Go here to read Daniel Barbiero’s insightful and intelligent report on Sonic Circuits 2014. Thanks Daniel!
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!
china still 93
super 8 still 78
Here are some confirmed shows in the upcoming months. There are other events/screenings, but I am still waiting on all the details. I will provide links soon.
Ships Passing on the Huangpu River and NorthNorthEast will be screened at the Experimental Festival in NY City on September 29th at the Spectrum curated by James Tuite
Live Super 8 films and Field Recordings at the Sonic Circuits Festival on October 3, 2014 at Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, Md. Curated by Jeff Surak
Utopia Film Festival-Urban/Rural Program, Greenbelt, Md -Oct 24-26, 2014
Expanded Cinema event with Gary Rouzer and Daniel Barbiero on December 11, 2014 at Takoma Arts Center, Takoma Park, Md.
Miniature Landscape Correspondence with Una Lee at Apexart Gallery NY from Jan 14-March 7, 2015. Footnotes:On the Sensations of Tone curated by Alastair Noble
china still 88 taken inside the Purple Hotel
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
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.Invocation (Ancient Harps) (Nick Collins, 2012)
U.K. 6:00 minutes.
Rhythms of summer light and ancient stone.
2.Marshy Place Across (Lorenzo Gattorna, 2012)
USA | Format: 16mm transferred to DV | color/b&w | sound | 4:30 minutes
The title signifies the Native American name for Assateague Island, a
national seashore and natural landmark located off the coast of
Maryland. A passive bay and pristine beach compose the barriers of
this subtle yet stunning passage. Distractions amongst the dunes
awaken development of the ecological and departure of the artificial.
The film culminates in close proximity to a small band of feral horses
that share a common territory and domesticated ancestry. — L.G.
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
china still: 69