Down a Hard Hole
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About This Screening
Due to the weather, this screening will take place indoors at NXT Industries 222 NW Davis St, Loft 301
Come with us on a journey through the netted present. Soft flesh and precious metals, horse breeding, floods, and family. This is selection of work about how we tell a story, about how stories cross boundaries and move across generations. Within brand new video work by a few familiar names, the night is centered around and grounded by Abraham Ravett’s The March, a series of conversations with his mother, filmed over 13 years, about her recollections of the 1945 'Death March' from Auschwitz. It is a tender and insistent portrait of a relationship that will stay with you for years. All That Is Solid is a techno-graphic study of e-recycling and neo-colonial mining filmed in the Agbogbloshie electronic waste ground in Accra and illegal gold mines of Ghana. The video constructs a mise-en-abyme as critique in order to dispel the capitalist myth of the immateriality of new technology — thus revealing the mineral weight with which the Cloud is grounded to its earthly origins. Dear Lorde is a portrait of a teenaged girl trying to become a "worthwhile person." The video is narrated by the letters the protagonist writes to various famous people she admires, including Jane Goodall, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the New Zealand teen pop star Lorde. Revealing and frightening, Hard as Opal is “rich accumulation of narratives held together by questions concerning the nature of objectification, loneliness, and dissociative fantasy” (Brett Price).
Dear LordeUS, 2015, video, color, sound, 27 min.
All That Is SolidFrance, 2014, video, color, sound, 16 min.
by Louis Henderson
Hard As OpalUS, 2015, video, color, sound, 29 min.
by Dani Leventhal and Jared Buckhiester
The MarchUS, 1999, 16mm, color, sound, 25 min.
by Abraham Ravett
Second SightedUS, 2015, video, color, sound, 5 min.
by Deborah Stratman
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Down a Hard Hole