Saturday, November 16, 2013
Echo Park Film Center
New Works Salon XVI
This program is supported in part by grants from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts & the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Waves and Fortunes (2013) 2 min, unslit 8mm, b/w, silent, approx. 12fps
Fly Trap (2013) 5 minutes, Super 8, color, silent
Hand-processed photogram Super 8 film on Ektachrome that explores the soon to be gone Anabolic Native Garden of the Los Angeles State Historic Park.
Sílvia das Fadas
The Book of Natural Magic (2011) 3 min, 16mm, b/w, silent
An exploration of the properties of mirrors and other devices of illusions inspired by the encounter with an old edition of Giambattista della Porta’s Magiae Naturalis.
Sílvia das Fadas
Square Dance, Los Angeles County, California, 2013 (2013) 9 min, 16mm, color, sound
As I was carrying those images with me, someone asked me about the film, the film he supposed the images belonged to. I had to reply that there was no film, the images weren’t mine. But this question became an obsession, a ritornello. What film could be enclosed in those photographs? What was the context, the portion of the real in there? Who were those persons? Who was hosting the party? To which music were they dancing? Were they romantic songs, political songs? What was the relationship between the couples? How did one of the young men tore his shirt? What provoked the tension? The expectation in their expressions?… And why this set of emotional responses they aroused in me, this strong wish for narrative, even a fragmentary one?
Sugar Rushes (2013) 8 min, 16mm
Work-in-progress: a factory + its filmic image
Astor Place (2013) 5 min, 16mm
//A SQUARE IN NEW YORK//
Untitled (After Manning) (2011) 10 min, HD file
Violence real and imagined.
Noisecapades 2013 Live Feed Playback (2013) 4 min, VHS transferred to digital video
Blue Suite (2009–13) 3 min, digital video
After a Painting (2010-2013) 2.5 min, digital video
POP VIDEOS made for Women, Ladies & Girls sing the Bucky songbook (2012)
Possible excerpts from Our Century’ made by Tom Stubbs & Joff Winterhart (2013)
Cosmo Segurson, Lisa Marr, Paolo Davanzo & students from A Free School
There It Is — Take It! (2013) 14 min, hand-processed 16mm, archival photos and film, digital video
Do you know where your water comes from? As a centennial celebration, this wordless documentary examines the history of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Using incredible and many previously unseen images from historical archives all over our city, ‘There It Is – Take It!’ is both a whimsical, dream like journey back in time, and a genuine love letter to the hard working men and women who achieved an engineering wonder, 100 years ago this month.