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Upcoming Events: Screenings, Releases, Lectures

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Below are some exciting events coming up! There are actually a few others in development, but won’t post until things are official.

December 4-14 Baoying Window and Ships Passing on the Huangpu River will be part of Contemporary Experimental Films program 6 at the Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinamericano Havan, Cuba

12/11/14 Expanded Cinema Trio – Chris Lynn (projector, objects), Dan Barbiero (bass, objects) and Gary Rouzer (cello, clarinet, objects). More info TBA.Takoma Arts Center, Takoma Park, MD.

1/15-The Rain That Fell-New audio release on Impulsive Habitat.

1/26/15-10/13/15-Miniature Landscape Correspondence an audiovisual collaboration with Una Lee will be included in The Sensations of Tone exhibit curated by ALastair Noble at the Apexart Gallery in NYC-more on this in the upcoming months. Go Here

3/12/14-Visiting Artist Lecture series at Salisbury University More info soon

Also new audiovisual works from Lynlee

Stay Tuned!

Cover Art for upcoming release!

Urban/Rural Landscapes 8th Edition at the Utopia Film Festival this Saturday! 10/25/14

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Urban/Rural Landscapes 8th Edition Program begins at Noon on October 25, 2014 in The Community Center

Directors: Angus Carlyle, Rupert Cox, Ann Deborah Levy, Tomonari
Nishikawa, Pat Doyen, Robert Robertson, Chris H Lynn
Locations: Japan, China, Cuba, California, Louisiana

1. Doors of the Spirits (Robert Robertson, 2006)
A procession of ancient and weathered doorsfrom the oldest district
in Havana is counterpointed by the pathos of an old
revolutionary song.

2.Kiatsu: The Sound of The Sky Being Torn (Angus Carlyle and Rupert Cox, 2010)
“Kiatsu” is a collaboration between anthropologist Rupert Cox and
artist Angus Carlyle. It draws on their experiences of recording the
activities of the last farming family living within the concrete and
steel infrastructure of Japan’s largest airport, where noise – of
taxiing and of take-offs and landings – exerts a constant pressure
from before dawn until well after dusk. The work has also been
informed by an extended collaboration with Professor Kozo Hiramatsu
(the UK President of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science),
who participated in the second period of fieldwork and who has
provided us with the perspective of acoustic science.

3. Rain Painting (Ann Deborah Levy, 2014)
The landscape seen through car windows as “painted” by rain striking
the glass. Three realities are represented: the landscape viewed
through the window, the surface of the window with the raindrops, and
the space inside the car. Each of the first becomes visible depending
on where the camera is focused, the third is not seen but becomes
present when the rain quiets and the sounds inside the car are heard.

4. Views from Jiangning at Night (Chris H Lynn, 2014)
Figures and lights are reflected on the Qinhuai River in Nanjing, China.

5. Sketch Film #5 Tomonari Nishikawa ( 2007,US, Super 8, silent,
18/24fps, b&w, 3 min.)
All images had been shot at the site of Marin Headlands County in
California. The footage shows the nature in the area, as well as
historic buildings originally built for the US Army, including
batteries and the Nike Missile Site

6.Another Louisiana Story, (Pat Doyen Super-8 film, silent, 6 min.)
A journey through the swamps and wetlands of Louisiana. These areas
are disappearing – an area approximately the size of a football field
continues to slip away every hour.

Greenebelt, Md
Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd.

Live Super 8 Projection and Field Recordings at Sonic Circuits on 10/3/14 at 7:30 pm, Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring, Md

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I will be screening my recent Super 8 films with field recordings this Friday at Pyramid Atlantic in Silver Spring, Md. Start time is 7:30 pm. Followed by Bonnie Jones, Chester Hawkins-Link is here
Come on out!
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Nuit Blanche (Art All Night) in Washington D.C on 9/27/14

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Here are plenty of links to check out the event

http://artsoiree.com/events/art-all-night-nuit-blanche-dc-north-capitol-main-street/

http://dcarts.dc.gov/event/art-all-night-nuit-blanche

NorthNorthEast and Ships Passing screened at the Experi-Mental Festival in New York City on 10/29/14

NorthNorthEast and Ships Passing on the Huangpu River will be screened on 9/29/14 at the Spectrum in Brooklyn, NY. This is part of the Experi-Mental festival in NY City. The event is curated by Jim Tuite. NorthNorthEast  is the third collaboration  with German sound artist Marcus Beuter.  I composed the visuals and Marcus did the audio. Here is a link to the festival.  Preview is below

Baoying Window tonight at the Anthology Film Archives in NYC 5/13/14

Film Notes

The latest segment of THE IMPROBABLE MADE POSSIBLE, a roaming series showcasing contemporary avant-garde cinema, FAREWELL FROM A DYING STAR attempts to make cinematic sense of direct observation and its wayfaring counterpart, speculative fiction.

