DIRECTOR, CINEMATOGRAPHER, EDITOR, WRITER
TAYLOR GENOVESE
PRODUCERS
TAYLOR GENOVESE
DICK POWIS
ORIGINAL SCORE
DICK POWIS

Filmed throughout Ukraine just months before the full-scale Russian invasion, this vérité visual ethnography explores the overlaps of memory, hope, progress, and nostalgia at the scale of everyday life.

Category
Documentary, Experimental, Short
Duration
17 mins (theatrical); 40 mins (extended)
Language
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Screening Formats
DCP 2K (16:9 aspect ratio; Stereo; 24 fps; Black & White and Color)
Digital File (ProRes 422 HQ)

STILLS

ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT (EPK)TRAILER


SELECTED SCREENINGS‣ TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, CA, February 27, 2024 World Premiere
‣ Dump Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan, June 26, 2024
‣ Kornspeicher, Heilbad Heiligenstadt, Germany, August 10, 2024

THE SUN SETS LIKE A SCAR
(2024)

DIRECTOR, CINEMATOGRAPHER, EDITOR
TAYLOR GENOVESE
PRODUCERS
TAYLOR GENOVESE
DICK POWIS
ORIGINAL SCORE
DAVID ROBERT POLLOCK
POETRY
LANGSTON HUGHES
NARRATION
DEMETRIUS HAZEL
POST-PRODUCTION SOUND MIXER & MASTERING
SIMON RUSSEK

Engaging with the poetry of Langston Hughes, this film investigates the afterlives of Vladimir Lenin in eastern Germany.

Category
Experimental, Short
Duration
6 mins
Language
English
Screening Formats
DCP 4K (4:3 aspect ratio; Stereo; 24 fps; Color)
DCP 2K (4:3 aspect ratio; Stereo; 24 fps; Color)Digital File (ProRes 422 HQ)

STILLS

ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT (EPK)TRAILER

YO, RESIDUO
(I, RESIDUE)
(202X)

CURRENTLY IN POST-PRODUCTION

DIRECTOR, CINEMATOGRAPHER, WRITER
MARIO OROSPE HERNÁNDEZ
PRODUCERS
MARIO OROSPE HERNÁNDEZ
TAYLOR GENOVESE
DICK POWIS
EDITORS
MARIO OROSPE HERNÁNDEZ
TAYLOR GENOVESE

This is the story of unruly desire, one that poisons and impoverishes: the tale of a modern King Midas, crossing borders and unearthing everything that is presumed to be valuable. Yet here, the golden shine that should emanate from the king’s touch is missing, and all that’s left is an all-encompassing abstraction. This filmic fable speaks to the anonymous racialized bodies trapped under the impossible demand to fill a growing void that leaves only annihilation in its wake.

Category
Documentary, Experimental, Short
Duration
TBA
Language
Spanish
Screening Formats
TBA