Sept. 7th – Tesla Coils! Camera Rolls! Tokyo! and a Gramophone! Joel Schlemowitz in Person!

Experimental Response Cinema and Farewell Books are happy to host NY filmmaker Joel Schlemowitz! Joel Schlemowitz is an experimental filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Screenings of his films include the New York Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, New York Underground Film Festival, Northwest Film Forum, Anthology Film Archives, and The Robert Beck Memorial Cinema. His work has received awards from the Chicago Underground Film Festival, The Dallas Video Festival, and elsewhere. We are very excited to see the films and videos he will be presenting!

Event Details
September 7th, 2013
@ Farewell Books (map)


Farewell Books, founded in February 2013 and run by Travis Kent & Mikaylah Bowman, is a progressive new and used bookshop and art gallery in the city of Austin, Texas.


Scenes from a visit to Japan
14min / super-8 to digital / sound / 2011
A short travelogue, shot in super-8, divided in three sections. Eschewing narration, a poetic documentary, conveying impressions and invoking a short moment of elegy to the recent suffering in Japan through the aesthetic concept of yugen (evocation by what is left unsaid).

In Springtime
3min / 16mm / silent / 2012
A 16mm camera roll. The change of seasons, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.

6min / 16mm / sound /2007
Two camera rolls shot at the Collective Unconscious during a performance of “Teslamania” featuring Gecko Saccomanno and Tesla Coil Engineer Jamie Mereness. Music by Dorit Chrysler. Best Experimental Short, Dallas Video Festival, 2008

6min / 16mm / live sound / 2012
Illusions made manifest through light and shadow.

Dame Darcy – a film portrait
5min / 16mm / live sound / 2007
A short 16mm portrait of comic book artist and performer Dame Darcy. On the soundtrack, a turn-of-the-last-century recording from a 78rpm record.

Loudmouth Collective / Ugly Duckling Presse
20min / 16mm / sound / 2003
A film-portrait of the Loudmouth Collective and Ugly Duckling Presse. These poet-provocateurs are the creators of the infamous “Anti-Reading” series, a carnival-like alternative to the traditional poetry reading. Best Documentary Short, Chicago Underground Film Festival, 2004

Victrola Cinema
3min / 16mm / live sound / 2010
A tableaux vivant. The sound of the victrola employed “live” for screenings, utilizing the Vitaphone sound system. Created as part of Residency Unlimited: Special Features.