Bushel is pleased to host a second (earlier) screening of from the forest floor, a new film shot and edited in Bovina by dancer and performer zaybra. This 10-minute short tells the story of a person going through their daily routine living in a fanciful fort in the woods. Is it reality or is it a daydream, and what is the difference? The film looks at how the imagination can create new worlds, give rise to personal identity, and shape the future.
After the screening, the film’s soundscorer Alicia Beck will perform a live set.
Mask is required for attendance. Seating is limited to 15.
Please reserve your spot at the bottom of this page. If it is fully booked please email us to put your name on a waitlist in case of cancellations. Please email us this information: your name / number of seats / email address / mobile number.
Doors open at 5 pm; film at 5:30 pm, followed by live music.
$5 suggested entry, payable at the door.
zaybra is a dancer, performer, and amateur film maker from Bovina, NY. Through movement performance and film, zay explores the flexibility of imagination and its ability to create and inform new realities. During their youth, zay found inspiration from the films of Meredith Monk, and after receiving a degree in dance, moved to New York City to immerse themself in performance, movement, and art. While there, zaybra collaborated with Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone and Yoshiko Chuma & The School of Hard Knocks performing at venues such as Judson Church, 92nd St. Y, Center for Performance Research, and MoMA PS 1. Currently, zaybra is working with their mother to start an herbal botanical line and is studying the relationship to creativity and collective healing as a fellow at Succurro in East Meredith, NY.
Alicia Beck (aka Midnight Prisms) is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Los Angeles. Attracted to sounds that surprise her and music-makers that push boundaries, Beck’s work is influenced by an eclectic array of artists, from idiosyncratic visionaries like Wesley Willis and William Onyeabor to pop icons like Madonna and Patrice Rushen. Her work is composed by using a variety of toy keyboards and minimal synths. The dreamy tones and simplistic drum machine patterns inspire her style, and her affinity for the aesthetics of the 80s, drawing inspiration from infomercials, soap operas, and pop radio, as well as smooth jazz, funk, r&b, and new age. She released her first EP “Baby Feelings” in 2015, and released her first single, “Picture of the End,” with producer Jon Gilbert in 2020. Recently, she finished up a series of Astrology songs planned to release on cassette tape very soon. Currently Midnight Prisms is working on an EP set for release in 2022.
The film project, from the forest floor, is made possible with funds from the Delaware Country Arts Grants, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support from the New York State Legislature and administered in Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group.
This event is fully booked.