Monday, January 31, 2011

Alternative Film & Video Events of Note

This Sunday we are having Filmforum's 35th Anniversary show, with marvelous films honoring Kodachrome, and a reception. At the Egyptian Theater. Come on down and celebrate the marvelous world of film with good friends!

Coming up around town:

-- Buster Keaton in "Sherlock, Jr." with Man Ray's "Emak-Bakia" (feat. live scores by Slumgum!), Wed Jan 26 @ 8:00pm, at Cinefamily

-- THE ANCHORAGE, Thurs, Jan 27 @ 7:30 PM, at UCLA Melnitz Movies

-- Traumatic Rendition: A Roman Polanski Retrospective, Jan 27-30, American Cinematheque at the Egyptian

-- Le Beau Claude: Eight Thrillers by Chabrol, Jan 28 - Feb 5, at LACMA

-- Los Angeles Filmforum presents Filmforum's 35th Anniversary Show: A Celebration of Kodachrome, Sun Jan 30, 7:30pm, At the Egyptian Theater

-- Machine Project's first film, screening, Mon, Jan 31st, 8pm, at MOCA

-- Cartoon Noir, Tues Feb 1 @ 8:00pm, at Cinefamily

-- George Herms: The Artist's Life, Feb 3-5, at REDCAT

-- Colombian Avant-Garde Animation, Fri Feb 4, 7:00 P.M., at USC School of Cinematic Arts

-- Los Angeles Filmforum presents Soccer Like Never Before, Sun Feb 6, 7:30pm, at the Echo Park Film Center

-- Los Angeles Filmforum presents New Urban Observations, Sun Feb 13, 7:30pm, at the Egyptian Theater

-- Animating Mayhem: Collage and Painted Films by Martha Colburn, Feb 14, 8:30 pm, at REDCAT

-- Pro Tempore: Recent Video Work From Roman Signer, and Symmetry/Gates: 3D Modeling, Digital Animation and Contemporary Collage through the Eyes of 15 international Artists
opening Thurs, Jan 20, 5:30-8pm, at Young Projects
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DETAILS

Wed Jan 26 @ 8:00pm / Series: Silent Wednesdays
Buster Keaton in "Sherlock, Jr."
shown with
Man Ray's "Emak-Bakia"
(feat. live scores by Slumgum!)
at Cinefamily
http://www.cinefamily.org/calendar/wednesday.html#silent

Perpetually adventurous L.A.-based jazz quartet Slumgum comes to the Cinefamily to perform their live scores for two very different succulent silent treats! While Man Ray's experimental Emak-Bakia and Buster Keaton's Sherlock, Jr. may seem like a far-out pairing, their commonalities are highly tangible: both create dream worlds full of unexpected twists, elaborate illusions, and surprising visual effects. Up first is Man Ray's legendary "cinépoéme" collage of stop-motion, rayographs, double exposures and other dense trickery, and then it's time for Sherlock Jr., starring Keaton as a film projectionist and amateur detective who daydreams his way right into the film he's running. Buster's laser-sharp timing and conceptual brilliance converges in a career zenith as his character inhabits a different concept of space and time while experiencing the film-within-the-film world edit by edit. Slumgum's unique voice -- shaped by unbridled imagination and diverse influences that include jazz, free improvisation, world music and modern classical -- brings a spontaneity that is at once visceral and refined to this evening of magical film history!
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THE ANCHORAGE - Director C.W. Winter in person!
UCLA Melnitz Movies
Thursday, January 27 @ 7:30 PM

Immersing the viewer in magnificent Swedish landscapes, this sober and meditative film reveals the beauty of nature and the beings that co-exist in harmony there: a Rousseauesque vision of a relationship between a human being and her environment. Ulla, the central character, relates in voiceover how it will be when it snows, but her expectations are disturbed with the arrival of a hunter, whose fla...shily colored clothing is out of place amidst the island's greens and browns. Shot with a minimal crew, CalArts graduate C. W. Winter's and photographer Anders Edström's first fiction feature unobtrusively combines silence and the sounds of nature in contemplative sequences, sometimes adding snatches of songs about local folklore. Ultimately, the film—winner of Locarno's Golden Leopard for Filmmaker of the Present—serves as an ode to a woman whose strength and grace are in perfect harmony with nature.

