5/3/17: What’s a life? Films by Dicky Bahto & friends
MassArt Film Society Screening Series / 8 pm / $4

Concert Diary install

Los Angeles based artist Dicky Bahto presents a program in two parts. The first part features his own works in small gauge film and video, centered around his newest project, Concert Diary (what’s a life?). This project takes the form of an archive mixing material made with musicians and personal diary recordings. Featuring portraits and performances of Carmina Escobar, Julia Holter, Sepand Shahab, Laura Steenberge, Tashi Wada, and his cat Katouche, the work is edited anew for each presentation. For this screening the work will take the form of a multiple projector performance for two Super 8 projectors, video projection, and cassette tape playback. The project is currently on view as a three-screen, eight-channel audio installation at the Sweeney Art Gallery in Riverside, California as part of the UC Riverside MFA thesis exhibition. His other works on the program include projects for Super 8 and 16mm that are related to this project, including a silent unslit 8mm portrait of the composer Ashley Bellouin (The Bellouin Sequence [2008]), a Super 8 “music video” for Julia Holter’s Finale (2013), the multiple projector work Twelve Bagatelles (for Janis Crystal Lipzin) (2015), and the sonata for ink and shadows Suicide Notes (2016). The second half of the program will feature brand new Super 8 and 16mm films from Los Angeles artists, including Ny Sol Andas In (New Sun Breathing In) by Chloe Reyes, Hour of Pearl, by Andrew Kim, Tomorrow’s Freeways Today by Will O’Loughlen, Avanti Popolo (People Move Forward) by Paolo Davanzo, Worlds Below, Or; Los Angeles Breaks Its Mother’s Back by Emett Casey, and brand new Super 8 films by Penelope Uribe-Abee and Walter Vargas! Bahto will introduce the program and have a conversation with the audience after.

Concert Diary 1

Held @ Massachusetts College of Art Film Department in screening room 1. 621 Huntington Ave. Boston MA 02115. On the T take the green line E train to Longwood stop.

January 17, 2017. Human Resources, Los Angeles.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Human Resources
410 Cottage Home St., Los Angeles
8:30 pm sharp

Human Resources hosts a new performance by artists Corey Fogel, Dicky Bahto, and Tashi Wada. The hour-long structured improvisation will feature generative imagery on multiple slide projectors,  pitched metal percussion, and … .


California Dreaming

California Dreaming
curated by Ariel Teal

Friday, January 12: CAVE Festival in Minneapolis
Saturday, January 21: Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles

The Echo Park Film Center co-op is comprised of California natives, transplants to California and those who have left California. We have all tried to achieve our myriad, differing and overlapping dreams in a state that has promised us sunny days, stardom and fulfillment. This program will feature experimental films that explore various notions of the “California Dream.” Works screened on video in Minneapolis, on 16mm, super 8, and video in Los Angeles. Filmmakers in attendance!

Compositions No. 1 by Rick Bahto
2013, 16mm, 12 min.
Cuts in Motion by Brenda Contreras
2008, digital, 5.5 min.
Distant Lover by Penelope Uribe-Abee
2016, digital, 8 min.
Intolerance by Lisa Marr
2007, Super 8 transferred to video, 3 min.
Noriega Hotel by Beaux Mingus
2013, 16mm transferred to digital, 6 min.
Disappearing West – Arborglyph Intro Sequence by Gina Marie Napolitan
2016, digital, 2 min.
Frente a Frente by Caitlin Diaz
2016, 16mm, 5 min.
Sissy & Sally Make Lesbian Love by Ariel Kate Teal
2015, 16mm, 8.5 min.
Spotlight on a Brick Wall by Alee Peoples and Mike Stoltz
2016, 16mm, 8 min.

Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts 2016 Artist Project Grant