This program marvels at mesmeric outlooks on place – as viewed by Chris Lynn in Baoying, China; Margaret Rorison in Baltimore, Maryland; and Brendan and Jeremy Smyth in Bali, Indonesia – and embraces the enigmatic materiality of celluloid as manifested in Marika Borgeson’s sun print, Josh Lewis’s vertical exposures, John Price’s outdated film stocks, and Robert Schaller’s handmade pinhole apparatus.

20th century histories are also affected in THE HANDEYE (BONE GHOSTS), which stages a very special séance between Robert Musil and Frans Anton Mesmer, and in PLACES WITH MEANING, which stresses a reverberating representation of the Microsoft font, Webdings.

Resonating throughout this program are the echo, as evoked by Emily Richardson, “that reflects the unheard elements present in the earth’s atmosphere,” and the projection, in the words of Toby Tatum, “of an improbable realm, stitched together from a kit of warring elements into a fantastic whole.”

Curated by Lorenzo Gattorna, THE IMPROBABLE MADE POSSIBLE has previously made stops at Spectacle Theater, UnionDocs and Antimatter [Media Art].

Josh Lewis DOUBT #2 (2013, 5.5 min, 16mm)
Toby Tatum A WORLD ASSEMBLED (2013, 3 min, digital)
Emily Richardson REDSHIFT (2001, 4 min, 16mm)
Chris Lynn BAOYING WINDOW (2013, 4.5 min, digital)
Brendan and Jeremy Smyth DEATH SONGS & CAR BOMBS (2013, 6.5 min, 16mm-to-digital)
Scott Fitzpatrick, PLACES WITH MEANING (2013, 3 min, 16mm-to-digital)
Margaret Rorison SCANSION (2012, 8 min, 16mm-to-digital)
Anja Dornieden & Juan David González Monroy THE HANDEYE (BONE GHOSTS) (2012, 7 min, 16mm, b&w)
Robert Schaller UNDER THE SHADOW OF MARCUS MOUNTAIN (2011, 5.5 min, 16mm, b&w, silent)
James Sansing VERSES (2008-12, 4 min, 35mm, b&w/color, silent)
Stefan Grabowski LONG WAY FROM HOME (2013, 2.5 min, digital)
John Price SEA SERIES 9 & 13 (2013, 5.5 min, 35mm)
Mary Ancel THE BRIDGE (2013, 1.5 min, digital, silent)
Marika Borgeson THE STARRY MESSENGER (2013, 19.5 min, 16mm, silent)

Total running time: ca. 85 min.

Thanks Lorenzo!

Reading Dream Within A Dream and Black Canary screened at The Blood of a Poet Festival in Riga, Latvia on 5/11/14

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I am really happy to announce that two of my films will be screened at the Blood of a Poet Festival in Latvia. This event is organized and curated by Poet and Sound Artist Jelena Glazova. Thanks to Una Lee and Peter Wullen for notifying me about this and for our collaboration on Black Canary.

The program is here
Reading Dream within a Dream can be viewed here
This is my first screening in Latvia! Thanks Jelena!

Excerpt from the Goethe performance

Daniel Barbiero has embarked on creating a very stimulating and exciting blog. His first entry was based on the expanded cinema performance last Saturday.

Here is the link to his blog
Check it out!

and below is the except posted on soundcloud

Films and Sounds in DC at the MLK and the Goethe Institut on 2/20 and 2/22

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Here are links to the MLK and the Goethe events.
http://dciff-indie.org/events-at-goethe-institut/
https://www.facebook.com/GoetheDC
http://www.dclibrary.org/node/40099
http://www.expcinema.com/site/en/events/sonic-circuits-presents-expanded-cinema-dc-independent-film-festival
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