Winner Filmmakers of the Present: Locarno Film Festival, Winner LAFCA Douglas E. Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video Award

"Films in the style of The Anchorage can easily evaporate into thin air, their focus on the rhythms of quotidian life an excuse for a lack of daring and substance. The Anchorage doesn't simply avoid this trap; its mysteries are uncommonly profound and deeply felt....Winter and Edström don't simply evoke transience and fragility, dread and fortitude; they capture these invisible states through delicate yet haunting images that render them startlingly visible." - Michael Joshua Rowin, ARTFORUM

Directors: C.W. Winter, Anders Edström
Starring: Ulla Edström, Marcus Harrling, Elin Hamrén, Bengt Ohlsson
Screenwriter: C.W. Winter
Cinematography: Anders Edström
Swedish with English subtitles
35mm, 87 minutes

Official Site

* Movies are shown at the James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall at UCLA.
* All movies are FREE to UCLA students, staff, faculty and guests unless otherwise noted.
* Melnitz Movies is funded through the UCLA Graduate Student Association and the ASUCLA Student Interaction Fund.
* Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis (one ticket per person) at the Melnitz box office the day of the screening, one hour before showtime
MELNITZ MOVIES
Email: melnitz@gsa.asucla.ucla.edu
Website: http://gsa.asucla.ucla.edu/melnitz/
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Traumatic Rendition: A Roman Polanski Retrospective
American Cinematheque at the Egyptian
January 27-30
http://www.americancinematheque.com/archive1999/2011/Egyptian/Roman_Polanski_ET2011.htm#KNIFE%20IN%20THE%20WATER

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, visionary director Roman Polanski turned out a seemingly unstoppable series of brilliantly paranoid dramas, thrillers and blacker-than-black comedies, including ROSEMARY'S BABY, CUL-DE-SAC, REPULSION, THE TENANT, KNIFE IN THE WATER and, arguably his greatest masterpiece, the epochal L.A. noir CHINATOWN. Despite losing his wife Sharon Tate to a brutal murder by the Manson Family, and a much-publicized absence from the U.S. due to ongoing criminal issues, Polanski has managed to weather the tastes of a changing public with nimble intelligence. The new millennium has proven to be a time of creative triumph for Polanski with the Oscar-winning THE PIANIST, a dark adaptation of OLIVER TWIST, and this year's critically-lauded and award-winning THE GHOST WRITER.

Thursday, January 27 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature: KNIFE IN THE WATER, 1962, Janus/Criterion, 94 min.
40th Anniversary! MACBETH, 1971, Sony Repertory, 140 min.

Friday, January 28 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature: CHINATOWN, 1974, Paramount, 131 min. Dir. Roman Polanski.
THE TENANT, 1976, Paramount, 125 min.

Saturday, January 29 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature: REPULSION, 1965, Sony Repertory, 104 min.
New 35mm Print! ROSEMARY'S BABY, 1968, Paramount, 136 min. Dir. Roman Polanski.

Sunday, January 30 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature: Long Version Archival Print! CUL-DE-SAC, 1966, MGM Repertory, 111 min.
THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS, 1967, Warner Bros., 108 min.
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Le Beau Claude: Eight Thrillers by Chabrol
January 28 - February 5
at LACMA
http://www.lacma.org/programs/FilmSeriesSchedule.aspx

"New Wave? Old Wave? It's all the same ocean."—Claude Chabrol

When he died last September at the age of 80, the great director Claude Chabrol left behind over 70 films, many of them psychological thrillers that betray the dual influence of Alfred Hitchcock whose black humor and fascination with guilt pervades the majority of Chabrol's films, and Fritz Lang whose bleak visual geometry is reflected in Chabrol's predilection for probing close-ups and fatalistic plots. A product of the cinematic zeitgeist of Cahiers du cinema in the 1950s—which valued commercial Hollywood filmmaking over European art films—Chabrol along with fellow critics Godard, Truffaut and Rohmer turned to independent filmmaking in the late fifties and the resulting explosion of cinematic irreverence, homage and insouciance gave birth to the New Wave. In Les Cousins, his second film and a low budget hit, Chabrol depicted the twisted relationship between two cousins—one from the city and one from the countryside—and the theme of duplicity and the milieu of provincial French middle-class, polished and reworked into increasingly sophisticated narratives and rendered in a fluid visual style, would become the defining motifs of his career.

