Saturday, March 1, 2014
Los Angeles Underground #1: Recent works from Echo Park Film Center
at Exploded View
197 E Toole Ave #2, Tucson, AZ 85701
7:30 pm / $5
Drawing on works made by LA AIR artists-in-residence and students at the Echo Park Film Center, this program is loosely based around the intersection of film and music in Los Angeles, from pop to experimental, noise to hip hop. Eve LaFountain’s Smudge Series, a trilogy of 16mm films made with musician Jon Almaraz, Rick Bahto’s Finale, a music video for Julia Holter’s song Tragedy Finale projected from the Super 8 camera original, Andrew Kim’s untitled 16mm film made with a live recording of a performance by 2Hi2Die, and Kate Brown’s Super 8 4X3 with sound by Corey Foge and Liam Mooney, were all made in direct collaboration with musicians. John Wiese re-imagines one of his sound performances for the camera in Leather Bath, and Mike Stoltz created his own track that mimics the fragmentation of image in his 16mm film With Pluses and Minuses. Penelope Uribe-Abee’s regular 8mm Dear Diary with sound on cassette tape and Walter Vargas’s LA Rising–fm both use pre-existing music as a way of extending the expression of their own personal and political ideas. Other works on the program are portraits of people or spaces that are involved in music, including an excerpt from Sharmaine Stark’s feature-length documentary about women in the underground West Coast hip hop scene Imma Hustle Girl: The Heart of the West, the Super 8 dual-projection film the wulf. to Jancar Jones by Pablo Valencia, incorporating a portrait of the Los Angeles experimental music venue the wulf. with music by Lucie Vítková, and Beaux Mingus’ Pipe Organs Exclusively, a portrait of the late James R. Spohn of Bakersfield as he discusses his hobbies of 35mm carbon arc projection, telephony, and theatrical pipe organs in the historic Granada Theater. Program approximately 90 minutes, works projected from Super 8mm, 8mm, 16mm and video. Curator and artist Rick Bahto in-person.