Passages guest curated by David Dinnell
1302 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
- Work Stills:
About This Screening
Nineteen contemporary films of animation, fiction, abstraction, observation and motion studies—both personal and scientific—are presented in two diverse programs, including three rarely presented works for multiple 16mm projections.
The first program is centered on Madison Brookshire and composer Tashi Wada’s Passage, a work for two overlapping 16mm projections of slowly shifting fields of color accompanied by twin violin canons creating arcs of sound; and bookended by Neil Beloufa’s Kempinski, an “ethnological sci-fi documentary” and Greta Snider’s humorously reconstructed travelogue Portland. Other works include an animated journey into the psyche from Portland-based artist Laura Heit in The Deep Dark; a contemplative depiction of a seemingly unreal and ironic tragedy in Janis Rafa’s Requiem to a Fatal Incident; and from Ephraim Asili, parallel observations of Harlem, New York and Salvador, Brazil, set to jazz multi-instrumentalist Joe McPhee’s extemporaneous score in Many Thousands Gone.
KempinskiMali/France, 2007, DV, color, sound, 14 min.
by Neil Beloufa
Requiem to a Fatal IncidentGreece/The Netherlands, 2015, HD, color, sound, 5 min.
by Janis Rafa
The Deep DarkUS, 2011, HD, color, sound, 8 min.
by Laura Heit
FlowerJapan, 2013, 16mm to HD, color/b&w, sound, 20 min.
by Naoko Tasaka
PassageUS, 2003, 2 x 16mm, color, sound, 15 min.
by Madison Brookshire and Tashi Wada
FallingUS, 2015, 16mm, color, sound, 6 min.
by Robert Todd
Many Thousands GoneUS/Brazil, 2015, 16mm to HD, color, sound, 8 min.
by Ephraim Asili
PortlandUS, 1996, 16mm, b&w, sound, 12 min.
by Greta Snider
The second program begins with Charlotte Pryce’s work of alchemy Prima Materia; Mika Taanila’s dual 16mm projection performance work of 1945 scientific film footage in The Zone of Total Eclipse; Helmut Völter’s assemblage of early 20th century time-lapse films of the clouds over Mt Fuji in Masanao Abe-Cloudgraphy; and continues with personal observations of landscapes of Morocco in Terra Long’s 350 MYA; the Hudson Valley in the sublime Landscape (for Manon) by the late Peter Hutton; a vast solar array in the Mojave Desert in Irradiant Field by Laura Kraning; Water Department workers listening to leaks in the infrastructure beneath Cleveland in Sound That by Kevin Everson; a Ponderai Native American family hunting wild bison in Yellowstone in Elizabeth Lo's Bisonhead; a Vancouver harbor filmed over two years in the dual 16mm projection of Canadian Pacific I & II by David Rimmer; and the western landscapes a father and son separately traversed in Sky Hopinka’s moving Jáaji Approx.
Prima MateriaUS, 2015, 16mm, color, silent, 3 min.
by Charlotte Pryce
The Zone of Total EclipseFinland, 2006, 2 x 16mm, b&w, sound, 6 min.
by Mika Taanila
Masanao Abe-CloudgraphyGermany, 2015, 35mm to HD, silent, sound, 6 min.
by Helmut Völter
Landscape (for Manon)US, 1987, 16mm, b&w, silent, 12 min.
by Peter Hutton
350 MYAMorocco/Canada, 2016, 16mm, color, sound, 5 min.
by Terra Long
Lunar AlmanacCanada, 2013, 16mm, color, silent, 4 min.
by Malena Szlam
BisonheadUS, 2015, HD, color, sound, 9 min.
by Elizabeth Lo
Sound ThatUS, 2014, 16mm to HD, color, sound, 11.5 min.
by Kevin Jerome Everson
Irradiant FieldUS, 2016, HD, color, sound, 10 min.
by Laura Kraning
Canadian Pacific I & IICanada, 1974-75, 2 x 16mm, color, silent, 9 min.
by David Rimmer
Jáaji Approx.US, 2015, HD, color, sound, 8 min.
by Sky Hopinka
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Black Cinema 2: A Deep Responsibility To Live Up To Nov. 16 + 17
Passages guest curated by David Dinnell Dec. 3 + 4
The Extravagant Shadows & Glancing Outwards: Towards the New Historicist Film Dec. 13 + 19
Interaction of Formats: Color in Film and Video Jan. 10
A German Youth by Jean-Gabriel Périot Feb. 23
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