Allan Gardens by Leslie Supnet

June 16th – TALES FROM THE NORTHERN UNDERGROUND


June 16th, 2014

@ MASS Gallery (map)
8:00pm
$5 – $10 Sliding Scale / ERC Pass / Free for NMASS pass holders!

Add to Calendar 06-16-2014 20:00:00 06-16-2014 21:30:00 11 Tales from the Northern Underground Experimental Response Cinema, in collaboration with MASS Gallery and the Church of the Friendly Ghost, present an evening of moving images from Toronto, with curator Clint Enns in person! The experimental films and videos in this program offer a small glimpse into Toronto Underground Film Scene. The works in this program are personal visions that provide a space for remembrance, self-reflection and spiritual transformation. The ways in which these moving images are produced and the subject matters explored in these works are as diverse as the city itself. The works selected are an attempt to demonstrate some of the techniques, styles and themes that are being explored by moving image artists in Toronto at this time. Full details at http://www.ercatx.org/june-16th-tales-from-the-northern-underground/ 507 Calles St #108, Austin, TX 78702 Experimental Response Cinema admin@ercatx.org https://www.facebook.com/events/244726205721539/ false MM/DD/YYYY

Experimental Response Cinema, in collaboration with MASS Gallery and the Church of the Friendly Ghost, present an evening of moving images from Toronto, with curator Clint Enns in person! Featuring films and videos by Scott Miller Berry, John Creson & Adam Rosen, Chris Kennedy, Christine Lucy Latimer, Amy Lockhart, Peter Rahul & Philippe Blanchard, Barbara Sternberg, Leslie Supnet, and Blake Williams.

“The experimental films and videos in this program offer a small glimpse into Toronto Underground Film Scene. The works in this program are personal visions that provide a space for remembrance, self-reflection and spiritual transformation. The ways in which these moving images are produced and the subject matters explored in these works are as diverse as the city itself. The works selected are an attempt to demonstrate some of the techniques, styles and themes that are being explored by moving image artists in Toronto at this time.” – Clint Enns

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Program

Chroma Crypt by Peter Rahul & Philippe Blanchard
5 min / digital / sound / 2014
Developed with a particular interest in bridging old and new moving image technologies (analog video mixers and 3D video games), Chroma Crypt is an experiment in animation as a live and performative art form. Feedback is a vital formal element of the piece: it is generated and manipulated in real-time through 80s analog video mixers, and incorporated via live keying and mixing. The video game—a psychedelic cave-like environment designed collaboratively by Rahul and Blanchard in Unity—adds another performative layer to the piece, allowing the viewer to navigate the environment from a first-person perspective.
Music by Charanjit Singh

Mosaic by Christine Lucy Latimer
3 min / 16mm / silent / 2003
This film uses footage of a digitally scrambled cable TV kickboxing fight transferred to 16mm B & W film negative and printed by hand. Digital interference foregrounds the representational action, creating a rhythmic, abstract tonal landscape.

Quilt by Amy Lockhart
2 min / digital / sound / 2013
Images and sound created in Amiga dpaint. 2013

Simultaneous Contrast by Chris Kennedy
6 min / 16mm / silent / 2008
The striped pattern of the municipal bus shelters in San Francisco becomes a fixed foreground behind which the city passes. Spatial oscillations provide a constantly permutating play of figure, ground and space, imaging the possibility of being two places at once.

ars memorativa by Scott Miller Berry
20 min / digital / sound / 2013
ars memorativa is an experimental documentary in four chapters that examines what is left behind when someone passes away and how memory traces emerge from the remaining artifacts and memories. the four people intersected with the directors life in a variety of ways and their stories are shared in a mix of forms: hand processed celluloid, digital animation, audio interview and home movies.

Baby Blue by Blake Williams
10 min / digital (3-D anaglyph) / sound / 2013
An anaglyph 3D found-footage film. None of the source material was shot stereoscopically; rather, the 3D effects are reliant on the phenomenon of motion parallax. Via its time delay strategy, visual depth illusions manifest themselves (or not, in some cases) through horizontal motions in the camera and/or its subjects. Clips of trains, space shuttles, beaches, and cyclopes butt against one another to present an ambivalent impression of mutated technologies, systems, gestures, and organisms.

Allan Gardens by Leslie Supnet
6 min / digital / sound / 2014
Edit in camera of Allan Gardens indoor botanical garden.

cirCling by John Creson & Adam Rosen
4 min / digital / sound / 2012
From the distance, light gleams across the water and dances to the hum of cicadas.

Colour Theory by Barbara Sternberg
6 min / 16mm / silent/ 2014
Goethe’s colour theory dealt with the optics of colour relations; Rudolf Steiner’s and Kandinsky’s theories attribute emotional, musical, and spiritual affects to colour; North American Natives see personality traits and states of mind, seasons, races, and the four directions in the four colours: red, yellow, white, black. What’s in a name, what’s in a word? A world of colour.

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