The Mechanics Laid Bare
Co-Presented with Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
15 NE Hancock
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About This Screening
The Mechanics Laid Bare is a one-time only performance and celebration of the expanded cinema form for PICA’s 2016 Time-Based Art Festival. Referencing the psychedelic light shows of the 1960s & 70s as well as the harsh noise performances of contemporary avant-garde rebels like Bruce McClure, the Cinema Project collective, Portland-based musician Matt Carlson, and friends will create a momentary light and sound environment, a temporary dynamic installation in which to immerse audience members both wandering and still. Several 16mm projectors will run simultaneously and light beams will appear in the round. Moving-images of man, woman, animal, landscape, or simply sheer color and light from analog loops and reels will overlap and penetrate one another, covering any and all surfaces possible, and manipulated live by human hands. The mechanics of cinematic experience will be laid bare and at times it will be very very loud. For more information about TBA, tickets and passes, go to pica.org/tba.
The Mechanics Laid Baremultiple 16mm projectors, found footage, sound, approx. 60 min.
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The Mechanics Laid Bare Oct. 5
Landscape of Intimate Portraits: The Films of Eva Marie Rødbro Nov. 4
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
Abstraction, Difference & Presence: The Work of Jean-Paul Kelly