This series includes eight films drawn from throughout Chabrol's career, among them Le beau Serge, his first feature, and a double bill of early New Wave classics: Les cousins and Les bonnes femmes, a cynical film that outraged critics and stymied his career for five years. His middle period is represented by two masterpieces—La femme infidèle, an international art house hit starring his wife Stephane Audran with whom he made twenty-five films, and This Man Must Die, a little-seen but harrowing tale of a father consumed by revenge. Rounding out the tribute are three films from the past fifteen years including the black comedy Merci pour le chocolat starring his second muse Isabel Huppert, and La cérémonie, perhaps his most virulent depiction of class conflict.

Programmed by Ian Birnie.
January 28 7:30 PM La femme infidèle
January 28 9:20 PM The Bridesmaid
January 29 5:00 PM Le beau Serge
January 29 7:30 PM La cérémonie
February 4 7:30 PM Les cousins
February 4 9:35 PM Les bonnes femmes
February 5 5:00 PM Merci pour le chocolat
February 5 7:30 PM This Man Must Die
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Sunday January 30, 2011, 7:30pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Filmforum's 35th Anniversary Show: A Celebration of Kodachrome

At the Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd. (at Las Palmas), Los Angeles CA 90028

Michael Kuchar in person!

Filmforum started its regular public screenings in January 1976, and we're doing better than ever! We're delighted that we are still bringing you film and video art that you won't be able to see anywhere else.

We're celebrating our 35th anniversary with a celebration of Kodachrome, that marvelous film stock that has just been forced into early retirement. We're screening a few classic films shot or printed on Kodachrome, followed by an intimate and delightful reception, and we hope that you will join us!

Special Thanks to Huckleberry Lain and Mark Toscano.

Tickets: General $10, Students/seniors $6; free for Filmforum members
Advance ticket purchase available through Brown Paper Tickets.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/145026

Pastorale d'Ete, by Will Hindle, 1958, 16mm, 9 min.) Print courtesy of the iotaCenter Collection at the Academy Film Archive.

3rd Ave El, by Carson Davidson (1955, 16mm, 10 min.)Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive.

Creation, by Stan Brakhage (1979, 16mm, silent, 17 min.)

Secret Garden, by Phil Solomon (1988, 16mm, silent, 15 min)

Path of Cessation, by Robert Fulton (1974, 16mm, sound, 15 min)

The Secret of Wendel Samson, by Michael Kuchar (1966, 16mm, sound, 33.5 min)

For the screenings at the Egyptian Theater:
Parking is now easiest at the Hollywood & Highland complex. Bring your ticket for validation. Parking is $2 for 4 hours with validation. Enter that complex on Highland or Hollywood. The theater is 1.5 blocks east.

This screening series is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque.

Los Angeles Filmforum is the city's longest-running organization screening experimental and avant-garde film and video art, documentaries, and experimental animation. 2010 is our 34th year.
Memberships available, $60 single or $95 dual
Contact us at lafilmforum@yahoo.com. www.lafilmforum.org
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Machine Project's first film, screening at MOCA
January 31st, 2011 at MOCA
8pm
http://machineproject.com/archive/events/2011/01/31/mpfilm/

Ticket required, email reservations@moca.org to reserve

On the final day of the Artist's Museum exhibition, MOCA is hosting the premiere of Machine Project's first film. Shot over the course of one 12 hour day, we documented a dozen performances, lectures, workshops and activities, which occurred simultaneously in the gallery, in the apartment above the gallery, and the basement below. The day-long event included a experimental women's choir, a drum solo spilling out the second story window, a parent-child car theft workshop, a talk by Jason Brown revealing the secrets of Los Angeles's occult netherworlds, and a demonstration of paleolithic fire starting technology.

