Thanks for those who made it out last night! It was a wonderful evening with great performances from all.
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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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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
Thanks to everyone who attended the DCIFF(Goethe Institut) and the MLK shows. A special thanks to Video Love, Margaret Rorison, Daniel Barbiero, Gary Rouzer, Patricia Doyen, and J. Surak for their major contributions at the Goethe Institut. What a great time! During both events the Super 8 projector ran smoothly!
I would also like to thank the DCIFF and the MLK for the invites and WPFW for the late night radio interview with Bobby Hill.
I will post more on these event in the upcoming weeks.
The DCIST also had a nice plug here-
Here are links to the MLK and the Goethe events.
super 8 still from reel 4
This event is Free!
Library screenings are great!
Here is the link to the Library-
Here is a wonderful preview mentioned in the Silver Spring Independent-
Here is a still from on of the reels tomorrow nite!
Margaret Rorison is a writer, curator and filmmaker from Baltimore, Maryland.
Rorison’s work has been screened at various festivals and venues including Mono No Aware VI & VII, Brooklyn, NY; T.I.E. Alternative Measure’s, Colorado Springs, CO; 2013 Sonic Circuits Festival, Washington D.C.; Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Eyebeam, New York, NY; The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia; and The High Zero Festival, Baltimore, MD.
She is the co-founder and curator for a roaming experimental film series, Sight Unseen, partial member of the artist run film lab, LaborBerlin and holds an MFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art. She is also a member of The Red Room Collective and has been a member of The Maryland Film Festival Screening Committee since 2012.
I am an artist and improviser working in the fields of sound, kinetics, assemblage, and optics. My primary interest is in the process of discovery experienced through observation and experimentation. Playing a fundamental role in my creative processes as well as in their realization is the use of silence, non-intention, and natural forces to produce self-sustaining systems of movement, sound, and optical phenomena such as shadow, caustics, reflection, refraction, and projection.
Layne Garrett works with found objects, found sounds, guitars, and self-built instruments. Recorded output ranges from assemblage-drenched americana to a new cd of improvisations on guitar and prepared guitar; a record of improvised duos (with Scott Allison, Christian Brady, Ryan Jewell, Janel Leppin, Sam Lohman, Anthony Pirog, and Jenny Tucker) is on the way shortly. Solo performances have lately hovered in the heady realm of freely improvised explorations on prepared resonator guitar and homemade light-sensitive electronics.
Unedited B/W Super 8 Projection shot by Chris H Lynn will be accompanied with a live score from Daniel Barbiero and Gary Rouzer.
Dispossessed by Julia Jin (May 2013, 7min46sec, B/W & color 16mm film, Canon Vixia HDV camcorder sounds, 76mm and 26mm lens)
This film came about because I wanted to be able to transform something private of mine into something that can be presented in a public space and medium. In order to do so, I had let go of the notion that these experiences and paraphernalia are mine, and mine alone. I had to remove my trepidation of treating footage of my family and home as footage — taking a step back and “dispossessing” the singular way I thought about this captured private space. Structurally, I tried to focus on the interaction between image and sound, and have them highlight one another in various ways. Sometimes, I think the themes are straightforward, such as evoking indoor and outdoor space, or night and day at the same point in time, but I also tried to let them mirror each other too. Perhaps the jitters from the camera of a close examination is not so different from the rumblings of a vehicle?
I recently graduated with a BA in Cinema from Binghamton University, and discovered experimental film three years ago when I stepped into a small film salon club screening. I spent most of my time there organizing experimental film screenings and working with the Bolex and HDV camcorder, understanding and appreciating the merits of both digital and film. Since then, I’ve been interested in a larger picture of how the visual media evokes and provokes the audience. How do images normalize ideology? How do they divide? How do the viewers interpret images differently through their varying literacy levels?
Kathy Rugh Staring Back (16mm, Color, Sound, 5 min., 2009)
“…[O]bjects have a certain presence. The world is full of vision, full of eyes…” James Elkins
With feelings of isolation there is a fascination with observing the objects and sounds outside these old windows.
Saturday, January 11th 2014 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
I am venturing into the live cinema realm again-should be great!
1. Sunrise Fires – Lorenzo Gattorna
2013, 16mm-to-digital, b/w and color, sound, 6.5m
In early September 1995 the Sunrise Wildfire was extinguished. 7,000 acres had burned during the peak of the tourist season yet nobody was killed. The aggravated assault swept from one side of Sunrise Highway to the other without the slightest hesitance. Another series of severe brush fires ignited 17 years later and became known as the Brookhaven Blaze. The outbreak left around 2,000 acres torched. The wild ruin and regrowth were revisited within The Central Pine Barrens, the largest natural area on Long Island and its last remaining wilderness.
2. The Sea [is still] Around Us – Hope Tucker 4 minutes, HD, US, 2012
The postcard of a vacation spot usually enhances the reality. The contrast is more stark in Corinna, Maine, a former woolen mill town on the shores of Lake Sebasticook, where unregulated dumping of pesticides and industrial waste contaminated the water supply.
3. Morning at Xuanwu Lake – Chris H Lynn
Super 8mm to digital, b/w, silent, 2.00 Minutes
Lyrical views are captured on an early morning at Xuanwu Lake in Nanjing, China
Saturday, December 14th 2013 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
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