Feature Film: FLEETING STRUCTURE, 50min., USA, Documentary

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Director Biography – Patrick Lysaght

As a research engineer in the semiconductor industry, the realization that atoms self-organize into fractal branching networks altered Patrick Lysaght’s life. For the past decade he has been telling the incredible story of physical patterns we share with the world we inhabit through an amazing collection of photos and moving images from all 7 continents.

Lysaght transcends language and cultural differences with his original vision focused on the human condition. His inventive approach to filmmaking is accessible to all.

The documentary film Fleeting Structure is based on his new book, Morphology of Fleeting Structure – the art and science of fluid flow and crystal growth in the living and nonliving worlds. It is an appreciation of our physical connection with nature in a time of waning truth and a call-to-action to protest social injustice, confront the anti-science movement, and reestablish truth in society. Lysaght passionately wrote, directed, produced, and performed the soundtrack for this unique film.

He has been jury selected as a Featured Artist by the European arts organization Circle Foundation for the Arts. His photographs are featured in Spotlight – 25, as an artist who exemplifies “current trends and original practices that tell the story of what visual art looks like today.”

He taught physics at the University of New Mexico and acoustics at the College of Santa Fe. He also served on funding panels for the New Mexico Arts Division categories of music, artist-in-residence, and interdisciplinary projects.

Director Statement

There is no substitute for detaching from the man-made world to realize we are evolving under the same physical guidelines that shape the planet. Wilderness is where we can find thrilling new ways of fitting into the whole shebang!
Along with the boundless wonder and awesome splendor that accompanies the images in this film, an underlying sense of urgency is conveyed throughout Fleeting Structure. Life is short. How do we find meaning?
Lysaght paints natural images in saturated colors of light in the style of Vittorio Storaro to animate efficient fractal branching networks of fluid flow and the geometric precision of crystal growth.
“I’m interested in transitions – how structure forms as things change, which underscores the notion of entropy and the subtle progression of time. I try to capture the paradox of exquisite structure spontaneously emerging in our world of increasing randomness and disorder. My images represent lyrical portraits of entropy!” he has said.

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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