Info on the MOCA website here: http://www.moca.org/museum/event_calendar.php?m=1&day=31#31

Tickets can be reserved by emailing reservations@moca.org.
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2/1 @ 8:00pm / Series: Jerry Beck's Animation Tuesdays
Cartoon Noir
at Cinefamily
http://www.cinefamily.org/calendar/events.html

Hardboiled animation for private dicks and their femme fatales! Cartoon historian Jerry Beck (CartoonBrew.com) hosts an evening of animated tough guys -- and by "guys" we mean Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird and Goofy -- in parodies of classic Film Noir, made during the golden age of the genre. Rare 35mm and 16mm film prints of some of the funniest (not to mention the most violent, and even sexy) animated cartoons ever made. Private eyes, plainclothes cops, hapless grifters and starving putty tats all figure into the murder and mayhem. Don't miss this rare compilation of animation from out of the shadows!
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February 3, 2011 - February 5, 2011
George Herms: The Artist's Life
World premiere
at REDCAT
http://www.redcat.org/event/george-herms

"The missing link between the beats and the hippies." —Huffington Post

Known as one of the founders of California assemblage and an influential figure of the Beat generation, George Herms premieres a new free-jazz opera that features large-scale sculptural instruments, live and recorded video, and featuring the Bobby Bradford Mo'tet, the Theo Saunders group, and the voice of Diana Briscoll. In addition to standard instrumentation, a spinning metal staircase and enormous buoy sculptures serve as scenic elements and percussive instruments, played by musicians and the artist himself, as the freely improvised score progresses. Capturing the ethos of Herms' aesthetic and inspired by 380 boxes and 42 flat files of his own archival material cataloged by the Getty Research Institute, The Artist's Life is an encompassing reflection with a libretto sourced from the diary entries and notes Herms generated almost daily throughout his 50-year career.
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Colombian Avant-Garde Animation
Feb 4, 2011, 7:00 P.M.
Location: Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre and SCA West Lobby
USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The USC School of Cinematic Arts, John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts, and Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative Invite you to attend a screening, panel, and reception in honor of

Colombian Avant-Garde Animation

Free of charge and open to the public, no RSVP or reservations necessary.

Seating is first-come, first-serve.
For more information, visit www.usc.edu/visionsandvoices

About Colombian Avant-Garde Animation

Join us for a Visions & Voices event featuring rarely-seen animation by Colombia's foremost experimental animation pioneers, Carlos Santa and Cecilia Traslaviña, and two of their students, Diana Menestry and Juan Camilo González. Exploding with powerful metaphors, surreal landscapes, and haunting images, these imaginative animated films were created within a context of a country ravaged by war, illustrating the philosophical and mental struggles of its people in conflict. These innovative experimental films utilize a range of animation techniques, from rotoscoping to under-the-camera animation, challenging concepts of traditional cinema. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmakers Santa, Traslaviña, and their former student and current USC MFA student Juan Camilo González; international media scholar Dr. Cristina Venegas; and moderator Dr. Janeann Dill. The conversation will investigate artistic practice within the context of war and the role of the artist in politics. Following the panel, a reception in the School of Cinematic Arts West Lobby will feature typical Colombian foods such as empanadas and buñuelos, and classic Colombian music. A website http://www.animamob.com/ will feature a blog detailing information on the event.

About the Films
El Pasajero de la Noche (The Passenger of the Night) by Carlos Santa, 1989, 24:02min
In Abyssus HumanÆ ConscientiÆ by Juan Camilo González, 2011, 05:54min
El Silencio habita en tu Ventana (Silence Lives Within your Window) by Cecilia Traslaviña, 2011, 07:44min
Dist-Ansiando by Diana Menestrey, 2009, 08:16min
Los Extraños Presagios de León Prozak (The Strange Presages of León Prozak) by Carlos Santa, 2010, 5 min excerpt of 67min film
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Sunday February 6, 2011, 7:30pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Soccer Like Never Before, by Hellmuth Costard

At the Echo Park Film Center
1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.) Los Angeles, CA. 90026 | (213) 484 – 8846
Note the change in location!

Tickets: General $10, Students/seniors $6; free for Filmforum members
Advance ticket purchase available through Brown Paper Tickets.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/153087

Long before the films Zidane and Kobe Doin' Work singularly followed their titular characters, German filmmaker Hellmuth Costard made the film that served as a model for both, Soccer Like Never Before, by following George Best through one match of Manchester United in 1970. What better way to get away from the Super Bowl then through this absorbing film of football as defined by the rest of the world?

