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February 8, 2019 – Another Void: In memory of Paul Clipson

Friday, February 8, 2019
Another Void: In memory of Paul Clipson
at the University of Chicago (website)

Paul Clipson, who died last year at the age of 52, was one of contemporary cinema’s most underappreciated artists. His films, composed largely in-camera on Super-8 and 16mm, were explorations of perception with a formal rigor and inimitable virtuosity, built by re-exposing the film strip again and again until the images became dense with syncopated visual rhythms. Born out of collaboration with musicians, they were originally screened as part of live, ensemble performances. This program attempts to honor his practice by screening five of his stand-alone works (Light Year, Another Void, Chorus, Union, and Sphinx on the Seine) in the company of films by those he befriended, taught, and nurtured, including Konrad Steiner, Zach Iannazi, Dicky Bahto, John Davis, and Nathaniel Dorsky.

Paul Clipson Sphinx on the Seine (2008)
Paul Clipson Chorus (2009)
Paul Clipson Union (2010)
Paul Clipson Another Void (2012)
Paul Clipson Light Year (2013)
John Davis Demolished Every Second (2014)
Dicky Bahto Once, maybe twice: or, The clockwork of summer (2013/2017)
Konrad Steiner Remains (1990)
Zach Iannazzi Old Hat (2016)
Nathaniel Dorsky Intimations (2015)

(1990-2017, 98 min., 16mm)

Curated by Sean Batton (CMS) with Dicky Bahto as part of the Graduate Student Curatorial Program.

Dicky Bahto is a filmmaker and educator whose work in still and motion picture photography, sound, and performance has been exhibited at a variety of venues across the Northern Hemisphere. He has himself taught at the Echo Park Film Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Otis College of Art and Design, and the University of California, Riverside.

January 26, 2019: Parallel Inquiries at UCR ARTS

Parallel Inquiries

Borrowing its title from Christina C. Nguyen’s film, this program follows two recurring themes in experimental film from the 1960s to the present: the nature of the medium, and its relationship to time. The program looks at the legacies of two canonical works of experimental film: Paul Sharits’ T,O,U,C,H,I,N,G and Kurt Kren’s 31/75 Asyl. Proposing an imagined genealogy of these films into the present, the program includes works that share overlapping and divergent interests: on the one hand the use of flicker, repetition, solid color, and other formal and technical attributes of the medium; and on the other hand the relationships between lived/experiential time, clock time, and the metronomic time of the film strip. The program includes a world premiere by Mike Stoltz.

Program (all works shown on 16mm)

Paul Sharits T, O, U, C, H, I, N, G (1968)
Kurt Kren 31/75 Asyl (1975)
Rose Lowder Bouquets 11-20 (2005-9)
Christina C. Nguyen Parallel Inquiries (2016)
Jodie Mack Point de Gaze (2012)
Mike Stoltz Pull (2019)
Naomi Uman Kalendar (2008)
Tomonari Nishikawa Shibuya-Tokyo (2010)
Madison Brookshire Fountain (2016)

Q&A with curator Dicky Bahto and artist Madison Brookshire, Christina C. Nguyen, and Mike Stoltz.

This screening is curated by Dicky Bahto.

Image: Paul Sharits T, O, U, C, H, I, N, G (1968)

I Shall Love 2 – Julia Holter (music video)

Julia Holter I Shall Love 2
from the album Aviary
official video, released September 6, 2018

directed, shot, and edited by Dicky Bahto
color by Fotokem and Spectra Film and Video
colorist Willie Lawton
equipment Echo Park Film Center
photographed on Kodak Tri-x & 500T 16mm and Agfa 200D & Kodak Tri-x Super 8mm

Sincerely, at Human Resources July 2017



Dicky Bahto

Hollie Brown
Ashley May
Ahram Park
Anna Wittenberg

July 1 – 9, 2017
Human Resources
410 Cottage Home Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

opening reception Saturday, July 1 from 7-10 pm

Open hours

Wednesday & Thursday (7/5 & 7/6) 4-7 pm
Friday (7/7) 1-7 pm
Saturday & Sunday (7/8 & 7/9) 12-6 pm

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