Who are US Tour 2016: Observations from the 21st Century American Road
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About This Screening
Silver Ochre: Who Are US 2016 is an ever-evolving reflection of America by two perpetually traveling artists.
From March to November, 2016, Thollem Electric and ACVilla are touring throughout the lower 48 states gathering visual footage and sonic influences, weaving them together in an attempt to capture the essence of this country at this moment in time.
They are screening and sharing the results as they go, rotating new footage into the existing version along their way, an ever evolving movie accompanied by a live soundtrack. *This project will be available for streaming worldwide in the form of seven 47-minute episodes. The final version will be debuted on January 20th, 2017 - US Presidential Inauguration Day.
The movie focuses the eye on the myriad points where people meet each other and their environment, a panoply of the unique and the common, the humorous and the tragic, every day idiosyncrasies and abstractions, undercurrents, hidden agendas and extreme creativity.
The music is inspired by a lifetime of traveling throughout the US, weaving together elements from different sources of this extremely multi-cultural country. Thollem will also be performing the developing score throughout this tour both with and separate from the movie.
This is a quest guided by questions with no precise answers:
Who Are US? How do we find out?
Who We Are 2016US, 2016, video with live soundtrack, color, sound, 60-90 min.
by Silver Ochre
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Short Cuts VII: Space Time Being Mar. 5 + 6
Dirty Looks: First Three Years + Hardcore Home Movies Apr. 8
Black Cinema 1: Image and Mirage, Meaning and Identity Apr. 25
A Super 8 Odyssey: Films of David Domingo May. 22
Who are US Tour 2016: Observations from the 21st Century American Road Jun. 17
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