"This hypnotic portrait of Man U legend George Best trains six cameras on the revered footballer over the complete course of a match against Coventry City. Made at the height of Best's fame and tabloid notoriety, Costard's film focuses insistently on Best—warming up, looking restless and bored, waiting tactically to unleash his genius—rather than the on-pitch action to arrive at a sublime and revealing rumination on celebrity and a tantalizing glimpse of the man behind the myth." - BAMcinématek

This screening made possible through the generosity of the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles. http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/los/enindex.htm
Special thanks to Annette Rupp and Stefan Kloo.

Soccer like never before
(Fußball wie noch nie)(aka Football Like Never Before)
by Hellmuth Costard (1970, color, 105 min.)

This screening series is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque.
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Sunday February 13, 2011, 7:30pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
New Urban Observations
Thom Andersen, Laura Kraning, and Steven O'Day in person!

At the Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Blvd. (at Las Palmas), Los Angeles CA 90028

These extraordinary films continue the rich tradition of the city symphony and the experimental and experiential films of the city, dating back to the earliest days of film. The city itself – its people and spaces, rhythms and hustle, and the life cycles of buildings and places – are viewed and made personal through the superb craft and perceptive gaze of tonight's filmmakers. London, San Francisco, Detroit, Tokyo, and Los Angeles, all seen in their uniqueness, while all give insight into the arcs and possibilities of all cities.

The program includes two Los Angeles premieres: Jack Cronin's ravishing look at the empty spaces of Detroit, and Laura Kraning's immersive look at the reflections and images found at a drive-in in the City of Industry. Also, it includes another opportunity to see Thom Andersen's latest 16mm film, of billboards and spaces of a lost Los Angeles, with its history still suffusing the present, after its two sold-out screenings thus far in Los Angeles. Steven O'Day finds the exhilarating possibilities of modern transportation in Tokyo; Tomonari Nishikawa masterfully distills Market Street, and film, to its essential lines; and Eva Weber allows us an intimate view of London from on high.
Curated by Adam Hyman.

Tickets: General $10, Students/seniors $6; free for Filmforum members
Advance ticket purchase available through Brown Paper Tickets.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/152569

The Films:
The Solitary Life of Cranes, by Eva Weber (2008, England, video, 27 min,)
Part city symphony, part visual poem, `The Solitary Life of Cranes' explores the invisible life of a city, its patterns and hidden secrets, seen through the eyes of crane drivers working high above its streets.
The Solitary Life of Cranes' premiered at Britdoc Film Festival in July 2008 where it won the Award for Best Short Film.

Market Street, by Tomonari Nishikawa (2005, US, 16mm, silent, b&w, 5 min.)
All images are shot on Market Street, one of the main streets in San Francisco, composing each frame on the street while filming. It was commissioned by Exploratorium and San Francisco Arts Commission for the outdoor screening event, A Trip Down Market Street 1905/2005: An Outdoor Centennial Celebration.

Invisible City, by Jack Cronin (2006, USA, Super 8 on DV, 11 min.)
Los Angeles Premiere!
Invisible City was filmed in Detroit over the course of three years. Inspired by Italo Calvino's Le città invisibili, in which the Italian author suggests that what constitutes a city is not so much its physical structure but the impression it makes upon its visitors. The film is loosely organized into four segments representing spring, summer, fall, and winter.

Vineland, by Laura Kraning (2009, USA, DV, 10.15 min.)
Los Angeles premiere!
Winner of the City is Cinema Jury Award at the 2010 Ann Arbor Film Festival.
At the last drive-in movie theater in Los Angeles, dislocated Hollywood images filled with apocalyptic angst float within the desolate nocturnal landscape of the City of Industry. In this border zone, re-framed and mirrored projections collide with the displaced radio broadcast soundtrack, revealing overlapping realities at the intersection of nostalgia and alienation. - L.K.
"...A spectral quality characterizes all the images and sounds, both those that emanate from the screen in the night sky, and those of the surrounding cityscape. Vineland speaks quietly and eloquently of fantasized image-making, of the sheer presence and scale of Hollywood's imposition on the landscape, both that of the nation and the one in our minds." - Tony Pipolo, Millenium Film Journal

Tokyo by Bicycle, by Steven O'Day (2010, USA, video, 3 min.)
Bicycling through tokyo -- at the speed of light. long exposure photography + bicycle + neon megalopolis = bike love!!!

Get Out of the Car, by Thom Andersen (2010, 16mm film, 34 min)
Direction: Thom Andersen; camera: Madison Brookshire, Adam R. Levine; editing: Adam R. Levine; sound: Craig Smith
GET OUT OF THE CAR is a city symphony film in 16mm composed from advertising signs, building facades, fragments of music and conversation, and unmarked sites of vanished cultural landmarks. The musical fragments compose an impressionistic survey of popular music made in Los Angeles (and a few other places) from 1941 to 1999, with an emphasis on rhythm'n'blues and jazz from the 1950s and corridos from the 1990s. The music of Richard Berry, Johnny Otis, Leiber and Stoller, and Los Tigres del Norte is featured prominently.
"Get Out Of The Car… is an elegiac portrait of the back patio of the city: Latin quarters, empty spaces that had been communal spaces, a culture in disappearance, a culture in transformation." – Cahiers du Cinéma España
"GET OUT OF THE CAR could be characterized as a nostalgic film. It is a celebration of artisanal culture and termite art. But I would claim it's not a useless and and reactionary feeling of nostalgia, but a militant nostalgia. Change the past; it needs it. Remember the words of Walter Benjamin I quote in the film: even the dead will not be safe." – Thom Andersen

For the screenings at the Egyptian Theater:
Parking is now easiest at the Hollywood & Highland complex. Bring your ticket for validation. Parking is $2 for 4 hours with validation. Enter that complex on Highland or Hollywood. The theater is 1.5 blocks east.

This screening series is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque.
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February 14, 2011, 8:30 pm
Animating Mayhem: Collage and Painted Films by Martha Colburn
at REDCAT
http://www.redcat.org/event/martha-colburn

Martha Colburn's handcrafted animations explode with an energy, concentration and a rapid-fire torrent of ideas that push the medium to its very edges. Colburn's past works have savagely lampooned pop culture, consumerism, and middle-class attitudes to delirious fantasies, but her most recent films bring more tragic dimensions to bear by focusing on war and icons of American history. Always startling in her use of disparate techniques and free association, Colburn creates films unlike any other, and the screening spans 16 years of filmmaking with 16 films, including Dolls vs. Dictators (2010), Join the Freedom Force (2009), Myth Labs (2008), Triumph of the Wild (2008), Skelehellavision (2001), Spiders In Love: An Arachnogasmic Musical (2000), and Evil of Dracula (1997), among others. Her work has been shown at the Centre Pompidou, The Kitchen, the Whitney Museum, PS 1, MoMA, and numerous major international film festivals.

In person: Martha Colburn
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Pro Tempore: Recent Video Work From Roman Signer

and Symmetry/Gates
3D Modeling, Digital Animation and Contemporary Collage through the Eyes of 15 international Artists

Reception: Thurs, January 20, 2011 5:30-8pm
Young Projects
Pacific Design Center 8687 Melrose Ave. Space B210. West Hollywood, CA 90046 323.377.1102

For more information: youngprojectsgallery.com

Pro Tempore: Recent Video Work From Roman Signer
Young Projects is proud to present a selection of recent video work from the renowned Swiss artist Roman Signer who lives and works in St. Gallen. The exhibition will consist of 15 works from the past decade, each looped, projected and given its own space. This is a unique chance to experience Signer's unique brand of conceptually-driven, spectacular, often playful, 'momentary sculptures'.

Symmetry/Gates
A spellbinding foray into painterly digital approaches featuring: Cliff Evans' overwhelming, five-screen, five-channel Empyrean; Evan Roth and Ben Engebreth's White Glove Tracking, which combines the work of 5 different artists (Roth, Zach Lieberman, Jung-Hoon Seo, Tim Knapen, Jonathan Cremieux) reworking Michael Jackson's 1983 TV performance, "Billy Jean;" New York's Matthew Weinstein will present Siam, a journey through a world of talking fish and dancing skeletons; Columbia's 3D master, Santiago Caicedo, will be presenting his latest 3D work, Uyuyui (glasses included), and Daniel Franke (Germany), Roland Schimmel (Netherlands), Candas Sisman (Turkey), and LA artists Audri Phillips, J-Walt, Jim Ellis and Arno Kroner will be presenting a number of new, extraordinary works that blend figuration, depth perception and abstraction with mind-bending ease.
Exhibition runs through March 11, 2011

Part of the Design Loves Art Program
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